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Shoes: I can't find the post where we talked about them?

The The Bakers Dozen: Shoes: I can't find the post where we talked about them?
By W.DeBord on Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 09:44 am: Edit

Help, I need new shoes and I can't find the tread where we talked about them? Did anyone have a preference between dansko and birkenstocks? Are they any better on your feet at the end of the day than gym shoes?

By Cheftim (Cheftim) on Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 10:19 am: Edit

Never used Dansko. I have been wearing Birkenstock for 8 years. I used to have sore feet all the time but not since I started wearing birkenstocks.

By W.DeBord on Friday, January 19, 2001 - 08:49 am: Edit

I remember someone saying they were so easy to clean...are birki's ok on wet floors?


By Cheftim (Cheftim) on Friday, January 19, 2001 - 05:14 pm: Edit

That was me W. The Super Pro Clogs come with a removable/washable insole but I prefer the cork insoles. You could probably but the birkies through the dish washer though I have not done that.

They are very skid resistant you could walk through greasy tile covers in soapy water have not worry about slipping. The only slipping problem I have had is on ice in the walk-in freezer and while carving Ice.

By W.DeBord on Saturday, January 20, 2001 - 12:06 pm: Edit

Thanks for the info. Cheftim.

By quartet on Monday, January 22, 2001 - 09:01 am: Edit

i've been wearing bastad clogs at work with an insole from an old pair of running shoes. the amount of support they provide is amazing. my feet don't hurt at the end of the day, even after 12 and 13 hour days this past inaugaration weekend. getting used to them was painful, but now i wouldn't wear anything else.

By Charles on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 - 12:37 pm: Edit

The Professional Clog is what most of the chefs like. nyway I sure do! The ones with the ESD sole and ventilation holes do not have a raised back and I sent the one pair I ordered back in lieu of the Professional Black.


Charles Rivers

By chefgbs on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 - 06:06 pm: Edit

W. DeBord

Have you heard of Bragard. They're a Chef's clothing company from France with stores in NYC and LA. They have shoes and clogs that were originally made for electricians in France (why, i don't know), but they are the best shoes I've ever owned and I don't slip on ANYTHING. The soles last forever and the tops will usually give out before the soles do. Mine usually last for about 3 years. They are a bit pricy at $100, but they're worth it. Also my shoes have velcro closures which help out when I'm hung over. The clogs have the same type of sole by the way.

By Shawn (Shawn) on Thursday, January 25, 2001 - 01:56 am: Edit

I just got a pair of Anywears clogs, and they're the best shoes I've worn in the kitchen.

By W.DeBord on Thursday, January 25, 2001 - 08:55 am: Edit

Hum...I've not heard of either of the last two posted names. $100 dollar is to be expected for a good pair of shoes, even the not so great ones cost that too. For comfortable feet, I'd pay more with-out a second thought!

I suppose I could look-up Anywears on line and find them. How would I find the bragard brand?

Happy feet sound great..I'd love ventilation! Thanks I'll check them out!

By chefgbs on Friday, January 26, 2001 - 10:14 am: Edit

W. DeBord,

Bragard's website is

By Peachcreek (Peachcreek) on Friday, January 26, 2001 - 05:09 pm: Edit

My two favorite shoes are Herman Boots or a hiking boot by OneSport. Hermans' "Sole Survivors" are expensive $175+. They are usually sold by shoe repair places. You go in and they make a tracing of your foot and make the boots to order. The nice thing about these boots is that since they are sewn, they can be repaired. When the soles are gone, go get new ones. OneSports are the new glued together shoes we all buy. They have a model called the "Arete" that are the most comfy thing I've ever worn. They too, are expensive $125+ in a good sporting goods store. And unfortunately, once they get compressed, they are shot. I get about a year out of a pair. But, then again, what is it worth not to get varicose veins?

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