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02nd Feb 2021

Nike release first pair of hands-free runners

Rudi Kinsella

Yes, hands-free runners

Nike has released its first pair of hands-free runners as part of its popular FlyEase range.

The Nike GO FlyEase is made of two sections connected by a hinge that allows users to put them on and take them off without tying shoelaces or using another fastening.

According to GQ, the runner is “ideal for a range of activities from fencing to jogging”, while also referring to it as one of the brand’s “most revolutionary trainer designs to date”.

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The shoes have gathered quite a reaction on social media, with some claiming that the term “hands-free runner” is bizarre, however, many were quick to point out the benefits the shoe could present to people with certain physical disabilities.

Nike design lead and American Paralympic triathlete Sarah Reinersten said: “Shoes for a long time have been a bit antiquated in the way that we undo the laces and then lace them up, this is a more modern, more elegant way to get in and out of your shoes and an easier way – you don’t even think about it.”

They look pretty cool if you ask us.

If you’re interested, these new trainers are expected to retail at around £105.

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