They're expensive and I wouldn't buy them just to wear while cooking, but they are definitely my footwear of choice when I have to be on my feet. Not only do my feet stay comfy but I also notice that my back doesn't hurt nearly as much. As an added bonus, the thick soles help put shorties like me at a much better height for working at the counter!
I've also known a lot of people who swear by Crocs (Mario Batali-orange or otherwise) and I've thought about buying a pair myself. People say that they're lightweight and cushiony - a good combination when doing a lot of prep work or standing over a pot on the stove.
What about you? What shoes do you wear while cooking?
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