Instruction For Painful Death #1,232: Wear Power Boots

russian power boots

By David Ponce

We’ve covered creations that had the potential to remove your sorry, adrenaline-craving little ass from the gene pool many times before. For an idea, go here, here, here, here or here. And now, we bring you yet another: the power boots, from Russian scientist Viktor Gordeyev. Lets try to be nice and avoid all the “In Soviet Russia…” jokes, ok guys? (just kidding, go nuts)

The Power Boots use biofuels, such as biodiesel, vegetable oil, SVO, waste vegetable oil (WVO) and 12 inch pistons to propel their wearer up to 25mph and take strides of up to 12 feet. And, while they are not the first “stride assistants” we’ve come across, we believe they are the first that use combustion of any kind to achieve their intended effect. Now, 25mph and 12 inch steps seems manageable, but we wonder how long it’ll be before someone replaces the relatively tame biofuels with something a little more explosive, “just to see”.

Well, in any case, we’ve included two videos of the boots in action. They’re taken from a Russian telecast, so if anyone speaks the language… could you enlighten us with more details?

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12 thoughts on “Instruction For Painful Death #1,232: Wear Power Boots”

  1. Screw Mario Bros, those are the things that Springheeled Jack is wearing in the early part of Charles Stross’s novel ‘Accelerando’. Sometimes the insanity of an idea is vastly outweighed by its science-fictional cool factor. This is one of those times.

    Not sure I’d wanna try them out myself, though…

  2. Power Boots boots will be for sale in England for around 1500 sterlings. As they say their developers team have nearly 60 other crazy ideas working.
    As an excuse to not demonstrating max speed they say that the guy jumps on straight legs with an unusual feeling that somebody’s pulling him at the back. Need time to get used.
    . They intend to provide police and delivery services with such power boots in the future.. so watch out 🙂

  3. it doesnt seem that you can dou high jumps from stand. also this guy has problems steering and balancing itself..

    for power i would prefer the kangaroo-boots over this. (no engine, more power)

  4. I think they’re saying “You’d have to be a bit weird to buy these… they can kill you!!! Have fun watching a clip of a man then a woman (assisted) run around!

  5. They intend to sell the first 10,000 pairs for 1,500 sterlings per pair, makes a nice christmas present.1,500.00 United Kingdom Pounds = 2,823.76 USD, correct me if I’m wrong.

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