When it comes to athletic wear or footwear, Nike is king. They are always on top of the latest and hottest trends and technologies before other brands “jump on the bandwagon”. And with their latest invention, the new Zoom Soldier 8 (inspired by LeBron James), Nike has inserted the new Flyease technology so that amputees, stroke victims, and people with cerebral palsy can easily tie their shoes. The Flyease tech features a unique zipper mechanism that goes around the heel of the shoe, and can be used with just one hand. Now removing or putting on shoes will no longer be a demanding and frustrating task for the disabled.

Seven years ago Nike started developing this new tech and even though Flyease is already launched for resale, Nike plans on doing further research and adding future improvements to make the shoes not only perform well but also to apply comfort and style.

The Nike Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease sneakers will be available this Thursday (July 16th). If you know a person with a disability that finds tying shoes a hassle, share this article and the video below with them. Just as Nike has done, you too can help make someone else’s life a little easier.