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Zappos Adaptive Mission

Zappos Adaptive is a shopping experience that brings together brands who offer products that are innovative, functional and fashionable. We are on a mission to provide options for people searching for clothing, shoes and accessories that help make getting dressed easier! #ZapposAdaptive

Meet the Model: Dru on Fashion and Pursuing her Dreams

Find out why Dru Presta says modeling is the "hardest, easiest thing she could do."
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BILLY Footwear's Ingenious Spin On No-Lace Shoes

In 1996, Billy Price became paralyzed from the waist down. Having difficulties putting on his shoes, he came up with a brand new zipper design that works for and appeals to everyone.

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Adaptive Brand Spotlight: Independence Day Clothing

For years, Lauren Thierry felt that the disability community, including her own son, deserved functional and fashionable clothing. Fast forward to today, she's creating them herself.

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4 Things To Know About The Nike FlyEase

In 2015, the Nike FlyEase, with its zippered heel and functional design, was launched. Today, the shoe has become a staple for anyone looking to put shoes on easily and look fly.
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Watch How This Shoe-Obsessed Dad Is Changing The Way Kids 'Plae'

We sat down with Ryan Ringholz, a dad of two and the founder and chief designer of PLAE, to learn more about his company's story and how their customizable, award-winning kids' shoes seamlessly blend function and fashion, allowing children to do what they do best.
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