Nike Adding Accessible Shoes to Lineup

May 17th, 2018

Earlier this month, Nike announced plans to expand its lineup of next generation shoes to include sneakers with special accessibility features for individuals with disabilities. This summer, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 FlyEase will make its debut on the shelves, a collaboration with Justin Gallegos, a member of the University of Oregon track club who has cerebral palsy.

Nike studied Justin’s gait and stride as he trained for his first half marathon in order to make a shoe that would be easy to get on and off, be durable in the forefoot, offer good cushioning and provide a stable platform.

The result is a sneaker that features a zipper-and-strap enclosure so that Gallegos can easily slip in and out of them and does not need to worry about laces becoming undone mid-race.

The sneakers will be available July 1st.

For more information visit https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2018/05/04/nike-runner-cp-next-gen-shoe/25056/