(TMU) — When you go into a U.S. hospital you’re unlikely to see doctors and medical workers wearing Air Jordans, Yeezys, Off-Whites, or any other premium shoe brands.
Instead, you’re most likely going to find medics wearing a humble pair of Crocs. And while the potato-peeler-like clogs may be the shoe brand that fashion-conscious folks love to hate, medical students and professionals love Crocs for a good reason: at the end of a shift, it’s extremely easy to wash blood, feces, and other bodily fluid off of the comfortable shoes made of waterproof molded polymer resin.
And now, their manufacturer has pledged to donate 10,000 Crocs per day to healthcare workers as they fight on the frontlines against the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reports.
Crocs CEO Andrew Rees said:
“Over the past week, we have spoken to healthcare workers, their facilities and even their family and friends, and they have specifically asked for our shoes in an effort to provide ease on their feet, as well as ease of mind as they need the ability to easily clean up before they go home to their families.”
Crocs plans on delivering some of the shipments directly to hospitals, but medical personnel can also sign up for a free pair by going to the “Sharing a Free Pair For Healthcare” website.
While Crocs plans on donating shoes as long as supplies last, the website notes that due to a “tremendous response” to their efforts, the company had already reached their daily free pair limit by early Thursday afternoon.
However, Crocs encourages medical workers to “check back at 12 p.m. ET every day to get in line for your free pair.”
“The duration of our giveaway will depend on our level of inventory and the amount of requests we receive.
These workers have our deepest respect, and we are humbled to be able to answer their call and provide whatever we can to help during this unprecedented time.”