The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:11 AM EST

The average health care worker spends more than five hours of their workday standing. The Clove sneaker ($129), created specifically for those who tend to patients, provides some much needed foot therapy for doctors, nurses and more. Thick EVA (ethylene­-vinyl acetate) foam midsoles offer an extra layer of comfort and stability. The shoes are wrapped in Japanese Clarino artificial leather, making them easy to clean and fluid-resistant so they’re less susceptible to damage from exposure to hospital chemicals (or bodily fluids) that may deteriorate lesser sneakers. Thanks to high-rebound, supportive and machine-­washable insoles, the sneakers fight odors and prevent bacteria buildup too. —Jenna Caldwell

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