Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Making the world safe for feet that do not resemble fluorescent meatloaves


The wise infection control manager at Pittsburgh's Mercy Hospital has banned the wearing of Crocs by staff because the ventilation holes allow sharps (needles and the like) to penetrate the shoe, thereby posing a safety risk. Some non-hideous-footwear-challenged nurses are opposing the ban, but it appears the tide may be turning against the most egregious shoe crime since the invention of Uggs. Some Swedish hospitals have banned the things, claiming that the static charge that can build up in the shoe was causing electrical instruments to malfunction. Also, there are those escalator incidents.

12 comments:

GETkristiLOVE said...

Yay! First step, ban them from the hospitals. The next step, from all public areas!

CiscoKid said...

Yes they are fugly. they look even worse on people who are on "vacation" wearing leisure clothing with unmatching colored crocs

Skylers Dad said...

What I don't understand is why somebody on their feet all day like nurses would wear them. There is no support whatsoever in those things.

Flannery Alden said...

Halleluia!

kirby said...

Finally, a return to common sense, not to mention fashion sense.

deadspot said...

I've waited long enough... I'm issuing a fatwa against Crocs.

Megan said...

Yes!!!

And hey, where can I get that t-shirt?

Lisa said...

Good. Now maybe the Croc knock-offs (Croc-offs?) will disappear from the streets of Chinatown.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Megan: Check out the ihatecrocs.com link in my "bitchin" links section, and go to their store!

'Bubbles' said...

Flourescent meatloaves! hahahaha!

I guess I have to confess that I have actually purchased some 'croc-offs' (in soft pink) for Thing 2... (bows in shame)

Mr. Ex bought real crocs for Thing 3 (lime green) last summer, I think. Thing 3 was wearing them walking home in the mud last night - and of the three of us, he was the only one that didn't complain about his shoes in the mud. Mud is their best use, I guess.

They look cute on the kids and they swear they are comfortable, but I'll never wear them. I promise, Vikki. I promise!

Oh, and my desert dwelling daughters got "Juicy Couture" boots at Mr. Ex's favorite outlet last week, instead of Uggs, like last year... We live in the f'ing desert, but they have Juicy boots. Oy. (I probably sound like an old lady, huh?)

vikkitikkitavi said...

Bubbles: Children are allowed to have fashion faux pas. Lord knows I was the poster child for ill-advised teen ready-to-wear. But once you are old enough to vote, you ought to be old enough to know better.

Grant Miller said...

They're still gaining popularity in Illinois.

And Indiana, too. Probably.