The Crocs shoe company is making sure healthcare workers have comfortable shoes to wear during their long hours battling the Chinese coronavirus.
In a press release Wednesday, the company announced it would give free pairs of its Crocs Classic Clogs or Crocs At Work styles to medical staff who need them.
“Like everyone, we’ve been closely monitoring the news and working hard to map out a way to most effectively help where we can,” said President and CEO Andrew Rees.
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. Starting today, Crocs is immediately prepared to fulfill and ship up to 10,000 pairs per day to our heroes in healthcare.
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.
In addition, the company also committed to donating up to 100,000 pairs of shoes to select healthcare facilities and organizations across the nation.
On March 19, Crocs shared an entertaining video of a doctor wearing his clogs and thanked members of the medical community for their tireless efforts during the ongoing health crisis:
To Our Friends in Healthcare, We want to thank you for everything you do, day in and day out, but even more so in these difficult times.
— Crocs Shoes (@Crocs) March 19, 2020
Thursday, the company tweeted that it had reached its daily give away limit of 10,000 pairs of shoes and asked for patience while over 400,000 others waited in line to receive theirs.
“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 tweet read.
Wednesday, Rees said the company wanted to do everything in its power to help equip the nation’s heroes for their difficult task.
“This is the least we can do for those working incredibly hard to defeat this virus,” he concluded.