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Allyson Felix’s Brand Saysh Announces Ground Breaking Policy for Pregnant Women With Hopes of an Equitable Future

Published 04/21/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

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Out of all the track and field athletes in the world, some of them are incredibly influential. Athletes who stand up for a cause to provide a better future for the rest of us. Allyson Felix does that time and time again. After her infamous breakup with Nike, she started her shoe brand named Saysh. Hence, the brand has picked up for giving out some of the most comfortable shoes in the world.

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As Felix had issues with Nike regarding maternity policies, she started her own company after her high-profile breakup. And she promises to offer interesting new policies to her customers who are pregnant.


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Allyson Felix earns respect for new maternal policies

The sensational athlete is introducing Saysh Maternity Returns Policy for her valuable consumers. She spoke about giving a free pair of sneakers to those women, whose feet grow longer, during pregnancy. Usually, a women’s shoe size is increased by half a size or more and it is difficult to wear shoes, thereafter. Hence, this eye-opening policy is just a brilliant piece of thinking by Saysh and Felix.

Bearing a child is not an easy process and the discomfort these things make proves to be significant. Thus, Saysh is offering great maternity policies to pave the way for a better future for women. Saysh is one of the most emerging shoe brands in the world.


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It is incredible to see these policies introduced for the betterment of society. They established the company after Felix’s infamous incident with Nike. It changed the perception of most brands.

What was the controversy?


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Back when her contract expired in 2017, she was pregnant during the time of renegotiations. At that time, Nike offered a 70% pay cut in the new contract as it did not support maternity policies in the contract.

This controversy forced her to leave the company and join Athleta; A company that focuses on women’s apparel. From this, Saysh was formed as she donned these sprinting shoes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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From the life-threatening birth of her daughter Camryn to retiring as the most decorated track and field athlete in the USA, she is a living legend. Her contributions to society will forever be in people’s hearts. Allyson Felix is an inspiration for all.

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Jacob Gijy


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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Post Graduation in Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the power forward, the respect he deserves.
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Deepakshi Chaudhary