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Katelyn Lohr first came up with the idea for toeless socks when she was eight years old.
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12 year-old girl builds toeless sock business

Toeless socks have been made popular by a young girl from the western province of British Columbia to the point that she has started her own company. Katelyn Lohr became known when she pitched the idea to a television program in which business people screen ideas and provide seed money to people they think will succeed.

Katelyn was turned down but her appearance on the show caught worldwide attention. Demand grew and, with the help of her family, she established Freetoes, her company that manufactures toeless socks and has already sold 30,000 pairs.

Why would you want toeless socks? Apparently they are good for keeping your feet warm while wearing sandals, dancing or doing yoga. Go figure.

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  1. Cindy says:

    Katelyn, you should be an inspiration to anyone out there with an idea for something that works for them. I am so glad you didn’t give the Dragons the last word, someone told me something one time might not be exact but it’s something like this “If you have an idea for something there are another thousand people having the same idea at the same time it’s just taking that step that makes all the difference.” Good for you girl I just can’t think or enough words to make you realize what you have done and because you are a girl makes it even better! I’m sure you already have your patent in place never stop just because someone says they don’t thinks it’s a good idea because you have already proved them wrong.YOU GO GIRL!!! Congratulations I wish you the best with this and all your future endeavors!!GIRL POWER!! Cindy

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