Watch Nike Designer Tobie Hatfield Speak at the White House

Joined by his Flyease partner Matthew Walzer.

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In 2015, Nike designer Tobie Hatfield helped create Flyease based on a letter by Matthew Walzer, a teen with cerebral palsy who was unable to tie his shoes and reached out to Nike for help. The technology was first adapted to the LeBron Soldier 8, and was lauded for being a breakthrough for athletes with disabilities. 

Hatfield and Walzer teamed up once again earlier today—this time at the White House. They were there to participate in a panel discussion in conjunction with the White House Fashion Show Celebrating Inclusive Design, Assistive Technology, and Prosthetics. You can check out what the pair had to say on the subject beginning at the 46-minute mark in the video above.

Congress rep Alcee Hastings​ honored Walzer in September, 2015, with a speech to the House of Representatives.