Crocs Is Donating Free Shoes to Medical Workers In the U.S.

Gianluca Russo

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the lack of necessary supplies has become increasingly widespread amongst medical workers and many brands and fashion designers are pulling together their resources to give back — joining them is now Crocs.

On March 26, the shoe brand announced it will be donating free pairs of shoes to medical workers in need of footwear. Crocs being a go-to brand for those who work in hospitals, the announcement certainly came at the relief of many.

"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' CEO Andrew Rees told CNN.

And while the need was apparent, the response to Crocs' announcement has been more than overwhelming. As announced by the brand, there are currently more than 400,000 people in line waiting to receive a pair of shoes from the company even if Crocs is only able to donate 10,000 a day.

"All we can do is ask for your patience. Please check back tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET. It is our hope that we can get everyone a pair and do our part," the brand said in a statement issued on Twitter also on March 26.

It's clear that the efforts from Crocs are making a huge impact and it shows just how imperative it is for more brands to step up and assist medical workers.

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