Gravboots resist gravity and allow a person to jump higher and remain in the air longer. While they can slow a person's fall, they do not allow the user to fly.
Khanid Innovation was the first to develop gravboots. Based on technology being applied in space for years, Khanid Innovation made the critical breakthrough necessary to allow their use on planets. Though at first it was thought these boots would have numerous military applications, the technology could not be improved enough to meet these standards. Khanid Innovation then shelved the technology until a small Gallente toy company named Slamco purchased the rights to release gravboots as a novelty item. Gravboots turned out to be a very popular toy, though the fad has since died down considerably.
Gravboots soon became regulation in many places for construction workers and others required to work in any gravity environment at any height of over five meters.
Circus performers, acrobats, and other entertainers traditionally comprised the second largest market for gravboots, but in recent years, the technology has seen increasing use in the fashion industry. These types of gravboots usually supply much less resistance to gravity, but provide sufficient compensation to the muscles of capsuleers and others who spend large amounts of time in no/low-g environments.