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Friday 19 November 2021 4:09pm

Today is Sneaker Friday and the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR) at the University of Otago is supporting this Diabetes NZ event to raise awareness for the many New Zealanders living with diabetes.

Find out more about Sneaker Friday

Participate in Sneaker Friday

  • Email us your creative individual or group sneaker photos:
  • Post your sneaker photos on Twitter and tag us in: @EDOR_NZ
  • Include the hashtag #sneakerfriday in your social media posts
  • Choose team EDOR at Otago University if you would like to donate $5 in support of this event

Sneaker Friday photos

Postgraduate Nursing Studies Sneaker Friday 186The Postgraduate Nursing Centre at UOC wore all sorts of sneakers - sequins, zebra print, glitter, ribbons, lace, star wars, the comfiest sneakers on the planet and sneakers for a good cause (where for every pair of sneakers you buy, a pair is donated to a school). Awesome!

sneakerfriday - wan alwi 186Wan Alwi from the University of Otago Property Services Division found it so hard to choose which sneakers to wear for Sneaker Friday, he has taken four of his favourites to work and will switch them up every time he goes to a meeting. Now that's dedication!

Pharmacology Sneaker Friday 186This lab bubble in the Pharmacology and Toxicology department, University of Otago, were rocking some colorful sneakers, lab coats, and gumboots(!) in support of Sneaker Friday today.

Pathology Sneaker Friday 186It is not hard to guess which department these awesome footwear hail from! The Pathology Department, at the Otago Medical School Dunedin campus, is supporting Diabetes Action Month today.

HS Divisional Office Sneaker Friday 186The University of Otago Division of Health Sciences office in Ōtepoti, Dunedin, is supporting Sneaker Friday today and raising awareness for those living with diabetes.

Beka Sneaker Friday 186Thanks to Beka in the University of Otago's Faculty of Dentistry for raising awareness around the need for improved footcare for those living with diabetes. Great shoes!

Web team sneakers 186The web team at the University of Otago made the best use of the stunning weather in Ōtepoti, Dunedin on Sneaker Friday. Thanks for your support!

Judy at CCDHB 186Judy Heslop at the Canterbury District Health Board is supporting Diabetes Action Month's Sneaker Friday today. We all want a pair of those sneakers Judy!

Elena Sneaker Friday 186Elena Calvert was enjoying the sunshine outside the University of Otago clocktower today while she supported Sneaker Friday.

Rakesh 186Rakesh Banerjee and fellow postgraduate student in the Department of Pathology, Otago Medical School Dunedin campus, reflecting their support for Sneaker Friday with this great photo!

Gemmell Lab Sneaker Friday 186Winner: Best Sneaker Friday photo for 2021.
Some very colourful shoes and socks from the Gemmell Laboratory in the University of Otago's Department of Anatomy. Thanks for supporting Sneaker Friday.

Marama sneakerfriday 186Marama Gravett works at the UOC Medical Library, a great backdrop for her Sneaker Day photo! This event is raising awareness for one of the complications associated with diabetes: losing limbs. Better footcare services could prevent up to 600 amputations a year in Aotearoa New Zealand, so thanks for your support!

Faculty of Dentistry Sneaker Friday 186The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago engaged a number of different backdrops for their Sneaker Friday photos. Well done everyone and thanks for supporting this inaugural event.

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