Trendsetter to Know: Abbie Boudreau of Sockabu

Name:  Abbie Boudreau

Twitter: @sockabu

Facebook: @sockabu /

Instagram: @sockabu


Age: 39-ish 😉

Title: Sockabu Creator and CEO

Married/Single: Married

Kids: We have 2 kids, 1 dog, 1 hamster and a bearded dragon.

City you live in: Scottsdale

A typical day in my life includes… exercising, working on Sockabu, and making dinner for my family.

I was born… in a small town outside of Chicago.

My favorite thing about Arizona… are the sunsets and open sky.

I’m listening to… Imagine Dragons…still.  🙂  I interviewed the group’s lead singer, Dan Reynolds when I was a reporter for Nightline at ABC News, and I was so impressed by his talent and kindness.

My family… loves a good adventure.  Covid slowed us down, but nothing will stop us from exploring the world again soon!

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Lauryn Hill.  Whatever happened to her?  I wish she would make a comeback!

One thing I cannot live without… dark chocolate.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… an astronaut, makeup artist, chef, and the list goes on!  No wonder I was a journalist for so many years, before creating my own sock company!

I’m inspired by… originality.  (Think, Little Edie, from Grey Gardens.)

The one person who motivates me is… my kids, collectively.  

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… to mute the haters.  

The perfect day would be… Christmas morning, on repeat.  

My first job was… the bureau chief (aka one-woman-band) for the local NBC affiliate in Dubuque, Iowa.  

My favorite escape… watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  

My life… is full of happiness because I married the love of my life and we are raising really sweet kids.

Always… push through your insecurities to reach the next level.

Never… fear failure.

Favorite Quote… Be here now.

Biggest Dream… I want to revolutionize the way people wear socks!  I literally want everyone in the world to wear and love Sockabu socks!  Is that too much to ask?  Lol 🙂

My Pet Peeve(s)… is being around negative people.

More About Abbie Boudreau:
As a former TV journalist of 20 years, I have always been inspired by stories of entrepreneurs. I set out to create Sockabu socks as the world’s greatest no-slip sock when my son was learning to walk and needed extra traction to keep him safe.  Think of Sockabus like convertible mittens for your feet, and they are the only socks that flip to cover your toes for warmth and uncover them for breathability and grip.  I like to say wearing Sockabu socks feel better than being barefoot!

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