Over the last couple of years, Crocs shoes have exploded as one of the biggest footwear trends ever. But over the last couple of months, the rubber clogs have come under some scrutiny due to escalator accidents involving children wearing the beloved colorful shoes.
While Crocs are popular enough to be identified by name after such an accident occurs, it's important to note that other shoes can also pose a risk to riders.
In fact, most recently, a child in Singapore lost her big toe wearing rubber clogs that resembled Crocs, but were actually an imitation brand.
Parents should be aware that any type of rubber or soft, pliable shoes can be problematic, as can long and untied shoe laces.
In recent statements, the Crocs company claimed that "Crocs shoes are completely safe," and went on to point out that escalators that have not received proper care and maintenance pose a risk to their riders. They have called for improved escalator safetey, and are currently designing a new tag that includes safety tips for escalators.
For more details about the accidents, and to get some helpful escalator safety tips, be sure to check out the following resources.
- Child in Singapore Loses Toe Wearing Imitation Crocs -- Reuters
- Crocs Can Pose a Danger on Escalators -- ABC News
- More on Crocs Shoes
- Crocs Official Site
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