Nike donates 32,500 pairs of Air Zoom Pulse Shoes to healthcare workers. These shoes have been specifically designed for medical personnel fighting COVID-19 on the frontline around the world!
Nike plans to partner with nonprofit organization Good360 (US) and local organizations all over the world and the states. This includes hospitals in Barcelona, Chicago, Laakdal, London, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milan, Paris, and New York City as mentioned by Forbes.
The shoes launched last year and were specifically designed for medical professionals who must spend hours at a time on their feet. The shoes retail around $120.
Nike was able to test the product and receive medical-worker insights at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Designers were able to learn all about the practices of healthcare workers’ day-to-days. In example, according to Forbes, Nurses walk approximately 4-5 miles and are usually up on their feet during a 12-hour shift. Nurses will usually site less than an hour during these rigorous shifts.
Observing details as such helped designers provide simplicity and practicality to the shoe. As for the shoe, it is easy to get on and off and easy to clean! Always a plus after a long day. Fit, Cushioning, and traction are all considered to secure the foot in any condition.
Shoutout to NIKE! Comforting feet by the shift. All details matter when it comes to this epidemic, and NIKE sure had a plan to help medical workers throughout. Keeping feet comfortable during 12-hour shifts are always appreciated, and for that – THANK YOU NIKE!