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Pandere Shoes (Anchorage, AK): Expandable shoes for people with foot and health challenges.
Laura Oden has lymphedema, which causes swelling in her feet and prevents her from fitting into regular shoes. As a long-time entrepreneur, she decided to create a more comfortable solution for herself and the 43 million people who also suffer from the same problem. The result is Pandere, which makes shoes that expand in toebox, midfoot and around the ankles. The company has pre-sold 250 pairs and has another 10,000 interested customers in its product, which is made in Portugal.