FOF Sharon Whiteley is giving away three pairs of Pluggz (retail value: $39)--super comfy sandals with built-in technology to help keep you grounded. Enter to win by answering in the comments below: Which color Pluggz would you wear?
Sharon Whiteley says she was born an entrepreneur. "I had no choice, it's my life passion." She's manufactured and marketed consumer products for the majority of her lifetime. She had her "Aha!" moment for her latest creation while attending a health and wellness conference discussing the negative effects of separating your body from nature. "We are cut off from a very natural energy source--electrons, which we receive when we walk barefoot on the earth," says Sharon. "I thought 'what better way to be able to ground yourself to the earth [than through your shoes]?'"
And with that, Sharon got to work on Pluggz, a line of shoes that have a built-in carbon plug that fits under the weight bearing part of your foot, and connects you to the earth. "The black plug is a conductor [of energy], Sharon explains. "When we walk directly on the ground, we are connecting back into the energy of the earth, and adding the flow of those electrons into our bodies."
Pluggz just launched this summer, and they've already received amazing feedback, such as write ups from editors at Glamour.com
and Betty Confidential
. Pluggz wearers have reported that they feel more balanced and energized, and have fewer aches and pains, according to the Pluggz website
. A line of Pluggz ballet flats will launch in early August.
In addition to feeling more balanced and energized, Pluggz provide specific benefits for women over fifty. "As we get older, our bodies have more wear and tear," says Sharon. "We have more aches, pains and, inflammation. There are [wearers] who have been in chronic pain who have experienced immediate changes."
According to Sharon, wearing Pluggz is the closest thing to not wearing shoes. "It's the same [feeling as] when you walk barefoot on the beach," says Sharon. "You may think that you're so happy because you're barefoot walking on the sand on vacation, but there is actually science behind it."
Enter to win a pair of Pluggz by answering in the comments below: Which color Pluggz
would you wear?
Three FOFs will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes July 26th, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.