Nike Is Donating 32,000 Pairs Of Sneakers To Healthcare Workers In Europe And America
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Nike is doing its bit to help some of the people on the frontline of the coronavirus.
The athletics brand will be donating a whopping 32,000 pairs of sneakers to healthcare workers in America and Europe.
It's a small but brilliant way of helping those who are pulling long shifts and who are on the frontline of fighting Covid-19 and helping people recover.
The Nike Air Zoom shoes, which were specifically designed for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals, will be shipped out to health systems and hospitals in Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis, New York City, as well as Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Paris and Belgium.
In a statement, Nike hopes the offer will be well received.
The company said: "In recognition of frontline healthcare workers combating Covid-19 around the world, Nike will partner with nonprofit Good360 in the United States and local organisations across Europe to donate more than 140,000 pieces of footwear, apparel and equipment globally.
"Fit, cushioning and traction systems work together to secure the foot in hospital conditions - and all solutions were finalised in tandem with considerations from medical workers at Oregon Health & Science University and Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon."
The Nike Air Zoom debuted in November last year, with the company saying it is durable, comfortable, versatile, with spill protection and a grippy sole.
Notable features include a laceless upper with an easy clean vamp, an elastic strap to keep the heel securely contained and allow for an easy slip on, and a durable rubber sole with a traction pattern designed to maintain grip on wet surfaces.
Six different designs of the Nike Air Zoom Pulse were released in December, with all profits going towards the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and the Doernbecher Freestyle Program.
In addition to the shoes, Nike has also donated 95,000 soccer socks, which provide a small amount of cushioning for the foot, to hospitals in Los Angeles and New York City.
There have also been 1,100 Nike Sportswear kits given out in America and Europe to help healthcare workers carry their stuff to and from work.