British rock band The Police once sang about walking on the moon, and thanks to the savvy minds of Moonshine Crea, it wont be long before those giant steps will be taken right here on earth.
Meet the 20:16 MoonWalker Shoes, a laceless loafer that they are able to fit like a glove and quite literally levitate the wearer. The high-tech kicks boast synthetic cloth lunar in gray and white gradient, a padded non-slip tongue and DuPont Tyvek synthetic polyethylene.
The secret to the shoes mojo lies in the two-dozen repelling N45 neodymium magnets found inside the chunky soles. The gravity-defying sensation comes from the magnets being at odds with one another.
Patrick Jreijiri, a mechanical engineer and decorator for the 20:16 MoonWalker, told LiveScience that the shoes are lined with memory foam for extra added convenience. He said the shoes will also avoid the weighty issue of…weight.
“The genius design in it is that it has a 0.24 inch gap between the magnets, and the closer the magnets come to each other, the more pull you will have, ” Jreijiri said. “So, if you’re 132 lbs ., you’ll feel the same thing as if you are 397 lbs.”
Enthusiasm for the shoe is undeniable. On the teams Indiegogo fundraiser page, 1,440 backers pledged $144,856 towards the campaign, eluding the gravity of its initial $20,000 aim. There are four more days to go for this campaign and Moonshine Crea be available to roll out the shoes by the end of the summer.
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