Nike’s ingenious new zipper helps people with disabilities

Nike’s latest high-top sneakers look as flashy as any in its line-up, but they’ve got a secret power. The Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease (above) was designed specifically for people with disabilities, and incorporates a wraparound zipper system that lets wearers peel open the shoe with one hand, slipping their foot in with ease. It should make life that little bit easier for people who have physical difficulties, says Nike, including amputees, stroke victims, and Parkinson’s sufferers.

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