Hands-Free Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement with Markell Shoe Company

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Hands-Free Inc. partners with Markell Shoe Company to distribute Quikiks -The world’s first truly hands-free shoes

Markell has been a leader in therapeutic footwear for generations, so we are very proud to have them get behind our innovative footwear

YONKERS, New York: Hands-Free Inc., a company devoted to improving the quality-of-life of people with physical and cognitive challenges, has signed an agreement with M.J. Markell Shoe Company to distribute their line of award-winning Quikiks Hands-Free Shoes.

Tapping into the growing movement of the 77 million baby boomers’ desire to age in place while maintaining their independence, Quikiks Hands-Free Shoes, with their patented Step-in-Go™ Technology, allow the wearer to step easily into their shoes and in the same motion, effortlessly fasten their feet comfortably in place without the need to bend over or use their hands -providing true hands-free operation for people lacking the physical or cognitive ability to use traditional fasteners such as laces, buckles or even hook-and-loop straps. People with severe arthritis or reduced motor skills, those with chronic back pain or bracing, post-op patients temporarily incapacitated due to back, hip, arm or hand surgery, those struggling with conditions from autism to obesity, post-stroke victims, pregnant women and others, can enhance their quality-of-life and independence by being able to put on their own shoes. The inconspicuously embedded hands-free mechanism also provides these consumers with a great deal of much needed heel and foot support, and Quikiks will not inadvertently slip off the feet like flip-flops, slippers or clog-like shoes, thereby providing a safer alternative. Quikiks are available in a variety of styles that have the look and feel of a typical comfort shoe.

"We are so glad to team up with Markell Shoe Company to distribute our specialty assistive footwear," said Steve Kaufman, founder and CEO of Hands-Free Inc. "Markell has been a leader in therapeutic footwear for generations, so we are very proud to have them get behind our innovative footwear and see the benefit Quikiks can bring to improving the quality-of-life and safety of millions of people that have difficulty with this task that most of us take for granted.”

About Hands-Free, Inc.
Conceptualized in 2007 by a dad whose son was in a scoliosis brace that prevented him from putting his own shoes on, Hands-Free, Inc. produces their own brand of Quikiks Hands-Free Shoes with their patented Step-in-Go Technology.

Hands-Free, Inc.’s primary mission is to better the quality-of-life and increase the independence of those that use their products by making tasks easier and less painful. Ten percent of the company’s profits go to agencies that serve people with disabilities.

News from Hands-Free, LLC is located at http://www.quikiks.com/#!news/c9te

About M.J. Markell Shoe Company, Inc.
Established in 1914 by Maurice J. Markell, the M. J. Markell Shoe Company began as a family shoe store specializing in comfort shoes, shoe corrections and orthopedic prescriptions predominantly for the pediatric market, but in recent years the company has expanded its line to include a wide variety of adult comfort products and accommodative footwear.

A family owned business for over three generations, Markell Shoe Company prides itself on providing personal attention, technical expertise and dedicated service to its customers, who are primarily healthcare practitioners and orthopedic shoe stores.


SOURCE: Hands-Free, Inc.


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