Reebok has announced the creation of a brand new "Floatride Space Boot" which was developed for an upcoming mission to the International Space Station. 

Teaming up with David Clark Company, Reebok has implemented its Floatride Foam technology—utilized in it’s top-of-the-line Floatride running shoe---in the brand new space boot, the Floatride Space Boot SB-01. The new boot is the first innovation in space-footwear in over 50 years.

In addition to the Space Boot SB-01, the development journey behind both Floatride Run and Floatride Space Boot, SB-01 has ignited another Reebok Running innovation, the Reebok Floatride 100g Racer (100g in men’s size 9).

Per Reebok,

“Weight is a huge factor in space travel with just a single pound having big financial implications. Traditional space boots were made of rigid leather with firm soles and were not integrated into the actual space suit,” said Matt Montross, from Reebok Innovation. “Reebok Floatride Foam introduced three revolutionary elements to the space boot; it decreased the overall weight significantly, it brought the added comfort in a space boot and support that you would expect in a running shoe and it delivered a new level of sleekness and style.”

The Floatride Racer will feature a feather-lite midsole (weighing under an ounce), single layer engineered mesh upper and weight optimized full coverage outsole, and will be available for purchase in 2018.