Nike just unveiled its first sneaker that you can slip on hands-free - take a look at the $120 shoes
- Nike on Monday unveiled its first hands-free sneaker, the $120 Go FlyEase.
- People can slip the shoes on and off without bending down thanks to a "bi-stable hinge," Nike said.
- The sneakers will be available to certain people on February 15 and to the public later this year.
Nike on Monday announced its first hands-free sneaker, the Go FlyEase.
The wearer can slip on the shoes without bending down thanks to a "bi-stable hinge that enables the shoe to be secure in fully open and fully closed states," the company said.
The design also makes it easy for the wearer to slip the shoe off by pressing on the heel with the opposite foot, Nike said. A "kickstand heel mimics the action many intuitively perform to kick off their shoes," it said.
The shoe also has a "tensioner band" that holds it in place when it's open or closed and a "diving board" on the underside of the shoe for a "continuous foot-bed for comfort and stability," a Nike representative told Insider in an email.
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Photos on Nike's website suggest the sneaker comes in three color patterns: a pastel theme; a black, red, and blue scheme; and a dark scheme with purple, green, and blue accents.
The shoes will be priced at $120, the Nike representative said.
Nike said the sneaker, part of its FlyEase line, would be "available via invite for select Nike Members" in North America, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa starting on February 15 and would be "available more broadly in the months to come."
In late December, the company's first self-lacing shoes - part of its Air Jordan line - went on sale for $500. Nike's Air Jordan 11 Adapts allow the wearer to control the laces and the color of lights embedded on the sides via a Nike app.
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