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Awesome Accessibility

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The new Nike Air Max 90 FlyEase have a collapsible ankle that snaps back into place as you step into them.

Animation of shoe being slid onto foot.
Animation of shoe being slid onto foot.

The heel is designed with athletes that may have difficulty tying laces in mind, but it’s not just a shoe for people with disabilities. It’s an awesome design that makes everybody’s life easier. I think it looks great too.

I’ve been saying this for years (decades maybe? I am: old), but accessibility isn’t something you should consider at the end of a product design cycle. If it’s integrated into the process well it can lead to innovation that benefits people of all abilities.

Well done Nike. More of this please, everyone.

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