I pretty much fell in love with Susan Peterson from the moment I saw her clip on Shark Tank last fall (Watch the full episode here! Susan comes on 32.30.) I mean, she started Freshly Picked in her basement after she spent her entire summer taking apart spare windows from her brother’s company and sold the scrap metal for $400. Now she is the head of the baby moccasin empire and she is on fire! And it’s no wonder! Her moccasins are beautifully made and wear extremely well!
Ever since Anabelle started pulling up to standing and using her feet , I’ve been paying extra attention to the way people in general stand, walk and carry themselves. Society and everyday life definitely wear down on us, but we are really supposed to continue to move like a child does. Anabelle holds herself so straight, evenly distributes her weight, and uses every single toe and muscle in her foot to stand. One day, I watched Anabelle pull herself all the way up to her tippy toes and my jaw just about hit the floor. As a child, that was my final test before I was allowed to buy my first pair of pointe shoes. I worked hard to be able to use my feet like that, and for Anabelle it just came naturally.
I am constantly correcting my clients feet in Pilates class and strengthening them on the foot corrector. But would I really have to do that if we weren’t wearing ultra supportive shoes and our muscles still were actually able to work for us? What if we still worked our feet like Anabelle? I don’t know… I just wonder… I love to go barefoot. I love to feel the ground. I especially love to walk on the sand and feel all the muscles in my feet work. This is one reason I just love baby moccasins. These leather moccs provide have a soft sole that provides a little bit of cushion, but Anabelle can still feel the ground underneath her. And as Susan pointed out, feeling the ground and being able to dig your toes into the floor with every step helps little one’s learn to balance! A very important aspect when you are learning to walk!
Today I am super excited because I have teamed up with Freshly Picked today to give away one pair of moccasins in your choice of color! Entering is easy! Follow Freshly Picked (username: @freshlypicked) and Laughing Latte (username: luvvleighb) on Instagram. For an extra entry, share the giveaway! Just be sure to use the hashtag #freshlylaughinggiveaway. Verify your entries below! Giveaway ends 6/12!
*Those who have hosted a Freshly Picked giveaway or won a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins in the last 60 days may not enter.*
Luvv, Leigh B