The inventor of exerlopers, Gregory Lekhtman, believed that "we are not designed to run." Apparently he thought it would be better to leap around like antelopes instead.

Indiana Gazette - May 3, 1988

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 04, 2020
     Category: Exercise and Fitness | 1980s

First thought: probably not altogether useless under some conditions in some situations.

Second thought: $49.95 -- a little excessive, but good injection molds are expensive, and it's only going to be a flash in the pan, so they have to get their money while they can.

Third thought: 4 Payments of $49.95. Wow! Forget the product -- the list of customers who'll plunk down $200 for something like this has to be worth more than $193 profit on each sale.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/04/20 at 10:52 AM
Well, he was exactly, bang on the nose, wrong, then. Running is 100% what we as humans were designed for, almost more than anything else. Look up attrition hunting if you don't believe me. Our skill at running long distances, more than even our brains, is what makes us a nightmare for most other species. If we have you in your sights... we will catch up with you. Maybe tomorrow, maybe the day after. But we will. Because we're better at running than any other species, except possibly wolves. And guess what? We've got those on our side, too.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/04/20 at 10:56 AM
Well, leapin' lizards! Why not just get these, then?
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 01/04/20 at 01:23 PM
At $200 a pair, it’s no wonder they didn’t catch on. Guess they needed to pay for the rights to The Beach Boys song in the commercial.
Posted by Brian on 01/05/20 at 02:13 PM
I think you would twist your ankle if you landed just a little wrong.
A couple of times doing that, and that would be that.
Posted by Ed Dart on 01/05/20 at 07:58 PM
Well, rats. I am copying the link directly from the Wiki page, and it's still not working when I paste it here. Here's a workaround: go to *this* page, and click on the Wikipedia link. When I do that it takes me to the song page. https://www.google.com/search?q=Robert+Preston+-+Chicken+Fat&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS822US822&oq=Robert+Preston+-+Chicken+Fat&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Posted by FRANK on 01/07/20 at 09:49 AM
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