You can't stand people who wear crocks? Well up your nose with a rubber hose. I've worn leather crocks for years.
Chef/Kitchen Clogs - Page 2
i've had nice clogs and cheap clogs but once i bought a pair of 6" work boots for $60 i've never used anything else. i get 1.5-2yr of use. for maintenance i just wipe 'em down every night with a damp towl, then dry it off and apply shoe polish a couple times a month as needed.
And if you buy shoes and they are uncomfortable and you can't return them, throw them out. Eat the money you spent and get a new pair. Its not worth $100 to have sore feet every day.
I've been wearing professional kitchen clogs now for over 12 years and I've had Birki's, super Birki's and Klogs brand,..I'm not a huge fan of the cork insoles in the Birki's line so i always replace with somethng more cushined. The Klogs brand professional line is really comfortable..either one of the three will make a good clog for you,...all under 80 hard earned dollars
You sure you want clogs? Contrary to what a lot of people say, they are not magic, and regardless of clog-style or normal, intelligent-style, you get what you pay for, cheap shoes are cheap shoes.
Yes, it's true, I hate those #$%^&-ing things they call clogs. During my apprenticeship, over 20 years ago, I was press-ganged into wearing them, and that's when the hate-affair started. The wood style ones are about as flexible as ski-boots, and the back-less design does not allow for foam inserts, or in my case orthotic inserts, and plus they're loud and clunky. Birkenstocks are far superior, with many models that have backs but again they ain't cheap.
I have to disagree, clogs the best shoes for cooking. They may be stiff but you need something with high levels of support when standing for 12-16 hours a day. Just buck up and pay 160 buck for a great pair of wooden clogs. crocs are bull shit dont waste your money. and if your flat footed go get fitted at a shoe store!