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July 23rd, 2009

For the ceramist who has everything – Toasty Feet

Published on July 23rd, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Since everyone has warm, nostalgic feelings for NASA and its technology this week, here’s the latest in aerogel doodads:

Toasty Feet insoles provide a thermal barrier between your feet and the ground by using the nonporous insulating material – aerogel. This nanotechnology, developed for and used by NASA, is the lightest and lowest-density solid known to exist. Aerogel has the highest thermal insulation value of any solid material available today, allowing it to block both heat and cold efficiently, while remaining light and thin enough to fit comfortably in almost any shoe or boot. Without this protection, your feet will become the temperature of the ground on which you stand. With aerogel-infused insoles, your foot temperature will remain constantly comfortable, avoiding the heat loss and gain you would otherwise experience.

Aerogel-infused?!?!? Oh well – I still smell stocking-stuffers!


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