News: Nike Flyease…the new generation of shoes for the Disabled

Nike has created a line of shoes dedicated to the disabled.  They implemented this idea once the company received a letter from now 19-year-old Matthew Walzer.  Matthew has Cerebral Palsy and although he can dress himself  he lacks the ability to get his feet in and out of shoes.  Back in 2012, when Walzer was in high school he decided to write Nike, and to his surprise his letter reached Nike’s CEO Mark Parker.  Parker read the letter then in turn gave it to Senior Director of Athlete Innovation Tobie Hatfield.   Hatfield was in the process of seeing what can be done to expand the Nike athletic shoe for people with disabilities anyway.  Walzer and Hatfield then began to collaborate on what would three years later be known as the Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease.  For more on this story please check it out here.

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