Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal and Renaissance Man

Did you know that Michael Jackson held a genuine US patent for the special shoes that allowed him to do the famous "lean" in his "Smooth Criminal" video pictured above?
That's right. He did that dance move using a pair of special shoes. They had a wedge shaped groove in the heel designed to catch on a nail that would rise from the floor as the dancers stepped over them. That's a couple of the illustrations from the patent.

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