Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Are Crocs dangerous for your feet?

by Unknown at 2:45 PM

Crocs, target of ridicule by those of us with taste in footwear and major sponsor of the AVP, is now the target of safety inquiries in Japan.

Japan's trade ministry asked Crocs to redesign their footwear after fielding 65 complaints about kids' Crocs getting stuck in escalators.

I don't know about you all, but when I was a kid, I was terrified of getting sucked into the escalator at the end. Now it looks like these fears are being realized!

In the US, the Washington Metro posted warnings about Crocs-style shoes on its escalators, so the phenomenon isn't apparently limited to Asia only.

This, in addition to Crocs' closing of its factory in Quebec, may not bode well for the company that currently buys naming rights from the AVP Tour.