Skechers’ Cessnock shoes are comfortable, breathable, and slip-resistant.

By Katie Macdonald
June 24, 2020
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For professional cooks, a solid foundation is essential to lasting hours and hours working the line. And no, we don’t just mean mastering mise-en-place—we’re talking about footwear. When you’re juggling hundreds of orders, tight workspaces, sharp tools, and literal fire, you don’t want to slip. Plus, you need shoes comfortable enough to cushion your feet for hours-long shifts.

Enter Skechers’ Cessnock work shoes, which have thousands of rave reviews, including from dozens of chefs who say they shine in the heat of the kitchen. In fact, the Skechers are Amazon’s best-selling shoe for food service professionals.

Skechers Chef Shoes
Credit: Amazon

It’s easy to see why the durable sneakers are so popular. Not only do they feature a stylish sporty design, they also boast memory foam cushioned insoles and a stain-resistant body that lets feet breathe. Plus, the stretch laces make them easy to slip on and off.

Of course, what truly makes the shoes a kitchen-favorite are the non-slip bottoms. Skechers’ slip-resistant outsoles are designed with extra traction and tested on wet and oil-slick surfaces. Shoppers confirm the shoes are life-savers as they cook and clean in the kitchen.

"The slip resistance is awesome,” one wrote. “I work in a kitchen and there's a metal grate on the floor in front of the dishwashing area. I'm literally the only person in the entire restaurant who doesn't slip on it."

Other reviewers say the shoes are so incredibly comfortable, they can wear them all day without complaint. “I work 40 to 70 hours a week both in a kitchen and as a server and wear these for both,” a shopper said. “I average 10,000 steps on a busy weeknight and close to 25,000 on a weekend night. The shoes check all the boxes: waterproof, lightweight, good insole, and slip on.”

Skechers’ Cessnock work shoes range in size from 7 to 16 and include wide-fit and half sizes. And if you're curious to try these chef-loved kicks yourself, now's the perfect time to shop. The shoes are up to 29% off right now thanks to Amazon’s first-ever Big Style Sale. Grab your own pair so you can cook like a pro.

Skechers Men's Cessnock Food Service Shoe
Credit: Courtesy of Amazon

To buy: $50 (originally $70);