Comfortable Chefs Shoes

Discussion in 'General Culinary School Discussions' started by shoesy, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. shoesy

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    I'm on a search for comfortable all-day chefs shoes.
    I'm thinking of picking up some Dankso or Sanita clogs but want to ask for opinions and recommendations for comfortable chefs shoes.
    What do you wear? what do you recommend?

    Here's a post I came across recommending the following comfortable chefs shoes for standing all day on concrete or hard surfaces:
    Comfortable Chefs Shoes

    What do you think?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  2. mrmexico25

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    hehe I'm actually encountering the same problem now.  I've always just worn regular tennis shoes, but have decided now that I'm an owner, my appearance will need to be more professional.  My mom bought me a pair of no slip all black shoes for cooking, but they're too narrow (I guess I have wide feet), and they hurt already.  I'll be keeping an eye on this post so I can get some ideas too!  Good thinking!
     
  3. cheflayne

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    Birkenstock London with a non-slip sole

    Croc bistro with a non slip sole
     
  4. willbkool

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    I wear the Dansko unisex clogs, they were comfortable from day 1. A podiatrist I know told me to alternate betwen shoes everyday, so I have several pair. I have a pair of lace up Danskos that they no longer make, those were comfortable for all day wearing as well.
     
  5. bigpatcooking

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    I dought a pair of Klogs Boca Black for class and I love them. Over 300lbs and I can stand in them all day. klogs.com
     
  6. thomas rhee

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    I've tried all sorts of kitchen shoes and the ones that I kept coming back to over and over and the ones I prefer to this day are Dansko Karl for a heelless solution and the Professional for a heeled version.

    Comfortable, supportive and non-slip, it allows me to stand up all day long with minimal fatigue.
     
  7. culinarywhizkid

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    The most comfortable shoes that I have worn are Mozo. They seem to be durable and my feet never hurt while wearing them.
     
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  8. petemccracken

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    Hm, first post and it is promoting, and from a "culinary student" no less, interesting, very interesting.

    Especially as these seem to be celebrity chef shoes, sounds like a marketing ploy to me.
     
  9. southpoleman69

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    i got a piar of mozo shoes included in tuition, 3 years ago, and i just now ordered new ones, mozo slip ons. Mine are fine, just starting to rip around the edges, from 5-6 day work and school week for the past 3 years. Id say they are pretty sturdy and worthy of purchasing
     
  10. chefedb

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    What may be comfortable to one is maybe not cofortable to all, Why not go to a shoe store and try them on ,NOT ON A FOOD SITE.

    ENOUGH ALREADY.
     
  11. mrmexico25

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    Damn...It's a totally appropriate post.  If you don't like it, stick to the "professional chefs only" segment.  God there are so many whiners on this site.../img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif
     
  12. iceman

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  13. chefedb

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    Again mexico! whatever be it beginner or pro it's a food sight> Read the title CHEF TALK not clothes or shoe talk.
     
  14. mrmexico25

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    So chef DB, since this is a food site, all the threads about Cuisinart food processors and kitchen aid stand mixers must be inappropriate too since they're inedible.  NO MORE THREADS ABOUT CUTLERY GUYS!  YOU CANT EAT KNIVES! RAWR >_<

    It's a product related to working in the kitchen.  Just because you dont care about what kind of shoes to wear, doesn't make it irrelevant for this forum.  Some people like to have a frame of reference before going blind shopping for a $40 pair of shoes, so why not ask?
     
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  15. willbkool

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    I agree with mrmexico, being on your feet all day is part of a chef's job. And comfortable shoes are a must. I don't know of too many brick and mortar stores that carry a wide selection of kitchen shoes that you can try on different pairs. So, opinions can be very valuable, especially as Danskos and the like are usually above $100.
     
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  16. chefedb

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    Cuisinart and mixers are food tools, as is cutlery. Can you chop or mix in a shoe? Or perhaps in your operation you can sell or serve shoes Maybe you can  more power to you. To each his own opinion.You are entitled to yours and me to mine. Thats what makes AMERICA GREAT Mr. Mexico.
     
  17. iceman

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    OK. So I put the term "SHOES" in the SEARCH-BAR.    Here's what came up: 

    Search Results for “shoes”



    shoes


    Check out this thread.   The topic has been addressed in that thread at some length. Short...
    In Forum: Food & Cooking Questions and Discussion
    Replies: 1   |  Started: Aug 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm  |  Last Post: Aug 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Shoes?


    I had the $55 shoes for crews clogs that were insanely comfortable but only lasted me a couple...
    In Forum: Cooking Equipment
    Replies: 24   |  Started: Jun 7, 2009 at 6:49 am  |  Last Post: Jul 11, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Shoes


    So I could not find a thread on this. I am tall and have big feet. I wanted to get a pair of...
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    Replies: 10   |  Started: Jan 12, 2008 at 7:03 pm  |  Last Post: Jan 14, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Shoes


    Hi there, For all of you know know the 18 hour days very well. What is the most comfortable...
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    Shoes


    Im sure this topic has been brought up a few times before - I tried going back a few pages and...
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    Breathable shoes


    i have berkies and all i do is spray them out with the hose when they stink. pretty simple to...
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    cooking shoes


    /What are the best shoes for a chef to wear? Moving this to the equipment forum, and also...
    In Forum: Cooking Equipment
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    Comfortable Chefs Shoes


    I agree with mrmexico, being on your feet all day is part of a chef's job. And comfortable...
    In Forum: Culinary Schools \ Culinary Students
    Replies: 14   |  Started: Jan 12, 2012 at 4:41 am  |  Last Post: Today at 11:30 am

    Question on shoes.


    I'm not too happy with my Danskos at the moment.  While the footbed is in amazing shape  after...
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    Chef Shoes!!!


    That's good to know. Maybe I'll check that place out in SoHo. The shoes I have feel comfortable...
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    That's Just the FIRST PAGE ..... of SEVENTY-TWO(72).

    If anyone thinks it's really so all important to complain about THIS THREAD, then go make yourselves useful ... COMPLAIN ABOUT ALL THE REST ON THOSE OTHER THREADS.  

    Knock your socs off, so to speak. 
     
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  18. mrmexico25

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    Amen Ice Man. 

    Chef DB:  After that last post I'm starting to believe you're carrying on arguing just for the sake of arguing.  Also, you've totally deterred this thread for what it's original purpose was (which was kitchen related) into a bickering match and issue of pride (which has NOTHING to do with cooking).  Lord...
     
  19. cheflayne

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    I am confused here...and what is it exactly that you're doing?
     
  20. mrmexico25

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    Nothing, I'm certainly done with this thread.  That's for sure.