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May 20, 2014 07:32 PM

Barefoot in the kitchen

Jumping off a gel mat thread --
Nearly all of my shoes are heels. Some spikey.
I never wear shoes in the house, although I occasionally wear "moon boots" [terry cloth sock with a rubber sole].

Do you guys have //kitchen// shoes?

Kitchen floors that don't like heels?

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  1. You wear heels in the kitchen?

    Is your name in real life "Nadia G"?

    And is your kitchen "bitchin'"?

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Haha!!! :). I cook barefoot although I never thought about it before reading this. Is that weird?

      My husband would say it's because I'm from Kentucky. I would say it's more of an asian/zen thing. ;)

      1. re: thingmaker

        Yeah, I never wear shoes in the house. Cooking, or for anything else.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I'd never wear shoes again if I could figure out how to get away with it.

        2. re: thingmaker

          Another barefoot Kentuckian here! Shoes are the first item off when I come in the door. Always cook barefoot.

            1. re: LaLa

              We multiply 'round here like weeds (or should that be goldenrod?).

          1. re: ipsedixit

            OP here-- I never wear shoes IN the house, either.
            Nadia can have her kitsch and her … bitsch.
            Although --OP going OT-- I think I saw she's getting a toned down show??

          2. I go barefoot at home except when my feet are cold, when I wear fuzzy slippers, and my husband always wears slippers. Never shoes in the house!

            We don't have kitchen shoes, but we do have bathroom slippers.

            1. I take my shoes off when I walk in my house; I've always liked going barefoot or at the least with socks on. The only time I put shoes on in the kitchen is if I have my bedroom shoes on or if I have company.

              1. in general, i NEVER wear shoes in the house, so no shoes in the kitchen as well. house slippers are always available tho. funny memory from years ago: i remember my mom wrapping the furniture movers' shoes in saran wrap when they refused to remove their shoes in my parent's home.
                why would anyone need shoes for the home kitchen? is there a benefit?

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                1. re: ajk11

                  beyond the safety issue (spilled hot food, scalding oil, dropping knives -- see below) my last kitchen had heavy ceramic tile -- painfully cold in the wintertime, and hard on my feet, ankles, and knees when I was in the kitchen for hours on end.

                  Slippers for the cold -- sneakers if I was going to be in the kitchen all day -- the support and cushioning were necessary.

                  1. re: sunshine842

                    ah ic. i'm guessing that the shoes you all wear indoors is specifically meant to be worn only in the house. never really understood how people could wear the shoes they wear outdoors inside their homes.

                    1. re: ajk11

                      when I lived in a cooler climate, I usually wore slippers in the kitchen.

                      But for marathon cooking sessions? Nope, regular shoes that I wear outside regularly.

                      That's a germ thing that I just can't get all that worked up over.

                  2. re: ajk11

                    A bad case of plantar fasciites: I wear shoes with good support at all times to prevent a recurrence. I used to go barefoot indoors, but now I have a few pairs of indoor slip-ons with decent arch support.

                    1. re: tardigrade

                      I have plantar fasciitis also, a condition due to my having always had flat feet since I was a child; wearing shoes with high arches are a no no for me in general but a good work shoe when I'm on my feet all day does help, just not in the house...old habits...