Hey everyone! Are any of my readers sneaker heads like myself? #SneakerandShoeAddict I am.
If so, a few months ago I wrote about the Nike FLYEASE (Read that here). A shoe line by Nike inspired by Matthew Walzer, a young man living with Cerebral Palsy. Matthew has a difficult time getting his feet in and out of shoes, so back in 2012 he wrote a letter to Nike, not knowing it would get into the hands of Nike’s CEO Mark Parker. Parker then read the letter and decided this needed urgent attention. He gave the letter to his Senior Director of Athlete Innovation Tobie Hatfield. Hatfield was already in the process of figuring out how they can make their shoes better for disabled atheletes, the disabled community. Hatfield created Flyease Technology which allows rear entry without tying laces. They then, collaborated and came up with the shoe known today as the Zoom Soldier 8 FLYEASE The first in LeBron James Nike series.
With the great demand and success of the FLYEASE. Nike has decided to expand. They have recently released three more shoes with its FLYEASE entry system. FLYEASE is a type of zipper that goes around the ankle of the shoe making it easier to take the shoes on and off. FLYEASE is available in LeBron Soldier 9, Pegasus 32, and the Flex Run Shoe models. The LeBron Soldier 9‘s in kids and adults are available online now and globally as of March 15th. The Pegasus 32 will follow and be available April 1st. The Flex Run shortly after on May 1st.
Do you all think this is a great idea? Will other shoe companies implement this technology? What’s next in the future of shoes?
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