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Spikey boots

Isabel Age 11

Sheffield, UK

This idea has been made real

Isabel, age 11, came up with an idea to press a button on Wellington boots to release spikes for easier walking on mud. We visited expert watchmaker John Fox who made an amazing working mechanical prototype.

The Big Story, by CNN documented our time at Sheffield Girls' school, and throughout the making process of Isabel's Spikey boots:

And here, John Fox walks us through the making – in his workshop: