Crocs, American show-manufacturing company, announced that it is providing free shoes to health workers who are trying hard to combat the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The company makes polarizing lightweight footwear that is often sported by hospital workers and restaurant staffers.
Crocs started a campaign called “A Free Pair for Healthcare” that invites doctors, nurses and other health workers to choose free footwear of Crocs Classic Clogs and Crocs At Work styles, which are available on the company’s website until stock lasts.
Crocs CEO and President Andrew Rees said, “Over the past week, we have spoken to health-care 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.”
Rees said the company would ship 10,000 pairs a day to help frontline health workers during the pandemic.
“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,” said Rees.
Crocs is now among the several fashion brands that have committed their service to health workers with more personal protective equipment (PPE), such as facemasks, surgical gowns, and eye gear.
Manufacturers across the United States have been increasing their operations to produce more supplies in order to combat the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
For instance, Ford, General Motors and Tesla said they are focusing their efforts on producing more ventilators for coronavirus patients with serious respiratory illness.
Anheuser-Busch and other regional distilleries have been putting sanitizers back into hospitals. The article was originally published on the New York Post.