Shannon McLinden
Five 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.oms, dads, business people and teenagers. Our 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.

Official  Background:
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 fromplantar  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

Founder Background:
Shannon  McLinden graduated with her MBA at the young age of 21, 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: allaboutus.com.

Today she is bringing squishy-sandal relief to people all over the world  throughSummerSoles.com, and is still writing and  speaking in schools.