They say every great product is born out of consumer frustration to solve a problem. And, in the case of Winnies, it certainly holds true. The idea of Winnies was conceived at a cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on a chilly winter’s evening.
Winnies founder, Kara Brunetta, was enjoying time with her family in front of the fire, venturing in and out of the brisk air to bring in firewood throughout the night. Each time, she had to take her cozy, thick slipper socks off to put her shoes on. The more trips in and out over the season, arms filled with firewood, struggling to remove her shoes at the door, Kara knew there had to be a better way and Winnies, named after her beloved Lake Winnipesakuee, was born.
Winnies is the first slipper sock/oversock combination on the market. It solves two problems, keeping your feet cozy and warm nestled inside a thick, comfy sock and the hands-free ability to step into a waterproof outdoor oversock in one quick step.
Winnies are flexible, perfect for walking the dog, getting firewood, running into town or those long, cold flights. They are secure, kept in place by an undetectable magnet in the back of the slipper sock that snugly connects to the oversock. No bending down, no need for hands, just one simple motion to step in and out. Indoors or outdoors, your feet stay cozy and your socks stay clean and dry.
Winnies founder, Kara Brunetta, has enjoyed spending many summers on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire with her niece and nephew, watching them explore and create memories. To help other children also make their own memories, 10% of proceeds from each sale of Winnies goes towards sending children to summer camp.
In the summer of 2020, Winnies partnered with Camp Sentinel in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire to provide a weeklong summer-camp experience for the first-ever recipients. Then in Summer 2021 four additional recipients attended camp. Winnies mission is to provide many more children with the ability to enjoy the great outdoors, make new friends and of course, create new memories!Watch Story Scholarship Application