A new form of anti-static crocs shoe has been introduced for use in hospitals.
In some hospitals, nurses and other staff are banned from wearing crocs because of reports that they can cause static discharges that damage medical equipment.
Crocs now manufacture special ESD styles that conform to European standard EN ISO 20347:2004 (E).
The three style are the Fuse, Fuse Vent and Energy, which the manufacturer claims are suitable for use in the medical sector, food industry and laboratories.
They are made from antimicrobial material and are designed to reduce tiredness in the legs and back.