Even if the field of space colonization really picks up in the next few years, most of us will still probably never be able to experience the sensation of walking in zero-gravity. But all of us with $139 to blow on novelty sneakers can experience the next best thing with a pair of 20:16 MoonWalker sneakers.
The 20:16 MoonWalker is constructed with a double layer that holds strong N45 magnets, positioned opposite one another. The resultant magnetic repulsion gives the wearer of the sneakers a unique sensation of floating above the ground – not quite the same as walking on the moon, but a nice earthbound equivalent.
It’s a sensation that 315 people on IndieGoGo have expressed an interest in so far – you can join them here, where pre-orders on the 20:16 MoonWalker sneakers start at $139 and up. There’s even a version 2.0 in the works, with electronic ink detailing, so these are clearly sneakers for which no gimmick is too outlandish.