Now I hate Crocs. Really hate ‘em. The design’s rubbish, and I don’t care what other people say about how bloody comfortable it is, I just hate it. They’re uber-ugly. I’ve seen grown men at my office, wearing a nice pair of slacks, shirt, and a bright-yellow pair of Crocs. Talk about fashion faux pas.
Anyways, the Washington Post mentioned about the dangers of the Croc’s soft material being clipped by the teeth of the escalator’s step, and the resin blogs ending up mangled, or even ripped apart. So far, the injuries incurred are minor, as people have been able to pull their feet away from their trapped shoes in time. Still, the stories told about Croc-related injuries, e.g. a little girl’s right big toe being ripped off in a mall in Singapore when her fake Crocs were stuck in an escalator are enough to make me shiver.
This doesn’t just apply to Crocs (although I say it’s an excellent excuse to get rid of foul shoes), but to flip-flops and soft sandals as well. All I can say is, be careful when standing on the escalator. It’s not a playtoy.
And down with Crocs! (sorry, I couldn’t resist :p)