Clove

Wharton grad creates ‘Clove’ shoes for health care workers inspired by his wife

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Before the pandemic, a local entrepreneur and his wife, a nurse here in Philadelphia, saw the need for footwear that could meet the specific demands of our health care workers.

Right now, we all know how hard they are working. They are on their feet for hours, so they need something comfortable, but also footwear that’s easy to sanitize, especially in this crisis.

They call the company Clove.

“The inspiration actually came from my wife, Tamara, who’s a registered nurse here in Philly,” says Joe Ammon, the creator and CEO of Clove.

“I watched her buy four shoes in four months,” said Ammon.

So the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania grad set out to create the ultimate footwear for her, and all of our health care workers.

“We jokingly say if a sneaker and a clog had a baby, it would be Clove,” said Ammon.

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