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Nike’s FLYEASE Makes Sneakers Accessible for All

If you send a letter to a company asking for a revolutionary product, you might have low expectations for any response. In 2012, Matthew Walzer, then a 16 year old with cerebral palsy, was in that very situation when he penned an open letter…

Nike’s Slam Dunk With Accessible Shoes

When you think of shoes, you may not consider them as wheelchair accessible vehicles, but in a very big way, they are. In August of 2012, Matthew Walzer, a 17-year-old with cerebral palsy from Parkland, Florida, wrote an impassioned letter to Nike CEO, Mark Parker, asking for accessible shoes designed for people with disabilities. Little did he know, the letter would soon turn his dream of accessible shoes into a reality.