LeBron James is nothing if not a kind gentleman, who is deeply involved with several community initiatives. He recently teamed up with a global sneaker company to make special sneakers for special athletes.
Named the LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase, the sneaker is especially designed for disabled athletes and can be slipped on and off with ease. The shoe has no laces, using velcro instead for the ultimate ease of use. The sneakers are based on the current sneakers that LeBron wears for his exploits and heroics on court.
“It’s about us empowering every kid and everybody to understand we are all athletes,” James said.
LeBron is a father of three children and was passionately involved with the project. Last week he hosted children from the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation at the team’s facility, so he could present them with new pairs of the convenient and comfortable slip-on sneakers.
“Sports should never be taken away from a kid. It creates fun. It creates laughter. It creates brotherhood or sisterhood. To be able to have shoes that are easy to get on and off gives kids another opportunity to live out their dreams,” LeBron said.
The sneakers are specifically designed to eliminate the struggle for kids to simply get shoes on their feet by eliminating the intricate hand movement of lace tying. The thought and attention to detail that was put into the sneakers just goes to show that King James is a champion not just in the realm of basketball, but also off of it.