General Electric Selling Apollo 11-Esque Moon Boot Sneakers
To commemorate their role in the space race, General Electric is selling sneakers made from the same material as the boots of the Apollo 11 mission.By Ben Lawson | July 18, 2014
Forty-five years after Neil Armstrong took a giant leap for mankind, General Electric has taken a small step — into shoe design.
The company announced Thursday it will sell commemorative sneakers, dubbed The Missions, designed with some of the same materials that were used in Armstrong's boot when he made that famous footprint on the moon. (Via Twitter / @generalelectric)
The shoes will represent GE's role in developing materials that the Apollo 11 astronauts wore during the first moon landing. The sneakers have parts made from carbon fiber commonly used in jet engines and a waterproof coating similar to materials that prevent ice from forming on wind turbines.