Nike just unveiled its first sneaker that you can slip on hands-free
Nike on Feb 1st 2021 announced its first hands-free sneaker, the Go FlyEase.
The wearer can slip on the shoes without bending down thanks to a “bi-stable hinge that enables the shoe to be secure in fully open and fully closed states,” the company said.
The design also makes it easy for the wearer to slip the shoe off by pressing on the heel with the opposite foot, Nike said. A “kickstand heel mimics the action many intuitively perform to kick off their shoes,” it said.
The shoe also has a “tensioner band” that holds it in place when it’s open or closed and a “diving board” on the underside of the shoe for a “continuous foot-bed for comfort and stability,” a Nike representative told Insider in an email.
Photos on Nike’s website suggest the sneaker comes in three color patterns: a pastel theme; a black, red, and blue scheme; and a dark scheme with purple, green, and blue accents.
The shoes will be priced at $120, the Nike representative said.
Sophisticated, accessible solutions, like those in Nike GO FlyEase, are emblematic of the “better is temporary” mentality that drives Nike FlyEase technology. Since its debut, 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.
In the Nike GO FlyEase, this translates to serving the broadest range of active lifestyles possible — whether the wearer is champion fencer Bebe Vio, a student racing to class or a parent with their hands full.
“Usually I spend so much time to get in my shoes,” says Vio. “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.”