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"In 1977, it took about eight months for a slightly faster more refined mechanism to put punk in the window of Holt Renfrew. It's gotten faster ever since."
- William Gibson

Magnetic Sandals  
  Special footgear to walk in zero-gee spacecraft.  

Jim Davis had come into view... He bounced by, walking on magnetic sandals, looking like a comedian as he bobbed about the magnetic plates. "Hi, group," he called as he went by.
From The Warriors, by Larry Niven.
Published by Worlds of If in 1966
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Compare magnetic sandals to magnetic-soled shoes from Murray Leinster's 1953 novel Space Tug and the magnetized boots from Manly Wade Wellman's 1941 story Lost Rocket. A slightly different technology is used in the nifty grip shoes from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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