Video of Nike’s new Flyease shoes for people with disabilities will bring you to tears

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Matthew Waltzer has cerebral palsy. He wrote a letter to Nike CEO Mark Parker asking for a shoe that he could put on by himself.

Nike answered his request with the Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease shoe. These shoes latch without shoe laces, allowing people with disabilities to slide the shoe on and off with ease. The shoes will go on sale July 16.

Nike says they also want to start a partnership with the military to help injured veterans.

Watch this inspiring video in the player above.

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3 comments

  • maureen stipe

    ‘Thank you so much for helping him. I survived an airplane crash and didn’t walk for nearly a year. To walk is something I appreciate everyday. I have had 2 knee replacements and have one leg shorter than the other. I used to wear a lift on the outside of my shoe and with my large family it became too expensive. So I now wear a lift inside of my shoe. It is not totally right for me because I still limp. Being 66 and a mother of 5 sons , I feel like I grew up with Nike. I just told you this so maybe your engineering can come up with something to help someone who might be in the same position, and it really affects your back and legs. Pain is not easy to take and if your legs are not the same length it really affects your body. I loved this video and before I knew it I was crying. I love Le Bron and think he is a wonderful example for our children and in my case grandkids.

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