Converse Chuck Taylors Get Hands-Free ‘FlyEase’ Tech

Meet the most high-tech Chucks ever.


A century into the Converse Chuck Taylor timeline, and the retro-cool kicks are still evolving with help from Nike’s new FlyEase technology

The hands-free system makes it easier for everyone, including those with disabilities, to slip in or take off sneakers, having already been implemented on both Nike trainers and Air Jordans.


Now the Chuck Taylor All Star, one of the most popular sneaker silhouettes of all time, is benefitting from the hassle-free platform. A FlyEase cage on the heel flexes, collapses and rebounds for stepping into the shoe.

More Maxim Videos

Meanwhile, the stretchy canvas collar, padded tongue and insole stuffed with CX foam—part of Nike’s “CX” suite of design elements—secure the fit. To take them off, the wearer simply steps on the modified heel tab and slips their foot out.


“By blending Nike FlyEase with the Converse CX comfort platform, we’ve crafted a progressive design.” said Converse Global executive Phil Russo per Nike.

“One that marries a suite of comfort-innovation technology with the added benefit of ease of entry, making the Chuck Taylor All Star more accessible to Converse fans of different abilities.”


The yet-priced Converse Chuck Taylor All Star CX FlyEase launches online March 17.