The Moon Boot!

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, what better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing than by celebrating one of the most conspicuous technological spin-offs of that landmark?

Thus, the Manolo gives you, The Moon Boot!

The White Moon Boot from Tecnica!  Manolo adores!The Newspaper Moon Boot!

Moon Boots in All the Color of the Rainbows!

Invented in 1971 by the Italian ski-boot manufacturer Technica as the apres-ski footwear, the Moon Boot exactly captures the goofy, can-do, techo-nerd aesthetic of the moon race.

For the comparison’s sake, here, from the NASA website, are the pictures of Neil Armstrong’s actual moon boot!

Neil Armstongs Moon Boots!

Of the course, like Tang and Velcro, Moon Boots have become the indispensable part of the popular culture.

Dance, Moon Boot Boy, Dance!

“They’re basically moon boots but have better traction and are more aerodynamic. You should probably get a pair.”

Like all fashion trends of the postwar era, moon boots have waxed and waned, with the most recent revival occurring in 2004 when they appeared in the Anna Sui fall runway show. By the next year, designers as different as Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior, were producing their own versions.

The Marc Jacobs Moon Boot.Dior Moon Boots!

Since that point, high fashion snow boots, essentially variations on the Technica Moon Boot theme, have become winter time staples.

Ayyyy! Even Pucci makes the Moon Boots!

Pucci Moon Boots!Pucci Makes the Smiles!

Trust the Manolo, if Neil Armstrong had worn these boots in 1969, we would now have the permanent base on the moon, one with the best disco in 500 parsecs, playing nothing but space trance and David Bowie’s greatest hits.

Moon Boots in All the Color of the Rainbows!

Invented in 1971 by the Italian ski-boot manufacturer Technica as the apres-ski footwear, the Moon Boot exactly captures the goofy, can-do, techo-nerd aesthetic of the moon race.

For the comparison’s sake, here, from the NASA website, are the pictures of Neil Armstrong’s actual moon boot!

Neil Armstongs Moon Boots!

Of the course, like Tang and Velcro, Moon Boots have become the indispensable part of the popular culture.

Dance, Moon Boot Boy, Dance!

“They’re basically moon boots but have better traction and are more aerodynamic. You should probably get a pair.”

Like all fashion trends of the postwar era, moon boots have waxed and waned, with the most recent revival occurring in 204 when they appeared in the Anna Sui fall runway show. By the next year, designers as different as Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior, were producing their own versions.

The Marc Jacobs Moon Boot.Dior Moon Boots!

Since that point, high fashion snow boots, essentially variations on the Technica Moon Boot theme, have become winter time staples.

Ayyyy! Even Pucci makes the Moon Boots!

Pucci Moon Boots!Pucci Makes the Smiles!

Trust the Manolo, if Neil Armstrong had worn these boots in 1969, we would now have the permanent base on the moon, one with the best disco in 500 parsecs, playing nothing but space trance and David Bowie’s greatest hits.

Moon Boots in All the Color of the Rainbows!

Invented in 1971 by the Italian ski-boot manufacturer Technica as the apres-ski footwear, the Moon Boot exactly captures the goofy, can-do, techo-nerd aesthetic of the moon race.

For the comparison’s sake, here, from the NASA website, are the pictures of Neil Armstrong’s actual moon boot!

Neil Armstongs Moon Boots!

Of the course, like Tang and Velcro, Moon Boots have become the indispensable part of the popular culture.

Dance, Moon Boot Boy, Dance!

“They’re basically moon boots but have better traction and are more aerodynamic. You should probably get a pair.”

Like all fashion trends of the postwar era, moon boots have waxed and waned, with the most recent revival occurring in 204 when they appeared in the Anna Sui fall runway show. By the next year, designers as different as Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior, were producing their own versions.

The Marc Jacobs Moon Boot.Dior Moon Boots!

Since that point, high fashion snow boots, essentially variations on the Technica Moon Boot theme, have become winter time staples.

Ayyyy! Even Pucci makes the Moon Boots!

Pucci Moon Boots!Pucci Makes the Smiles!

Trust the Manolo, if Neil Armstrong had worn these boots in 1969, we would now have the permanent base on the moon, one with the best disco in 500 parsecs, playing nothing but space trance and David Bowie’s greatest hits.

Moon Boots in All the Color of the Rainbows!

Invented in 1971 by the Italian ski-boot manufacturer Technica as the apres-ski footwear, the Moon Boot exactly captures the goofy, can-do, techo-nerd aesthetic of the moon race.

For the comparison’s sake, here, from the NASA website, are the pictures of Neil Armstrong’s actual moon boot!

Neil Armstongs Moon Boots!

Of the course, like Tang and Velcro, Moon Boots have become the indispensable part of the popular culture.

Dance, Moon Boot Boy, Dance!

“They’re basically moon boots but have better traction and are more aerodynamic. You should probably get a pair.”

Like all fashion trends of the postwar era, moon boots have waxed and waned, with the most recent revival occurring in 204 when they appeared in the Anna Sui fall runway show. By the next year, designers as different as Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior, were producing their own versions.

The Marc Jacobs Moon Boot.Dior Moon Boots!

Since that point, high fashion snow boots, essentially variations on the Technica Moon Boot theme, have become winter time staples.

Ayyyy! Even Pucci makes the Moon Boots!

Pucci Moon Boots!Pucci Makes the Smiles!

Trust the Manolo, if Neil Armstrong had worn these boots in 1969, we would now have the permanent base on the moon, one with the best disco in 500 parsecs, playing nothing but space trance and David Bowie’s greatest hits.

Moon Boots in All the Color of the Rainbows!

Invented in 1971 by the Italian ski-boot manufacturer Technica as the apres-ski footwear, the Moon Boot exactly captures the goofy, can-do, techo-nerd aesthetic of the moon race.

For the comparison’s sake, here, from the NASA website, are the pictures of Neil Armstrong’s actual moon boot!

Neil Armstongs Moon Boots!

Of the course, like Tang and Velcro, Moon Boots have become the indispensable part of the popular culture.

Dance, Moon Boot Boy, Dance!

“They’re basically moon boots but have better traction and are more aerodynamic. You should probably get a pair.”

Like all fashion trends of the postwar era, moon boots have waxed and waned, with the most recent revival occurring in 204 when they appeared in the Anna Sui fall runway show. By the next year, designers as different as Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior, were producing their own versions.

The Marc Jacobs Moon Boot.Dior Moon Boots!

Since that point, high fashion snow boots, essentially variations on the Technica Moon Boot theme, have become winter time staples.

Ayyyy! Even Pucci makes the Moon Boots!

Pucci Moon Boots!Pucci Makes the Smiles!

Trust the Manolo, if Neil Armstrong had worn these boots in 1969, we would now have the permanent base on the moon, one with the best disco in 500 parsecs, playing nothing but space trance and David Bowie’s greatest hits.

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12 Responses to “The Moon Boot!”




  1. Kriti Says:

    Ahh!! I love these! I wish I were in Asia right now so I could see the eclipse!




  2. phyllis Says:

    On college I owrekd at at restaurant wher eht owner (whi skied) had the full fur version of these. I’ll never forget the night he wore them and stpped into a glue trap. Ihad to go to anoterh floor, I wa




  3. phyllis Says:

    On college I worked at the Hampshire House in Boston and the owner (who skied a lot) had the full Yeti-fur version of these. I’ll never forget the night he stepped into a glue trap. I had to go to another floor, I was laughing so hard.




  4. Rachel of Cyberia Says:

    Everyone seemed to have these in elementary school (late 70s). Except me of course. They usually wore them with rainbow-striped toe socks.




  5. raincoaster Says:

    Those Puccis remind me of the Martian disco dream sequence in the movie Thunderbirds Are Go.

    This will do as a substitute:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g2W_JF8QfE




  6. Sarah Says:

    I grew up in Idaho, and the Moon boot fad didn’t hit until the mid-80s. I was in 4th grade when I got my first pair, and I was very proud to finally be “up” with the crowd. Of course, mine looked nothing like these… mine were more of the used-industrial type with holes in the top that were forever leaking snow. If only I could have worn the yeti-fur…




  7. Chicklet Says:

    Will the Manolo think ill of me if I say I kind of want the apple-green ones from Technica? I ascribe these feelings to being something of a can-do nerd.




  8. tall shoes Says:

    When I first see this shoe, I thought it’s ugly. But when I check it more carefully, I think it will get hot in two years…haha




  9. Faye Prettyhead Says:

    Wow they are lush! I still dont thikn I would give up my Uggs for a pair though.




  10. UK GHD Says:

    is Bing is style really that unhealthy?




  11. Craig Says:

    Hey!

    Do you know where to buy the Moon Boot with the Newspaper style?!?!

    Moon Boot News!

    Any help appreciated!!

    Thanks :o)
    Craig.




  12. liche Says:

    i want the newsprint moonboots













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