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 Post subject: kitchen shoes?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:08 pm 
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I am starting a p/t job in a restaurant in a few months (assisting the baker/mgr- so I will mostly be in the kitchen) and I know I am going to need shoes that are safe for the kitchen. It's my first time so I have no idea how much these should cost. I don't want to spend too much since it's only going to be twice a week, but I also don't want to get a pair that will fall apart. Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks rad ppk family!

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 Post subject: Re: kitchen shoes?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:21 pm 
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I have serious back issues, so I have no choice but to get good shoes. They make a difference! Maybe more drastic for people with health issues, but don't skimp. Get comfy, supportive shoes so you aren't in pain or uncomfortable.

I don't have any advice beyond that though. I've had a horrid time finding vegan shoes that work for me.

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 Post subject: Re: kitchen shoes?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: kitchen shoes?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:13 am 
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something non-skid is probably most important. the dreaded crocs might be the best (i know people love to hate them, but if you have wide feet or don't have too much money to spend, they are a decent option)- i have found the fake crocs are terribly slippery, btw.
i used to wear kitchen shoes when i was teaching and had to be on my feet for 8+ hours a day, they were awesome, but that was back in just-beginning-vegan days and i couldn't find anything workable that was vegan, so ended up with non-vegan ones. sadface.

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 Post subject: Re: kitchen shoes?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:33 am 
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I can second the thing about buying something proper when you're on your feet all day. I am on my feet all day, and if I wear shitty shoes, my entire back and legs just feel like total crepe by the end of the day. Do yourself a favor and buy something that's supportive and comfortable, because your back will thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: kitchen shoes?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:13 pm 
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If you don't have much money, and have narrow feet, I've bought vegan work shoes at Payless. The ones I've bought have actually held up pretty well... you just have to spend some time poking and prodding at what's available in the store.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:33 pm 
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There are crocs made specifically for this purpose. You might want to look into them.

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 Post subject: Re: kitchen shoes?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:10 pm 
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I bought a pair of the kitchen crocs. They don't have those holes or whatever that usual crocs have. They were around $30 on Amazon.

I don't work in a professional kitchen, but I dropped a food processor blade on my foot last year and ended up needing surgery so now I'm paranoid and wear my kitchen shoes all of the time. My feet do get a bit sweaty in them after wearing them for a long time though.

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 Post subject: Re: kitchen shoes?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:42 am 
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I second the payless rec. they're called safeTstep and if you don't see them in store, you can order them online for free instore delivery and try them on before you leave.


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 Post subject: Re: kitchen shoes?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:31 pm 
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Thank you everyone. I will try payless.

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