STRATHAM, N.H., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timberland PRO® Renova™ series is in full bloom this summer, offering new work shoe options for nursing professionals that are both comfortable and stylish. While it's no secret the majority of a nurse's day is spent on his or her feet, the brand's recent "Always on My Toes" survey revealed that 54 percent of nurses have worked 16 hours or more in one shift – that's double the length of a typical work day! Because of this, it's important for nurses to have the proper footwear to support their body when long shifts are part of the daily routine, not to mention, protect against slippery situations in hospitals, where linoleum floors are ubiquitous.
This season, the brand is expanding its Renova™ series, so every nurse can look and feel their best when they're on the job. The most popular shoe in the series – the "Professional" – is now available in sleek, crocodile emboss designs that boast matte or metallic shades, and a new t-strap style, both of which are easy to put on. Features include:
- Timberland PRO® Anti-Fatigue Technology offers all-day standing support, foot and leg support and superior shock absorption
- Premium full-grade leathers and micro suede upper linings offer style and durability
- Heel-to-toe rocker sole reduces forefoot pressure
- 3M® Scotchgard™ protector provides stain resistance
- SafeGrip™ slip-resistant outsole grips in wet and dry conditions, enabling professionals to move quickly and confidently
- Bi-Fit® Tri-density footbed for maximum support
- Anatomically shaped, oblique toe box allows forefoot to spread, reducing fatigue
"We incorporate Anti-Fatigue Technology within the Renova™ series to help alleviate stress on the feet, while the heel-to-toe rocker sole lessens the impact of heel strike," said Jim O'Connor, senior director of product and marketing for Timberland PRO. "Pair these features with slip-resistant outsoles and we have the ultimate footwear option for nursing professionals, so they can stay focused on their job and not on their aching feet."