Nike's FlyEase technology was created to allow athletes of all abilities to perform with easy entry and laceless sneaker designs. While anybody can wear and perform in FlyEase sneakers, the technology has proved to be very useful among athletes with limited physical abilities. Now, Nike is expanding on the revolutionary technology with the LeBron Solder 10 FlyEase.
Building off of the already laceless design of the Nike LeBron Soldier 10, the FlyEase version vastly improves on the ease of entry. The midfoot of the sneakers opens entirely up, while a zippered heel panel allows for additional room. Once the Velcro straps are fastened and the heel is zipped up, the sneakers provide maximum lock down and comfort.
“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,” says Tobie Hatfield, Nike Senior Director of Athlete Innovation. “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.”
LeBron James has served as an ambassador to FlyEase technology since its inception. He invited patients from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation to the Cleveland Cavaliers practice facility to celebrate the debut of he Nike LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase.
“It’s about us empowering every kid and everybody to understand that we are all athletes,” says James. “For myself and Nike to be able to collaborate on a project like this has been special since the very first time it was brought to the table.”
The Nike LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase is available now on Nike in men's and grade school sizes.