Sportswear giant, Nike has released the GO FlyEase which can be taken on and off completely hands-free, creating fashionable trainers with accessibility in mind.
Designed with the get up and go mentality and ease of use, for the sport enthusiasts, disabled people, to parents with their hands full: GO FlyEase is not just practical, they are stylish too.
EASE OF USE
Behind the shoe’s smooth motion is a bi-stable hinge that enables the shoe to be secure in fully open and fully closed states.
Bebe Vio, gold medal winning Paralympic wheelchair fencer, enthuses: “Usually I spend so much time to get in my shoes.
“With the Nike GO FlyEase, I just need to put my feet in and jump on it. The shoes are a new kind of technology, not only for adaptive athletes but for everyone’s real life.”
Sophisticated, accessible solutions, like those in Nike GO FlyEase, are emblematic of the “better is temporary” mentality that drives Nike FlyEase technology.
FlyEase technology was launched to rethink the norms, focusing on a set of specific needs to advance footwear for a wide spectrum of people.
Nike has always committed to “always listen to the voice of the athlete”, the insights came from adaptive athletes like Bebe. FlyEase were designed with ease and comfort in mind, allowing wearers to open and close the shoe with one or no hands.
This knowledge has been fueld into the GO FlyEase.
Since the debut of FlyEase, the technologies have been employed in numerous footwear styles across basketball, running and sportswear.
Each successive design balances the rigor of FlyEase criteria with unwavering performance standards.
The Nike GO FlyEase is available initially via invite for select Nike Members, with broader consumer availability planned for later this year.
It is certainly a move in the right direction to see large, designer brans focusing on accessibility and the disabled community.
Available in a range of colours, the GO FlyEase is sure to not only allow the disabled community to wear trainers with ease, but pave the way for the future of accessible fashion.