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

This is a Shoe (Pair). It was designed by Tobie Hatfield and manufactured by Nike, Inc. (Beaverton, Oregon). It is dated 2012. Its medium is synthetic materials, velcro, plastic zipper, rubber, metal 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.

This object was donated by Nike, Inc. (Beaverton, Oregon). It is credited Gift of Nike, Inc..

  • Poster, UNIC, 1932
  • 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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