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New spacesuit features boots by Reebok

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Reebok's Floatride Space Boot SB-01
Reebok's Floatride Space Boot SB-01
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Reebok's Floatride Space Boot SB-01
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Reebok's Floatride Space Boot SB-01
The complete Boeing Blue spacesuit, boots included
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The complete Boeing Blue spacesuit, boots included

Astronauts traveling to and from the International Space Station aboard Boeing's new CST-100 Starliner may be wearing Reeboks – and no, we're not talking about tennis shoes. The footwear manufacturer has announced that it teamed up with space suit manufacturer David Clark Company, to create a boot for use in the spacecraft.

Officially known as the Reebok Floatride Space Boot SB-01, it will be part of an entire pressurized suit designed by Boeing exclusively for Starliner crews.

The complete Boeing Blue spacesuit, boots included
The complete Boeing Blue spacesuit, boots included

Incorporating Reebok's Floatride Foam (which has already seen use in regular Earth-bound running shoes), the SB-01 is claimed to be lightweight, comfortable and sleek – particularly when compared to other space boots that have come before it.

According to the company, the boot is being tested by astronauts now. The Starliner is scheduled to begin passenger-carrying flights next year.

Source: Reebok

1 comment
ljaques
Those aren't REAL mag boots...