New Kinetic Boots Could Help Marines Shed Battery Weight

by , 07/13/14
filed under: Design, Ecouterre

Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin boots, kinetic boots, human powered boots, kinetic power, military apparel, renewable energy in the military

Military personnel do a lot of marching. And hiking. And running. They move a lot, whether on base or on a mission. While moving, Marines also carry up to 15 pounds of batteries in order to charge all their devices while in the field. Which is not awesome. Now, Lockheed Martin and Canadian boot maker STC Footwear have teamed up to lighten the load while keeping devices powered up. Their Kinetic Boots harness the power of each soldier’s footstep without weighing them down. Follow the link below to learn how they work.


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