Nike is taking the lead in shoe technology with its revolutionary Fly Ease Hands Free Sneakers!
Ever since the leading show-manufacturing company, Nike launched its first FlyEase line of sneakers about 6 years ago, the shoe-manufacturing-company made it physically easier to dress and undress without the user having to use their hands.
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The inspiration behind this concept came from a letter written by a teenager suffering from Cerebral Palsy. In the letter, the 16-year-old wrote that he didn’t want to be dependent on someone else for tying his shoe laces in college. Three years later, in 2015, the company launched its first lace-less, accessible and slip-in shoes, but they still required one hand to get into the shoes.
Today, the company took its accessibility game a notch-higher with its most innovative “Nike Go Fly Hands Free’ Sneakers!
The pair is the company’s most accessible hands-free sneakers, exclusively designed to eliminate the hassle of using hands to get into the shoes, especially for users with disabilities.
With a bi-stable hinge in the midsole and “kickstand heel,” the pair can easily be worn in and out without using hands.
“We know that so many folks use their opposite foot anchor one shoe at the heel and kick it open, so the designers leaned into that,” said Sarah Reinersten, a member of Nike’s innovation team.
As soon as you step on the heel’s ledge with the other foot, the hinge pops open to let you slide out your foot from the shoe. Similarly, when you step on the kickstand heel on the shoe’s back, it opens so that you can fit your foot in comfortably. It snaps back to your size shortly after you step down on the floor.
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In addition to this, the pair has a “driving board” that helps to keep your foot stable and comfortable. The tension band on the bottom of the shoe keeps it from closing and opening against your will.
Check out how Nike's new Go Flyease works in the gif below:
“It really is so universal in its application that it can solve for so many different issues (that people have with their shoes),”Reinersten describes.
“We thought not just about athletes with disabilities, but also folks with temporary disabilities, such as women in their third trimester of pregnancy who can’t bend over as easily, busy moms who have their hands full all the time, god walkers who want an option to put their shoes on and go, or people who just want to get their shoes on and get put the door.”
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After the launch, many people have even started referring to the pair as “the ultimate COVID Footwear.” Honestly, we are already obsessing over these pairs! It is not just because of its cool aesthetics, but also because they do really seem the kind of shoes we want to have in our cupboard for daily wear, especially in winters.
In fact, these shoes can be a good alternative to flip-flops. Okay, may be not, but they look so comfortable and easy-to-wear that makes them the perfect leisurewear when going out, especially for grocery shopping or other errands.
According to Nike, the shoes will be made available to purchase starting from 15th February for only specific “Nike members.” The company hasn’t yet announced the number of units that will be released in the first round of sale. The footwear-manufacturing-company mentions that they have “worldwide consumer availability” planned for later this year.
Currently, the Nike Go FlyEase Free Sneakers are available for $120 a pair. But as the launch date is getting closer, many retailers are planning to sell the exclusive pair on sale (less than $120) and in limited quantities. That's the charm of Nike Go FlyEase shoe!
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