Nike’s LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase

I first introduced Nike’s accessible shoe, FlyEase, nearly two years ago.  Its design features groundbreaking shoe technology that grants independence to users with limited dexterity.  This spring, Nike unleashed an updated, more accessible version of the shoe: LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase. The original FlyEase design relied on a wrap-around zipper to fasten the shoe.  It […]

Zubits: Magnetic lacing solution

A common struggle among individuals with special needs is the inability to tie one’s shoes.  This holds true for individuals with cognitive impairments as well as those with physical limitations.  I’ve written before about self-tying shoes from Nike, but what if you wanted the ability to fasten any pair of shoes?  With Zubits magnetic shoe […]

Nike launches FLYEASE, a cool new shoe for people with disabilities

“You loop, you swoop, you pull.”   “Bunny ears, Bunny ears, playing by a tree.   Criss-crossed the tree, trying to catch me.   Bunny ears, Bunny ears, jumped into the hole, Popped out the other side beautiful and bold.” “Over, under, pull it tight, Make a bow, Pull it through to do it right.” […]

Take me there: Lechal smart shoes leading way for the blind

By now a majority of individuals have heard of some form of wearable technology such as the smartwatch or Google Glass.  A tech company in India called Ducere Tech, recently presented a newer form of wearable technology: smart shoes.  The shoes are called Lechal, which translates as “take me there” in Hindi.  The shoes possess a lot of potential especially for individuals […]