Nike just donated thousands of shoes specially designed for healthcare workers
Nike launched the Air Zoom Pulse shoe in November last year, which was promoted as the “first shoe designed for the healthcare athlete, an everyday hero.” Not only is the shoe easy to wipe and clean, it is specially designed to be worn for the 12-hour shifts that include five miles of walking with less than an hour of sitting.
The company recently donated 30,000 pairs of the same shoe to hospitals across the United States and 2,500 to hospitals in Europe. It will also be sending more than 100,000 additional apparel items, including compression socks and sportswear kits, as a ‘thank you’ to frontline workers.
Nike’s nonprofit partner, Good360, will distribute the shoes to workers in U.S. veterans hospitals, as well as hard-hit health systems in Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis and New York City. In Europe, the shoes will go to hospitals in Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Paris and Belgium.