- Nike is producing face shields and other forms of individual protective equipment for medical professionals and nurses amid the coronavirus outbreak.
- The face shields are made from specific products from Nike’s Air sneakers, consisting of the padding and soles.
Nike is rotating its resources to help support health care workers throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Nike CEO John Donahoe revealed in a teleconference on March 24 that the athletic brand was prototyping face guards to assist healthcare professionals.
On Tuesday, Nike launched an image of its newly developed full-face shield, which was developed using aspects of the brand’s signature shoes, the Nike Air.
” Collar padding when destined for shoes is repurposed; cables originally earmarked for apparel reassessed; and, essential, the TPU part of a Nike signature– the Nike Air soles– reimagined,” Nike composed in a Tuesday press release.
Nike’s objective, the release described, was to recreate a face guard comparable to those being used at Oregon Health & Science University but made from Nike-owned products and devices from its production centers.
Innovation groups and manufacturing groups at Nike’s Air Production Development centers in Oregon and Missouri developed a three-part face guard that could be produced in a nine-step procedure.
” The objective was not just a high-functioning shield, however also one that permitted a basic model of production,” the press release said, adding that the testers of the prototypes were OHSU’s health care employees themselves.
Nike is likewise producing brand-new lenses for PAPR helmets made from a material comparable to the face shields.
The very first delivery of face guards and PAPR lenses was delivered to OHSU on Friday, April 3. Devices will be provided to other health systems near Nike’s head office in Oregon, including Providence, Legacy Health Systems, and Kaiser Permanente.
New Balance is also rotating its resources to make masks from materials readily available to the footwear business, such as laces and other sneaker-related resources.