With the arrival of November, holiday gift planning is on the minds of many, and it's the perfect time to consider why Gales® should be at the top of every healthcare worker’s list! Featured in Oprah Daily, Good Morning America, Fast Company, Footwear News, and many more, Gales® are ranked as the #1 shoe for healthcare workers and here’s why:
All Day Support
Healthcare professionals are on their feet for 12-hour shifts or longer. Standing for prolonged hours can cause stress on your feet, but it can also contribute to back and leg pain that can ultimately lead to more problems. Luckily, Gales® are lightweight (our Frontline style weighs 5.9 ounces) and diffuse impact. Athletic shoes are designed to help you jump higher and run faster by springing energy back into your body. However, this “energy return” principle results in an increase in pressure on knees, backs, and joints, leading to long-term pain and health complications for professionals who are on their feet for long shifts (healthcare, hospitality, education, and +1.8 Billion professionals who stand for a living). Gales® are the first shoes designed to do the opposite––diffusing impact and dispersing energy to decrease pressure on your body during long shifts.
Proven to Keep You Safe
Known for their antimicrobial design, Gales® keeps you safe from harmful bacteria––we even put scientific research to the test to prove it! On any given day, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has at least one hospital-associated infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC). Clothing, especially worn by healthcare professionals, is susceptible to a high level of contamination in a hospital setting. Yet shoes––which nearly 40% in a community setting contain traces of Clostridium difficile (C. diff)––are often overlooked as a contributor. Through a study conducted by Hospital Epidemiologist Victor R. Lange, indisputable evidence found Gales® to be the only footwear proven effective against contamination in a healthcare setting. See the full study here: Gales® Infection Study
Loved by Thousands!
One of the most compelling reasons to choose Gales® as a gift for a healthcare worker is the overwhelming positive feedback from those in the industry. Thousands have chosen Gales® as their choice footwear brand and can attest to the comfort, durability, and performance of Gales® shoes in real-world healthcare settings.
“I have ''On- cloud'', ''Cloves'' and ''Asics'', and my gales are by far my most favorite so far. They have vents, so my feet do not feel sweaty, yet they are splash/fluid proof (C-Diff proof!!). These shoes are the most lightweight feeling, that put a spring in my step when walking. I highly recommend these for any healthcare professional, or service personal that will need a great new pair of non-skid shoes.” –Lynnzy
As an essential tool for healthcare workers, Gales® genuinely makes a difference in the lives of those who wear them. So if you are still in search of the perfect gift for a healthcare worker in your life, look no further than Gales®.