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Shoes, proper shoes?!
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Author:  wino [ Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Shoes, proper shoes?!

My wife and I will be attending 'boot camp' at the Culinary Institute in St. Helena, Calif. this January. One of their requirements is proper footwear:
They require 'proper shoes':
• Shoes worn during food production must be made of firm leather with an anti-slip sole.
• Skid-proof or kitchen shoes can be purchased online or from your local uniform store.
• Please note that sneakers are not permitted.
• Open-toe shoes are strictly prohibited

Google offers up many suggestions but I am curious if you have recommendations :?: :?: :?:

Many thanks! ;)

Author:  jeanf [ Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Shoes, proper shoes?!

Both our boys work in fast food restaurants which require non skid/oil proof shoes. We got them at Walmart for around $60 CAD. They are black, ugly and functional.

Author:  Cubangirl [ Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:57 pm ]
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I love Alegria shoes. They are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. No back pain. I just bought a pair for Steve this Christmas. Too bad no sneakers as their leather sneakers are wonderful. I also love their clogs.

Author:  ldkelley [ Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Shoes, proper shoes?!

The latest shoe thread on /r/KitchenConfidential had these recommendations:

Dansko professional clogs
Crocs Bistro
Birkis by Birkenstock
Red wings 6623

I hope that helps!


Author:  wino [ Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Shoes, proper shoes?!

Thanks to all so far, but please keep recommends coming.

Although we have a good culinary scene, chef training occurs elsewhere so cooking stuff is not readily available. We have three specialty shops where I tried Danskos and Birks but they didn't have my size; my wife got hers.... ;)

However, concurrently, we are getting hit by a very significant snowfall so we hussled our tushes home to a coffee and fireplace :D I'll try again tomorrow.

Author:  BeckyH [ Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Shoes, proper shoes?!

I like clogs,they tend to have a good footbed and arch support. I have some Alegria shoes too, they are very comfy.
If you just need them for one class you can find a functional pair at places like Payless shoes. I tell new cooks to invest in good shoes since they will be on their feet all the time and feet are hard to replace.

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