Gravity-Defying MoonWalker Shoes Launch On Crowdfunding Site

MoonWalker gravity-defying shoes
MoonWalker gravity-defying shoes.
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No need to head to the gym or give up your favorite late-night snacks to feel light on your feet. MoonWalker shoes have developed a technology that mimics the feeling of walking on the moon. Launched this month on crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com, the company has a goal of raising $20,000 within 34 more days.

The collection features two futuristic unisex slip-0n styles — the 20:16 MoonWalker and 20:16 MoonWalker V2. The moon-walking feeling comes from two layers with powerful N45 Neodymium magnets strategically placed so that the north poles face — and repel —each other, leaving wearers feeling light on their feet.

MoonWalker shoes MoonWalker shoes feature magnets in the soles that repel each other. Courtesy of brand.

The outer layer of the shoe is a smooth synthetic fabric in gray and white with a padded tongue and a memory foam footbed for enhanced comfort and support. The outsoles are made of textured rubber for slip resistance. The 20:16 V2 also employs technology that can be controlled using a smartphone app to connect to social media.

When the campaign is finished, participants will receive an email to register for a pair of shoes. Shipments are slated to begin in mid-August 2016, with additional information available on Moon Walker’s website.