Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Student Nike collaborator back on national stage

When Matthew Walzer speaks, important people listen.
His impassioned plea to Nike for shoes designed for people with physical challenges went viral in 2012 — remember #NikeLetter? — and sparked the athletic-gear giant to “just do it.” He collaborated with the company on the design of a groundbreaking easy-entry sneaker, was flown to Los Angeles for the product launch in July 2015 — meeting NBA superstar LeBron James in the process — and ended up in a national media spotlight.
The 20-year-old FGCU junior was back at in September at the Design For All Showcase in Washington, D.C. Walzer had the ear of the fashion industry at The White House, where he spoke on a panel about designing apparel and assistive technology for people with special needs.

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