MoonWalker announced the launch of an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the production of a new shoe with an anti-gravity effect. The shoes are specially designed to recreate what it feels like to walk on the moon.
The futuristic footwear company is attempting to raise $20,000 before January 31, 2016 with its IndieGoGo campaign. The company received 24 percent of their goal to date.
The 20:16 MoonWalker shoe contains slim, powerful N45 Neodymium magnets in its sole, which were originally developed for use in the auto industry. The magnets are positioned in the shoes to repel each other and suspend the wearer. The inside of the shoe features DuPont Tyvek synthetic polyethylene, which is the same material used by NASA on their space station modules, and a comfortable memory foam insole.
The shoe is available in four colorways (gray, blue, purple and teal) in men’s sizes 9-12 and women’s sizes 6-9.5. The company plans to begin shipping pairs in mid-August 2016.
MoonWalker is also working on the release of the 20:16 MoonWalker V2, which uses E-Ink display technology to present a customizable image on the outsole of the shoe that can be controlled by a smartphone app.