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Adaptive No-Lace Sneakers

The Friendly Force Sneakers Were Designed with Accessibility in Mind

— May 27, 2021 — Fashion
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 with disabilities. This reduces the frustrations of trying to lace-up sneakers for anyone living with a neurological or physical condition, improving their confidence and independence.

Moreover, the Friendly Force sneaker weighs in at only 6 ounces, making it incredibly lightweight. In addition, the shoe has removable, supportive, memory foam insoles for additional comfort, perfect for individuals with foot sensitivity. The anti-slip outsoles offer increased stability on slick surfaces, making them a safe option for all terrains.

The Friendly Force sneakers are available for men, women, and children in various colorways.
Trend Themes
1. Universal Design Footwear - Opportunities for designers and manufacturers to create footwear with accessibility in mind for individuals with disabilities.
2. Adaptive Sneakers - Opportunities to create sneakers with new features and materials that provide comfort and convenience for individuals with specific needs.
3. Lightweight Footwear - Opportunities to create footwear with lightweight materials that improve overall comfort for all consumers, especially those with foot sensitivity.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear Manufacturing - Industry can create varied designs and features for footwear to provide comfort and convenience for disabled individuals.
2. Healthcare Industry - Industry can evaluate design trends and apply them to design functional and comfortable shoes for disabled patients.
3. Sporting Goods Retail Industry - Industry can create innovative and functional sneakers to cater to the needs of individuals with disabilities who also enjoy sports and outdoor activities.
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