It wasn't for the PizzaSlime. And it didn't happen with *squints* fried-chicken-themed-Crocs, either. 

No, Crocs' all-time high on Facebook ($FB) chatter, measured by its Talking About Count, didn't come until very recently, thanks to the footwear maker's commitment to give away 10,000 pairs of shoes a day to healthcare workers

Unsurprisingly, perhaps, it is resulting in an outpouring of love from doctors and nurses who are now receiving shipments of complimentary shoes from the Colorado clog-maker. 

Still, thanks to its retail presence, Crocs (not shown) has slashed job postings recently, taking out a majority of open positions, likely eliminating would-be sales roles that aren't currently necessary. 

And it remains unclear whether the tidal wave of goodwill can translate into material gains for Crocs ($CROX), which has seen shares slip more than 60% in 2020. 

Crocs will report earnings for the first quarter of 2020 on May 5 and analysts tracked by Zacks Investment Research are looking for EPS of $0.37 for the footwear maker. 

About the Data:

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