9 Comfortable Shoes to Slip on When You’re Cooking
Whether you’re spending the entire day whipping up a feast or tackling a sink-full of dishes, being on your feet in the kitchen can take its toll. Take a look at these comfortable shoes for cooks that you’ll want to put on every time you go to the kitchen.
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A favorite of Taste of Home’s Test Kitchen pros and restaurant workers, Dankso’s Professional clogs have all the comfort bells and whistles. The anatomically structured midsole, padded heel and spacious toe box lead to an official Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association. Here are some more Test Kitchen-approved kitchen gadgets you’ll want to get your hands on.
For an athletic-style shoe, it’s hard to beat the Ghost 12. These sneakers come with a removable foam insole, plush heel and neutral arch support for a cushioning feel with every step. Plus, the upper is made of flexible mesh that hugs your foot without being too tight or restrictive.
Crocs’ Bistro Clog is a hole-free version of their classic clog to protect your toes from spills and splashes in the kitchen. With this streamlined clog, you’ll get a shoe that conforms to your feet, has an optional heel strap and is easy to clean with soap and water. Food-ify your outfit from head to toe with these foodie-inspired accessories.
For those looking for something cozier while you make baked goods, Giesswein’s Lunz slipper shoes are just the ticket. They combine the soft, wool upper of your favorite slippers with the arch support and solid, latex-dipped outsole of a shoe. Win-win! Take a look at some more cozy slippers you’ll want to wear all day long.
Be the cool cook in the kitchen with a pair of Dr. Martens Brockley work shoes. As the name suggests, these slip-on shoes are slip-resistant to keep you safe while moving about the kitchen. In addition to the shoe’s soft leather upper and flexible toe box, the midsole has an anti-microbial coating so your feet will be just as fresh-smelling coming out as they were going in no matter how hot your kitchen is.
This pair of New Balances are designed specifically for those who are on their feet for long periods of time. To make the sneakers as comfortable as possible, they’re equipped with a removable foam insole, compression-molded midsole for arch support and a cushioned tongue and heel. You’ll feel like you’re walking on a cloud with every step. By the way, these are the kitchen safety products every home cook should own.
Birkenstock’s Super Birki clogs are perfect for those whose shoes tend to get beat up, even if they never leave the house. These Birks have the cork-latex, high arch midsole as their famous sandals, which can be removed and replaced as needed, with a heat-resistant PU shell to cover the entire top of your foot. The entire shoe is machine washable, too, so after a particularly messing cooking venture, they can be cleaned and refreshed without having to lift a finger.
Keep your toes toasty warm with a pair of Coquette slippers from UGG. The slipper is made from Twinface sheepskin, meaning the inside has fluffy, moisture-wicking fleece while the outside is smooth, soft sheepskin. And, the extra-thick outsole allows for traction and keeps your heels from feeling the floor. If red isn’t your color, the Coquette comes in five neutral tones as well. Check out these winter casseroles that’ll warm you up from the inside-out.
Get the best of a clog and athletic shoe with Klogs Footwear’s Evolve slip-on sneaker. The knit upper and footbed has the shape and support of a clog, with the lightweight feel, flexibility and breathability of a sneaker. Plus, they’re never in danger of untying! Next, read up on our ultimate gift-giving guide.