How Summer Soles Began
years ago, I would have sold you my house for a dressy pair of shoes that
I could actually wear without smack, smack, smacking my way into malls
and restaurants. Texas is hot. All 120 degrees of it some days, and there
is not a dry toe in town. My wish was that one day, cute summer shoes
could feel like I never took my socks off.
So I walked into my local shoe cobbler with a sheet of fabric and arms
full of expensive sandals.
"I'd like you to glue this to these." I said.
And of course, he couldn't believe me..."THIS? To these?"....
And so began my brainstorm for a removable peel and stick liner that would
allow me to actually sit through a meeting without slipping off my shoes
to allow my soles to gasp for air.
Today, I'm creating addicts just like me! Those of us who once lived in
squishy shoe torture have found a new love affair with shoes due to Summer
Soles. I actually flip to the "where to buy" pages of magazines
now. Sandals, kitten heels, mules, and stilettos... mine, mine, all mine!
It's been a life transformation. Really. I've dumped the frump from all
parts of my wardrobe in exchange for real fashion and painfully cute shoes.
We test every new product here with moms, dads, business people and teenagers.
advisory board is a true treasure - a podiatrist, dermatologist, textile
expert, hyperhidrosis patients, and fashionista friends.
We listen to every comment, and we incorporate thoughts and suggestions
nearly immediately as we shape, transform and bring your wishes to life.
My team even put our Farm Fresh Scrubs to the test with men and knew we
hit the jackpot when they admitted to using it like soap every morning.
Of course, we're also "sole" benefactors of our products...
there's not a shoe in our closets without a Summer Sole in them. I hope
these little fabric dreams will change your life, as they have mine.
Summer Soles, LLC. is a foot care innovator,
offering "Summer Soles" - chic, one-of-a-kind fabric insoles uniquely
designed for use in sandals and other open shoes to put an end to the
general "slippery discomfort" often experienced with summer footwear.
These removable strips are the first open shoe liners
designed specifically for those who want discreet, stay-dry comfort, particularly
the millions of people who suffer from plantar hyperhidrosis
- sweaty feet. They are also for the untold millions who
simply hate 'shoe squish'. Whether
it's shoe squish, slip or slosh you're remedying, Summer Soles are pure
paradise for little piggies everywhere.
3245 Main Street, Suite 235-304
Frisco, TX 75034
McLinden graduated with her MBA from Texas Christian University. In 2001,
she founded Wow Media Group, an advertising agency in Dallas, Texas. In
2004, she began working with manufacturers to develop the perfect sweaty-fix
for sandals and open shoes.
Philanthropy is a staple of Shannon's life. She is a motivational speaker
for teens and is the author of a book, The Me Nobody Knew, published
in 1998, which details the struggles and triumphs of overcoming her teen
years. Today, it is sold in two languages: English and Taiwanese, and
is used as curriculum in middle school, high school and college classes
throughout the U.S. and Canada. She connects with kids through her website:
Today she is bringing squishy-sandal relief to people all over the world
through SummerSoles.com, and is still writing
and speaking in schools.