As the pandemic rages on, citizens and companies across the state are doing what they can for the cause. MUVEZ Footwear, a New Jersey shoe company, is showing love to healthcare heroes with donations of supplies and inventory.
MUVEZ Footwear began in 2016 with the goal of creating footwear for both indoors and outdoors. Their flexible slip-ons come with removable outer soles, letting the shoes be both sneakers and slippers while also durable and hygienic.
To kick off their “MUVEZ + Friends” initiative, the team visited St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ on April 16th. There, they donated masks, water, meals, and MUVEZ shoes to 100 hospital staff.
MUVEZ intends to continue donations to front-line healthcare workers during the coronavirus crisis. In addition to providing supplies, the company is also donating $1 to the World Health Organization for every purchase of their products.
The team has been featured on #HipNJ before, with our own Lisa Maria Latino interviewing them on her podcast Live From My Living Room. Co-creators Eric Cruz, Ryan Cruz, and Kevin Zamora talked about their start, their philanthropy, and their $200,000 deal on the hit show “Shark Tank.”
“[The coronavirus crisis]…makes people reflect on what’s valuable,” said Zamora. “…For people to be able to be comfortable at home…gives us a good energy and a good feeling.”
MUVEZ slippers are $99.95 and come in stylish hues of black, white, red, and blue.
To learn more about MUVEZ Footwear, be sure to check out their website.
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Photograph courtesy of MUVEZ Footwear.