Well not only does this make two spring related posts today, it also makes this Inspector Gadget week at Geekologie, first with the personal copter and now the Z-coil spring shoes. First utilized by a clumsy cartoon inspector in the mid 80's, these shoes guarantee to aid you in your mission of capturing Dr. Claw and putting an end to M.A.D.'s illegal operations.
UPDATE: Okay, it turns out I bought a pair of these online one night when I was drunk and they just came. I've been running around the neighborhood and I've got to say, they're surprisingly comfy. I'm gonna take them out in a minute and do some tests to see how high they make me jump.
UPDATE: Not high enough to clear a bus, somebody call an ambulance.
Scariest Vision of the Future on Two Legs [io9]
Thanks to Sebastian, who can jump over buildings with a single leap -- barefooted, for the tip
Shocking news, I know. No word if rocket-powered sneakers are still allowed, but I say go for it. Just don't blow your cover by dunking from half-court or blasting off through the stadium roof after a win.
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