To The Moon
The moon used to be cool. Not only was it the subject of arguably the most important scientific breakthrough of our time, but it's also been an object of worship and a top-notch source of entertainment. Frank Sinatra wanted to be flown to it. Cheese lovers wanted to eat it. Lunatics were named after it. Everyone wanted a piece of the moon.
Yet in the past couple of decades, enthusiasm for the moon waned, no pun intended. I think the final nail in the lunar coffin was the creation of moon boots. Popular in the 1980s and early 1990s, these were padded boots with shiny synthetic shells. The shells flaked off very easily, revealing the padding and thus destroying both the boots' water resistant properties and any trace of aesthetic appeal. It was so bad that there's an actual medical condition called Moon Boot Foot Syndrome that involves flaking skin on the foot. Regardless, the ugliness of moon boots is probably what inspired the similar-looking Ugg boots, the ones everyone hated but were somehow ubiquitous anyway.
Thankfully, the Nike Lunar Control shoes look nothing like moon boots. Instead of padding the outside the shoes, they use Lunarlon padding in each insole. You get the low impact of low-gravity conditions without looking like Napoleon Dynamite. And that's pretty cool.