The company went to the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon to study those of the profession. They took into account the challenges of those at work, including long hours on their feet and spills, and the comfort needed for long shifts.
The company said health workers in New York and Los Angeles will also receive around 95,000 pairs of soccer socks that offer slight compression.
“The effort is driven by messages of gratitude to healthcare professionals,” said Nike in his release. “From one athlete to another, Nike athletes recognize the physical and mental endurance of health athletes.”
“Thank you so much for supporting our frontline heroes in healthcare,” he wrote Monday.
Hospitals across Europe – including Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Paris and Belgium – will receive an additional 2,500 pairs, said Nike.
Nike said some of its teams have teamed up to help create and donate full-face shields and air-purifying respirator-powered lenses (PAPRs) to help protect healthcare professionals.
To date, Nike and the Nike Foundation have allocated over $ 25 million in Covid-19’s relief efforts, according to the company.
CNN’s Elise Hammond contributed to this report.