Wednesday, July 8, 2009

MJ's Secret to Moonwalking

Who would have thought that Michael Jackson was also an inventor? Apparently, he has a US-patented pair of shoes to "defy" gravity—just for his famous moonwalk dance. So, that's the secret! And to think we've all been trying to copy this trademark dance move back in the early '90s!

Here's what I got online:

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...
Inventors: Michael J. Jackson, Michael L. Bush, Dennis Tompkins
Assignees: Triumph International, Inc.
Primary Examiner: M. Denise Patterson

Plus, the documents:

Fascinating, isn't it? And only he can pull off the white socks/black shoes combo ;) I find myself attracted to his rockin' '80s look, and think this pair of women's oxford shoes by Melissa Joy + J. Maskrey is the key to pulling off his style. Released date is this weekend at MIX, Greenbelt 5. Price: P10,950.

J. Maskrey's trademark Swarovski studs are worthy of the King of Pop's brilliant dance moves.

For those who are sick of black, grey would be a great alternative. These also look good with fold-up trousers or jeans. Very in-trend!

* I still can't believe the King of Pop is gone :( I know it's been said sooo many times, but his music, his dance moves, his style and his legacy will live on and transcend time. Truly, MJ, you're finally in the happiest place that you've been dreaming of.

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