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Nike launches a range of shoes to support nurses during long shifts

Testing by healthcare staff informed the design of their ‘fit, cushioning and traction’

Testing by healthcare staff informed the design of their ‘fit, cushioning and traction’


Two of the designs in Nike’s Air Zoom Pulse range

Nike has unveiled a range of footwear to support nurses and other healthcare professionals during long shifts. 

The Air Zoom Pulse shoes were put through their paces by healthcare staff during testing at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Oregon in the United States.

Available in six designs, the slip-on shoes are laceless and have a spill-proof coating. 

Shoes were designed for heavy wear 

‘During the sessions [at the hospital], the designers learned the rigours of these healthcare workers’ day-to-day efforts,’ Nike said.

‘Nurses, for example, walk around four to five miles and sit for less than an hour during the course of a 12-hour shift.

 ‘The fit, cushioning and traction systems [of the shoes] work together to secure the foot in all hospital conditions.’

The range goes on sale on 7 December at Nike.com, with the price yet to be confirmed. All profits will be donated to the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. 


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