These Magnetic Sneakers Were Designed to Defy Gravity

Anna Green

New York start-up Moonshine Crea has developed a pair of MoonWalker shoes designed to let owners “experience what it feels like to walk on the moon.”

The sneakers have two layers of N45 magnets, placed so that their north poles face each other and the magnets repel each other. This, according to Moonshine Crea, replicates the feeling of walking in low gravity.

The MoonWalkers also come with an array of other futuristic features, including a DuPont Tyvek synthetic polyethylene interior, which is the same material used by NASA on their space station modules, according to Moonshine Crea.

"While we understand we aren’t saving the world, we have created something revolutionary in the world of footwear,” the company explains on Indiegogo. “While we might not be rocket scientists building Mars-bound spaceships, we are planning, designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing, and producing a product that we hope will enrich your lives.”

The company is currently raising money and taking pre-orders for the MoonWalker shoes on Indiegogo. Check out their Indiegogo proposal for the full scoop. 

[h/t: Dezeen]

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