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Shift Robotics, the robotics and engineering company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, has just unveiled “the world’s fastest shoes”.

The Moonwalkers are battery-powered shoes that help increase walking speed by up to 250%. This is achieved by incorporating a state-of-the-art DC motor, eight polyurethane wheels and a gearbox that drives the superimposed wheels. It also simulates larger diameter wheels to adapt to uneven terrain. Charging takes just an hour and a half and they have a range of up to almost 10 km. They also include a ‘Lock’ mode for climbing stairs.

“Moonwalkers are not skates, they are shoes. The fastest in the world,” says Xunjie Zang, founder and CEO of Shift Robotics.

Visit the Kickstarter website and reserve yours now.

And speaking of shoes… Did you know that the Balenciaga x adidas Destroyer Stan Smith could be released this week?