Moonwalkers - the world's fastest shoes

A project in Pittsburgh, PA by Shift Robotics

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Walk at the speed of a run while staying on the sidewalks
Backers: 570
Average Pledge Per Backer: $578

Funded: $329,410 of $90,000
Dates: Oct 25th -> Nov 24th (31 days)
Project By: Shift Robotics
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Latest News

'Moonwalkers': These AI-powered strap-on shoes can make you walk three times faster

August 24th - via:
The AI-powered, TikTok-famous "Moonwalkers" can be strapped onto your shoes to make you reach a top walking speed of 11 km/h. (Read More)

The $1,400, TikTok-Famous Shoes That Make You Walk Faster

May 15th - via:
The video features people walking through cities and office spaces, appearing to exert a normal amount of effort — but gliding around at superhuman speeds. That's because the shoe will make you walk 250% faster, according to Xunjie Zhang, who developed it. (Read More)

The sound of Moonwalkers

November 21st - via:
Recently we have had a few people ask us about the Moonwalker sound. The noise is the result of our brushless DC motor spinning at the top speed and driving the gearbox to provide a high-torque, high-speed drive of all 8 wheels.  Two things to be... (Read More)

Hundreds of smiles on Moonwalkers

November 21st - via:
Last Wednesday, we had the opportunity for the public to try Moonwalkers in the robotics capital of the world, right here in Pittsburgh. We had hundreds of people try Moonwalkers and produced hundreds of smiles. The learning curve varies from person... (Read More)

Wrapping up PVT build

November 14th - via:
Hi Backers! I hope you all had a great weekend! As we continue pushing through the pre-production phase, we are super excited to announce that we have completed the Product Validation Testing(PVT)! This is the last step before officially commencing... (Read More)

'World's Fastest Shoes' Make an Insane Promise

November 11th - via:
The shoes strap onto your regular footwear like fancy sandals. Each shoe sports a hinged design mean to enable a normal walking motion while eight powered wheels move you forward faster than you could go on your own. (Read More)

Time for a test walk!

November 4th - via:
Hey Backers! We have exciting news for you - we will be offering beta walks in one of the largest robotic expos on Nov 16th! Come and meet the dev team behind Moonwalkers! We can't wait to moonwalk with you soon! Shift Team  (Read More)

Moonwalkers Dramatically Increase Your Walking Speed

October 28th - via:
Moonwalkers are a bit like motorized roller skates and they can fit just about any shoe. It is a bit like walking on a moving sidewalk at any airport — you’re still walking, but the Moonwalkers’ motors impart a little extra speed whenever they’re in contact with the ground. (Read More)

Thank you so much! Moonwalkers are fully funded!

October 27th - via:
Dear Moonwalkers Backers, You amaze us! Thanks to you, we achieved our $90,000 goal in less than 52 hours, and the momentum continues. We've been overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the questions, comments, and words of support flowing into our... (Read More)

Thanks for taking a small step with us!

October 25th - via:
Thank you to our early backers who helped us fulfill the Founder's Edition level in under 15 min from the campaign going live! We are now well on our way to changing urban mobility.   (Read More)

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