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Do you remember what it felt like when you first learned how to walk?
When we dared to take those first few steps?
We found ourselves standing there with only one way forward. Even though success was uncertain, we realized the world lay at our feet and, with that, lift off!
In the early days, one of our designs was Marta Pietrosanti's (who has her two own shoe brands and also worked for many major brands in sportswear and fashion like Ferrari (www.ferrari.com), Masnada (www.masnada.it), Mountain Affair (www.mountainaffair.it), and Studio Cocchi (www.studiococchi.it) technical drawings.
That was the biggest thing we had ever done—a new adventure where the sky was the limit. But then we grew up. Perhaps we feel like we have left that all behind.
With the 20:16 MoonWalker we can venture back into the land of excitement and unknown.
*From the MW V1 first prototype real-life testing
The moon-walking sensation comes from two layers within the shoe. Each layer is made up of powerful N45 magnets that are strategically placed so the north poles face each other. This creates a repellent force, which leaves you light on your feet and happy as an astronaut. Beauty in simplicity.
The final touch is a comfy
sole made from memory foam that hugs the unique shape of your foot, making it
the perfect fit to moonwalk your way through life.
How will MoonWalker bring back the exhilarating feelings you experienced as a child learning to walk for the first time? The secret lies in some pretty amazing technology.
Hidden beneath the incredibly durable yet soft and breathable fabric, under an inner sole of comfortable memory foam, rest two separate layers that hold something you definitely wouldn’t expect to find in a shoe.
are slim, ultra-powerful N45 Neodymium magnets. These magnets are generally
used to lift anything from massive barbells to cars. Strategically positioned
in the shoe, the magnets repel each other and push the layers apart. The
result? A force field that keeps you suspended in space. Of course, a lot has
gone into the research and development of this product.
We've done numerous CAD blueprints, prototype after prototype, tweaked and tested everything, including grip, magnetic power, breathability, durability, comfort, and street performance.
The outer layer is a smooth
synthetic fabric in gray and white gradient featuring a padded, non-slip
tongue. The inside is a DuPont Tyvek synthetic polyethylene, which is the same
material used by NASA on their space station modules.
What really matters is the feeling. And it
Have you ever experienced what it’s like to levitate? Let’s just say you’ll be over the moon. Get ready to rediscover the joy of walking. In 2016, take your first steps—with MoonWalker.
Features:The 20:16 MoonWalker has a sleek,futuristicyet urban design for the men and women on a mission: to conquer the world with their feet.
On the outside: smooth synthetic fabric lunar in gray and white gradient, featuring a padded non-slip tongue for the "Houston, we're ready to roll" lifestyle.
On the inside,DuPont Tyvek synthetic polyethylene—the same material used by NASA on their space station modules.
The "moon-walking sensation" streams and flows from and within two main layers separated by a small gap. Attached to each layer, thin, yet powerful, N45 magnets.
What do the N45 magnets achieve?When the north pole of each magnet faces each other, a repellent force being created between them, making you, "The Moonwalker," light on your feet. Soon you'll be leaping and bounding like a happy astronaut.
The final touchcomes in the shape and form of a comfy memory foam sole that hugs the unique shape of your foot, making the 20:16 MoonWalker a perfect fit to moonwalk your way through life.
As kids we all dream of growing up to be an astronaut. The 20:16 MoonWalker is a step toward making the ultimate fantasy a larger-than-life reality. The main purpose of this crowdfunding campaign is to inspire the dreamer in you: that little kid who looks up at the moon every night believing in the power of his/her own footprint.
While we understand we aren’t saving the world, we have created something revolutionary in the world of footwear. While we might not be rocket scientists building Mars-bound spaceships, we are planning, designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing, and producing a product that we hope will enrich your lives. This requires a certain amount of funding, and while we have done our best to cover as many costs as we can, there are some aspects that we need some assistance with. This is where we could use your help.
Just as NASA doesn’t send astronauts into space without a valuable team and top-of-the-line equipment, we have no intentions of sending out a sub-par product and we need you to help out as part of our team. If this inspires you as much as it does us, we are asking you to become a backer and support our campaign. Also, by liking and sharing this link with your friends, family, and colleagues we may be able to see something beautiful on the horizon.
What about my size, color, and quantity preference?
When the campaign ends, you will receive an e-mail to register at our website asking for specific information, such as colors, sizes, and quantity.
When will the 20:16 MoonWalker be ready to ship? We plan to ship all MoonWalkers (backed here) beginning mid-August so that you may enjoy them all summer long!
Will the 20:16 MoonWalker come in differences shoe sizes? Of course. The choice about different shoe sizes will be presented after the campaign as a survey.
Will the 20:16 MoonWalker be available in children's sizes? No, for now. The smallest will be 36 in Euro size for ladies and gents, and the biggest size will be 47,5 in Euro size.
UPDATE 23, December 2015:
Thanks to Laurie Sykora: Women’s US size 9.5 is now available!
UPDATE 02, January 2016:
Thanks to Darren Ellis: Men’s US size 13 and 13.5 are now available!
UPDATE 06, January 2016:
Thanks to our beloved backers: Women’s US size 10 and Men's US Size 12.5 is now available!
UPDATE 19, January 2016:
ABOUT DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS or being a Distributor or having the rights to sell MWs:
As of now, we're focusing on the live campaign. We will open a web shop to sell the shoes exclusively in the first half of 2017. After that, we will try to reach more people and broaden our distribution channels by making exclusive agreements.
Is there a system on these shoes to tighten them somehow?
In order to make our shoes comfortable and versatile for a wide range of sizes and widths of feet, we chose not to include laces. This allows the shoes to stretch as needed and fit like a glove (or a perfect-fit shoe!). After the campaign is complete, every backer will receive a survey to identify his/her size, width, color, and other options.
About Upgrading / Changing the Perks:
Backers can control their perks on their profile page (www.indiegogo.com) on the top right corner. Click your name then choose "My Contributions."
What is the difference between MW V1 & MW V2? V1 has no e-paper (E-Ink) feature.
Can the 20:16
MoonWalker get wet? Are they waterproof? Yes, they can get wet. They are water resistant, but as they "breathe" they are NOT waterproof.
How can I clean up my 20:16 MoonWalker? Are they machine washable? No, they are not machine washable. Spot clean only.
I’m an international backer. Can you ship the 20:16 MoonWalker to my country? Sure thing. Also for a limited time, starting from the campaign's launch here (and in quantity) all international and national shippings will be FREE!
Can I become a distributor of the 20:16 MoonWalker? Yes, but first we need to complete the campaign successfully before we begin mass production.
Is NASA somehow involved with the development of the 20:16 MoonWalker? No.
In what way is the MoonWalker better than a regular shoe? We say "better," even though that's not too objective. Try them out and see for yourself!
Is there a weight limit for the MoonWalker shoes? No. It's like a regular shoe in principle, but for the "magnetic" (the main basic feature of MW) to work best it's better to be less than 286 pounds (~130 Kgs).
Can you run in the MoonWalker shoe? Yes, but they are not meant to be running shoes.
If I have questions, how can I reach your team? Contact us by messaging here on Indiegogo, or via our Facebook page, or anytime by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We don’t go to work in horse-drawn carriages, we don’t use rotary telephones to communicate, and we certainly don’t browse through our songs on cassette tapes. With the giant leaps in technological advances and human innovation why should we have to wear the same old boring shoes in our everyday lives?
Mankind is amazing. All of us are capable of looking up at the moon, night after night, and imagining, dreaming of, and inventing something that defies gravity. We’ve done that. Plus these shoes feel amazing!
Are you ready to move forward in an innovative way? Are you ready for the 20:16 MoonWalker shoes? We are.
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