Have you ever wished your feet were dinosaurs? For the palaeophiliac child or adult in your life (or you!), that dream may soon become a reality, thanks to a based Brooklyn-company called Archaix Laboratories which has created a shoe line called Tricera Hi-Tops.
Like the name suggests, the shoe draws its inspiration from one of the world's best-loved Cretaceous dinos: the three-horned triceratops.
"Sixty-five million years ago, triceratops went extinct," the team wrote on Kickstarter, where it is seeking funding. "A year ago, the idea for Tricera Hi-Tops came into our heads. After a lot of Googling to confirm these weren't already a thing, we got to work to make them a thing."
The high-top shoes are in the shape of the triceratops' head, built around the basic shape of a sports sneaker. They slip on the feet and fasten with Velcro, using similar materials, the team said, as high performance running shoes, over which sits a moulded synthetic leather dinosaur face.
"Tricera Hi-Tops are comfortable. We do not recommend them for a triathlon, but they are breathable, functional shoes that feel like an athletic sneaker," Archaix wrote.
The team is producing a full run of kid and adult sizes, with kids coming in at a minimum pledge of $88 (which would be AU$94, £53) and adults $99 (which would be AU$106, £59). Sadly, these kicks ship in the US only; Archaix Laboratories has suggestions in the FAQ about shipping proxies. Head on over to the Kickstarter project page to get started on your journey to stompy joy.
Update, Monday at 2:00 p.m. PT: The Tricera Hi-Tops ship in the US only.