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    To the Moon and Back: Acorn Slipper Socks in Space!

    To the Moon and Back: Acorn Slipper Socks in Space!

    Slipper Socks in Space!

    Have you ever sat around a campfire and looked up at the vastness of the night sky? Star gazing is a quintessential pass time for campers, backpackers and even backyard sitters. We often wonder what else is out there. Meteorites, asteroids, new planets, little green aliens? All leading to the ultimate question: What is space like? Well... Acorn Slipper Socks know!

    Two Male Astronauts Wearing Slipper Socks on the Space Shuttle

    We can see you're surprised but imagine the shock on Acorn founder, David Quinn's face as he watched the coverage of the 1982 NASA space shuttle mission and saw the astronauts wearing his slipper socks! 

    Since astronauts experience zero gravity while on the space shuttle, traditional shoes aren't exactly necessary but they still crave warmth and comfort. Our Original Slipper Socks were the best solution. Made with 85% Ragg Wool and a genuine suede sole, NASA's pilots were able to stay warm and cozy even through the vacuum of space.

    Acorn Slipper Socks with Astronaut Mannequin

    Today, Acorn slipper socks hold a place in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s permanent collection. You can even see them paired with Sally Ride's in-flight suit. Since their first mission in 1982, Acorn's Slipper Socks have flown over 500,000,00 miles in space and countless more trail miles. Where could your Slipper Socks take you?

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