NEW! Softstar Anti-Gravity Hover Shoes

★★★★★ 38 Reviews

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Utilizing the latest in anti-gravity technology, Softstar Shoes is proud to introduce the world's first fully-functional Hovershoe®! Glide effortlessly over the ground in our flexible, weightless design.

NOTE: Due to high demand, Hovershoe® orders are limited to one pair per customer. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery.

Price: $295.00



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After many years of research, we're proud to introduce the world's first fully functional Hovershoe®.

The shoe designers at Softstar are big fans of the Back to the Future movies, and our company was founded in 1985—the year of the movie's release. Inspired by events in the films, we set the goal long ago to develop a working hover shoe by the year 2015. While this seemed like an impossible dream only two years ago, recent innovations in anti-gravity technology along with much hard work and collaboration with some of the world's leading developers of hover technology have made it a reality.

Available now as a stylish Dash RunAmoc or a springtime Solstice Sandal, these Softstar Hovershoes® maintain our signature minimalist design, allowing toes to flex and spread for natural, barefoot-like movement. When you grow tired of walking (or are ready for some fun), simply flip a switch on the heel and let yourself soar!


  • Patented built-in gryroscopes insure you never fall over!
  • Hover height: 12"–22", depending on weight (max 315 lbs).
  • Each shoe powerd by two fusion-cell batteries #040115 (included)
  • Dimensions: 16.2" x 7.4" x 2.9" (plus height of leather shoe). Weight: 2.3 lbs.
  • Not intended for use over water.
  • Uppers made from our natural non-toxic leather, colored with food grade dye.
  • Minimalst design: zero drop between heel and sole.
  • Can be worn with or without socks.
  • Handcrafted at our workshop in Oregon, USA.
  • Fully returnable in accordance with the terms of our return/exchange policy.
  • Design-Your-Own styles will be available soon!

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They mean it when they say not for use over water! Review by Soggy

Rating ★★

I was walking home in a lovely pair of hovershoes yesterday, and I didn't notice a puddle from my neighbor's sprinklers. It can't have been more than a half-inch deep. As soon as one of the shoes entered the puddle's airspace, the water went flying in all direction, and the shoe with it! I wound up flat on my back, soaked from head to toe, with my groceries all over the sidewalk. The shoes still get two stars, because as long as you're over dry land, they're a dream come true. (Posted on 4/14/15)


Enlightenment Review by Kevin Nelipodos

Rating ★★★★★

A student once asked a Zen master what enlightenment felt like. The master said, it feels the same as normal everyday existence, only you are three feet above the ground. (Posted on 4/2/15)


Great for weigh-ins! Review by Vuilleumier

Rating ★★★★

I recently wore my hover shoes to a doctor appointment. Good news! The scale said I lost about nearly half my body weight! I still think the shape of the shoes make my calves look big, but that's okay. Thanks Soft Star! (Posted on 4/2/15)


LOL LOL Review by Krissy

Rating ★★★★★

HAAHAHAHHAHAHA I really believed this! I wouldn't put it past those elves!!! (Posted on 4/2/15)


Bought for my 4 year old Review by Gabriel

Rating ★★★★

I bought these for my 4 year old. At first he had a hard time getting used to them, but then he took them to swim lessons at the local Y and was skimming across the pool! Someone yelled, "Jesus!" but then I explained it was the shoes. A few other kids wanted them and a couple other parents put in orders. (Posted on 4/2/15)


Poor ground feel Review by Toque

Rating ★★

Just what the title says, no connection to mother earth at all. I returned mine. (Posted on 4/2/15)


Totes Review by Zeke

Rating ★★★★

I had to get an extra wide pair for my wide feet but these shoes might be the best invention of the millennium. (Posted on 4/2/15)


Where am I Review by SonnyVonDutch

Rating ★★★★★

I tried the shoes on and found that I had trouble balancing, so the shoes went all autopilot on me and slammed me around a bit. The next thing I know I'm in Petaluma, California asking where Hill Valley is. Can someone give me a ride back to Texas. (Posted on 4/2/15)


Flying Dutchman? Now flying dutchwife! Review by Dutchwife

Rating ★★★★★

I float on air now! Amazing! How did I ever live without them? Soft star out did themselves again! Not recommended for kids.....this fun should be only used on adults! (Posted on 4/2/15)


Best ever Review by Laura

Rating ★★★★★

This is the most well thought out and best executed April Fools joke, ever! Thanks for the giggles. (Posted on 4/2/15)


Three heel clicks not needed Review by Dorothy

Rating ★★★★★

I love these. No three heel clicks or matra like "there's no place like home" to get them going. Just use a simple toe switch. You guys are awesome!! (Posted on 4/2/15)


Soft star leads the way Review by queenanneslace

Rating ★★★★★

I can't thank Soft Star enough for this wonderful shoe. I thought my DYI Runamocs were the ultimate, but the Hover Shoe has opened a fourth dimension in comfort, innovation, and status elevation. Highly recommended for anyone with knee problems or self-esteem issues. (Posted on 4/2/15)


WOW! Review by The Doctor

Rating ★★★★★

Much better than my Gallifreyan hovershoes! (Posted on 4/2/15)


Perfect for Disneyland! Review by One Happy Mom

Rating ★★★★★

I must say, money well spent. Bought a pair for our 9 & 6 year old daughters for our Disneyland trip. I was dreading the very tiring walk around the park with the impending "I'm tired mom". Then when I saw these on your was the answer to my prayers. 

They wore them all around the park without one complaint. Even waiting in the long lines was painless. The only minor glitch was when they were on the Tower of Terror ride, for some reason the shoes kept turning on so their ride was going up and down several times. Finally they were told to take them off and all was good. 

We received a lot of compliments and inquiries as to where we got them. If you offer more colors and styles, I may possibly get a pair. 

For those of you who are old enough, these shoes are definitely the "E Ticket" ride! Never go to an amusement park or big mall without 'em.

Thanks Soft Star...great job! (Posted on 4/2/15)


Awesome Review by Marty Mcfly

Rating ★★★★★

I don't know what I ever did before theses shoes. They are so awesome that i just fly through the gym with no problems. People actually stop me at the gym now because of how awesome theses shoes are. 

Ps I can finally Slam dunk. (Posted on 4/1/15)


Almost perfect Review by Rayman

Rating ★★★★

This is so amazing! The only down side is they are not so great for "Earthing". (Posted on 4/1/15)


I love flying! Review by Dorky

Rating ★★★★★

I'll use it to escape the authorities? (Posted on 4/1/15)


Brilliant! Review by PowerDwarf

Rating ★★★★★

As a vertically challenged SoftStar wearer, I'm really excited about these. No more hollering for Robert to come get something off a top shelf for me! (Posted on 4/1/15)


It really flys Review by Wink

Rating ★★★★★

Thanks so much for my shoes
(Posted on 4/1/15)


Great Review by MondoSubmerso

Rating ★★★★★

Hey, Love the concept, but pink? Really? Can I get a pair in flat black? (Posted on 4/1/15)


Yipppeeee Review by Lisa

Rating ★★★★★

I can't wait to start teaching hover yoga! A whole room full of us will be so much fun! Could you make hover gloves for handstands? (Posted on 4/1/15)


well worth the price! Review by FlyingHigh

Rating ★★★★★

another winning pair by Soft Star. 
love you guys! (Posted on 4/1/15)


Perfect! Review by Celticmommabc

Rating ★★★★★

Happy April Fools day! ;) (Posted on 4/1/15)


Most Awesome Shoes Ever! Review by FusionCell85

Rating ★★★★★

The ultra light, anti-gravity design technology in my new Hover shoes make me feel very light on my feet. They have improved my balance and eliminated blisters. I recommend these shoes for running and hiking, especially in the Asheville area this time of year when rattle snakes are on the move. (Posted on 4/1/15)


best laugh of the day, so far Review by Rosie

Rating ★★★★★

Do they hover over water? I have always wanted to walk on water... (Posted on 4/1/15)


Hilarious! Review by Driftless Mama

Rating ★★★★★

Happy April 1st (Posted on 4/1/15)


Goes well with my jet pack and trust fund Review by Marty

Rating ★★★★★

Thanks for the smile today! (Posted on 4/1/15)


my batteries didn't hold out Review by arcole

Rating ★★★

I wore my new hovershoes every day for a week until the batteries died. I tried recharging with my Mr fusion but no luck. ideas? (Posted on 4/1/15)


Highly Satisfied Review by Happy

Rating ★★★★★

Wow! So glad to have finally found something that helps take some stress off my feet!! Thanks, SoftStar!!!
-Happy Customer (Posted on 4/1/15)


Amazing! Review by Alicia J. the Believer

Rating ★★★★★

I was skeptical when I first saw these new anti-gravity hover shoes from my dear Soft Star Shoes. but finally, a product that solves my problems and addresses my needs! Ground too uneven to trek across? Strap these bad boys on! Need something from the top shelf? Bam, problem solved! Thank you Soft Star....FINALLY! (Posted on 4/1/15)


Glide into your nearest April Fool Review by April Fool

Rating ★★★★★

Excellent April Fool .... Well done (Posted on 4/1/15)


Great, if have power Review by Laura

Rating ★★★★

I love my new hovershoes! The only problem is, they don't have enough power to go over water. (Posted on 4/1/15)


feels like I'm walking on air! Review by notAsHighAsAKite

Rating ★★★★★

I was skeptical at first, but nothing could be more comfortable than walking on air. Sometimes I use them for a quick boost to get to the top shelf, but mostly they're a wonderful way to cool down after a long run.

One caution: be careful with hovering on windy days - those crosswinds can be tricky! (Posted on 4/1/15)


EXCELLENT Review by grace

Rating ★★★★★

I have long coveted shoes like these! Thank you, thank you! (Posted on 4/1/15)


Free your feet! Review by Ryno

Rating ★★★★★

Love 'em! Better than feeling the ground on your feet is feeling the air. My feet are healthier and stronger than ever. My back feels great and talk about low impact on the knees!

Broken glass, no problem. Never tack mud in the house again. Great for shorter people. You can even amaze and awe friends by walking on water!

It's what everyone will be wearing back to the future of 2015. (Posted on 4/1/15)


Amazing Shoes Review by Mom

Rating ★★★★

Thank you Soft Star Elves for creating such an amazing shoe. I have ordered a pair for each member of my family, and I can't wait to try them. The only reason I didn't give these 5 stars is because I really wish they came with a remote control option - it would save me a TON of time if I could simply zip my kids into the car, through the grocery store parking lot, etc. by remote instead if waiting for the slow-pokes to get there on their own accord. (Posted on 4/1/15)


I can FLY! Review by Funkypup99

Rating ★★★★

I cant believe it. How did they fit so much awesome into such a small, soft package?

I slip these moccasins smelling of sweet fresh leather onto my feet, turn them on, and glide like butter.

Technically, its not quite flying, but its close! If you get enough speed, and catch a jump just right, you can easily "fly" for 15-25 ft before gliding back down to earth.

Such fly, much fun. Thank you soft star! (Posted on 4/1/15)


100% Practical Review by Great!

Rating ★★★★

Speechless! Nice Job Soft Star, You Nailed it! (Posted on 4/1/15)