Despite being celebrated when they were first announced for their inclusive nature, the innovative sneakers that were designed with accessibility in mind are now marred by controversy. In the one-minute clip, user @notlewy notes the hype around the limited supply that has created resale market for the shoes. Adding that people with disabilities like himself are now forced to pay upwards of $400 USD to own a pair. The TikTok video highlights the exclusive release of the “inclusivity”-focused Go FlyEase, ending by asking Nike to make its accessibility innovation accessible.
Glad that so many people are listening to what I have to say . Really hope more action will be took to make this shoe more accessible for people who actually need it https://t.co/9UTG1s9HAG
— notlewy (@notlewy) May 3, 2021
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