Michael Jackson 45 degree lean

I was fascinated by the patented shoes developed by Michael Jackson and his team to help them create the 45 degree illusion used in “Smooth Criminal.” He did it with special shoes that quickly slid into pegs that rise out of the floor at just the right moment. Also helping the effect were rigid anklets that worked like ski boots, supporting Jackson and his entourage of dancers as they leaned forward at that magic angle.  Even with ankle support and nails in the floor you would need strong abs to strike that pose.