These images of Bethany Hamilton wearing the KEENE to the L.A. premiere of "Soul Surfer" were passed around our office. With a movie based on her story opening this weekend, it reminds us of her exceptional braveness and determination to beat the odds.
Many of us may recall that Bethany, at the age of 13, was attacked by a tiger shark while surfing in Hawaii. Her left arm was severed below the shoulder and she lost 60% of her blood within minutes. But after merely one month, a number of surgeries and a strong desire to go pro, Bethany was out in the water again pushing up on her surf board with her one remaining arm. She went on to compete and win multiple awards for national and world series competitions.
We love how Bethany looks in our shoes, but more importantly, we're inspired by her passion and ongoing belief. Never give up on your dreams!
Top photo by Bauer Griffin. Press clip courtesy of the New York Post.