The Wharton Grad Making Health-Care Worker Shoes That Look As Good As They Feel

They’re as comfy as running sneakers and as cute as Allbirds.

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Clove is a new shoe line for health-care workers. Photograph by Breanne Furlong

Joe Ammon’s wife — a nurse at Penn Medicine — could never find the perfect work shoe, so he set out to make one for her. Last fall, the Wharton grad unveiled Clove, a line of footwear for health-care workers that feels as good as running sneakers and looks as good as Allbirds.

Unsurprisingly, they have loads of smart features, including crazy-comfortable odor-resistant insoles, a slip-on style so no one has to fumble with tying laces, and an exterior that can be repeatedly cleaned with bleach wipes. And that, says Ammon, “is even more prescient with COVID.”

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