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The Shoes We Wear

August 11, 2009 • 27 Comments

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almost 5 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I am totally with Merrill on the Sauconys (and mine look just like hers), and have been for years . . . . in fact, I'm wearing mine now!! For the record though, I wear thick Thor running socks, crew or ankle, with them. Great question and very interesting responses!!

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almost 5 years ago dymnyno

I love your black patent leather danskos...mine are red suede.

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about 5 years ago erinmcdowell

My first pastry Chef told me to invest in Danskos. I did and have never turned back. I love that they have some snazzier colors and patterns now, so I don't feel so plain! Lovin the patent leather ones!

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about 5 years ago micki

Finn Comfort. Non-skid. Incredible support. Slip-on. Perfect for the restaurant but I don't wear them at home. Just slipper there since I don't wear street shoes indoors.

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about 5 years ago ned Baldwin

Birkenstock londoners. High arches, good coverage, leather and no extra inches.

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about 5 years ago Foodelf

Since I bought my FitFlops about 2 months ago, there isn't a day that I haven't worn them ... especially in the kitchen. They beat my Merrill sandals easily. These are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned; I've no idea what I'll do during winter though.

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about 5 years ago Jerzee Tomato

I also am a Dansko clog fan. The tile floor is a foot killer and the Dansko clogs hold up well to the vagaries of long hours in a kitchen.

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about 5 years ago TheLexophile

Croc clogs or Merrill sandals. They stopped making the Merrill sandals that I fell in love with so I'm going to have to wear them 'til they fall apart. They give so much cushion and support.

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about 5 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I'm not familiar with the Merrill sandals -- will look them up! Thank you.

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about 5 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

A little piece of irony: Merrells have never fit me properly. It's like whoever created them took a mold of my foot, gave it to the little shoe elves and said: "Now, make something that she WON'T be able to wear!"

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about 5 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

thanks Joel!

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about 5 years ago Savour

Barefoot in the kitchen sounds like a stereotype, but it's usually me. If there's been a long day on my feet, I have some super cushy flip flops from Lands' End in the summer, and equally cushy equally Lands' Endy sheepskin slippers in the winter. Crocs too -- they have the advantage of being wipeable if something spills on them!

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about 5 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

That's what I like about the Crocs, too. When they get dirty, I just put them in the shower.

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about 5 years ago Sandy Smith

I love my Merrill clogs for winter, my Crocs for summer, and my Puma sneakers with elastic closures instead of laces for work. They're nylon, so when I come home with flour and melted chocolate all over my shoes, they go right into the washing machine. Love your patent leather clogs though!!

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about 5 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

thanks!

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about 5 years ago Veronica

Gorgeous legs, ladies! Am thinking of a new title: "Cooking from every ankle"???

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about 5 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Very clever indeed.

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about 5 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

I have to admit, I love my Dansko clogs, they support my bad back on the tile kitchen floor (not my choice for flooring). But, in the winter I swear by LLBean slippers, and summer are my Fit Flops. The FF don't provide an ounce of "workout in each step" but they are like wearing sneakers, only more comfy in the heat! (PS- I was glad to read today that you launch on 9/15 - my birthday!)

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about 5 years ago jocelyng

Usually barefoot, but I only wear Dansko clogs when not in sneakers for the gym, so that's the other option.

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about 5 years ago Alejandra_

I'm always barefoot in the kitchen, but I have one of those incredible gel pro mats that stretches from one side of the counter to the other. It gives me incredible support and is super comfy to stand on for hours at a time.

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about 5 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Where do you get a gel pro mat?

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about 5 years ago Rhonda35

You can find ads for them in the back of food magazines - Bon Appetit, etc. and I am sure they are all over the internet. I am thinking about getting one so, if I find a good source, I'll let you know.

By the way, you looked gorgeous in Julie and Julia! Movie was great and I am now moving to 1949 Paris.

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about 5 years ago phyllis

I'm usually barefoot on my gel pro mat as well. You can buy the mats online at: http://www.gelpro.com

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almost 5 years ago curlycook

They sell Gel pro at Bed Bath & Beyond, just saw it there last week!

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about 5 years ago theprincess&thepea

I'm usually barefoot in the kitchen, unless I'm teaching of course, I had to stop with the Dansko clogs everywhere, all the time, every day. They are so comfortable that I never wanted to wear anything else. I think the other shoes in my closet were getting jealous.

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about 5 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

ha! I haven't reached that point yet, but maybe soon!