In the throes of last year, we launched a competition to celebrate some of the nation’s heroes by asking you to nominate NHS staff and super star Key Workers that have gone above and beyond to keep us all safe and supported through the uncertainties of the past year.
We saw hundreds upon hundreds of nominations for the inspiring individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary strength and kindness in the face of such uncertainty, from NHS staff to Supermarket Staff, Delivery Drivers and Posties, to Care Assistants, and Nurses to name just a few.
It’s hard to express the immense gratitude that we all feel towards those who are working on the front line and the sacrifices and risks they are taking to keep us safe. We gifted the winners with the best thing we could think of - a pair of shoes to wear as they work, although a small token of appreciation, we knew that our shoes would be kind and comfortable to some of Britain’s busiest feet.
Recently we caught up with our hero winners, to see how they were and what they have been up to over the last few months. Say hello to Karen, Jamie, Cassy, and Emma, who have tried, tested, and loved their winning shoes!
“As a Paediatric Nurse working 12-hour shifts, I’m on my feet for most of the day. Thanks to Pavers and my lovely shoes, sore feet is something I never have to worry about, I can focus completely on helping my little patients feel better and smile.”
“As a Hospital Porter I can be on my feet for most of the day, pushing trolleys, delivering mail, transferring patients, it’s a long list of tasks so getting the balance of both safety and comfort can help get me through the day. If my feet are happy, I’m happy!”
“As a Senior Care Assistant, I can be on my feet for 12 hours a day, which can be tough going! So, I need shoes that not only feel comfortable, but will be safe too, the last thing I need to do is slip when assisting someone in the shower. I love a pair with elastic in them because as the day goes on my feet swell but the shoes remain comfortable!”
“As a Checkout Team Support Member at Tesco’s, I need comfy footwear as I can do up to 15 thousand steps per shift! Pavers work well for me as they are stylish and comfy shoes rolled into one.”
If you know a Key Worker who needs a pick-me-up in this difficult time, a new pair of shoes might just be in order! We have created a specialist collection of shoes for Nurses and Key Workers that are inspired by our hero winners, these are the best shoes for standing all day and perfect for those in need of comfortable shoes for work. Durable and lightweight, you can put your trust in this collection to give hard-working feet some well-deserved TLC.
Skechers make great trainers for Nurses, Doctors and health professionals who need to be quick on their feet. As chosen by our winners Emma and Jamie, Skechers trainers are packed with essential comfort support like soles and their memory foam insoles for a fit that feels made for you.
Superb for busy feet, slip on clogs are the perfect shoes to wear with scrubs, easy to wear and simple to kick off after a long day. Where clogs are concerned, Fly Flot is the best brand for the job, famed for their anatomic designs and self-moulding insoles, they’re just so comfortable.
In need of a smarter footwear option? Black shoes for Nurses or Shop Workers might just be the answer! Just like Cassy and Karen have proved, smart shoes can be comfortable too. Our collection is designed to keep you on your feet all day because of their adjustable fits and lightweight designs, there’s more than meets the eye where this collection is concerned.