Medics, Rejoice! These Nike’s Air Zoom Pulse Trainers Are Specifically For You
Statistics suggest that, during a 12-hour shift, some nurses walk up to four miles without sitting down. Stands to reason then, that if you're a medical professional you need a solid pair of shoes.
Typically speaking, clogs are the footwear of choice. Birkenstock does a nice pair – a polyurethane Super Birki, which is oil- and grease-resistant. Then there’s the WearerTech clog, equally as efficient. Crocs do a take on the clog too, which is perfect for hospital use thanks to enhanced arch support.
Now Nike have entered the arena. The sportswear powerhouse, known mostly for its iconic trainer styles such as the Air Force 1 and Air Max 90, is set to release a pair of trainers designed specifically for hospital workers.
Having been tested by medical workers at Oregon’s OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the Air Zoom Pulse trainers are not only easy to get on and off and simple to clean, but with fit, cushioning and traction systems to help secure the foot - plus a coated toe box to protect against any type of spill - they're as equally suited to the floors of the ward as they are your sneaker collection.
And they look pretty good too. Six versions of the trainers will be released, each having been given a unique design by children at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. What’s more, a portion of the profits will go back to Doernbecher.
Nike-designed scrubs? We reckon they’re next.
Available from 7 December. nike.com