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Friday, June 4, 2010

'Slip Into Summer' 2010 win Ryn Shoes - ARV $265

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Ryn Shoes! We look forward to working with you again! The winner has been notified and upon confirmation, follower name will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's 'Slip Into Summer' 2010 Special Feature sponsored by

We couldn't think of a better way to 'kick off' our new 'Slip Into Summer' special feature than with shoes of course! And not just any shoes, but shoes that are FDA approved as a medical device!

In 1989, Ho Hyung Lee, was forced to leave his steady job at a sneaker factory due to a seemingly incurable knee problem dating back to childhood. His desire to recover and get back to work, prompted him to re-engineer the athletic shoe to be healing as well as functional. Twenty years later, the company founder, is not only pain free and in great shape, but has also brought the concept to America, Europe and the rest of Asia in the past year. The expanded collection, which also includes sandals and office-friendly walking shoes for men and women, has quickly become a celebrity favorite, and for very good reason!

I have seen 'shape' sneakers on TV and have seen people sporting them and will admit to being a bit intimidated by the whole thing. I thought surely they'd make me trip over my own feet, and I wondered how they would work during those times when you are just plain forced to stand still like on a checkout line or waiting for the light to change when I was out and about in the city. I was immediately surprised by just how comfortable these are. I have never owned a pair of shoes that did not require a bit of a 'break-in' period, these were comfortable as soon as I put them on, and I have a very high instep and practically zero arches so having them feel comfortable for me after slipping them on alone, is indeed quite a treat!

I have been working on a personal overhaul both inside and out, and health and overall fitness and wellness has become increasingly more important to me. These shoes have helped me tremendously in an astonshingly short time to move closer toward achieving my personal fitness goals. Ryn shoes has helped me to begin improving my fitness in a way that has been quite noticeable, clothes are fitting much looser and friends and family have all asked if I'm losing weight! PERK!

From Our Friends at Bliss World, I thought I'd share a bit about the Science behind the Ryn Shoe:

1. The RYN AIR TUNNEL and seven layer structure promotes energy return & stability... in addition to strengthening, toning and aligning.

2. The RYN AIR TUNNEL lightens the footwear weight as well as enhances its durability, cushioning and footstrike/stability management effectiveness; keeps heel slippage to a minimum.

3. The RYN AIR TUNNEL can get wet and can withstand all sorts of exposure and usage.

4. The encapsulated RYN AIR TUNNEL technology offers maximum strengthening and toning for those consumers seeking to get the most workout out of their footwear purchase — executed on a stable, highly technical, supportive and non-eroding seven layer sandwich midsole/outsole platform.

5. RYN Footwear has outstanding quality as each shoe is hand made and goes through a vigorous quality control procedure in footwear's global development hub in Pusan, Korea. As a result RYN Footwear has great durability and longevity and does not require resoling.

My experience with Ryn Footwear has been a positive one, I would highly recommend purchasing this shoe, it's a workout in a shoe that is an absolute God send for those with joint problems because it does NOT stress your joints. What I noticed immediately (aside from the fact that they were comfortable) is that they immediately made a tremendous impact upon improving my posture. As someone who is on my computer both day and night,  my posture had become poor with time spent hunched over the computer, and as a complete ergonomic office makeover is not possible, I appreciate just how much my Ryn Shoe has vastly improved my posture. Improved Posture also helps keep your lungs expanded allowing you to breathe in more profoundly. I also find that the improved posture has helped to decrease neck pain which had been caused by my off alignment while sitting at my desk and angling between viewing the monitor and of course crooking my neck when answering phone calls so I could balance my phone and type at the same time while on the landline. Because I don't wear them every single day, I am still getting used to navigating the stairs with them on, and the sensation from long 'stops' (like super long lines at the Bank) where I am standing motionless for longer than normal periods of time. You really don't even think about them when you are running around, until someone stops you and asks about them of course!

This was great for many reasons, because the only association I had with Bliss was of Spas and Spa Products, who knew they sold footwear (and shapwear to go with it) too?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Ryn Footwear and would like to provide one lucky winner with the opportunity to win a pair of Ryn Shoes!

Don't you just ♥ Ryn Footwear and Bliss World? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2) Let's show our new friends at Ryn Footwear  USA some love by 'Liking' them on Facebook, please 'Like' Ryn and then post on their wall 'Ascending Butterfly sent me to 'Slip into Summer' (this will be checked, if not completed, your entry can't be processed. (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com, If your email is visible in your profile, just say so, that's OK! Even if you are a subscriber, if your profile is set to private and you don't include an email we have to disqaulify your entry. Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning! This giveaway is open to USA AND Canada residents who are 18 years of age or older and have a facebook page. No P.O. Boxes!

EXAMPLE: Your entry should read like this after you have followed all steps:

(1) I follow Ascending Butterfly via google friends connect as (insert your follower name here)
(2) I follow Ryn on Facebook (insert your follower name here) and I posted 'Ascending Butterfly sent me to 'Slip into Summer' on their wall 
(3) My email address is or My email address is visible in my profile

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Friday, June 04, 2010 until Friday, June 18, 2010 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email address your entry will not be processed.)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit! If we cannot see the button we will not process this extra credit.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Rynshoes on Twitter HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow me @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your Twitter ID in a comment

Tweet this:

Pls RT #WIN Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ #ascendingbutterfly + @Rynshoes Slip Into Summer Ryn rocker sole shoes #Giveaways ARV $265-

*Two Tweets per person per day MAX

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow/Like Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's Community Group (with real time chat) NOTE: We switched from NING to Spruz, if you were a member of our old group you'll need to switch for this credit to count HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Subscribe to receive Ascending Butterfly emails using our Feedburner widget on the upper right hand side of the page below the follower thumbnail pictures! (If you are already a subscriber you will still receive extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Watch this video and answer this question - Leave a comment telling us how long walking 30 minutes a day can increase your life span. (The first person who gets this right will win an additional 5 entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Super Brain Buster Extra Credit - Identify at least 3 of the celebrities wearing Ryn in the photo on the very top of this post (hint: check out the RYN site and the celebrity fans section for some help with this one, and no I'm NOT linking you to it, you must do the 'leg' work on your own on this one!) put all 3 celebs in ONE comment entry. For every celeb on top of those 3 you can identify you can post a separate comment entry for even MORE ways to win!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please Vote, Ascending Butterfly is a nominee for the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards in the ‘Best Blog About Stuff’ Category. Where it reads total votes, there is a yellow box that reads 'Vote' Press there to vote, you must be logged in to see the number increase/vote registered. You can also vote directly using the button located on our home page and below: (This will be checked, so please don't cite this as an extra credit if you didn't actually vote)

My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NEW DAILY: Please vote for my outfit 'Yay4WkEnd' @ Macy's Fashion director (note you do not have to register to vote for me, one click daily super fast, super easy!) HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Enter another active giveaway on Ascending Butterfly and earn extra credit, leave a comment letting me know which giveaway you entered. (This will be checked!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Comment on a non-giveaway related thread and leave the name of which one below as a comment extra credit entry.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Purchase a pair of Ryn Shoes from Bliss World anytime between 6/4 - 6/16 and receive 10 extra entries. (you will need to email us a copy of your invoice as proof. Yes, you can cross off method of payment information!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NEW! Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a community group page with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And remember if your profile does not have an email and you don't leave your email in your entry, we will not accept your entry. Make sure your entry or your profile have your email address!

Just a helpful Reminder: How to Follow A Blog Publicly Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

Are you getting the dreaded 'Your Entry Can't Be Processed' message when leaving an entry or comment? Before hitting enter, highlight your comment and COPY it. If you get that message after hitting enter and your comment is still there, just ignore the message and hit enter again, then you will get a screen with a captcha code, enter the captcha code, then submit and VOILA. If after you hit the submit button the first time, you get the dreaded message and the comment 'disappeared' no worries, that's why I asked you to copy it in the first step. Paste it back in and submit again. This has worked for me when comment boxes have glitched on me, and I hope it helps you too!

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the products are expressly my own experiences. I was provided product to review and for the giveaway. The sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner, this in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.