Another shoe threatens wearer's safety

Crocs: Bright, definitely.  But dangerous?  Image courtesy roland via Flickr.
Crocs: Bright, definitely. But dangerous? Image courtesy roland via Flickr.
As both someone who has enjoyed reading previous posts about how dangerous shoes such as flip-flops and Heelys can be, and also someone who finds “Crocs” to be one ugly pair of shoes, a recent article about the dangers of wearing Crocs on escalators caught my attention.

Apparently, the grip and softness that Crocs are known for are the perfect combination to get feet caught in the teeth at the top or bottom of an escalator, or along the sides as you travel up or down. The Washington Metro has even gone so far as to post signs warning riders about wearing Crocs (and Croc knock-offs) on its escalators. Apparently the soft grippy shoes can grip the sides of the escalators and get twisted and pulled under. Or they get caught if the person wearing them does not step over the teeth at the end of the escalator ride.

Makes me wonder though – in all these cases…is the shoe really to blame? Or is it the owner? Or is it just bad luck?

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Thor's picture
Thor says:

It looks like we could start a whole new blog on dangerous shoes!

posted on Thu, 09/27/2007 - 4:06pm
sandy09's picture
sandy09 says:

00uch!! are shoes that dangerous??? well maybe its the owners that might not be able to use their shoes right!

posted on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 4:12pm

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