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samuelpeter
08-20-2014, 06:26 PM
I need to replace my kitchen shoes and I was hoping to try a pair of leather clogs. Does anyone have a pair laying around? Something like the Dansko Pro XPs or Troentorp. I'd be a size 43 or 44. Thanks!

Mucho Bocho
08-20-2014, 08:42 PM
Troentorp without question. I use mine every day, granted I'm not a professional cook but have had the T for over two years and the soul doesn't even show any sign of wear. Dansko souls are designed to breakdown. I would chew up a pair of regular men's Dansko clogs every year. After the fourth pair I said no more and went Troentorp and have never looked back

http://www.shoebuy.com/troentorp-bastad-clogs-4-star-traditional/261600/557337

High heels ain't just for women anymore. LOL

rdm_magic
08-20-2014, 08:50 PM
Mucho, any chance we could get a pic of these in person? I might try to get a pair, but its hard to tell how they actually look from the sales pics..

knyfeknerd
08-20-2014, 08:55 PM
I would send you a pair of my old 'Sko Pros, but the US Postal Service has some laws against transporting toxic or harmful materials. :tooth:

I don't think you'll get any bites on this one Sam, most everyone's feet get so funky and stank.......................
.........especially us kitchen peeps.

samuelpeter
08-20-2014, 09:09 PM
Totally understood! I was hoping someone might have tried a pair, didn't like them, and put them in the closet. I won't get my hopes up but thanks for the advice, ya'll!

jared08
08-20-2014, 09:32 PM
i have a pair of danskos, they are size 46, only wore them for a month tops bc i have flat feet and two of my toes went numb. maybe a sole insert willl compensate for size?

samuelpeter
08-22-2014, 10:13 AM
Hey Jared,
No idea about that. It seems to me unlikely to make a good fit, but I've also got zero experience with Danskos! I'll shoot you a PM.

kielasaurus
08-23-2014, 03:12 AM
I second Troentorp FWIW. I had some friends recommend them to me about two years ago. This couple has been wearing them for about ten years now and have had one wooden last replaced (split it on a shovel) and Troentorp carved a new one and used the old leather so it felt just as worn in. Awesome. Mine are about two years old of 60 hours per work week (professional kitchen) on average plus some, and I bought myself another pair about 6 months ago to wear outside of work. I'll never go back to anything else!

turbochef422
08-24-2014, 12:55 AM
I had a pair of dansko size 44 open back I wore once and didn't like em. If I can find them I'll send them to you. I look around but no promises.

labor of love
08-26-2014, 05:25 PM
If youre on a budget I would suggest checking out the Mozos sharks clogs on Amazon. Theyre usually $70 but the clogs with the fried egg are marked down to $37, and sizzling bacon clogs are like $35. I know its kinda silly wearing food art on your clogs, theyre really good for work.

mistascoopa
08-26-2014, 06:11 PM
If youre on a budget I would suggest checking out the Mozos sharks clogs on Amazon. Theyre usually $70 but the clogs with the fried egg are marked down to $37, and sizzling bacon clogs are like $35. I know its kinda silly wearing food art on your clogs, theyre really good for work.

Never heard of Mozoz before, but they do look comfortable. How is the lining around the toe area. They seem more on the softer/plusher side in the pictures, but I can't really tell.

stereo.pete
08-26-2014, 08:00 PM
I moved this thread because it has become a discussion about kitchen footwear and not an actual valid B/S/T post.

labor of love
08-26-2014, 08:11 PM
I moved this thread because it has become a discussion about kitchen footwear and not an actual valid B/S/T post.

Sorry mods.
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Mozos are better looking in person. The photos on Zappos/Amazon dont give the clogs justice. Theyre lightweight, breathable, very non slip, and sorta roomy not unlike birk pros, but everyone says to order a half size up. Since you were asking around for used clogs I assumed you were on a budget. Mozos are way way better clogs than anything from shoes for crews/sketchers/ crocs IMO.

Dardeau
08-26-2014, 08:17 PM
I disagree on the mozos. I destroyed a pair in just a few months, where Dansko/sanitas last me right at a year

labor of love
08-26-2014, 08:29 PM
I disagree on the mozos. I destroyed a pair in just a few months, where Dansko/sanitas last me right at a year

Mozo sharks? Im surprised to here that. I work with 4 people who all have had Mozos for 6 monthes to 1 1/2 years with no complaints other than they run small. The treads are peeling off my crocs so I have to buy something this week. Mozo sharks and Birk pros are my 2 leading candidates.

How did the Mozos break down? was the stiching inferior or the treads coming loose? or what?

Dardeau
08-26-2014, 09:50 PM
The ones I had weren't sharks, they were the clog type. The leather started to separate and the non skid part of the sole began to fall off. I was tripping over shoe parts. I got them in November and by April they were garbage. I just mailed a pair of Dansko that I stretched for a year and a half that still have life for someone with a better back. Birkis are really tough too, but are a little heavy if you are prone to knee problems.

dough
08-27-2014, 01:58 PM
I have had goodluck with the Mozo shoes. I have not owned the clog type but I own a pair with laces that have lasted well over a year. I also had a pair of sharks that held up well. Love the non-slip of the tread certainly works better then most I have owned.

labor of love
08-27-2014, 02:21 PM
I have had goodluck with the Mozo shoes. I have not owned the clog type but I own a pair with laces that have lasted well over a year. I also had a pair of sharks that held up well. Love the non-slip of the tread certainly works better then most I have owned.

yeah those lace ups look pretty nice too. I was almost tempted to get those. Im so used to clogs at this point Im not sure I would like working in lace ups again.

Mucho Bocho
08-27-2014, 02:25 PM
Labor, You're a clogs guy huh? Have you tried Troentorp?

labor of love
08-28-2014, 12:56 AM
Labor, You're a clogs guy huh? Have you tried Troentorp?

never heard of them. Ill check them out.

labor of love
08-28-2014, 01:17 AM
Labor, You're a clogs guy huh? Have you tried Troentorp?

which model do you like and why?

panda
08-28-2014, 02:18 PM
jared i have flat feet too, and merrell have been really good for me. http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-realm-moc/656466/1342836
keen are also really good, but not for us flat footers.

CutFingers
09-01-2014, 05:41 PM
Thorogood shoes...union made in the USA aww yeah...

rdm_magic
09-01-2014, 07:22 PM
Most of the guys I work with wear birkis. They pretty much all got new ones at christmas, and they're all ruined with holes in them and the soles are worn down and the cork backing is destroyed. I've had my pair of croc bistros for going on 2 years now, and the only problems I've had is some slight separation on the tread to the actual shoe, which I just superglued back on. Some people don't like them because they make their feet sweat or whatever, but they work for me, and they do last.. Not to mention how cheap they are in the first place

labor of love
09-02-2014, 02:26 AM
Yeah crocs are inexpensive, and they do last. But theyre like the Tojiro DP of clogs. Inexpensive product that gets the job done. Ive gone through a number of Birk Pro's over the years and they usually last me 2 years per pair. The cork insert that comes with Birk Pros isnt really very comfortable though so I usually replace it.

CoqaVin
09-02-2014, 11:01 AM
I like the birkis much more than the crocs, I have owned a bunch of pairs of crocs, and they are good for the price, but just don't seem to last, the tread on the bottom is not molded to the shoes like the birkis, so it always seems to come off, only thing with birkis is the insert is not that comfortable at first, there is a break in period, but once it molds to your feet, they are awesome, only replaced the insoles once in 2 years, probably a yearly thing.

keithsaltydog
09-20-2014, 01:47 PM
Leather Birki's in the kitchen don't last long at all in my experience. Like the plastic ones, installed cork insert. Comfortable for long standing. Plastic cleans up easy to.

stevenStefano
09-20-2014, 06:29 PM
I've had a pair of Bistro Crocs for about 2 years and they still look brand new, I love them

JDA_NC
09-21-2014, 11:28 AM
Troentorp without question. I use mine every day, granted I'm not a professional cook but have had the T for over two years and the soul doesn't even show any sign of wear. Dansko souls are designed to breakdown. I would chew up a pair of regular men's Dansko clogs every year. After the fourth pair I said no more and went Troentorp and have never looked back

http://www.shoebuy.com/troentorp-bastad-clogs-4-star-traditional/261600/557337

High heels ain't just for women anymore. LOL

A big thank you to Mr. MB for this rec.!

These are really nice shoes. I spent a good hour the other day trying on a bunch of different Dansko's and Troentorp's. I felt the Troentorp's were much better constructed and more comfortable.

It'll be interesting to see how non-slip they are but as my first raised-heel (& wooden) clog, I am very happy.

One added bonus about these type of shoes (high heeled clogs) that I didn't anticipate is how nice it is to crouch down in them. I don't think I'm alone in not being yoga-flexible and after awhile, when doing something like cleaning out a lowboy, you definitely feel it in your feet, knees, and back. With the slope of these shoes, I could be in that position all day. Awesome.

Mucho Bocho
09-21-2014, 12:20 PM
JDA, Smart buy, I love mine and your absolutely correct about the angle if the heel giving your legs better leverage when squatting and standing.