There were so many great suggestions that followed my first "Critic to Cook" entry on Serious Eats. Seems I really struck a nerve. But the long list of footwear was on the spendy side and I'm broke. So, I compromised and purchased the generic brand for $50-ish. It's still exhausting to stand for extended periods, but my feet only start aching toward the end of my shift.
Last night, a server gave me a super cool tip. When she first started, she would come home and grab a couple cans of beer from the fridge. Not to drink, but to roll around on her growling dawgs. When she told that story to a friend, the buddy said: "I'm never gonna drink beer at your house again." I dunno. Sounds like a brilliant way to cross purpose to me. You?