NASA moon boots for sale, with a modern twist


Consumers who've fantasized about taking small steps in NASA moon boots now can fulfill their wish—without becoming an astronaut.

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, a partnership among General Electric, shoe company Android Homme, and shopping site JackThreads will offer 100 pairs of high-top sneakers inspired by the boots astronauts wore to the moon, The Verge reported.


The sale will start on Sunday at 4:18 p.m. ET, the same time as the moon landing, The Verge wrote. Shoppers can grab the shoes for $196.90 on JackThreads.

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The sneakersall gray and silver with a silver glosswill have 1969 engraved near the back heel. GE has promoted the shoe's materials, which include "super-light, heat-resistant carbon fiber," The Verge said.

GE contributed materials and planning to the moon landing.

Read The Verge's full story here.