Nurse Mates Launches Align™ Corrective Lifestyle Footwear Collection

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Introducing Ergonomically-Designed Orthotic Comfort Technology

Align can provide a beneficial one-size-fits-all solution to problems of various magnitudes associated with improper alignment and foot pain.

Nurse Mates, a trusted leader in healthcare professional footwear, accessories and apparel for over fifty-five years releases its first lifestyle collection, introducing a new line of revolutionary orthotic comfort footwear. Nurse Mates Align™ steps outside the nursing industry to provide a solution for the 78% of Americans that have experienced foot problems as a result of wearing uncomfortable or ill-fitting shoes, principally the 58% of those who have suffered heel pain, according to a 2009 study conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association. (

The Align collection from Nurse Mates incorporates an innovative product designed to work with the biomechanics of the foot, placing the foot in a more optimal position, something that traditional footwear does not offer. Align incorporates cutting-edge technology delivering an ergonomically designed built-in orthotic, devised to improve overall alignment which assists in stabilizing and supporting the arch and heel from the ground up.

Developed in collaboration with seasoned, board certified podiatrist, Dr. Dorothy Kurtz Phelan, Nurse Mates called upon Dr. Kurtz Phelan’s expertise in foot health and years of corrective experience to develop an affordable alternative to an otherwise costly investment. “Custom orthotics can cost patients upwards of $600; Align can provide a beneficial one-size-fits-all solution to problems of various magnitudes associated with improper alignment and foot pain.” Dr. Kurtz Phelan.

“Your feet play a vital role in your overall health and well-being. The position of your foot as you walk and stand every day can directly impact several other areas of the body, causing posture and back issues, knee and hip pain and muscle and joint fatigue, to name a few. This is why the stability that comes from proper alignment is so important.” Dr. Kurtz Phelan.

Built into every Align style is a multi-lateral corrective orthotic that gently helps stabilize and support the arch and heel from the ground up, assisting with the proper alignment of the foot to reduce pressure on tendons and joints. Align delivers all around comfort, providing support at each of the foot’s strike points, designed with three key components:

  •     Heel Cup: Cradles heel and improves stability
  •     Multi-Level Arch: Helps align your foot into a more corrective position
  •     Firm Yet Flexible Materials: Dual-density impact foam absorbs shock and supports your arch

“We’re pleased to introduce a lifestyle collection that not only feels great and truly benefits overall foot health, but looks great as well. While originally developed for medical professionals, I recommend this product for anyone who is concerned with foot alignment, comfort and stability, and especially for those that work on their feet and are constantly on the go throughout the day - medical professionals, chefs, food service professionals, teachers and more.” Dr. Kurtz Phelan.

The premiere collection offers a variety of styles spanning sleek athletics, lace-ups and clogs designed in stain-resistant full grain leather uppers, all available for under $90.

Align is currently available to consumers from and specialty retailers, with a new collection delivering in December 2016.

About Nurse Mates

For over 55 years, Nurse Mates has been dedicated to providing high quality and dependable, yet fashionable and innovative products for the health care profession. Our premium full-grain leathers, slip-resistant bottoms and comfort technologies make Nurse Mates footwear the best choice for working professionals seeking long lasting style and comfort.

As the leader in professional footwear, accessories and apparel, Nurse Mates is always at the forefront of what busy professionals need - designing durable and comfortable workday products with a sense of purpose and creative flair.

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