Nike's new Hands Free Running shoe and the Teen who inspired it.

Nike has an innovative new shoe coming out this year called the flyease. But whats more endearing then the shoe itself, is the story behind it.

In 2012, 16 year old teen Matthew Walker wrote a letter to shoe company Nike explaining that of all the challenges he had worked to overcome in his life, tying his shoes was one he had yet to conquer. Matthew was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, a condition that stiffens the muscles in the body among other things. It makes the "seemingly simple" task of tieing one's own shoe, a serious challenge on a daily basis. Matthew wrote;

“Cerebral Palsy stiffens the muscles in the body. As a result…it is impossible to tie my shoes. My dream is to go to college…without having to worry about someone coming to tie my shoes everyday.”

The right person at Nike got that letter and the initiative was born, now years later the latest and version of this experimental shoe is ready for a wide launch. The Flyease ranges goal was to creating sneakers that were easy to open and close, easy to put on and take off, and accommodating of different foot shapes,

“ the common goal of making shoes easier for all athletes.” - Nike

Well they sure look sweet! Now lets see how they work, and most importantly for the crowd reading this article weather or not you can do parkour in them!

For a look at the collection and how to buy them check out Nike"s Flyease site Here

And one of Nike's featured video's for the product is just below;





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