Michael Jackson’s Dancing Shoes

Everybody know how Michael Jackson rocks the world with his amazing moonwalk, but one thing that make me wonder most how he and his dancers could lean at 45-degree angles that I saw it in one of his video clips. I thought it was a camera trick, but now I know that I was wrong. It’s not a camera trick, it’s a true movement which can be achieved with the help of special shoes. The shoes is patented on Jun 29, 1992 and Jacko is one of its inventors along with Michael L. Bush, and Dennis Tompkins.

A system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forwardly beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing a specially designed pair of shoes which will engage with a hitch member movably projectable through a stage surface. The shoes have a specially designed heel slot which can be detachably engaged with the hitch member by simply sliding the shoe wearer’s foot forward, thereby engaging with the hitch member.

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