Various posts from the internet headline “Are Crocs Being Banned From Airpots? Wild Rumor Debunked” but is this true?. Well you are required to read the full article to find out. The foam clogs have me a comeback in the recent years amd crocs are now one of the world’s post popular fashion accessories.
A post from twitter says; “Crocs have been banned from escalators in some airports, train stations and shopping centres after a series of scary incidents,” another tweet adds.
“Are Crocs Being Banned From Airpots, malls and railways stations for getting stuck esclators”
A third says: “Many places like airports, train stations, and malls have now banned them on escalators with posted warnings.”
No, Crocs are not being banned from airports or other public places such as train stations and shopping centres.
Are Crocs Being Banned From Airpots?
The rumor is completely fake and no airports across the world have announced a ban on wearing the popular shoes. However, you do need to be very careful when wearing Crocs on escalators as the shoes do pose an injury risk. A 2006 report from ABC warned that kids wearing Crocs were having their feet sucked into the side of escalators.
In 2017, a British boy lost a toe after his foot got caught in an escalator while wearing a pair of Crocs while on holiday in Dubai. Five-year-old Stanley Wood from Bromley got his shoe caught in the metal and had to get hospital treatment.
Sadly, doctors were not able to save part of his toe, and he also lost his plantar ligament which connects the big toe to the calf. A similar thing happened in June 2023 when a six-year-old girl’s Crocs shoes got trapped in an escalator at Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
She was shopping with her mother at Primark when the metal ‘grabbed’ the shoe. Thankfully, she managed to pull her foot out just in time.