Nike has unveiled their latest FlyEase sneaker today with the introduction of the LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase. While the earliest iterations of FlyEase focused on replacing traditional lacing systems with something more accessible, the already lace-less Soldier 10 model expands the platform to consider another opportunity: improved entry.
Working closely with athletes of all abilities, Tobie Hatfield and his team reimagined the Soldier 10 as a shoe that opens up from the midfoot, all the way through the heel counter. Once zipped, the shoe’s original Velcro straps — with the same powerful grade of adhesion used to keep LeBron James’s foot contained — envelope the foot and provide a secure, adjustable lockdown to maximize fit and comfort. The LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase also features an upgrade to the zipper, which lies at a flatter angle than previous FlyEase shoes and allows for an easier pull around the ankle.
LeBron James has served as a supportive ambassador for FlyEase since its inception. “It’s about us empowering every kid and everybody to understand that we are all athletes,” he says. “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.”
James invited patients from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation to the Cleveland Cavaliers practice facility to celebrate the launch of the new Soldier 10 FlyEase. James spent time personally connecting with the kids while showing the advantages of the FlyEase in his shoe, which benefits athletes of all abilities and ages.
The LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase is available now in both adult and young athlete sizes in three different colorways directly from Nike.com.