Nike FlyEase: A Disability Friendly Trainer *

Greetings Readers!

Now you’ll remember in my last post I talked a lot about how more fashion and beauty brands can become disability accessible.

Today I wanted to share an exciting new launch that is just that! Nike recently launched a new style of trainer called FLYEASE. This trainer has been made for the specific purpose of making it easy for wearers with disabilities and mobility impairments to be able to put on and remove the trainers with more ease.

A photo of Emily wearing a black oversized t shirt, black workout leggings, a denim jacket and her black Nike FLYEASE trainers. She is crouched next to her guide dog Unity. In the background is a line of Cherry Blossom Trees.

Instead of laces trainers have been made with a zip and velcro fastening at the back. When I first wore them I was really surprised at how easy they are to put on and kick off when you get home. Yet, they felt sturdy and supportive on my feet and felt exactly the same as wearing any other Nike trainers I’ve worn in the past.

A photo of Unity standing to the left side of Emily’s legs.

As someone with a visual impairment, who also has a issue with balance due to my illness. I really like how comfortable these shoes were and how easy they were to put one and remove. It’s a really good design and these shoes still have the same aesthetic as any regular Nike trainer.

A close up photo of Unity and Emily’s trainers.

These trainers are the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 FlyEase trainer. They are a sleek black trainer, with white trim and a lime green lining. A slim cord runs from the back zip to the laces which you can tighten as you need to.

A photo of Unity sitting next to Emily’s feet with cherry blossom littering the ground underneath.

I think Nike have really added a functional feature to these shoes, without having to compromise on design. They are definitely an “inclusive” trainer that still look “exclusive.” I love the colour and how they go with lots of different things in my wardrobe.

A photo of Emily and Unity standing together underneath a cherry blossom tree.

Personally, I think this is a fantastic move in the right direction and I hope more brands take their cue from Nike and work on accessibility too.

These trainers are available for Men, Women and Kids

*Click here to view the women’s trainers.

*Click here to view the men’s trainers.

*Click here to view the kid’s trainers.

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#Gifted 🏃‍♀️ Nike FlyEase 🏃‍♀️ I’m so excited to share this post with you! One thing I really love to see is fashion brands that are making an effort to make their apparel more disability friendly. @nikelondon has recently launched a shoe design called FLYEASE, this shoe has been designed to enable athletes with disabilities and mobility issues to get their shoes on and off more easily. They have no laces, but instead zip up at the back with a velcro fastening. They are so comfortable on and really support my feet. As someone who has a visual disability and endocrine illness where balance can be difficult I really like how easy these shoes are to get on and that you don’t have to mess around with laces. Well done Nike! Thank you for making your apparel more disability accessible. You are setting a very positive example that hopefully other brands will follow. I have the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Flyease trainer in black, they go with everything and will look great for all the walking I have coming up. Which brings me to a little announcement! From 17th-23rd of May I’m going to be doing a sponsored walk for @guidedogsuk in their Walk Your Socks Off fundraiser. The goal is to walk 100,000 steps in 1 week to raise a goal of £100 for Guide Dogs. If you would like to donate, my Just Giving Page is linked in my bio. . . . Photo Description: A photo of Emily wearing a black oversized t shirt, black workout leggings, a denim jacket and her black Nike FLYEASE trainers. She is crouched next to her guide dog Unity. In the background is a line of Cherry Blossom Trees. . . . #Gifted #Nike #NikeLondon #NikeFlyease #Disability #Accessibility #GuideDogs #Trainers #Sports #Walking #DiscoverUnder10K #Fashion #FashionBlogger #Style #Influencer #ServiceDogs

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Also, on the note of walking I wanted to also take this opportunity to share an exciting announcement with you all!

From the 17th-23rd of May 2019 I am going to be taking part in a sponsored “Walk Your Socks Off” week for Guide Dogs. Where I’ll be walking 100,000 steps in just 1 week! All to raise money for Guide Dogs, the charity who have well and truly changed my life.

I’ve set up a just giving page which is linked below. Please share my page with your friends and donate if you can.

Click here to view my JustGiving Page.

I’ve made £150 so far which is utterly amazing!

I will also be vlogging the week over on my YouTube Channel, so do be sure to subscribe to that if you want to see how I get on.

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Thank you so much for reading todays blog! Do be sure to follow my blog for future posts and I will see you all again soon.

Fashioneyesta xx

Disclaimer: The trainers were Gifted to me to review by Nike London. All views expressed are my own. Some of the links are affiliated and are marked with an * if they are. This blog is not sponsored.

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Emily is a Masters Degree Student, Writer, Journalist, YouTuber and blogger who runs the blog and YouTube channel

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