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Designer Sue Kenney on CBC’s Dragon’s Den!

Redefining Footwear with Barebottom Shoes

Sue Kenney’s Pilgrimage

Barebottom shoes on Stage

How to lace barebottom shoes

 The new Neoprene Barebottom shoe.

Print Media

Epoch Times – National

No Shoes? No Problem
BY Justina Reichel,
If you run into Sue Kenney on the street, chances are she won’t be wearing any shoes. Kenney is a proponent of the barefoot or … Read More

Orillia packet and Times

The Washago woman pitched her idea of soleless footwear to CBC’s Dragons’ Den and the show’s five high-profile, millionaire entrepreneurs Wednesday afternoon.

“I got to touch all their feet,” Kenney, 57, said Thursday. “I don’t know how many other pitchers can say they touched a dragon’s foot.” Read More

Barrie Examiner

Washago’s Sue Kenney couldn’t strike a deal with a dragon, but the airing of her pitch on Dragons’ Den is breathing fire into her business.

“The goal for me was to be on national TV and get the word out about my Barebottom shoes,” she posted on Facebook after the show’s airing.
Kenney could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Kenney, who knew the outcome of the deal since April, couldn’t divulge the details until the episode aired Wednesday on CBC.
Kenney watched the show at an airing party with about 100 friends at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. The episode will re-air Sunday at 9 p.m. and there will be another party at Brewery Bay Food Co. Sunday night in Orillia.
“I am proud to stand on my own two feet,” Kenney posted.
Kenney pitched her soleless shoes to the dragons looking for $80,000 for 20% of the company.

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More Resources About Barefooting

CBC The Nature of Things


FREE Barefooting Webinars with Sue Kenney and Stephanie Welch

Practical Barefooting Webinar Step 1: Overcoming Fear and Social Barriers

Streamed live on May 7, 2014
Join your hosts, Stephanie Welch and Sue Kenney, to learn about why you might want to try barefooting, how to overcome the fear and social barriers that might otherwise prevent you, and tips on living a barefoot lifestyle, followed by live Q&A!

Practical Barefooting Webinar Step 2: Getting your feet wet.

We also discuss our own experiences: Sue Regan Kenney (designer of Barebottom Shoes) talks about her recent 225km barefoot walk on the Camino, and Stephanie Welch shares her experiences in both urban and natural environments. We also both share our experiences and perspectives on barefoot running.

Practical Barefooting Step 3: Seeking Like-Minded Soles

In Step Two, we delved into what it’s really like going barefoot (outside your home!) and what to expect out of it. In Step Three, we’ll talk about finding and building community with other barefooters, including hearing from our special guest, Chris Fielding of Barefoot Beginner.

You’re not alone! In this webinar, we’ll talk about the challenges of isolation and rejection that can occur as a result of taking this less trodden path, but more importantly how to get support in taking on this challenge through existing communities, both online and in your local area. Chris will share with us his experiences how he has gone about creating his own flourishing online community to connect those wishing to learn with those seeking to teach them.