Shoe with Configurable Message Board

This shoe or sneaker has a configurable message board , where you can select a series of letters, numbers, and/or, graphic symbols to be displayed on the shoe or sneaker.

It is a great way to promote a message. You can write your school's name, mascot's name, favorite team or team player, or any other thing limited only by your imagination.

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Patent Status: Patented
Patent Number: US 7,854,077 B1
Invention Status: Interested in Licensing IDEA

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Jul 23, 2008
by Anonymous

um, who is actually going to

um, who is actually going to notice such tiny letters?? or care to get close enough to read what it says??

Nov 18, 2009
by devvon

cool shoes

good idea but what my idea was, is that the shoe manufacture would enbed tiny tell tale signs that would identify the person wearing the shoe kind of like a serial number but the wearer would not know this so if he was 2 commit a crime  he may be caught with less effort form the authorities

Jan 5, 2011
by Anonymous

would like to explore this idea more

That's exactly what I was going to say. It is a very good idea, specially for teenagers but the size of the message worries me and I would still like to see how the messages appears on the shoes and if it disappears, if it changes as you step on the floor or if changes within a time frame or if it lights up or something.
A video would definitely be better to illustrate your idea thana pdf file.

Oct 2, 2011
by Anonymous