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Is Crocs Giving Away Free Footwear to Healthcare Workers?

The company is reportedly providing 10,000 free pairs a day to healthcare workers from now until May 14, 2021.

Published May 10, 2021

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Claim:
Crocs is giving away free pairs of their footwear to healthcare workers.

Crocs, the Colorado-based clog company, made headlines in spring 2021 when it announced that it would be giving away 10,000 free pairs a day to healthcare workers between May 10 and May 14, 2021.

This is a legitimate promotion, and it's actually a repeat of a similar effort in March 2020, when the company "donated over 860,000 free pairs of shoes to healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19."

The 2021 version of the giveaway was announced in honor of National Nurses Week on May 6:

Healthcare workers in the United States are eligible to go to the promotion website (www.crocs.com/freeforhealthcare) to request a pair. The website remains open for requests each day until that day’s free pair allotment has been fulfilled. The promotion ends on May 14, 2021.

Alex Kasprak is an investigative journalist and science writer reporting on scientific misinformation, online fraud, and financial crime.