Flatapous, a young flat shoe, begins his first day at Sole Academy, where he meets new ‘shoedents’, some friendlier than others. Eagerly, he enrolls in the annual school marathon. Although he stands a chance to win, Flatapous chooses to apply the lessons from his trainers to help his ‘shoemates’ and start a new trend.
In a world where celebrating and respecting our differences is more crucial than ever, what better way to do so than through shoes? This lighthearted short story is perfect for families and young readers. The characters, inspired by traditional shoes from around the world, remind us that like shoes, we come in various shapes, sizes, colors, fabrics, and heights – each with a unique purpose. So what’s your purpose? What footprint will you leave behind?