Sneakers With Soul?

By ASPIREist | Found On…: LeBron James and a team at Nike explains how and why they created a shoe for people with disabilities. CALL TO ACTION: Go to Change.org/NikeShoes to make Flyease more available.

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NIKE: Make the Zoom Soldier 8 FlyEase affordable, more sizes and widths and buying different sized shoe for each foot.

The Zoom Soldier 8 FlyEase was featured in several news articles (the Huffington Post being one) showing that this shoe has new technology to help …

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Nike's New Sneaker Will Solve a Very Important Problem for People with Disabilities

What do LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Matthew Walzer have in common? No, it’s not NBA Championship titles – all three have inspired Nike to create a …

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Nike’s newest sneaker is inspired by a teen with cerebral palsy who just wanted to tie his own shoes

Most people have the luxury of not having to think about the complex motor skills required to put on and tie their shoes in the morning. But for people with disabilities that impair their hands, including those with cerebral palsy or who have suffered strokes, that task can pose major …

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Nike Launches Flyease, Changing The Game For People With Disabilities

The company's groundbreaking shoe technology is the first of its kind.<p>For college sophomore Matthew Walzer, simply putting on his shoes was an impossible task. Lacking the dexterity to get his foot in and out of his shoes, the Florida teen, who was born with cerebral palsy, had to enlist the help …

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Fresh out the Kitchen! #FLYEASE #StriveForGreatness

College sophomore inspires Nike to create shoes for disabled athletes

The ability to tie a pair of shoes is something that many take for granted. But for some, it can be a troublesome task — especially for those with Cerebral Palsy.<p>Instead of accepting the challenge of laced shoes as a fact of life, college student Matthew Walzer — who suffers from this …

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Nike Is Making Revolutionary Sneakers for People With Special Needs

Not everyone's feet are built the same, which causes many to prefer one style of sneakers over another. But what if the width or arch support wasn't …

Nike designed a sneaker for people with disabilities

Whether it be in clothing or footwear products, Nike is known for never being afraid to experiment with new technologies. The latest example is the company's new Zoom Soldier 8, a gorgeous shoe that was designed for people facing disabilities -- such as amputees and those who have suffered a stroke …

Nike invented an amazing shoe for people with disabilities

Nike has developed a new shoe to help people with disabilities and other physical limitations feel comfortable and confident.<p>The laceless LeBron Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease, designed by Nike's Tobie Hatfield, offers an easy slip-in way to put on the shoes, while still providing ample ankle support.<p>The …

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This cool new sneaker solves a really important problem for people with disabilities

Nearly three years after Matthew Walzer, who has cerebral palsy, wrote a viral letter asking Nike for more accessible footwear, the company has announced a new sneaker with people with disabilities in mind.<p>The Lebron Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease basketball sneaker employs Nike's new Flyease technology; …

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Nike's Flyease is a cool new shoe for athletes with disabilities

Meet the Nike Flyease, a new line of footwear built for athletes who struggle with standard athletic shoes, and Matthew Walzer, the teenager who helped bring the shoe to life.<p>For those with disabilities, sometimes things most of us take for granted can be excruciatingly difficult. Fortunately, some …

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Nike’s ingenious new zipper helps people with disabilities

The Flyease system lets wearers peel open sneakers with one hand<p>Nike's latest high-top sneakers look as flashy as any in its line-up, but they've got a secret power. The Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease (above) was designed specifically for people with disabilities, and incorporates a wraparound zipper …

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Nike Unveils Shoes For People With Special Needs

Thanks to a plea from a teen with cerebral palsy seeking shoes he could put on his feet independently, Nike is introducing sneakers designed …

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The FLYEASE Journey

Video captures the exceptional story behind Nike FLYEASE: an easy-entry footwear system designed by Tobie Hatfield to help athletes of all abilities …

Nike FLYEASE Story

Nike's Latest Shoe Is for People With Disabilities

Nike’s new shoes are making headlines for more than just their flashy looks. The company’s latest footwear, the Zoom Soldier 8, is designed for …

Nike Unveils New Flyease Sneakers For Kids

Back in July, Nike and NBA superstar LeBron James introduced the LeBron Zoom Soldier Flyease 8, a new easy-entry shoe system. Today, the athletic …

Nike Rolls Out Flyease Technology

The tech wizards over at Nike unveil the latest development in their always-evolving arsenal of high-tech innovations. The Flyease entry system …

Unable to tie shoes, a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy wrote to Nike. They came through big time.

Mission Statement - Cerebral Palsy Foundation

Leading research, innovation and collaboration that changes lives for people with cerebral palsy – <i>today</i>.<p>People with cerebral palsy rarely get the …