Spare Soles® Named as Finalist for Stevie® Awards for Best Young Entrepreneur and Most Innovative Company of the Year

Encinitas, CA, October 17, 2008 --( Spare Soles, with its fashionable and simple solution to a universal problem for women, has been named as a finalist for this years Stevie Awards in both the categories of Best Young Entrepreneur and Most Innovative Company of the Year- up to 100 employees. The winners of the award will be announced November 14, at an awards banquet in New York.

Spare Soles was founded in early 2007, by the mother of both a toddler and a newborn. Andrea Weisner was tired of unbearably uncomfortable high heels, which caused her to dance barefoot at weddings and walk shoeless through airports, hotels and parking lots. After careful consideration and planning, she created an ingenious solution with Spare Soles.

“Being chosen as a finalist for The Stevie Awards makes all those late nights worthwhile,” said Weisner who regularly burns the midnight oil to get her work done while the rest of her family sleeps, “all successful companies are looking to grow and certainly getting this kind of recognition helps both by drawing attention to our products and keeping me motivated.”

The preliminary judging was done by an international group of business professionals and the winners will be chosen by Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors along with their staff. Visit to see a complete list of the finalists.

About Spare Soles

Spare Soles are portable, collapsible flats that roll up to the size of a fist and allow the modern woman to continue any activity or travel without irritation or discomfort. Instead of walking barefoot or aching in heels, women can slip on the portable, yet fashionable, flats – saving feet for the important moments when only high heels will suffice. To learn more about Spare Soles, visit

About The Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of companies and business people worldwide. Beginning with The American Business Awards in 2002, and The International Business Awards in 2003, and The Stevie Awards for Women in Business in 2004, the mission of the Awards is to raise the profile of exemplary companies and individuals among the press, the business community, and the general public. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars.” (New York Post, April 27, 2005). Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

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