As the result of a brain injury caused by being born two months premature, Matthew Walzer has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder which he says impairs his balance and fine motor skills. Some tasks, like writing or opening a bottle, he’d managed to master after years of practice. Tying his shoes was not one of them.

And so he decided to turn to this favorite shoe company for help. Three years later, the “easy-entry” Nike FlyEase line was born, making sneakers more accessible and paving the way for this month’s reveal of the brand’s first hands-free shoe, the GOFlyEase. The slip-on sneakers will be released on March 19.

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