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Shoe (Pair), Men's Zoom Soldier IX Flyease, 2012

This is a Shoe (Pair). It was designed by Tobie Hatfield. It is dated 2012. Its medium is synthetic materials, velcro, plastic zipper.

FlyEase was inspired by Matthew Walzer, a teenager with cerebral palsy, who wrote to Nike to help solve the challenge of tying his shoelaces. The result was a shoe with a wrap-around zipper system that allows easy entry and exit of the foot from the back rather than from above, giving Matthew a new-found sense of independence and benefitting many.

It is credited Gift of Nike, Inc..

  • Object ID #69158261
  • lithograph on paper.
  • Gift of Merrill C. Berman in honor of Caitlin Condell.
  • 2016-12-1

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17.8 × 11.4 × 29.2 cm (7 in. × 4 1/2 in. × 11 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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