What the heck are those springy shoes?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Kingsly, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Anyone seen the Discovery Channel 'explore your world' commercial? What the heck are those springy shoes and where can I buy some?!
     
  2. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    I believe they are called Moon Boots. My sister got some for her birthday. I have no idea where they got them. Maybe the discovery store in the mall or someplace else.
     
  3. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Nope, these are like sneakers with huge fiberglass rods sticking out of the heel... kind of like Dr. Vance's right leg in Half Life 2.
     
  4. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, nope. Then they aren't the things that I was thinking. I tried looking in Discoverys online store and I found nothing that seemed similar to what you are describing. Maybe its only a prototype or a prop or something.

    ^^^Those were what I was thinking of.
     
  5. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Nope, I've seen them for sale before, and seen them on TV (discovery channel I think) on a show. Here are some screens:
     

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    I've seen something almost identical worn as a prosthetic limb by a guy working as a tow truck driver. He'd lost both legs when a car plowed into his rig while clearing up an earlier accident.
     
  7. UberMac macrumors 6502

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    Powerisers? Here's a vid of them in action! (WMV, sorry - VLC does fine with it though)

    Uber
     
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  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Has anyone here read Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe? :D
     
  10. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Thats them. Thanks.
     
  11. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    If I were to wear those....I would be in the hospital 10 minutes after purchase.


    Bless
     
  12. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So would I, but it would be a rewarding 10 minutes.
     

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