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Product description and innovation synopsis:
The Italian-made Calzuro shoes are ergonomically designed with surgeons in mind. Surgical staff benefits from wearing Calzuro because of the 1.5 inch heel to reduce fatigue from standing, slip resistant soles, and antistatic composition. There are two accessories for Calzuro: Comfort Insoles (washable or can be sterilized) and Heel Straps to add a secure back. Calzuro is still made in Italy today, and sold throughout the world. Calzuro.com is the only distributor in the U.S.
What sets this product apart from others available in the industry?
With the rise of concern for hospital floors spreading infection, Calzuro can be sterilized in the autoclave, machine washed, or bleached to prevent contamination. Our mission is to reach medical professionals throughout the U.S. to introduce the importance of decontamination of personal footwear in the healthcare setting. Scrubs and uniforms are cleaned daily, but often times footwear is forgotten, even though it plays a role in infection prevention.
How does this product benefit the surgical team and aid in better outcomes?
Calzuro shoes are beneficial to any surgical team because they provide healthy comfort and the ability to be cleaned in between surgeries or shifts lowering the risk of spreading contamination. For surgical facilities ordering in groups, special pricing is available.