Barefoot at the Spa

Posted March 13, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses

Inochi Spa & Barebottoms™

With all the cold weather and dangerous snow conditions many have experienced this winter, most of us have spent more time indoors and sitting around than usual.  It’s possible we are not walking or working out as often either. Our body still needs to be strong so it’s even more important to focus on our posture and strengthening our feet…the foundation of the body.

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Video on Shoes: the silent killer

Posted March 1, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses

This is an incredibly well presented theory on why shoes are killing us by Stephanie Welch.  It’s a crash course in anatomy and physiology. It’s 20 minutes that could change your life.

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Save Your Knees

Posted February 24, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses

Barefoot Running?

We want to share information with you about the research about being barefoot, at least some of the time, so you can decide for yourself. Before I started going barefoot 3 1/2 years ago, I had been wearing padded running shoes since back in the 1970’s when we were told it would help us to run faster, be stronger and help avoid injuries. Over the years, I had countless injuries and now as a barefooter, I have almost none!

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Barefoot Movie Starring Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman

Posted February 18, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses

Yay! a movie about a barefooter. She would have looked great in Barebottom Shoes!

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In “Barefoot,” Wood plays Daisy, a young, shoe-eschewing woman who grew up shut away from the world and now residing in a mental institution. She has a chance meeting with Jay (played by Scott Speedman), a hard-luck gambler who owes money and needs to go beg his rich parents to bail him out. So Daisy joins up with Jay as he goes back to his home in New Orleans for his brother’s wedding to help make a good impression with the family. In theatres Feb 21, 2014.

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Barefoot Healing Workshop in Muskoka May 3

Posted February 17, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses

                                                                                                                                                                Mother Nature Heals Souls

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CTV News Barrie – Summer Barefooting

Posted February 16, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in News | no responses

Katherine Ward, CTV Barrie
Published Monday, June 3, 2013 7:01PM EDT

Watch it here on CTV News Barrie

There’s a new trend in walking, and a Washago woman is leading the way.

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The Barebottoms™ Story

Posted February 4, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in Barebottom Shoes | no responses

2013 Cell pics 018Here it is... The creative team at Barebottoms want to share the story with you, our readers, customers, fans and our friends, about the journey to pitching a business concept to the hit TV show Dragons’ Den to manufacture and sell sole-less shoes. We’d love to hear your stories too.

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Grail Springs Speaker Event. June15-20, 2014.

Posted February 2, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses

Grail Springs in Bancroft, Ontario.

Barefoot Healing Workshop Week. June 15th to 20th, 2014

From Soul to Sole!  Spend five grounding days at Grail Springs with evening guest presenter Sue Kenney, author, visionary and Camino guide and reconnect with body, mind and Earth.

Sue Kenney presents how we can integrate this forgotten component of a holistic approach to our everyday life. We can re-discover the healing powers of going BAREFOOT. Strengthen the foundation of our body to improve posture, flexibility and balance. Outdoors, you can directly connect your feet to the earth and by grounding you can help your body to heal itself too.  Our bodies are electrically conductive and the influx of negatively charged electrons received through direct contact with the earth can neutralize positive free radicals to reduce inflammation in the body.  See more 

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Family Wellness Day Keynote Speaker – Coburg April 5

Posted January 31, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in Barefoot | no responses

Braid arms extended out 29Sue Kenney will be talking about her Camino experience and being barefoot. There are so many healing benefits you can experience. Do you remember the joy and freedom you felt as a child running barefoot?

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Barebottom Shoes Review

Posted January 25, 2014 | by Sue Kenney | in Barebottom Shoes | no responses

The Society for Barefoot Living – Reviews

Please feel free to provide a review or send in your ideas to Facebook or email kenneysue@gmail.com

Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:42 pm (PST) . Posted by:IMG_0640

From unci_narynin

“I agree marketing them primarily to yoga students might not be the primary target group. (CBC TV Dragons’ Den episode)After receiving mine early in january and wearing them indoors and outside thanks to mild weather let me give you my review so far:The first thing that struck me is how small they are. A pair will easily fit into a regular letter envelope. They share this minimalism with their name inspiration, the “Bare bottoms” barefoot sandals of the 1970s – and the rivets used are also similar.I think the unique idea here is having one hole for toe 1, one large hole for toes 2-3-4 and one hole for toe 5. Thinking logically that’s about what it needs for the shoes to get in place.They are time-consuming to put on, more so than fivefingers, slippers, flipflops or sandals. I haven’t measured time but it might be about equal to putting on a pair of socks plus laced shoes. One of the things about going barefoot that I love is that it takes absolutely no preparation – putting on Barebottom shoes takes quite a bit of preparation in contrast to that. Once they are on, there is the funny feeling of having something between your toes but as I have walked quite a bit, I am glad to report there is no friction that would result in discomfort. They don’t interfere with the natural barefoot way of walking; you can quickly forget about them. Unlike fivefingers there is no danger of slipping out of them. Having a bit of leather cover the top of your foot actually gives a slight feeling of warmth. When it’s cold I wear legwarmers under my pants so I pulled those over the knot of the barebottom shoes, that worked ok. The thin and soft leather holds up remarkably well. I have not noticed any wear yet. I would recommend wearing them when you want to go barefoot but feel underdressed doing so. Maybe also to help lower your temperature limit when it’s cold and dry (in combination with legwarmers). Wearing them on the bike is also no problem, no interference with pedals. They are certainly a great and unusual fashion statement for those who look for something stylish while still mostly barefoot. And they don’t look so ‘girlish' that a man would feel odd in them (unlike many types of ‘barefoot sandals’). Now to the contraindications: I don’t recommend wearing them in wetness, rain, dirt and mud. The ground outside my house is not paved so on wet days it’s unavoidable to get dirty (on the small strap below the sole). The mud dries and the soft leather gets hard. Same in the rain, the material isn’t very pleasant when wet. And of course these aren’t the emergency shoes you may need for particularly difficult terrain, they keep most of the sole bare, after all. So now they are dirty. I just washed them with dish soap under the warm water tap and put them up to dry. What could be developed of them? As a do-it-yourself kind of person I gave that some thought: Maybe develop a variant quicker to put on, closed with a velcro strap instead of the long laces. Maybe a material mix with cloth or neoprene top, keeping the leather where it’s essential. I guess I’ll take them as an inspiration to build another pair. I cannot answer the question raised in the TV show “Is there much money to be earned with this?” Many barefooters enjoy that it’s free to go barefoot, and rather hard to commercialize. I wish Sue good luck and hope that the TV exposure is a bit of an inspiration to many. But even if no great numbers are sold, I’ll be happy to put something rare and unique to put on my feet when I feel like it.”
January 22, 2014.
“Sue did a great job of presenting her barebottom footwear. The “Dragons†panel seemed taken with the idea of barefooting, though at least one thought sidewalks too gross. They all found the barebottoms liberating and comfortable, though tricky to put on until you get the hang of it. Sue pointed out that yoga students were an enthusiastic market for barebottoms (it would be nice after a yoga class to stop off at a café without needing to sh@# up) and that her sales are expanding as more people hear about the barebottoms. One panelist thought barefooters would be a better market than yoga people. I know many women who decline to barefoot because their feet are “ugly†. Barebottoms might bring some of them into the fold. My experience with barebottoms is that no one even questions me, which is nice when I am with my confrontation hating wife. In the end the Dragons declined to invest. Sue’s valuation of her company was good for her projected sales, but they were worried that projections might have been optimistic.Barebottoms are a great way to get people to contact the earth and walk naturally with attractive comfortable footwear. Yoga is popular and barebottoms help bring these natural allies into the fold: baring their soles outside the yoga studio. Barefoot James in Seattle, where we get Canadian TV.”
Thanks James!
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