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Crocs Will Give Free Shoes To Health Care Workers Amid Pandemic

Crocs will take orders for a free pair of shoes on its website, and said it would donate up to 10,000 shoes daily while supplies last.

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Crocs, the company behind the pillowy-yet-polarizing shoes, announced that it will give free pairs to health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crocs will take orders for a free pair of shoes on its website, and said it would donate up to 10,000 shoes daily while supplies last. The company is calling the initiative “Free Pair for Healthcare.”

"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 said in a statement.

The company also said it would donate 100,000 pairs of shoes to be distributed at health care facilities, including health systems in Ohio and Colorado as well as the Atlantic Health System, which serves northern New Jersey and surrounding areas. 

Because Crocs are comfortable, simple to slip on, and easy to clean with soap and water, they’re popular among healthcare workers who are often on their feet all day. That especially includes their nursing shoes and clogs.