Air Jordan 1 Hi FlyEase: The holiest grail made easily accessible for all
Who doesn't adore the AJ1s? Every sneakerhead considers this a holy grail. All thanks to the Swoosh brand, anyone and everyone can now have it.
With the addition of a Velcro strap here and a zipper there, the AJ1 Hi FlyEase from the Fearless One collection just made the sneaker realm a safer haven for ALL. This includes people with issues with their fine motor skills. As we all know, people with special needs have the same "wants" as we do, including the AJ1s.
All about the FlyEase tech
Now, this shoe's defining feature is the FlyEase tech. A Tobie Hatfield creation, this ease-of-entry tech is behind AJ1's significant change.
In 2012, 16-year old Matthew Waltzer asked Nike to make a sneaker that's specifically engineered for people who has a hard time tying their laces. Nike obliged. Tobie made it all happen, and the Lebron Soldier 8 FlyEase was born.
Initially used on performance kicks, you'll notice that the FlyEase tech varies from one sneaker to another. At times you'll see it in the form of a collapsible heel like the one on the Nike Air Max 90 FlyEase. Other times, it's set up with an ultra-bendable sole like the one on the Nike Go. This time around, you'll see it constructed with a hook-and-loop strap attached to a zipper that goes from the medial side to the heel and another Velcro strap hiding behind a pseudo-lacing system.