Shoes For ‘Everyday Heroes’ Like Nurses, Docs

The sneakers are durable, supportive, and easy to clean. Anyone who saw Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya break the two-hour marathon barrier in October very likely saw something else, too: the thick-soled Nike running shoes on his feet, and, in a blaze of pink, on the feet of the pacers surrounding him. The product was tested at the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The company learned how to meet the demands of health care workers to craft the sneakers. What makes these shoes different is, among other things, a carbon-fiber plate in the midsole, which stores and releases energy with each stride and is meant to act as a kind of slingshot, or catapult, to propel runners. The shoes also feature midsole foam that researchers say contributes to increased running economy.

A similar study was conducted in November 2018. That study from researchers at the University of Colorado explained why Nike’s VaporFly 4% shoes have had so much success in reducing the amount of energy expended during marathons. A closer look at recent numbers in the final months of 2019 show that about 41 per cent of people who ran marathons in under three hours were reported to have been wearing these shoes. Since 1971, Nike and its famous Swoosh logo have become global powerhouses in the sportswear industry, supporting athletes from grass roots to elite as well as producing streetwear for the coolest of cats.

Once signed up, parents will receive an email with a selection of more than 100 styles of Nike and Converse shoes from which to choose, which they can review with their kids. They then pick which shoes they want to receive, and these are shipped to the home in a box with the child’s name on it. This box also includes an adventure kit” filled with activities and games for parents to do with their kids, stickers, plus a small gift. The kit is created in partnership with the nonprofit KaBoom, which is focused on encouraging kids to lead healthy lifestyles.

Children over three years old grow one-half a foot size every 4 to 6 months. That means some older kids only need to replace their shoes twice per year, outside of excessive wear and tear. Whether you work in the medical industry or are simply looking for an ultra-comfy shoe to get you through long days spent on your feet, these slide-on sneakers are a great option and support a good cause. For its first-ever foray into the world of collectible sneakers, Sotheby’s teamed up with with sneaker marketplace Stadium Goods to present 100 of the rarest sneakers ever made. Last week, ahead of the planned auction, Nadal shelled out $850,000 on the other 99 lots for sale, but the 1972 Nikes eluded his grasp, with the consignor opting to move forward with the online sale. In the end, he got them anyway—but he had to pay almost half of what he put up for the other 99 pairs.

Massive Range Of Iconic Men’s Nike Sneakers Including NSW, Air Max Tavas, Air Max 90, Roshe Run, Free & More. Except nobody wants to do that — and that’s where the SuperReps come in. This sneaker is one-sized-fits-all-fitness, ready for any group fitness challenge. And despite what you think of group fitness, it’s an underrated one-of-a-kind test, both for your overall fitness ability, and for your footwear. But the SuperReps are well up to the challenge. This pair of unworn 1972 Nike waffle racing flat Moon Shoes” set a new auction record for sneakers with a $437,500 sale at Sotheby’s. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s New York.


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