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Nike’s Hottest Sneaker of the Year Is for People with Disabilities

Three years ago, a teenager with cerebral palsy wrote a letter to Nike. Now he’s got his wish.

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Choosing the right sneaker can be difficult for anyone. Foot Locker has been witness to many a crying adult, whining about foot pads and half-sizes. But it’s especially challenging for many people with disabilities, which is why college sophomore Matthew Walzer decided he would reach out to Nike and encourage them to design a specially crafted shoe. Nearly three years after Walzer first contacted the company, Nike finally launched a sneaker for people with disabilities like Walzer. It’s functional, it’s popular, and yeah—it looks good.

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