Originally Posted by buckytom
Originally Posted by Erik
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I swear by these, RJ!!!!!!!!!! Very, very comfortable!!!!
i've always wondered why chefs wear these things. is it just for the comfort? with so much of the shoe cut away, i guess they're fairly cool as well, for working in hot kitchens.
comfort and support
The firm rubber or wooden bottoms on clogs offer all-day support. That is why so many professionals that stand or walk on the job wear them. Clogs offer a firm foundation for weak and fallen arches, plantar fasciitis, and for tired and aching legs.
The heel height of many clogs makes you stand straighter, thus taking pressure off the lower back and hips.
The wide toe and natural foot shape of clogs keep your feet cradled, but not constricted. The thickness of the sole under the ball of your foot allows your feet to roll. Simply put, your feet bend less which takes the pressure off toes and joints. This helps relieve bunions, hammer toes, metatarsal problem, and aching toe joints.
rubber or wood bottoms
Wood offers a little more support; but if your feet are tender or your knees hurt, wear rubber bottoms for more cushioning.
People who do more standing than actual walking do better in wood bottoms. People on the go all-day long may prefer the flexibility of rubber.
open-back or closed-back
This is primarily a fashion decision. Closed-back clogs may give the feeling of a little more security; but remember, these are clogs -- not shoes. Your heels will move up and down. (Refer to the Fitting Tips.)
Also, if you have very wide feet or a high instep, the open-back styles will fit more comfortably.
fashion, convenience, and value
Today's clogs are fashionable and convenient -- a perfect fit for an on-the-go-lifestyle.
They are made of natural, breathable materials.
They offer great value in terms of durability and serviceability.
They offer support for your feet and body.