If you've ever had the desire to jump around like a kangaroo, now you have the opportunity! A new athletic shoe has been introduced on the market, complete with spring-loaded, mini-trampolines on the soles which allows the wearer to hop around just like Australia's most famous marsupial.
The new athletic shoes, dubbed Kangoo Jumps, retail for around $265 US (£166) and have already made a splash Down Under, as well as in Europe and South Africa, and have already arrived on US shores just in time for the Spring fitness season.
The manufacturers claim the shoes protect your knees and other joints while exercising by taking away up to 80 per cent of the impact. They also claim they can increase endurance, improve weight loss and help sculpture your thighs and buttocks into rippling, muscular masses.
Kangoo Jumps are fastened just like roller blades or ski boots, with quick-release buckles and sturdy straps. Once they’re on, the wearer will need to practice walking and jumping in them to become accustomed to the sensation and to discover their center of gravity. With a little practice, you will be hopping like the Easter bunny (while perhaps drawing some laughs from passersby).