The diabled question nike and the hands free shoe

The diabled question nike and the hands free shoe

phil mess, Writer

 Nike’s new highly accessible hands-free shoe, the Go Flyease, created a lot of attention. The shoe was marketed as a shoe that would benefit everyone, but not many could benefit from the shoe as Nike only produced a limited amount. Most people who bought the shoes were purchased by resellers who would flip them and sell them for hundreds of dollars on the secondary market. Because of this, a lot of controversies have been stirred up. In a viral video, 19-year-old Louie Lingard said in a tik-tok video, “The shoe itself has been so hyped up and praised for its inclusiveness, and its accessibility for people like myself with a disability that it’s become limited and resellers and bots have got ahold of all the pairs and gouged the price up, Now if someone with a disability that actually needs the shoe for the design purpose wants it, they’re gonna have to pay on the up end of $500 to get it.” this Video gained a lot of traction with the original video raising almost a million views. And a clip posted to Twitter getting 6 million views.