"When you're making a revolution in cyberspace, things look rather different from the way the 1980s cyberpunks wrote it."
Compare to other specialized footgear like grip shoes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke, magnetic-soled shoes from Space Tug, by Murray Leinster, magnetic shoes from The Dual World by Arthur K. Barnes, magnetic sandals from The Warriors (1966) by Larry Niven, magneslippers from Accidental Flight (1952) by WF Wallace and magnetized boots from Lost Rocket (1941) by Manly Wade Wellman.
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