With the introduction of the new LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase, Nike continues to evolve its groundbreaking FlyEase technology. Earlier iterations of FlyEase focused on replacing traditional lacing systems, and since the Soldier 10 is already laceless, Nike instead worked on improved entry. Tobie Hatfield, Nike Senior Director of Athlete Innovation, reimagined the Soldier 10 as a shoe that opens up from the midfoot, all the way through the heel counter, with a lockdown fit provided by the shoe's original Velcro straps. Additionally, the zipper now lies at a flatter angle, allowing for an easier pull around the ankle, while subtle graphic hits in the form of a small asterisk appearing on the heel, heel tabs and on the Velcro under the ankle strap, referencing the Nike ethos that says "if you have a body, you're an athlete."
As an ambassador for FlyEase since its inception, LeBron James invited patients from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation to the Cleveland Cavaliers practice facility to celebrate the launch of the Soldier 10 FlyEase. Check out a photo recap of the event in the gallery below, as well as detailed looks at the new silhouette.
Look for the LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase to be available starting today in black, blue and white colorways, offered at nike.com in both adult and young athlete sizes. Adult sizes in the Platinum colorway will be available in the coming weeks.