Nike Is Making Nurse Shoes Cooler

Nike created the brand new Air Zoom Pulse sneaker designed specifically for medical professionals. Click here to learn more about the design.

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Along with the unveiling of this year's Doernbecher Freestyle Collection, Nike has also revealed its Air Zoom Pulse— a sneaker that's designed specifically for doctors, nurses, home health providers and countless others who work tirelessly to aid patients.

According to Nike, designers took to the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland in order to learn about the rigorous demands of the medical professionals, which helped create the Air Zoom Pulse. The upper features a laceless design that's equipped with a coated synthetic vamp for easy cleaning, while an elastic strap on the heel provides lockdown fit and allows for easy entry into the shoe. Capping off the design is a Zoom Air-cushioned midsole and a rubber outsole boasting a liquid-dispersive traction pattern.


This year's six young patients of the Doernbecher Freestyle collection have also created their own versions of the Air Zoom Pulse that will release on Dec. 7 on and at select Nike retailers, with all profits benefiting the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. The debut black and white colorway of the Nike Air Zoom Pulse pictured above is scheduled to release some time next month on