I've been reading some posts that are a few years old about chefs' footwear and would like to get more current responses from a few of you "well seasoned" pros. After a long career in sales, I am finally pursuing my dream of becoming a chef. What would you recommend for me? I'm 50 years old, 6'0, 275 lbs. A number of my chefs at culinary school have had knee, hip, and back opeartions over the years. This worries me. I'm trying to be smart about how I approach this career change from a preventative health perspective. To that end, I am looking for the best footwear possible. I've heard that Birks are good but clogs may not be the best suited for chefs over 225 lbs. What are your thoughts on professional footwear.
Thank you in advance for your response to my inquiry.