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Nike Is Releasing A Range Of Shoes Designed For Doctors And Nurses

Nike Is Releasing A Range Of Shoes Designed For Doctors And Nurses

Nike is releasing a range of shoes specifically designed for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.

Product testing for the Nike Air Zoom Pulse was carried out with the help of such 'everyday heroes' at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon, in order to determine what demands a shoe must meet for such workers.

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All profits will go towards the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Credit: Nike
All profits will go towards the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Credit: Nike

The result is a shoe that is durable, comfortable and versatile, with spill protection and a grippy sole.

In a statement, Nike said: "During the sessions [at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital], the designers of the Air Zoom Pulse learned the rigours of these health-care workers' day-to-day efforts.

"Nurses, for example, walk approximately four to five miles and sit for less than an hour during the course of a 12-hour shift. The work is physically and mentally demanding. The design for the Air Zoom Pulse tackles those challenges with simplicity in mind. The shoe is easy to get on and off, and equally simple to clean. The fit, cushioning and traction systems work together to secure the foot in all hospital conditions.

The shoes are designed to meet the needs of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. Credit: Nike
The shoes are designed to meet the needs of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. Credit: Nike
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"The design confronts a range of medical-worker-specific challenges. How can a shoe be both comfortable for long stretches of standing and versatile enough to support the hurried movements required in emergency situations? The answer comes through the Pulse's full-rubber outsole, a flexible drop-in midsole with Zoom Air heel unit and a heel fit so secure, it feels like a soft, snug hug."

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.

The Nike Air Zoom Pulse shoes come in six different designs. Credit: Nike
The Nike Air Zoom Pulse shoes come in six different designs. Credit: Nike

In total, six different designs of the Nike Air Zoom Pulse will be released on 7 December at Nike.com, with all profits going towards the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and the Doernbecher Freestyle Program, which is now in its 16th year.

Featured Image Credit: Nike

Topics: Shoes, US News, Health

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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