A shoemaker has created bat-style boots that allow travellers to hang upside down on the London Underground.
Dutch-born Eelko Moorer’s footwear can latch on to hand strap rails inside Tube trains.
Mr Moorer, from east London, got his girlfriend Alice Wolff to try the boots out.
“We had a somewhat mixed reaction from other Tube travellers,” he said. “Some people were surprised, others liked it and others were appalled.”
The 32-year-old came up with the design while pondering how to liven up “boring and similar journeys”.
He said: “I like the idea of doing something that gives a person a sense of relief and can cheer up lives.”