The US company announced today its shoe for athletic and daily use: about € 100 in price to do what we all have done with footwear of all kinds at one time or another.
The main innovation of GoFlyEase it is a so-called "bistable hinge" that allows the Nike contactless shoe to move between two positions.
Basically two shoes
GoFlyEase has a vertical position where the inner sole of the shoe is at an angle of about 30 degrees for easy sliding of the foot, and one where the outer "shell" fits perfectly to the inner one while walking or running. . They are effectively two shoes in one, with the inner shoe popping out if needed.
The Nike shoe concept derives from the standard movement most people make when taking off shoes like Crocs (one at random, me), slippers or simple baggy sneakers. With Go FlyEase's "heel touch", this motion allows you to slide out of your shoes while simultaneously supporting them. The whole process is hands-free, Nike says.
Go FlyEase: the contactless Nike shoe is more than just aesthetics (and laziness)
Nike's contactless shoe was designed with accessibility in mind. Which means it's a great option for people who might otherwise have a hard time bending over to tie their shoes or squabble with laces. The GO FlyEase brand is born from Nike designer Tobie Hatfield , who spent years at Nike developing ever more ingenious shoes for accessibility at the request of people with disabilities. This effort has occasionally produced some flashy, high-profile products like Nike's self-lacing shoes Back to the Future , and more modern variants such as the HyperAdapt 1.0.
The nike covid shoe - Those who have tried the Go FlyEase say that contactless Nike shoes are really very comfortable. And he also rightly describes the shoes as "the latest Covid footwear". Sad but true, right? It just seems like the perfect pair of shoes for a time when going out for free time means doing the bare minimum to leave a remote work bunker for an errand or a breath of fresh air.
Nike says the shoe will go on sale starting February 15, though it's unclear how many units will be made available in the first release. The company says "increased consumer availability" is expected in late 2021.