World’s Fastest Shoe Will Make User Walk 250% Faster At Speed Of 7 Mph
Robotics engineers claimed they’ve invented “the world’s fastest shoes” that will make people easily walk at speeds topping out at 7 mph.
The battery-powered kicks – called Moonwalkers – look like skates that can be strapped onto regular shoes, but they’re reportedly powered by AI and an algorithm that allows users to walk normally without any hand control.
“Moonwalkers are not skates. They’re shoes. The world’s fastest shoes actually,” Xunjie Zang, founder and CEO of Shift Robotics, wrote on the company’s website.
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“You don’t skate in them. You walk. You don’t have to learn how to use them, the shoes learn from you.”
He added that Moonwalkers are “not something you lace up and wobble away on – they’re highly engineered additions to your shoes that you strap on and walk at the speed of a run.”
The technology means you can go up and down stairs or stop at intersections without fear of a crash, the company claims.
The Moonwalkers went for sale Monday as part of a Kickstarter campaign, with release expected in March 2023 at a retail price of $1,399 — though contributors to the fundraising site are offered a discount.