the exceptional story behind Nike FLYEASE: an easy-entry footwear system designed by Tobie Hatfield to help athletes of all abilities and ages perform better.

When Matthew Walzer—a 16-year-old junior from Parkland, Florida—sent Mark Parker a letter in 2012, he could have never guessed that it would result in the Nike FLYEASE. Watch here for the full story. In late July, Nike is sending the Zoom Soldier 8 FLYEASE to two U.S. basketball teams participating in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, which run from July 25 to August 2. The LeBron Soldier 8 FLYEASE will be available July 16 in limited quantities on Nike.com.

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