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    Quote Originally Posted by PierreRodrigue View Post
    Been looking at these for a while. Did a weekend course with a Japanese sword maker, thats what he wore. He swore by them. Also was a 6 dan in Aikido
    I ordered a pair, like the idea of them...
    http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/pro...Sport-Mens.htm
    Some of the worst looking shoes one could buy; I wear mine almost every day.

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    I have been wanting to try some of these. But I have only seen a few that have flat arches and nothing else.

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    I've seen people running & hiking with those.They use them here in Hawaii for beginner Surf lessions so they don't cut their feet on the reef.

    Some how I cannot see anyone getting in the door of a Hotel kitchen wearing those things!

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    I don't work in a kitchen, but haw might they be different than crocks? Are you referring to appearance or cleanliness? Not arguing, just curious...


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    Hmmm how might they be different... My edit tab seems to be on vacation!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PierreRodrigue View Post
    I don't work in a kitchen, but haw might they be different than crocks? Are you referring to appearance or cleanliness? Not arguing, just curious...
    no protection on the top. Spill oil or hot water you will be burned.

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    Yea that. Plus you will want a non slip sole. Anything with cracks and crevices, laces, etc... Tend to catch food particles and grease. This is why smooth top loafers and clogs have become popular in kitchens. Also, the grease is very corrosive to some materials...
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    I used to wear my old Nikes as work shoes. They never lasted more than a month before literally falling apart.
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    An Corp!

    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    Trash them. Spend money on good shoes. Sell something.


    I had a pair of shoes that shrank on me because I left them wet and in the sun(my old crocs), and wore them anyways at the sushi bar. 65-70hours a week I was standing in those things, just a bit too tight. I got used to it, and liked that they didn't slip around so much, but they didn't support well.

    The result? An ingrown toenail!

    Which came with a complimentary Staph infection!

    Which didn't get killed by 3 types of antibiotics!

    And it kept me from being able to run for almost 3 years!

    And I SERIOUSLY ALMOST LOST MY FOOT 5 MONTHS AGO. You see, Staph spreads to the bone eventually, and I was missing hunks of bones in my feet.

    I paid a good quality podiatrist, and after a few months, I have no problems, and no toenail on that foot.

    All because I didn't want to drop a C note on some shoes.


    Buy. Better. Shoes.
    Reading this thread again as I've been shopping for new kicks, and can't believe I missed this post. Epic win Eamon, two enthusiastic thumbs (and one toe also missing a nail) up!

    On topic, I bought a pair of Merrells June before last and they gave me over a year of heavy service. After twenty years of kitcheneering, these are the first pair of shoes that gave my oatmeal knees and ankles the support they needed, and did so for longer than six months. Gription isn't the absolute best, but the comfort is worth it. Had I not hastened their demise by dredging them through snow all winter, I'm sure they'd still be rocking just fine today.

    I'm hesitant to pull the trigger on Shoes for Crews since they seem to prioritize the non-slip function, and I haven't read too much about their podiatric soundness. Anyone able to comment on that? Danskos are also high on the list, but they don't seem to make a style with any semblance of ankle support.

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    Rubber Birkenstocks.

    Hax the Cook CLEAVERS RULE!!!
    A barbeque believer will not profane pork by boiling, liquid-smoking, submeging in sous-vide, or affirm with those who do.

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