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Accessible Sneaker

Brands are launching sneakers designed to accommodate people with disabilities

Trend - Mainstream brands are launching new footwear options designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities. These include sneakers with a hands-free design for those with limited dexterity as well as unique design details that focus on the senses of touch, sight, and sound for those who require sensory-focused accommodations.

Insight - Thanks to the activist work done by people with disabilities and their allies, there is now a greater awareness of the need to break institutional and physical barriers that prevent people with disabilities from living their lives like other citizens. As a result, consumers are demanding brands work towards inclusivity at all levels–from the products they manufacture to the employees they hire.
Workshop Question - How can your brand be more inclusive in the products or services you offer?
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6 Featured, 53 Examples:
79,127 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Aug 19 — Nov 21
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Featured Examples

Disability-Accommodating Sneakers
Disability-Accommodating Sneakers
The Nike Air Zoom UNVRS Allows for Easy Access and Wear
The Nike Air Zoom UNVRS sneaker has been designed by Elena Delle Donne as a footwear option for those with disabilities to keep them comfortable and supported. Designed with the FlyEase system, the... MORE
Accessibility-Focused Sneaker Designs
Accessibility-Focused Sneaker Designs
The Nike GO FlyEase is the First Hands-Free Shoe
Nike recently released a fully hands-free shoe called the GO FlyEase. It is the brand’s first attempt at a hands-free design that’s made for both accessibility and comfort, while still... MORE
Adaptive No-Lace Sneakers
Adaptive No-Lace Sneakers
The Friendly Force Sneakers Were Designed with Accessibility in Mind
The Friendly Force sneaker was crafted with a universal design in mind to make it more accessible for all. Created without laces, the shoe features an easy side-zip design that accommodates those... MORE
Sensory-Inclusive Sneakers
Sensory-Inclusive Sneakers
Vans Supports Autism Awareness with Its New Sneaker Collection
Vans Supports Autism Awareness with its new sneaker collection that’s comprised of the Comfy Cush Old Skool and the slip-on. Vans is a bold brand that typically uses striking colorways, but... MORE
Disability-Focused Footwear Initiatives
Disability-Focused Footwear Initiatives
Tmall Reintroduces Its Adaptive 'One Shoe Program'
Chinese e-commerce platform Tmall has reintroduced its ‘One Shoe Program,’ a progressive initiative that aims to make it easier for people with disabilities to buy footwear.... MORE
Social Justice Joint Sneakers
Social Justice Joint Sneakers
Vans and Julian Klincewicz Collab on the Bold Ni LX Sneaker
Vans works in collaboration with multi-disciplinary artist Julian Klincewicz on three new design iterations of the Bold Ni LX sneaker model. The most notable element of the latest work between the... MORE

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