13 hours ago
Saturday, February 14, 2009
So, your back has been bothering you from standing at the kitchen sink all day?
Mine was KILLING me. I couldn't stand on my tile floors another minute without being in misery.
I have always had lower back issues and standing and cooking for hours does not help one's back health.
I actually had to give up catering years ago because I couldn't stand the pain anymore (or the lack of pay! $$$$$).
After seeing chiropractors and acupuncturists (which certainly helped a little bit), a friend recommended Dansko professional clogs for me.
I did much research and found that many chefs and nurses, people that are on their feet for 12 hours straight, wore these shoes and LOVED THEM!
At first they felt funny, they have odd arch supports and are wide, but once you get used to them, you will never take them off. I can not cook without them on my feet.
They helped me so much in my road to feeling good again, along with exercise, weight training and less stress. It sounds odd that a pair of shoes could help in feeling well. See Dr. Jerry Sanders Shoe Blog.
When I purchased them 4 years ago, they only came in black or brown or white for nurses. Today, they come in patent leather, animal prints and Tartan plaid!
As far as kitchen tools go, besides my Le Creuset Dutch oven, these are the best $110 kitchen investment I have made.
Hey, I thought Mario Batali wore orange clogs, but they are those rubber Crocks. Different shoe totally.