This may sound strange but I am a very picky shoe person, simply put they need to be comfortable. I will be attending Arizona Culinary Institute in a couple days and they say I need good leather shoes with a rubber sole. I was wondering if anyone has some good recommendations on a certain brand that they really like or are very comfortable, thanks!
Question on shoes.
I'm not too happy with my Danskos at the moment. While the footbed is in amazing shape after a year the leather upper is not and it's peeling in places so the time has come to replace my clogs. I'll likely go with Danskos again but I am going to choose a different type and hopefully they'll hold up better. I also bought the men's clogs and they're made differently than the womens for some reason so I am hoping for a better outcome when I get the womens clogs.
There are a ton of shoe threads bouncing around ChefTalk, and mostly they all say the same thing... it is what best works for you. I will tell you that I put a shoe program in place for my students about 4 years ago using Shoes For Crews. I couldn't be more pleased! The cost is more than reasonable and the quality is solid. (No, I do not work on commission for them).
They have a wide variety of styles and hold up fairly well; I usually buy 2 pairs at the start of each school year and they are more than in acceptable shape by the end. A typical pair will set you back about $30+/-. The slip resistant soles are second to none! Seriously! The ultimate test? The students like them... which says a lot, coming from teenagers!