Plastic clogs have become a fast favorite of lil kids and their parents who love the convenience of the slip-on shoes, but wearers should take caution.

A New York Times health blog stated that escalator accidents involving the nonskid shoes getting caught in front of or on the sides of the moving steps were reported in Japan and across the nation. It said:

Closer to home, local television stations and bloggers also have reported on several escalator injuries to kids who were wearing Crocs. In August, the blog Wisebread ran pictures of a mangled Croc shoe and a little girl's bloodied toes, both allegedly the aftermath of an escalator accident. And one website, CrocsAccidents, is devoted entirely to injuries that occur while kids are wearing Crocs.

Do you think shoe style contributes to escalator safety, or is this just a crock?