Lebron James and Nike have just released the LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase designed for disabled athletes.
The sneakers have been designed so that they can be easily slipped on and off and is modelled after the signature shoe worn by James, Lebron Soldier 10, but it has no laces and can be secured with Velcro straps and zippers.
James personally gave the shoes to children from the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital For Rehabilitation at the Cavaliers training facility.
“Sports should never be taken away from a kid,” the three-time NBA champion said.
“It creates fun. It creates laughter. It creates brotherhood or sisterhood. To be able to have shoes that are easy to get on and off gives kids another opportunity to live out their dreams.”
The FlyEase came about after a 16-year-old boy with cerebral palsy wrote a letter to Nike CEO Mark Parker in 2012 asking for a sneaker that didn’t require him to tie his shoe laces.
Nike’s Senior Director of Innovation, Tobie Hatfield, has claims the FlyEase to be the easiest Nike sneaker to get into, ever.
“It looks just like the traditional Soldier 10 but with a far more generous opening for the foot,” he said.
“Of all the shoes we’ve ever made, this may be the easiest one to get into.”