Nike is expanding the Flyease, a construction originally designed last year for wearers who have difficulty getting in and out of their shoes, into a full range of basketball and running shoes.
Beginning March 15, the LeBron Solider 9 Flyease for kids and adults will be available globally. The The Pegasus 32 Flyease and the Flex Run Flyease for kids and adults will be available April 1 and May 1, respectively.
Each sneaker features a signature wrap-around zipper that opens up the heel of the shoe for easy entry. Once zipped, the Flyease system provides “performance-ready lockdown” without the need for tying laces, Nike reported.
The Flyease construction received several honors in 2015 including being named as an “Innovation of the Year” by Time Magazine and named one of the “innovations that changed the world in 2015” by Mashable.com.