When Nike was handed the opportunity to get involved in the country’s fight against coronavirus, there was only one way to respond — just do it.
The Swoosh announced its factories are pivoting to make full-face shields and powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) lenses to help healthcare workers in need.
Nike explained it’s repurposing collar-padding from shoes, cords from apparel, like bags, and the plastic used to make the brand’s signature Air soles to make the face shields.
… and we gotta admit, they look kinda cool, too.
“The full-face shields help protect healthcare workers’ faces and also help to prolong the length we can safely use a surgical or N95 mask,” said Dr. Miko Enomoto, associate professor at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine.
“Nike’s generous response to the COVID-19 crisis helps to instill an added layer of confidence and support for healthcare workers, that we can safely carry out the jobs we were born to do.”