In 2015 Nike released its first shoe under the FlyEase line, a range of shoes designed to be as accessible as possible by requiring little to no effort to lace up. Now, it looks as though Nike’s latest FlyEase shoe, the ‘FlyEase Go’ takes the idea of accessibility to a whole new level.
The FlyEase Go doesn’t just replace the laces with a self-tying motor, zipper or velcro-like the company has done with the Adapt BB, as you still need to use your hands to put those shoes on. Instead, Nike has decided to make the FlyEase Go completely hands-free, both when you’re putting on the shoe, and when you are taking them off.
Nike has unveiled their first hands-free shoe: the Nike GO FlyEase. pic.twitter.com/FZeKDTPUcf
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Nike was able to achieve this effect thanks to a combination of a unique tensioner and a bi-stable hinge that enables the shoe to be secure when it is in its fully open and fully closed states.
Putting on the shoes can be done in one swift motion by simply stepping into the shoe when it is in its fully open stance. Once your foot is inside the sneaker, the bi-stable hinge tightens up to give you a secure fit. To take them off, simply use your other foot to securely hold down the ‘Kickstand’ on the heel of the shoe, and slide your foot out.
Take a look at the Nike FlyEase Go shoes below:
The Nike GO FlyEase is available initially via invite for select Nike Members, with broader consumer availability planned for later this year.