Teen Gets Nike to Make Shoe for Disabled

Hmmm…….I really like this one.

One of Nike’s newest shoes, the LeBron Soldier 8 FLYEASE, may not be designed to be worn by professional athletes on the biggest stages in sports, but the shoe’s impact may be more important than any championship or trophy.

“I am currently 19 and in my second year of college,” Matthew Walzer, a teenager with cerebral palsy who helped to design the new shoes, told TODAY.com. “The shoes are the reason why I am able to go away to school on my own.”

Aha, that’s pretty much it. Read the story to understand Matt’s journey. I’ll leave you with quote that convinced me this was more than a fashion statement:

“It was the first time ever that I was able to put my own shoes on. I remember breaking down crying.”

 

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