They are favoured among chefs, middle-aged men and NHS workers thanks to their easy slip-in design.
We are, of course (if the image hasn’t already tipped you off) talking about Crocs.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the footwear company has donated 200,000 pairs of shoes to frontline workers in hospitals across the globe.
NHS staff in the UK will receive a select amount, along with Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the US, where the company is based.
The first drop of products for the NHS arrived last week, but there are more coming soon – which will be distributed to hospitals nationwide.
As of today, the company has also launched a new service that allows shoppers to personally support NHS workers by buying a pair of Classic Clogs for them.
This can be done in two ways; if you fancy taking part, you can either purchase the aforementioned item yourself at £10 or simply donate £10 directly to the company, and they will send out a pair of Crocs to frontline workers on your behalf.
You don’t get to choose where it’s delivered though, so if you know a specific NHS worker whom you want to gift a pair, you’re better off buying them yourself.
‘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 Andrew Rees, Crocs’ president and CEO.
‘Over the past few weeks, 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.’
But it’s not just companies who are donating products to the NHS.
A five-year-old boy in Warrington gathered up 70 chocolate Easter eggs, and had these delivered to Whiston hospital in Lancashire, so that NHS workers wouldn’t miss out on seasonal treats.
We hope the Easter bunny brings him something lovely as well.
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