The Pop Culture has been a major part our population since late 1900's. The flashy lights and sparkly dresses became a synonym for glamour. And when 'Pop' was combined with music, it produced dazzling results. One such twinkling star was Michael Jackson.
MJ, the king of pop, was the greatest entertainer we have known. He had given us great music, great dance moves and greatest of showmanship. Some of his iconic moves include the Moonwalk, Tippy Toes, Anti-Gravity Lean and so much more. People try their best to imitate his style.
It is correctly said about him – No one can ever fill his shoes. And talking about 'his shoes', there was a secret, but very creative genius behind them which allowed the king of pop to defy gravity.
We here are about to unveil this secret genius, to you. Let's find out.
Not only with his songs, but Michael Jackson also set fire on the stage, figuratively, with his unique dance moves. To this day, years after his demise, his impression among the dancers of the world has not faded.
His iconic dances included the Moonwalk, Tippy Toes, Anti-Gravity Lean and many more. One move, out of many, has had the spectators baffled. Whoever witnessed his 'Lean', wondered how he did that.
The iconic Anti-gravity Lean, first performed on Smooth Criminal, and very smoothly.
The secret behind his iconic 45-degree Forward Lean, the one he first orchestrated for the video of Smooth Criminal, has been revealed. Take a look at these shoes.
MJ created these shoes along with the help of Michael L. Bush and Dennis Tompkins in 1992.
Showing how the upper part of the shoes were modified in order to provide maximum flexibility in boot form. And this gave him the ability to lean at such inhuman angles.
The heels of the shoes were designed so as to hinge a person to the floor, with the help of strong nails on the floor the persons' feet were fixed on which one can lean quite a bit over the toppling point in the forward direction.
It became the greatest mystery of the time and was also the point of revolution in the field of performing arts for the use of such genius designs. As for Michael Jackson, he always went forward and is still one of the greatest in the field.
The Google document stating the details of the patent for the shoes.
This is the original document recording MJ's patent over his shoes. He truly was a genius!