NBA superstar King James is paving the way for disabled athletes to pursue their dreams in sports, in the best possible way.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star teamed up with Nike to design a shoe for disabled athletes. The shoes are versatile and can easily be slipped on or off. The Lebron Solider 10 FlyEase is a replica of the signature shoe James wore, but it has no laces and can be secured with Velcro straps and zippers.
“It’s about us empowering every kid and everybody to understand we are all athletes”, James said.
Nike designer Tobie Hatfield, believes the shoe is designed perfectly to eliminate the struggle most kids endure while putting on their shoes. “One of the key learnings we’ve had in crafting accessible footwear is the importance of easy entry and exit of the shoe, not just simplifying its fastening system.”
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James added, “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.”
James was able to present his new stylish shoes to kids as he hosted the, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation. Whether your a King James fan or not, you can’t deny his hustle on and off the court.
Check out the dope sneakers below!