Who should buy the Nike Go FlyEase

  • if you prefer snappy kicks you can literally snap in and out with ease
  • if you have issues bending too low and need a no-lace-tying sneak
  • if you're always on the go and need a shoe you can wear trouble-free

Who should NOT buy it

  • if you're looking for slip-ons below $120
  • if you want a super supportive and stable kick for hard days
  • if you prefer subdued and less flashy colors

Nike Go FlyEase: Slip. Push. Go!

In this day and age, almost everything is turning into hands-free. Tesla launched its self-driving cars, and several appliance brands introduced their own Siri and Alexa. All these with reasons to save time, enhance convenience, and for sanitary purposes. 

Nike's attempt at hands-free sneakers started when it introduced the Zoom Soldier FlyEase in 2015. Tobie Hatfield designed this easy-entry footwear to help athletes perform better. Nike also unveiled the Nike Adapt BB in 2019 that features a rechargeable self-lacing technology. The Air Max series also adapted the FlyEase's primary purpose and launched the Nike Air Max 90 FlyEase

In early 2021, the Swoosh tries to push the envelope further by designing a contactless sneaker perfect for everyday use. The Nike Go FlyEase is ideal for wearers who have trouble bending down or don't have the dexterity to lace up their sneakers. It was initially designed for persons with disabilities but later broadened its market as Nike saw the potential in this sneaker.

No need to reach down; it's hands-free!

The revolutionary design of Nike Go FlyEase makes slipping it on and off incredibly trouble-free.

Push them down, and you're off to go

This sneaker caught the attention of many not because of its materials or style but because of how you get in and out of it. It has an orange hinge found on the outsole that allows the sneaker to crease in the middle. While it looks "broken into half," you can simply slide your foot in and push your foot down, and you're good to go. This seamless wearing is also made possible by the rubber band called tensioner that wraps around the midsole. This flexible tension rubber band keeps the foot locked and secure.   

Meanwhile, taking this sneaker off is as easy as sliding them in. Unfussily, use the opposite foot to hold the heel while sliding your foot out of the sneaker. With its groundbreaking hands-free construction, this sneaker is bound to set the trend in the footwear realm. 

It won't fly off as you go unless you kick it off

This sneaker gives steady and secured strides. It won’t give you the feeling that your foot is sliding down. 

One word: Supercool!

Sneaker fans love the simple yet fashionable style of the Go FlyEase. A few reviewers mention that its overall look is reminiscent of the Nike Sock Dart.

It isn't a pain in the arch

According to numerous buyers, all-day walking is painless with this pair of sneakers.

It flexes, bends, curves minus all the tension

Nike added grooves on the rubber outsole to make this pair more bendable.

Goodbye to sweaty, smelly feet

A suitable summer kick, thanks to its synthetic and airy mesh upper. 

It sells like hot pancakes!

Initially, Nike sells this in partial availability, which disappoints countless buyers.

Interesting fact

A teen with cerebral palsy named Matthew Walzer inspired the design of Nike Go FlyEase. He sent a letter to Nike about his frustrations and embarrassments as he always needs somebody to help him in donning his footwear. Good thing the Swoosh listened.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Futuristic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Nike Cushlon, Nike FlyEase
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.