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ozspace
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posted 08-14-2013 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a little embarrassed to show this, it is a project that kind of got out of control. It started a few weeks ago when I was in the local K-Mart and saw Ugg boot slippers on a rack and noticed how similar in shape to the Apollo Moon boot.

That got me thinking about doing some mods to create Moon boot slippers. This turned into several evenings in the garage, lots of rubber, glue and fiddling.

Anyway, they are pretty useless as slippers but loads of fun to make 'Lunar foot prints' at the beach!

That is my son taking them for a test EVA:

Tykeanaut
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posted 08-14-2013 05:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like those, good job!

gliderpilotuk
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posted 08-14-2013 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FINALLY, Ugg boots justify their existence!

Good job.

garymilgrom
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posted 08-14-2013 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice boots, nice video!

onesmallstep
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posted 08-14-2013 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm... I guess now anybody can own a pair and maybe use them in art and painting projects, like Al Bean does in his work, making impressions on the canvas with a lunar boot?

mikepf
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posted 08-14-2013 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is totally insane. I love it. Thanks for making my morning.

ozspace
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posted 08-14-2013 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mikepf:
That is totally insane.

My wife concurs!

JBoe
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posted 08-14-2013 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job and video! Maybe the UGG was a space spinoff.

Philip
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posted 08-15-2013 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL... song "spinning out of control."

fredtrav
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posted 08-15-2013 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for that.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 08-15-2013 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is awesome. That's what life should be, get an idea and let it take you on a journey. OK, maybe I'm being too philosophical.

p51
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posted 08-15-2013 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I was a kid, I swear I saw a pair of boots at a sporting goods store that were actually called, "Moon boots," but I can't really say how accurate they were, other than I recall the tread looking somewhat similar to the A7 series suit overshoes...

MarylandSpace
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posted 08-15-2013 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another great idea from the cS minds out there! Totally awesome. Ian, where is the kilt?

ozspace
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posted 08-15-2013 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by p51:
When I was a kid, I swear I saw a pair of boots at a sporting goods store that were actually called, "Moon boots," but I can't really say how accurate they were, other than I recall the tread looking somewhat similar to the A7 series suit overshoes...

They became popular in the 60s-70s, made by Tecnica and now available once again at this site Here is a site with some of the history.

Charlie16
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posted 08-16-2013 02:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great idea and great dexterity! When to start mass production? Bravo!

rcarnicom
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posted 11-16-2013 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rcarnicom   Click Here to Email rcarnicom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job on boots. I'm currently recreating a replica of Buzz Aldrin's moon suit for a school project and was wondering what type of material you used for the simulated blue silicone on the boot?

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