Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Hands-Free Shoes

Nike has announced their hands-free shoes, Go Flyease. The article,  Nike made a hands-free shoe and you have to see it to believe it describes this new shoe. "[I]t's Nike's first pair of lace-less sneakers 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 ...."  The description and the video demo make it look easy-peasey: "[t]he Go Flyease has unique features, including a tension band that secures the shoe in place of laces. Putting them on involves just stepping into the shoe so that it will snap into place. Taking them off is done by stepping on the heel."  Think about the advantages this will for certain folks, beyond those who are trying to limit their touching.

Thanks to Professor Feeley for sending me the article.

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I have a caution about shoes with soles that extend on the back side. Regular sneakers with just a slight extension at the back, can “catch” when a wearer descends stairs. This can cause a trip. Those readers with larger feet will know what I mean. Therefore, my caution to wearers of this new shoe design: make sure your days of using ANY staircases, no matter the number of steps, are 100% behind you. While there isn’t a problem going UP stairs, what goes up must come down. While we all know to hold onto a railing, that probably won’t prevent a trip caused by the heel of your shoes.

Posted by: Jennifer Young | Feb 11, 2021 6:22:50 AM

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