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Escalators Mangling Crocs-clad Toes?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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DEATH PEDDLER! Batali, in Crocs

Mario brutally: Reports are surfacing about the hazards of Crocs, the shoes of choice for overweight Italian chefs and the children of gentrified neighborhood-dwelling parents. Like some horrible urban legend, it seems they get stuck in escalators. One report of a young man getting sucked under by his Crocs: "His mother managed to yank him free, but the nail on his big toe was almost completely ripped off, causing heavy bleeding."

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