Nike have created some wonderful new shoes aimed at helping people with disabilities 5 years ago

Nike have created some wonderful new shoes aimed at helping people with disabilities

What a great idea.

You've probably never even given tying your shoes a second thought, it's a muscle memory, you can do it without thinking.

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But for those people with disabilities that affect their motor skills or their hands, it can be a constant struggle.

According to the Huffington Post, in 2012 a teenager from Florida named Matthew Walzer wrote a letter to Nike complaining about the difficulty that he had tying his shoelaces.

Matthew was born with cerebral palsy, a disorder which affects your movement and posture, and it made tying his laces an arduous task as he struggled to put on his shoes.

Nike have responded to Matthew by creating a groundbreaking new design that will surely make his task a lot easier.

Nike’s newest runner, the Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease, has been specifically created for people with disabilities and they go on sale this week. The shoes feature a new zip and velcro design as opposed to traditional laces.

Fair play to all involved because it's such a fantastic idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=265&v=TaNM_T1d1as

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Video via Nike basketball and main images via sole collector.