|By Buffalo_Robe (Buffalo_Robe) on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 08:09 pm: Edit|
Iím looking for some opinions on what shoes you like for kitchen work and why? The long hours in the kitchen in regular work boots is killing me. One guy I work with likes the Danko clogs another the Sanita clogs and still another those plastic Birkin stocks.
Your Opinions will probably confuse the Sh*t out of me but lets try it anyways, I worked a 21 hour shift yesterday cooking turkey and the fixings for a so called gourmet grocery store and my feet are killing me and my head is a little off.
I probably will not be able to get to a computer for a couple of days, so if you have any ?ís Iíll get back to you as soon as I can.
|By Cheftim (Cheftim) on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 09:00 pm: Edit|
Berkies all the way. Ten years ago I could barely get out of bed my feet hurt so bad. From the day I started wearing Berkinstock Clogs I have never had that problem. Berky Clogs also last longer than any other shoe I ever used for work.
I use the Superpro Clogs and change the plastic insole they come with for a cork insole.
|By Point83702 (Point83702) on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 01:24 am: Edit|
I use the birki profi's. I started wearing them about 6 years ago and doubt I'll ever switch. A pair has generally lasted me about a year, a lot longer than every other kitchen shoe I've tried. I weigh between 260 and 270 and shoes had been an issue until I started wearing the plastic clogs. They take a little while to get used to and never try to push a car in the snow while wearing them. You can't expect the marriage of hippie culture and petroleum products to be perfect.
|By Cheftim (Cheftim) on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 10:28 am: Edit|
Yeah, Ice and Berki Clogs don't mix, but you can walk across a cement floor covered with grease and and soapy water and not worry about slipping.
|By Thebaker (Thebaker) on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 05:35 pm: Edit|
I love the stuff from Shoes For Crews
Plus you can wear them for 60 days and if you dont like them you can return them.
I have done that a few time when i tried different models.
|By Steve9389 (Steve9389) on Saturday, November 30, 2002 - 11:52 pm: Edit|
I wear Doc Martens, the kind with the really thick soles. I'm on my feet 11-12 hours at a stretch, and these things are amazingly comfortable. They're very expensive, but they last forever.
|By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 10:46 pm: Edit|
clogs, wood bottoms, leather uppers.
non-slip rubber on the bottom.
|By Corey (Corey) on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 04:24 pm: Edit|
yes, but what do you wear when you work graveyard in a mountain lodge in -10o? I froze my giblets off working a year in there. only time I got warm was when I stuck my face near the oven, the owner liked to keep the back door open and the breeze in the kitchen was brutal, Ever cook in a parka?
|By Thebaker (Thebaker) on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 08:06 pm: Edit|
Yes i do know what its like to cook in a parka
One place i worked ,during the winter it was so cold whenever I creamed butter in a mixer i had to keep a torch burining under the bowl or the butter got hard.
the kitchen was colder then the walkin box.
|By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 10:47 pm: Edit|
I used to use some brand from France sold by a co. from NY, can't remember either!!!; they only came in a blue and beige. They were the only true grease resistant sole I ever used, that's why I liked them. They stopped making the high tops and I looked for another brand....for a long time.
I tried Shoes For Crew, sizing was not that good, spent $40-45 in shoe returns!!!! Soles wore out quickly!!!!
I started using Red Wing boots, they are awesome, I still use them, they are grease resistant, they tune-up the shoes, free!!! (New laces, clean them, ect.)
Good value, good shoe, good support! Worth the $$$!!!!!
|By Dafatpigeon (Dafatpigeon) on Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 10:57 pm: Edit|
chefmanny, I believe the shoes you were referring to are made by Bragard. I used them for years. Ugly as sin, but so very comfortable. Online for 95.00. I agree with the Red Wing Shoes as well. Pricey, but good service.
About four or so years ago I and a few other chefs at the catering company I was chef at modeled shoes for the Red Wing Catalog. The shoes I got from the photo shoot were the best yet-Free!
|By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Monday, January 06, 2003 - 05:14 am: Edit|