Posts: 33885 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 01-05-2016 10:43 AM
MoonShine Crea has introduced the 20:16 MoonWalker: "futuristic urban shoes specially designed to experience what it feels like to walk on the moon."
The moon-walking sensation comes from two layers within the shoe. Each layer is made up of powerful N45 magnets that are strategically placed so the north poles face each other. This creates a repellent force, which leaves you light on your feet and happy as an astronaut.
...embedded inside are slim, ultra-powerful N45 Neodymium magnets. These magnets are generally used to lift anything from massive barbells to cars. Strategically positioned in the shoe, the magnets repel each other and push the layers apart. The result? A force field that keeps you suspended in space. Of course, a lot has gone into the research and development of this product.
We've done numerous CAD blueprints, prototype after prototype, tweaked and tested everything, including grip, magnetic power, breathability, durability, comfort, and street performance.
The outer layer is a smooth synthetic fabric in gray and white gradient featuring a padded, non-slip tongue. The inside is a DuPont Tyvek synthetic polyethylene, which is the same material used by NASA on their space station modules.
The shoes are being crowdfunded on Indiegogo. The basic (V1) MoonWalker shoe is $69 (including shipping); the V2 with e-paper and a smartphone app to customize graphics on the shoe, is $99 (including shipping).
finalstep New Member
Posts: 3 From: Registered: Jan 2016
posted 01-24-2016 03:30 PM
Just saw these, looks awesome, wonder how realistic they are though. Would be a cool gift for my brother? Anything similar to these around that you've tried?
Posts: 814 From: Honolulu, HI, USA Registered: Sep 2010
posted 01-24-2016 06:18 PM
I might possibly be interested in a pair as well, but there's no information (that I can see) about what the exchange policy is if the shoe size turns out to be a little off.
I wrote them with this question through Indiegogo last week but haven't heard back from them yet.