Ever wished you could jump several feet in the air, or run down the street with giant hopping strides that would dwarf efforts of ordinary mortals?
Dale Omilusik, a mechanic and truck driver from Calgary, Canada, has.
Even back in grade school, he used to draw pictures of people with springs on their shoes. But unlike so many childhood fantasies, this one come true for Omilusik--and he has recently patented it.
Omilusik calls his new invention the Spring Boot. It consists of four coil springs embedded in a plastic base that is molded around the sole of a leather boot.
To assure a good grip on the ground, there is a cylinder of non-skid rubber or plastic on the bottom of each spring. "The non-skid bottoms and the special springs are what give my boots the control earlier models lacked," explains Omilusik. "To turn left, you lean to the left--the springs do the rest."