Q. Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?
I started the company (Soulsfeng) Future Footwear Technology Corporation in 2016, which produces and sells shoes. Before that, I had been in this business for over 7 years.
Soulsfeng is the brand name of Future Footwear Technology Corporation (FFT). For the last five years, Soulsfeng has always been at the forefront of technological research & sports analysis. Soulsfeng is a fashion shoe brand with graffiti art at its heart.
The company’s strategy is to develop our business based on the United States market and expand our business to all over the world.
Q. Where does your company operate from?
Q. When did you start the shoe company?
The company was started in 2016.
Q. How did you get into footwear/technology?
With my former footwear background and the inspiration of graffiti art, I decided to start the business by combining those two. The goal was to produce and sell shoes with graffiti art while trying to develop and include more high-tech in the shoes.
Q. What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?
To start the shoe company and get it to grow rapidly.
Q. Are you currently working independently or with a major shoe brand?
Yes, the brand Soulsfeng is working independently but we have some projects with major companies.
Q. Who inspires you the most in business?
I was inspired to start the business of combining graffiti art and shoes by JP O’donnell and Ilya Sober, the graffiti art designers.
Elon Musk is of course the role model for the technology.
Q. What do you want people to remember about your business?
I want people to remember that we brought Graffiti Art and Technology to the shoe world.
Q. Any new shoes coming out soon?
A new style of lighting sneakers have been released recently on our home page soulfeng.com.
The lighting uses cold light technology, which doesn’t produce much heat and the light is more gentle than a traditional LED. The soft lighting blends in with the art design on the sneakers perfectly.
SKYTRACK X Rebosober Blue Graffiti Lighting Sneaker
Cool Lighting : There are several color modes to choose from, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Skyblue and Purple. You can change the color by pressing the button on the sole. Press the button for more than 3 seconds to switch the lighting on and off.
Rechargeable: Fully charged battery can last over 48 hours. Rechargeable battery takes 4 hours from empty to fully charged.
Product Demonstration Link:
Q. What is your greatest achievement as a businessman?
Starting the shoe company and seeing continuous growth internationally.
Q. Do you produce your own materials? If not who do you work with?
Yes, we produce our own materials and have factory lines of our own.
Q. Who is one business person you wish you could work with?
Elon Musk. He is a brilliant man with a keen sense of business in the technology area. Actually, we do have a project that cooperated with his company, the project is making CyberTruck-shaped shoes.
Q. Tell us about any new projects you have coming out? When is coming out? What is it about?
We plan to release a style of boots with heating technology. It was designed for cold weather and those elders who tend to get cold feet. The technique uses carbon fiber heating which has good heating conduction and it is also a safe method that evenly heats under the bottom of the feet area.
There are 3 heating levels and different indicator colors( Red: 45 ℃ , Blue: 42 ℃ , White: 40 ℃ ) Fully charged battery can last up to 8 hours on the highest heating level.
It will be released soon.
Q. What does a day inside your shoes look like?
Extremely busy. I’m always working on being innovative with the brand, taking meetings or ensuring orders are reaching their customers.
Q. Anything else you want the audience to know about you?
Soulsfeng Founders: David Feng, Fahad Al Ali
Since 2016, Soulsfeng Sport, Graffiti Art & Tech.
Each pair of shoes made by us has been hand-finished and delivered to customers perfectly. Our founder’s lifelong dream is to engage with and listen to each customer, while improving on the craft of manufacturing better shoes. Because they are the souls pushing us to step forward, they are our future. This is the story of our brand name, Soulsfeng. The development and expansion of a brand is a monumental task. Regardless of the challenges, we at Soulsfeng will always strive to utilize the latest technology in the pursuit of quality products for everyone.
Soulsfeng Slogan: Do Whatever You Can Do!
Some of our voices:
-What we believe, “finding the meaning of life through a paint brush”.
-“Be stronger and more empowered by helping others to make a better future, better life and a kinder world”
-Thanks to JP odonnell, Soulsfeng is willing to build a different apparel & fashion world with Graffiti Arts.
-Stopping Evironmental Pollution starts with myself.
•The time to act is now.
•Even very little things will help the change. All material Soulsfeng uses are degradable material, even the package bags.
•Do Whatever You Can Do. It is our duty to make innovative sneakers & make the world better.
“From College Student to Passion-Driven Entrepreneur: Embracing Change and Following My Dreams
In a world full of challenges and obstacles, the story of an entrepreneur who overcame a major life hurdle by leaving college is truly inspiring. People should hear this story to understand the power of resilience, determination, and the ability to turn setbacks into opportunities. Through this individual’s journey, others can learn valuable lessons about perseverance, self-belief, and the importance of staying focused on their goals despite the odds. This story serves as a reminder that success is possible, no matter where you come from or what obstacles you may face.
James Whitaker Jr, better known as “Bearzy” has a story that should be shared to youth worldwide. This young entrepreneur comes from Philadelphia, PA and has reached several people across the U.S. In an interview James had stated:
“My journey from a college student to an entrepreneur has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride filled with challenges, setbacks, and ultimately, triumphs. It all started when I attended Temple University with dreams of embarking on a traditional career path. However, life had other plans for me, and I faced obstacles that forced me to reevaluate my goals.
Instead of giving up, I decided to take a leap of faith and start my own business in the construction and home improvement industry. Building a team, navigating the complexities of entrepreneurship, and learning how to structure a successful company were all part of the journey. These experiences not only taught me valuable lessons but also ignited a passion for creation and innovation within me.
As time went on, I realized that my true calling lay in content creation. Drawing upon the skills and knowledge I acquired as an entrepreneur, I pivoted towards this new direction. The transition was challenging, but with unwavering determination and a commitment to following my heart, I was able to establish myself as a content creator.
My journey is a testament to the power of adaptability, courage, and staying true to one’s passions. By embracing change and fearlessly pursuing my dreams, I was able to carve out a fulfilling career that aligns with my true purpose. I hope my story serves as inspiration for others to take risks, follow their aspirations, and never shy away from exploring new opportunities.
With perseverance and a willingness to learn, anything is possible. Let us all continue to chase our passions, create lives that bring us joy, and never lose sight of the incredible potential within us.”
In conclusion, I encourage you to stay connected and keep up with James, “Bearzy” on all social platforms to follow his inspiring journey. By following his adventures and experiences, you’ll witness firsthand the determination, passion, and growth that drive him towards success. Your support and interest in his journey will not only motivate him to push further but also inspire others to chase their dreams. Let’s continue to support Bearzy as he navigates through life’s challenges and triumphs, making a positive impact along the way.
Instagram: @Not.Bearzy (https://www.instagram.com/
“Art & Autism: Exploring Creativity and Expression”
1. My son Richard has been my inspiration to develop my idea. Despite being diagnosed with Autism at age three, Richard has shown incredible resilience and strength. Every day, he strives to better himself. I am inspired by the impact he has had on my life and his own remarkable accomplishments.
2. Since starting this nonprofit organization, my priorities have undergone significant changes, particularly in decision-making. I have come to understand that consistency and order are crucial for a nonprofit to thrive. Without these essential attributes, the organization could face numerous challenges.
3. When launching any business, there are always opportunities for improvement. Starting from scratch provides valuable learning experiences that foster business growth. Embracing failures and learning from mistakes are integral parts of this journey, propelling us forward.
4. I chose to register this company as a nonprofit organization because it enables me to help children embrace art as a hobby. Witnessing children communicate and thrive in a joyful environment gives me a sense of fulfillment and reassurance that I am making a productive difference.
5. Overcoming the fear of failure was the most significant challenge I had to face. I constantly reminded myself that I was capable of success. Self-belief is the foundation for gaining the confidence needed to build a successful business.
6. What sets Leo Lion Club Foundation, Inc. apart is its unique approach. We raise awareness about Autism through art and provide support for today’s youth. The concept of incorporating painting as a means of expression resonates with children of all ages, while parents appreciate its value in the Brooklyn communities we serve.
7. My advice would be to remain dedicated to your mission and always appreciate those who support and contribute to your business’s growth. Parents who join you on this journey and the children who bring joy to your establishment deserve your gratitude. Additionally, practicing courtesy and effective time management can greatly assist you.
8. Success is determined by the level of effort you are willing to invest in taking your business to the next level. What you receive from your business is proportional to what you put into it. This dedicated effort can lead to great results, such as success, growth, and financial gain.
9. The most enjoyable aspect of starting my company has been the overwhelming positive response from everyone, especially on social media platforms. The recognition and appreciation for the Leo Lion Club Foundation, Inc. reaffirm the honor I feel in serving children with autism and the communities we engage with.
“Truth Boutique Clothing: Revolutionizing the Clothing Market”
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