Suddenly, kitchen clogs sounded like a really good idea.
After reading way too many message board discussions about the pros and cons of Dansko and Sanitas clogs, I decided to go with the much, much cheaper Crocs favored by the chef Mario Batali, seen here in all his fashionable glory:
Yes, I am now the proud owner of obnoxious orange kitchen clogs.
They are hideous, but I love them! It's impossible for me not to feel cheerful and energetic when I look down at them, which is exactly what I need first thing in the morning.