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Hannes Jakobsenvon Hannes Jakobsen
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Hannes Jakobsenvon Hannes Jakobsen
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Über uns

The idea for Philosophy Socks is as simple as it is ambitious: 

Create the first socks that help you master the trials and tribulations of living as a human.

How they do it? By giving you (and people walking or standing behind you) a philosophical quote for each day of the week.

Our prototype
Our prototype

We have used AI (our Average Intelligence) to select the top 7 Stoic quotes for the first pack of philosophy socks - the Stoicism Pack. We really love the Stoics as their philosophy is so well suited to give us a little steadiness in these high-speed and high-pressure times. 

With the Philosophy Socks Stoicism Pack you will start every day with a quote to remind you that for example “we suffer more in imagination than in reality” or you can use the socks to recall that “the best revenge is not to be like your enemy” during that horrible meeting…

All quotes in the pack:  

  • We suffer more in imagination than in reality - Seneca 
  • The best revenge is not to be like your enemy - Marcus Aurelius 
  • It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows -Epictetus 
  • Don’t explain your philosophy, embody it - Epictetus 
  • Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself - Marcus Aurelius 
  • The whole future lies in uncertainty, live immediately - Seneca 
  • If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining. - Marcus Aurelius
philosophysocks with highheels
philosophysocks with highheels
philosophysocks with birkenstocks
philosophysocks with birkenstocks

We already have some really nice prototypes of our socks - the ones you see on the photos throughout this page. But we are still experimenting to find the perfect sock, size of letters and packaging. And of course we will involve our backers in getting these last details perfectly right. 

philosophysocks with sneakers
philosophysocks with sneakers
Current design for packaging
Current design for packaging

So support our campaign and become part of a movement to finally give socks a bigger purpose and bring more philosophy into everyday life!  

One of the most common problems regarding socks is the the “single sock conundrum”. The fact that after a while one sock of a pair goes missing. And while we can’t explain exactly what causes the phenomenon (there will never be enough pairs of intelligent socks out there to figure this out) - philosophy socks offer an easy solution: 

The different quotes help you match the pairs, as long as all socks are there. But once a sock goes missing you can just pair different quotes together, creating new and interesting lines of thought... We call this the advanced level.

It all started while looking for christmas presents in December 2017. We realized that there is a million socks out there in a million colors with a million designs, but none of them help us master the existential questions that we all face every day… 

And you might say, that it’s absolutely ok for socks to just fulfill their regular sock duties plus maybe add a little fun or color - but we think that you should hold your socks to a higher intellectual standard! At least that is what we wanted to do…

So we started thinking about how socks can help us, by not only keeping our feet warm and sweat free, but also bringing some more thought, reflection and meaning into our lives... That’s how we came up with the idea of Philosophy Socks - “the socks your feet would buy if they were a bit more educated.” 

philosophysocks casually hanging out
philosophysocks casually hanging out

Often it does not take reading a full book of Senecas reflections to get perspective and introduce more calm and mindfulness into everyday life. What it takes is a little reminder every once in a while that we cannot control the world, but we can control our perspective.  

And this is where Philosophy Socks comes in - every morning when you put on your socks and every evening when you take them off you get that little boost of deepness that we all need… And during the day they can serve as a reminder for you and a fun conversation starter for others!

Of course you agree with us that having socks that speak to your intellect is a great idea, but you also want to know more about the socks themselves, their essence or soul so to speak… 

And that is very understandable! 

We think that philosophical socks also need some ethics, so we have found a small sock factory in Turkey run by two brothers who use fair methods of production. Here is a selection of pictures from the factory:

 They really liked our idea and produced some prototypes for us - the ones you see on the images throughout this page. 

The materials used for the socks are organic cotton and deep thoughts. The socks are the highest quality out there! Super comfy and durable. (They might not survive as long as the ideas they are carrying, but they will be with you for a long time nonetheless.)

The socks come in 4 sizes to fit all feet equally well: 

You can select your size(s) once we send out the survey to collect shipping information. 

As you can see, we already have a very good idea about what we want to do and we have also found just the right partners to do it with. But different from speaking about philosophy, putting philosophy on socks comes at a price. And that price is the minimum production run when producing the socks - in our case that is 600 pairs per design.  

That means we need to order at least 600 Philosophy Socks Stoicism Packs in order to make this dream of ours and hopefully yours come true.

And that is why we turn to kickstarter - and to you! You now have the chance to be among the first 600 people to participate in this cognitive footwear revolution. And to help us educate some feet that need educating!

We have several different kinds of rewards:  

  • The 1 EUR reward is for the ones who like our project but don't feel ready for the cognitive revolution of footwear just yet... This reward contains gratitude and the download of the official "philosophy socks supporter certificate" 
  • All other rewards include the amazing certificate plus anywhere from 1 to 10 Philosophy Socks Stoicism Packs depending on the funding amount. 
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Of course we also have stretch goals! This is kickstarter right?!!? 

For every 5.000 EUR that we exceed our funding goal we can unlock an additional pack! And you get to decide which ones that would be… Runners up are:

Once the campaign is finished you get to decide which pack you want to receive (if we have unlocked several options) 

Hannes Jakobsen - Chief Socker and Occasional Nude Model  

Behind the scenes of our video shoot...
Behind the scenes of our video shoot...

Arthur Lang - A real Socker for design and the guy who makes this look good 

  • April 9th - May 8th: Kickstarter Campaign 
  • May 9th - May 30th: Final Preparations & Production 
  • From June 1st: Shipping to you in time for short pant season :-) 

Risiken und Herausforderungen

The risks for this project are very low. We already have the manufacturing partner in place and the designs have all been made.
The only risk is, that due to issues in the production or distribution process the delivery might be slightly delayed.

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