Fashion Disaster (Relief): 100,000 Pairs of Crocs Are On Their Way to Japan

As if the people of Japan haven’t been through enough, they’ll now be receiving 100,000 pairs of Crocs.

We kid. Mostly.

Crocs CEO John McCarvel announced that the company would send 100,000 pairs of the distinctive plastic shoes to Feed the Children and other relief organizations providing support to the people in Japan who’ve been devastated by the earthquake and tsunami. That’s in addition to establishing donation points for the Japanese Red Cross in Crocs stores, and online at {Racked}

Even though it’s spring, it’s still not all that warm in Japan, so we do have to wonder how useful the holed shoes will be in the short term. The gesture is laudable, but practically speaking sandals probably aren’t the first footwear choice people would make when dealing with cool temperatures. In the case of anyone trying to survey damage or recover any possessions from hard hit areas, you probably don’t want an entry point for debris that could contain sharp objects either.

Finally, as you may have guessed, on the style side of things we’re not the biggest fan of Crocs for anyone over the age of 10. Not including any style disasters they may be responsible for though, we’re huge fans of companies who step up to support people in need.



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