King LeBron James seems to never rest as he has now joined forces with Nike to create a special type of athletic shoe for the disabled.
This new sneaker (the LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase) can be slipped on much more easily as opposed to the orthodox way of having to use laces due to strategically placed zippers, straps and velcro!
LeBron said, "It's about us empowering every kid and everybody to understand we are all athletes. Sports should never be taken away from a kid. 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."
Unfortunately, some disabled children have a really hard time with even getting a shoe on their foot properly. That is why Nike's longtime designer, Tobie Hatfield developed a sneaker with eh purpose to eliminate this particular struggle. Hatfield was quoted saying, "Eliminating the intricate hand movement of lace tying is important, but if the athlete cannot get their foot into the shoe, lacing becomes a moot point."
So if you or someone you know is a good candidate for this type of shoe, rest assured that the market is finally looking out for their best interest too!