Nike places an accessibility twist on its iconic Air Jordan 1

This adaptive system is made up of a zipper mechanism that ties across the heel, a Velcro strap for the ankle space, an adjustable tongue and laces that do not must be tied. Collectively, all these FlyEase options can create a approach for easy, one-handed entry, the sneakers. It is a full reimagined model of the Air Jordan 1, in essence, and but Nike managed to make the AJI Excessive FlyEase appear and feel like its conventional mannequin. The corporate says that, whereas it was necessary to carry FlyEase to the Air Jordan 1, it was equally key to remain true to the sneaker’s famend design.

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At a look, the AJI Excessive FlyEase seems to be identical to every other Air Jordan 1, however its new expertise goes to be a welcomed change for the accessibility neighborhood. Nike additionally not too long ago launched its FitAdapt self-lacing sneakers, the Adapt BB and Adapt Huarache. And though these aren’t being marketed as adaptive merchandise, their auto-lacing expertise can undoubtedly profit individuals with particular wants and restricted motor expertise. Maybe sooner or later we’ll see an Air Jordan 1 with energy laces? That might be fairly one thing, certainly.


For now, Nike’s launching the AJI Excessive FlyEase on November 1st for $140. You should buy a pair on Nike’s website or its SNKRS app.