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.
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.
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
“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.”
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
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
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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availability of Nike’s contact-less $120 shoe and where to buy it.