Size and fit

The low-top Nike Air Zoom Pulse is a unisex pair offered in men’s sizing. This slip-on sneaker has easy to get on and off construction added with an elastic strap on the heel to keep the feet secured. This kind of strap also allows flexible and easy foot entry, fit for the healthcare workers who are always on the go. 

For optimized comfort, Nike inserted this sneaker with cushioning on the heel and ample supportive element on the arch, making this pair suitable for activities requiring standing for an extended period.

In addition, to keep this pair’s lightness, Nike incorporated it with the Zoom Air technology. This tech is incorporated into the sole, which functions to reduce the impact and protect its wearers from injuries.

Nike Zoom Pulse Style

The Zoom Pulse from Nike is another in-demand pair in the Nike sneakers lineup. Nike restructured the classic clogs to create stylish and highly functional footwear for people who are always on their feet. Because of its fashionable appeal, this footwear is a nice transition sneaker - from the city streets into the clinic. Its upper is made of breathable mesh in sock-like style, to slip this sneaker on without fumbling with the laces quickly. The upper is protected with PU-coating synthetic vamp to keep the feet dry from spills and splashes. 

While the profile is simple and straightforward, Nike offers the Zoom Pulse in multiple colorways and various designs. Nike worked with OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to release six versions of the sneaker using the design of their patients. Young patients created colorful and one-off patterns on the Nike Zoom Pulse, and all of the profits from these sneakers will be donated to the hospital.

The quirky and fun colors of Nike Zoom Pulse for men and women makes it easy to pair with any attire. Aside from scrub suits, wearers may visit the grocery or run their errands using these cozy sneakers. They may pair this sneaker up with their favorite loose jeans or skinnies. A pair of tattered shorts or long floral skirt also looks great with this slip-on sneaker.

Notable Features

Aside from the colorful prints of Nike Zoom Pulse, this sneaker got the attention of many buyers for the unique details found all over the sneaker. On the side of the Nike Zoom Pulse, a subtle Nike branding in the Asterisk form is seen. This Star of Life-inspired detail symbolizes the first responders in emergency situations. Also, buyers also applaud the pulse line on the sockliner and on the rubber midsole, which basically this sneaker got its name from.

Nike Zoom Pulse History

Nike introduced the Zoom Air technology in 1995. The brand launched it as the ultra-responsive cushioning suitable for various sports. This technology evolved through time, and now considered one of the most essential and iconic technologies in Swoosh’s arsenal. 

In November 2019, Nike designed footwear that works correctly for healthcare workers, such as doctors, nurses, and all other workers who function to support the patients. To adequately provide footwear perfect for modern heroes, Nike had product testing and medical-worker insights at a hospital in Portland, Oregon. 

Nike learned during the session that an average health worker walks approximately 4 to 5 miles and sits for about an hour during his or her entire 12-hour shift. Nike addressed the physical and mental demands during the shift by designing footwear perfect for rigorous duties. 

                 The Nike Zoom Pulse sneakers

Nike designed the Air Zoom Pulse to address the needs of people working in hospitals, as well as for people looking for stylish and highly comfortable shoes for everyday living. This glorious sneaker uses the renowned Air Zoom technology and displays a straightforward profile with an easy get on and off design. 

This sneaker is also inserted with superb cushioning and added with excellent traction, which works together to deliver a comfortable and secured fit while doing tedious tasks. Although this pair is inserted with extra cushioning and support on the arch, it still allows the feet to move naturally. 

The Nike Zoom Pulse is also coated with PU material on its toe box. This element aims to protect the sneaker from unforeseen spills, and splashes usually occur in the hospital. This PU coat only provides protection, but it also makes cleaning this sneaker up easy.

Nice to know

  • The Nike Zoom Pulse for medical workers has a durable rubber outsole with a water-dispersive traction pattern.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Nike Zoom Air
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.