Revolutionary Patent Emerges to Challenge Social Ills

Local Technology Consultant Launches Social StartUp, BoldSoles™ Footwear

Philadelphia, PA, November 06, 2018 – The USPTO has issued patent no. 10111487 to Philadelphia native Mark Hampton, founder and president of Hampton Technology Resources, Inc. The patent protects any item of footwear (socks, insoles, and shoes) with words or images underfoot “to influence a psychological or emotional state.”

After reading a book about Feng Shui that referenced imagery of standing on or walking over enemies as symbolizing conquest and victory, Mr. Hampton pondered, “What if I create a product that can promote empowerment and the sensation of defeating your strongest adversary?” The aforementioned reference is not just a Feng Shui principle; there are many beliefs rooted in placing one’s adversary underfoot from Biblical references to Chinese folktales, American colloquialisms, and in nature.

Mr. Hampton developed a methodology to positively activate and influence the psychological and emotional  flow of energy via the placement of images and text underfoot. A patent was filed in 2008 and issued October 2018. Mr. Hampton is currently seeking strategic brand and licensing partnerships.

His team is developing the lifestyle brand BoldSoles™, an expression of empowerment and victory by walking on one’s adversaries via footwear. BoldSoles™ patented method enables the wearer a position of authority over their obstacles  by applying their full weight to the text or imaging underfoot.

“Many of us address the causes of suffering in our communities by participating in advocacy for the affected. We volunteer our time, raise funds, and participate in activities to raise awareness and affect change.”  shares Mr. Hampton.

As BoldSoles™ establishes itself as a premier lifestyle empowerment brand in this era of the “sock game,” licensing opportunities are available for footwear manufacturers and the promotional product market. BoldSoles™ is motivating and mobilizing, great attributes for advocacy and fundraising.

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