Nike’s New, Hands-Free Shoe

Nike’s newest shoe is described as “easy on, easy off.” (CNN)

“Nike’s newest shoe is “easy on, easy off” for those who cannot be bothered with the most minor inconveniences, like putting on shoes.”

Nike’s first pair of lace-less sneakers,Go Flyease, that can easily be put on and taken off without using your hands. The casual shoe arrives at a time when people are touching fewer things during the pandemic and a revival of comfier counterparts that take minimal effort to take on and off, such as Crocs.

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. This duality allows another signature detail: the Nike GO FlyEase tensioner. The tensioner’s unique flexibility superchargers an action many might take for granted (kicking-off a shoe) and completely reimagines this movement as the basis for accessible and empowering design.

The shoes go on sale February 15 for $120 for subscribers of the free membership program on Nike’s website.Nike’s new shoes are coming at a time when home-bound consumers are craving comfort. That’s evident from Crocs’ most recent earnings, which revealed a 55% jump in revenue. The company said it expects 2020 to have been its biggest year of sales ever.

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