December 16th, 2011
Your SOLE Story Winner Announced
After 2 days of rigorous voting, we are excited to announce the winners of the Your SOLE Story Contest! A huge congratulations to:
Abby C. for taking 3rd place;
Bruce C. for taking 2nd place;
Jay S. for pulling forward to 1st place!
Winners: Please email the necessary shoe size information to MyStory@yoursole.com. (Remember, the prize includes SOLE gear packages for you AND your friends... good luck choosing which friends feel the SOLE love!)
Incase your missed it, here's the winning stories:
1st PlaceWe Love our Sole Sport Flips!!
Dear Sole, you folks have literally Saved us $$ Thousands $$.
Before we were exposed to your great footwear, my fiancé and I would purchase a New Pair of Runners every 2 to 3 months religiously, this was extremely expensive but we live in British Columbia and we love exploring our Province including Mt Baker USA ( See pic attached ). My fiancé purchased her Sport Flips first and couldn't stop raving about them. I thought she was over compensating for the fact she spent $75 for a pair of Flip Flops! But she is wise beyond her beauty, so I decided to nab a pair for myself. Well let me tell you.....the best $75 I ever spent!! Here it is a year later and I haven't spent dollar one on a new pair of sneaks because you can't get me out of my Sole Flips!! ( We both have the tan lines on our feet to prove it - see pic attached :) )
We have trekked all over BC throughout the year through rain, snow, sleet and hail in our Sole Flips and literally have climbed to the top of Table Top mountain in Mt Baker in them ( see pic attached ) - I think we sold 4 Trekkers on them during our ascent :). Our Sole Flips are still in great shape and we are so very thankful to you folks in making such a magnificent product that truly is an all around wear......we may even get married in them! ( Watch for the Pics :) )
2nd PlaceMy name is Bruce Chamberlin. I am and active 51 year old. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis about 3 years ago which affects primarily my MTP joints and when its flared up my ankles and knees. My rheumatologist has me on an aggressive program of biologics, and things are at a steady state, Still, at times, walking is remarkably painful. About a year ago, I was at Ted’s Shoe and Sport shop in Keene NH working on getting some shoes for work...he had fit me in the past with shoes that proved to be pretty effective at supporting my feet and unloading my metatarsal heads. His nephew Matt was taking care of me and we got to talking about my feet and diagnosis and Matt suggested some Sole orthotics. Without much thought, Matt went on to say the the local podiatry group “sends all their little old ladies over for these, and they LOVE them.” While this was not EXACTLY the selling point I was looking for we went ahead and fit a pair into my new shoes and boy oh boy, they IMMEDIATELY FELT GREAT. I now have them in all of my work and outdoor shoes. The relief is really dramatic and I notice a huge difference if I go without them. So, while they are apparently great for ‘little old ladies” foot problems, they are doing wonders for keeping me mobile and managing the pain I have with my arthritis. So thanks a ton.
3rd PlaceLast spring I bought an inexpensive pair of hiking boots for work. I teach people how to ride motorcycles, and in the course of a weekend, I spend about 12 hours standing and walking on asphalt. At the end of both days, I would do nothing but head straight home and crash. Even on Monday I'd barely get out of bed. My feet would hurt most of the week, and then it would be time for teaching on the weekend again.
My chiropractor told me that he used SOLE footbeds for running when I asked about orthotics. He seemed to think I could get away with a $40 purchase rather than hundreds of dollars. It sounded good to me, so I headed to the running store. I was the only one there on a Harley and wearing full leathers, but they were nice anyway and sold me a pair of SOLE footbeds. Now, if I want to hang out on Saturday or Sunday night after work, I have no problem riding 30 or 40 miles and having dinner with friends. Monday is no longer a wasted day. And now that I've incorporated more fitness into my lifestyle, I can even work out after work on the weekends.
SOLE footbeds literally changed my life. Love them!
Thanks to all of you who shared your stories with us. We appreciate it!
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