Medical professionals who stay on their feet for long and tiresome hours, deserve and may need more support from their shoes than NBA players. It was calculated that while the average NBA player runs 2.5 miles in one game, the average nurse walks somewhere from 4 to 5 miles during a standard 12-hour shift. For this reason, the sportswear giant Nike has designed new sneakers specifically for the nurses, doctors and home healthcare workers.

As Nike itself advertises, “the Nike Air Zoom Pulse is a shoe for everyday heroes: nurses, doctors, home health providers and others who work tirelessly to support patients.”

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Nike designed Air Zoom Pulse sneakers specifically for medical professionals

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Nike designed the new shoes after doing research with medical professionals at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon to design the perfect ones for their needs.

“It feels like a soft, snug hug”

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Nike says that the new design confronts various “medical-worker-specific” challenges. They wanted to make a shoe that would be both comfortable for long periods of standing and versatile enough to support the “hurried movements required in emergency situations.” Therefore, they designed Air Zoom Pulse with “a heel fit so secure, it feels like a soft, snug hug.”

The coated toe box protects against spills

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The new sneakers were also designed with a coated toe box that protects the shoe of any kind of spill, having in mind that medical professionals must endure countless of them during their shift. In addition to this, the sneakers have no laces to absorb any kind of moisture or spill.

And they slip on and off easily

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The new Nikes slip on and off easily as they are made with an elastic strap, while the rubber soles have extra traction on slippery floors.

100% of the profits from the sneakers will go to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland

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The Nike Air Zoom Pulse design comes in seven different colorways – six of them were designed by patients and were released at the beginning of this December. In addition to this, all of the profits from these shoes will be donated directly to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon.

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