Luxurious style, cushiony comfort, and fluid repellency in one shoe? Sounds like a nurse’s dream. For frontline medical professionals working on busy hospital floors, footwear options have been limited — and a little too practical. Clove has changed that.

Joe Ammon WG19 founded the company after seeing the physical demands put on his wife, Tamara, who’s a nurse. Launched late last year, the online direct-to-consumer brand combines the comfort of a sneaker and the convenience of a clog with an easy-to-clean exterior. And they’re stylish: Luxury high-heel designer Stuart Weitzman W63 had a small role early in the design stage.

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