Crocs donating free pairs of shoes to healthcare workers


When you’re constantly on your feet for eight- to 12-hour shifts, for sure you’ll prefer comfort over style when it comes to footwear. For nurses and health professionals, they endure long work hours every single day. It’s no wonder the medical workforce has been donning comfortable Crocs shoes ever since its inception in 2002.

In this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, frontline health workers are our heroes, so Crocs recently launched a new program called “A Free Pair for Healthcare,” wherein a pair will be donated (and shipped free) to a frontline health worker needing it the most.

“We are working hard to donate 10,000 pairs a day to those working in healthcare and currently have more than 400,000 people in line,” Crocs posted on Twitter. “All we can do is ask for your patience. Please check back tomorrow at 12pm ET. It is our hope that we can get everyone a pair and do our part.”

Crocs is an American footwear company known for its one-of-a-kind foam clog shoes. The Colorado-based brand aspires to produce the most comfortable shoes in the world by pursuing new comfort technologies and developing revolutionary materials that are lighter, softer, and more flexible.

With antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, Crocs’ breathable designs are ideal for hardworking professionals, especially with the swivel straps and perforated toppers providing great support and comfort. The American brand even designed a Nursing Crocs line, equipped with advanced slip-resistance technology meant for medical workers.

In the past, Crocs took the fashion limelight with its collaboration with luxury and streetwear brands, including Christopher Kane, Beams, Pleasures, and more. In 2017, Spanish fashion house Balenciaga, under the direction of designer Demna Gvasalia, unveiled a whole lineup of Crocs-wearing models for its spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear show.