BEAVERTON, Ore. (WSET) -- Nike has announced its plan to recognize frontline healthcare workers combating COVID-19 by donating more than 140,000 footwear, apparel, and equipment globally.
The company has partnered with the nonprofit, Good360 in the United States, and local organizations worldwide to make this effort happen.
Nike teamed up with professional athletes to create a shoe designed for healthcare workers. Nike said they recognize that the amount of activity healthcare workers exert in a day battling the pandemic classifies them as an athlete.
The shoes, Nike Air Zoom Pulse unveiled in November 2019, work to secure the foot in hospital conditions.
30,000 pairs of these shoes will be distributed to health systems and hospitals across the United States. An additional 2,500 pairs are being donated to hospitals across Europe.
To learn more about the initiative, and other ways Nike is supporting the community during the pandemic, click here.