Swapna Barman gets customised shoes to fit her 12-toed feet
New Delhi : Asian Games gold-medallist and Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman has received a customised pair of shoes from Adidas that can fit her 12-toed feet.
The German global sportswear company created and delivered the shoes to Swapna, ending her troubles to fit her foot in regular sports shoes.
"I'm so excited to finally have these pairs. I have already started training in these and I know from here on I can focus entirely on improving my performances without worrying about any pain," Swapna said.
"The journey from here should get easier. I would like to thank the adidas team in India and at the Athlete Services Lab for helping me with this solution.
"I shall continue to work hard and keep moving towards my goal of winning honours for the country."
Talking about the creation of the shoe, Adidas India explained the whole process.
"Taking into consideration the unique task we had at hand, we at adidas are proud to provide Swapna with unique pairs that shall help her across the seven different disciplines of Heptathlon," said Sharad Singla, Director - Brand Marketing, adidas India.