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post #31 of 53
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post #32 of 53
So your saying that i shouldnt get crocs i should spend two times that amount of money for just as confortable clogs just because 23% of the arctic circle has melted and the worlds population is doubling. What i am wearing on my feet is not going to make a difference in controling that or foor pdouction rapidly falling due to environental factors.

When you say environmental factors, are you saying this becausae crocs will last you your intire life time?
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post #33 of 53
I'm staging for a local restaurant as their roadkill commis. I get to wear anything I want and camouflage and jungle boots are classics. Home Depot always has a fine collection of "cutlery". My personal knife roll has a spade and machete along with my 10" Wusthof French knife.

While I was cooking in the kitchen as third cook (potato peeler), I enjoyed cooking in steel toe chukka boots. I cooked naked for comfort, but my feet were protected against knives. (I learned a trick from my grandpappy who was a brilliant fisherman. I put lead weights on my knife handles which caused them to always fall handle-down.)

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post #34 of 53
You need to calm down, and take life as it comes. You cannot change the worlds views, just because you do not like something. Do you have your strong points, maybe, but its irrelevant. And please do not take this as an attack at you ldzpapa, Im just playing devils advocate. You dont like them, some people do like them. You make risotto one way, I make it another, it is an argument that you are not going to win, nor is anybody else. Im sure you know where I am coming from.


Just remember, your is not always right, and neither is MINE. That is what makes democracy awesome. And again, you 100 percent and the right to voice your opinion, but trying to convert people to like something they dont like, or to not like something they love, 99 percent of the time, is not going to work. Think of it like this, when people from different religions come knocking on your door, trying to get you to convert, are you going to. 99 percent, no, your not.

Just remember, everybody has their own way to skin a cat.
post #35 of 53
Crocs are made from Levirex, which is "one of the most advanced non-toxic recycable materials on the market" - Levirex Finproject Divisione Compounds - Produce Levirex e Pvc


This does not excuse them being the ugliest things you can possibly put on your feet. They are so ugly, they should be illegal. No one would be allowed to wear them in my kitchen simply on the grounds that they'd reduce the average prettiness index so far, we'd all need paper bags on our heads.

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post #36 of 53
he's just ruffling feathers, causing a ruckus, poking the bear.....guess he felt there was a need to remind us that the choices we make affect the earth.

Just not all the choices "we" make are the same.
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post #37 of 53
Yes shroomgirl, I agree, but you cannot change the world. People do what they want, and will continue doing what they want, no matter how much we like, or dislike it.
post #38 of 53
oh ChefTorrie, I disagree....YOU can change the world.....seen it happen over and over again.
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post #39 of 53
Would you care to explain shroomgirl. Because I dont see any way how you think telling people not to wear crocs, is going to make them stop. Because it is not. For gods sake, dont we all remember when Oprah said she is going to stop people from eating ground beef. Hmmm, ya, guess that didnt last too long did it!

Just trying to get your views.

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post #40 of 53
Wasn't the topic "Crocs"? Lets stay on topic everyone. :D

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post #41 of 53
I was just trying to make a comparison Nicko. My apologies.

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post #42 of 53
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i don't mind

I have no problem with a topic evolving into another discussion if they are both relevant.

Cheftorrie, people change the world all the time, last year the organic food industry generated 19 billion dollars in revenue. Even Gerber and Kraft have put out organic lines, and those companies wouldn't jump on the bandwagon for no reason. The topic was consumer responsibility within the food production industry. We as chefs spend a whole lot of money and therefore have every ability to change the way the products we use are produced. I must add that I find it interesting that folks think that because I like to write with a little flair that I'm somehow angry or aggressive, actually, not so much. just enjoy a stimulating conversation.
post #43 of 53

by Klogs - dusty
Most comfortable kitchen shoes EVER.

Has nothing to do with crocs, but I think everyone should get these.
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post #45 of 53
Thanks Icon, that was hilarious.
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post #46 of 53

i don't know about you, but i have EEEE feet (that's extra extra wide).  the only other kitchen shoes that are affordable and fit me are new balance, which absorb water like a sponge and smell like the fungal colony that will soon be growing on your feet, after a week of wear.  crocs aren't the greatest, but they work for those of us with very wide feet. now if only they'd put in some arch support.

post #47 of 53

I LOVE CROCS, just as much as Mario Batali. 

I dont have 50 pairs of orange crocs, but its the footwear im usually using. 

Unless i have a formal outing, or something like that i am wearing crocs. 

In the kitchen i use black kitchen clogs, slip resistant, that have no holes in them, but they feel like crocs LOL. 

When i leave the kitchen, i go and put on my crocs XD. I walk home with crocs. 

When i go out to the cafe im wearing crocs. Out with friends its crocs XD, going to a culinary class or course im wearing crocs, and i use them with jeans, sweat pants, shorts you name it its what i wear at least 80% of the time if not more. 

 

Mine are neon purple, but im thinking about switching the color soon enough. Regardless though the only way i wont wear rubber shoes is if im jogging, im at a wedding, fancy dinner etc...

At home its 50/50 crocs or barefoot.

 

I doubt me not buying crocs will save the world. People are buying leather shoes, and cars are polluting the planet daily, my crocs are the least damaging regardless XD. 

 

                                                                        

 

If im well dressed or  its freezing cold outside i may not wear them, but its still tempting to put them on. 

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post #48 of 53

This thread is like, 7 years old guys. There needs to be an archive section or some other way to not have this happen all the time. 

post #49 of 53

Why, what does it affect?

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post #50 of 53

I obviously knew it was 7 years old lol. I looked at the date. 

But i wanted to express myself, over having to make a completely new and unneeded thread lol. 

 

Maybe Slikopz wanted to do the same...

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post #51 of 53
Since this thread has been brought back to life ...

Sketchers now makes something like the Crocs bistro-style. I grabbed a pair for $20 or so when my daughter bought a pair of shoes during their buy-one-get-one-half-priced deal, and I'm sold. Tighter-fitting than the Crocs, and less clumsy looking, too. For cheap shoes, I'm sold.
post #52 of 53

Crocs makes a closed toe chef clog, non slip, comfortable. Only knock is the rubber nubs inside. I assume they're for massaging purposes, but they eat socks. Best to buy a set of insoles.

So, a Croc with no holes, designed for the kitchen.

Everybody wins.

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post #53 of 53

i think i was sold when a "platter", the largest plate in our kitchen (maybe 12" X 18", and weighing a few pounds), fell from around six feet, edge-on onto my foot.  i was a little sore, but the expected broken foot didn't happen.  both my foot and the plate survived, bruised but intact.

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