A post from yesterday over on Wisebread.com (We recommend. Great Blog.) talks about how Crocs (the immensely popular shoes) pose a danger on escalators, which has resulted in some malls and other public places banning Crocs.
Apparently the soft sole of a Croc does not go well with the hard teeth of an escalator. But are they any more dangerous than “flip flops”? I doubt it. As the spokesperson fro Crocs might say, mall goers should ALWAYS be careful on the escalator, especially when wearing soft-soled shoes like Crocs, flip flops and sandals.
With that said, I would also like to point you to some Escalator Safety Tips from the Parenting Blog.