Last July, Nike introduced a new form of sneaker construction dubbed “FLYEASE” which is supposed to act as an entry-level sneaker specifically designed to help a wide range of athletes of all abilities strap their kicks on. The latest design to utilize this easy-zip technology is the LeBron Zoom Soldier 8 silhouette which was made specifically for kids. The zip begins at the mid-foot and opens up the heel of the shoe, making it easy to slip a foot in and out. Once secure, the shoes lock the foot into place, making them performance-ready without the need to lace them up. It has been said that Nike will expand on this innovative technology by introducing a running shoe and basketball silhouette in March this year for both kids and adults. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. The Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 8 FLYEASE is available now. As a nod to that idea, the LeBron Soldier 8 FLYEASE carries an asterisk just under the strap on the medial side. Hatfield and team are already working on styles and silhouettes beyond basketball, and future FLYEASE designs will also feature the asterisk.In late July, Nike is sending the Zoom Soldier 8 FLYEASE to two U.S. basketball teams participating in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, which run from July 25 to August 2.The LeBron Soldier 8 FLYEASE will be available July 16 in limited quantities.