Dansko Shoes

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  1. JanetRose

    JanetRose <font color=blue>Do I need to know why Captain Spa

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    It's time for me to start buying better shoes!

    Are Dansko shoes a good brand? I have wide feet.
     
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  3. cornflake

    cornflake DIS Veteran

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    They're fantastic. They have proper support, they place your foot correctly so you strike correctly, they have the 'correct' heel height, etc., etc. You can walk all day and be fine.

    The idea that squishy and soft is good is wrong - it feels nice to begin with but you need support for your arch and your foot to be positioned correctly when you walk and stand.
     
  4. XYSRUS

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    I've only worn the clogs. I love them and although I originally just wore them at work-RN-I bought more and wear them all the time.
     
  5. bas71873

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    I finally bit the bullet and bought two pair last year. I LOVE THEM! I am usually a sneaker gal all the way if I have to go anywhere for any length of time, otherwise, my feet & back kill me, but I can wear these all day and I'm fine. It's nice to be able to dress up jeans again without paying for it later :)

    I guess I should clarify and say I only have this style shoe. They take a while getting used too with the "loose" fit, but I really do love mine.

    http://www.zappos.com/dansko-professional-marbled-patent-black-cherry
     
  6. Mermaid02

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    I love them as well. Since they are handmade I do recommend going to the store and trying several on until you find the pair that is right for you!
     
  7. Pixiedust34

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    My dd has foot issues (high arches--pain from sports injuries) and loves her Danskos. She says that they give her feet good support.
     
  8. kacaju

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    I love my Danskos!! I am not a shoe person at all and I own 3 pairs and would love to buy more of them. They are great for walking around on your feet all day. I do find that I cannot wear them in the house while I am running around cleaning and I cannot wear them on grass. So for those two things I still need to find a perfect shoe.
     
  9. Christine

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    I only have "dress" Danskos. I have two pair of black suede heels that I wear when I wear dress pants to work. The are very good if you have to wear a heeled shoe. I wouldn't say I could go out and shop in them because they are 2.5 inches at least, but they are the most comfortable heels I own.

    Anyway, I've never tried the more casual line. I've tried the clogs on in the store several times and just don't care for the way they feel and look on me. I find they look kinda cute on other people.

    I do not have a wide foot--it borders on being closer to narrow, but it is not narrow, and I have no problems with fit in the regular sizes. I do think you should go try them on if you have anything other than a normal foot.
     
  10. mrsv98

    mrsv98 Gracie's Mama, Certified chicken wrangler

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    Love my Danskos! I have one pair that is at least 15 years old and just got a new pair last year in a different color. My lower back can give me trouble but not with these. They are a little pricey but last forever so definitely worth it!
     
  11. luvwinnie

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    They are miraculous! I have psoriatic arthritis and I was really worried about a business trip that would require me to be on my feet all day...Dansko shoes saved the day. I also love Clarks. But all feet are different. I know people who love Naturalizer and they HURT me.
     
  12. sharbear

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    I'm going to be the dissenter here. I have a pair of dansko's and have tried on numerous pairs. I think they are really heavy. They are ok if I'm standing but any prolonged walking and my legs are really tired. I like Jambu better. Similar shoes but I think they are lighter and more comfortable for me.

    I ordered a pair of Cole Haan loafers with Nike air technology. I'm hoping they will be stylish but comfortable to walk in.
     
  13. Mandychelle79

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    I bought my first pair of Danskos about 9 months ago and I will never own another work shoe again. I love them. My have issues with my feet and even if I end up on a 12 hour shift my feet feel fine afters.
     
  14. SueInBoston

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    I have a pair of Cole Haan short boots with Nike air and they are very, very comfortable.

    I own Dansko as well and find them to be very supportive as well, I can shop all day wearing them. They do feel heavy but I guess my legs are used to them. I also wear Sanita which is a similar brand.
     
  15. powellrj

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    I have very, very wide feet and I have them fitted and stretched in the store. I love them!
     
  16. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    I agree that Danskos are pretty heavy. I remember when I first started wearing them I sort of felt like I had cement shoes on!!! You do get used to them after a few days but they actually might make your legs tired, as another posted said, at first.

    The weight/sturdiness of the shoe is what makes it such a good shock absorber and allow you stand for so long in them. But I guess there is the tradeoff.
     
  17. teacherlisa1978

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    Love mine! I'm a teacher and I have 3 pairs. I never wear anything else to school, and I wear them pretty exclusively on the weekends too. They go with anything. I always wear them to fly since they slip on and off easily. Wore them around WA D.C. when I chaperoned an 8th grade trip and I've worn them to Disney too. They last me at least 3 years each in heavy rotation.
     
  18. minkydog

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    I agree. I have a tendency toward plantar fasciitis and I have severe arthritis in my feet. My one and only pair of Danskos madey heels hurt so bad I could hardly walk and standing was nearly impossible. Not for me!
     
  19. ebtbmom

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    I have Dansko clogs, sneakers, and sandals. They are the best wearing shoes that I have, though sometimes the clogs can rub the bottom of my foot in a funky way, still love them!
     
  20. JessicaR

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    Also, have a look at Sanita - Dansko and Sanita used to be made by the same people until a few years ago. Sanita is made in the USA now and Dansko in China. I like them both they are almost identical. I got a great deal at Swanx and they also sell them on Zappos.
     
  21. bas71873

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    Are you referring to their boots? I just bought and received (from Zappos) a pair of Dansko Buffy ankle boots. They have sort of a weird, hard arch support in them, but I think I might like that? I'm going to wear them around the house a bit to see if I'm going to like them.
     

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