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Dansko Karl Reviews

139 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

63% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

86% "Excellent arch support"

134 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/15/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Great service! Wonderful help over the phone. My husband is addicted to the clogs, great fit and very comfortable I so recommend these shoes. Will purchase these again and again.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/29/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I am very disappointed with this product. Although I have owned two pair of Dansko shoes previously, these shoes hurt my feet. Both heels become so sensitve that I can barely walk after wearing them for several hours. I have put them in the closet and wear other shoes I own.

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 3, 2011

Joe P

from Great Falls, Montana

These are hard-to-find shoes, at least in the US. For a clog, these are the best in the world. Zappos did a great job of providing a huge selection and of notifying me when this model was available. Superb service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2011

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I love Zappos and have bought 5 pairs of shoes from them over the last several years. I really didn't think buying shoes "online" could be a viable alternative but with their super customer service, free shipping and return, it was easy. They have a great selection that would require you to search many "brick & mortar" stores to find. On my last order they comped me for express next day delivery free. Did I mention that their customer service is the bomb?! I am a total fan of this company and wish more online stores would follow their model. Thanks Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2011

Anonymous

from New York area

I had Achilles tendon surgery and needed a comfortable shoe with a bit of an elevated heel and no pressure on the rear of my foot... these hit the mark perfectly for me. Very comfortable, well made, good looking, couldn't be better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Detroit MI

These shoes have a tendency to move around when you walk. I'd suggest Dansko Professional with a back.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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March 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Scarsdale, New York

After more than forty years on this planet, I say wholeheartedly that Dansko clogs are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had--period. That is after years of long distance running, lots of hiking, work on an electronics factory floor, and most recently shlubbing around in an office. I wish I had these clogs at the start of my journey. Both the Karl and the Professional are good. I prefer the Karl, but I keep a pair of the professionals to slip into at the office for the greater formality of having something more than socks cover the heels. The black-oiled Karls are the casual clogs for the weekend--well worth it, as all Danskos are. Good with a casual pair of jeans, but they are harder to clean than box, cabrio, or bullhide.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 16, 2011

Anonymous

 

Yes, they really do run small. Get a size bigger than you think you need, based on the conversion chart - and, I'm doing this review thing because they were really nice when I had to exchange them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 4, 2010

Jill S

from San Jose, CA

My husband loves these shoes. Usually he wears 11½, I ordered size 47 whicht fit him perfectly. It seems to run a whole size smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2010

Jeff K

 

Really liked the shoe. Beautiful quality and nice leather. Would have liked to wear them but the advertised size 47 is more like a US size 12 than a 13.5-14. I have size 13 feet and have never had a problem with previous Zappos orders in size 13 and these shoes simply were way too small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 11, 2010

Anonymous

from hospital

This was my fourth purchase of Dansko Clogs. There is no other shoe that would compare if you spend a lot of time on you feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 24, 2010

Alex F

from Los Angeles, CA

This shoe absolutely solved my lower back "ache" (muscular in nature, although I had back surgery about 4 years ago). They are so comfortable for working 12-20 hour shifts. Wouldn't choose any other shoe for my work ever again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanita

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 4, 2010

David K

from Kansas City

Excellent shoe! Stellar service Zappos, you rock! The shoes are smaller and are not true to size. I had to return them for a larger than normal size for me. Real comfortable, very pleased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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December 20, 2009

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Don't believe manufacturer sizing recommendation. I read the product description and I read some reviews. The product description recommends sizing downward for open back shoes. I read another reviewer that said this is a mistake, and I agree. Order the size you would normally wear; it will save you the hassle of reordering and returning. On the other hand, Zappos made that part really easy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 6, 2009

Brad M

from Kaneohe, Oahu

After searching for clogs locally to no avail, I found Zappos. I ordered a pair of Dansko's which arrived in 2 days (best shipping arrangement I have ever found) I wore them the first day, and literally found the best shoe that I've ever worn. I like them so much I ordered a second pair (different color) just 3 weeks later. I love Dansko. The entire purchasing process was the best that I have experienced. I will now only consider Zappos in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 2, 2009

Michael

from Wisconsin

This is my fourth pair of Dansko clogs and my second pair of Dansko Karls. I bought the first pair in this style 5 years ago and swore that if they ever needed replacing, I’d buy them again. My 5 year old pair are still going strong, but I just needed another pair so I could switch every day. I also own 2 pair of Dansko Professionals. I have arthritis in my hip and back, and when I step into my Danskos, the pain instantly disappears. I highly recommend these to anyone that spends a lot of time on their feet. To me, it’s Dansko forever!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanita (Emeril Lagasse wears them) are similar to Dansko.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 17, 2009

David H

from Connecticut

Are Clogs For Me???? Getting past the geek factor, these shoes are very, very comfortable and give support to the foot in a unique way. Give yourself a few days before you make up your mind on how they feel and you will be hooked. I went with the next larger size and they were perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 23, 2005

Robin

from Colorado

Karl - Great shoe, all leather inside and out. Comfort, support and style. Nice. I found the size to be correct, in fact maybe a touch on the small side. I usually wear a 45, sometimes a 46, depending on the shoe... A 45 in this shoe was clearly too short. The 46 is JUST long enough. So, this may be in contrast to other reviews, but there you have it. Honestly I think the Zappos European conversion scale is a little on the small side. I am Dutch, used to the 40's sizing, and this is simply what I find. The shoe, when you do find your size, is WELL worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: Quick

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2004

Jim

from North Carolina

Karl kloseup - I had always heard that Dansko shoes were great for people who walked and stood a lot. They were right on target! The shoes were comfortable from day one. Following site instructions I tried a size 44. The shoe seemed too short, especially with socks, so I tried a 45 and then finally a 46. The third time was the charm! These shoes and a pair of Dansko professionals are going to be my "go to" shoes for everyday wear. Many thanks for the outstanding service during the protracted buying process. Zappos has been the best site I have ever done business with on the web and am most happy to take the time to do this review.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 16, 2004

Sean M

from Worcester, MA

Best footwear I've purchased in years. I grew up in Europe through my teenage years, where wearing clogs was quite ordinary and drew little or no attention. As an adult male now living in the US, I found it interesting that wearing clogs conversely lead to comments I didn't welcome so I decided to blend with the culture and stored or threw out my wooden soled clogs. What a mistake - to forgo the comfort and freedom as well compromise healthy feet and back for the sake of vanity. These Dansko clogs are the best footwear I've purchased in 20 years. Much lighter than the wooden soled ones I used to wear and well shaped to the bottom of my feet as well as the overall circumferance (outline) of my foot. I can wiggle my toes and yet the clog remains nicely fitted and does not slip off as I walk. The toe grips that used to be a part of the older designs is not a part of this footbed, but it's not needed to keep the clog on as you walk. There's an airy comfort to wearing the Karl. The size for me is perfect - I'm a US size 11 and the 46 European is a perfect fit. I actually bought a secong pair within a few weeks so that I could alternate daily between the pairs and keep them cleaner and fresh smelling longer. I highly recommend this footwear - especially if you can't stand to wear anything on your feet. They are light but very well made and while providing winter protection, can easily be slipped off under your desk as you work. With socks or no socks, they are a wonderful gift to yourself.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kenneth Cole T-loops and slides, any Skechers slides

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2004

Christopher

from Connecticut

Danskos Karl - For about 4 years now I have been wearing Danskos open back clogs and I love em. They feel great and are so easy and comfortable on your feet. They are almost impossible to wear out. They last and last. If it rains, these are the shoes to wear because of the rubber non skid bottom, and also they help to keep your feet dry. I have 5 pairs they are that good and i'm a guy. Danskos are the best no doubt about it, especially in the comfort zone and looks. If you are a guy definitely give these a try. These will replace almost all your other shoes they are so comfortable and longlasting in wear. I have saved a lot of money wearing these clogs over my good leather shoes which require constant maintance and care. Danskos require very little care. I highly recommend them. My wife and kids also love em.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bass

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Virginia

Very comfortable and supportive especially through the arch. I added an absorbent liner as I like to wear them barefoot and have sweaty feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 5, 2011

Dollface

from dallas, tx

I bought these for my husband and he wears them every day. The color and quality are wonderful.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Virginia

Very comfortable arch support. Stylish and good traction on slippery floors. Overall a great shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Austin, Texas

Purchased these shoes but had to return them for a larger size. Very pleased with them after replacing with a larger size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Long Branch, NJ

The clogs are great. I can be on my feet for 12 hours straight in these and my feet don't get sore. With sneakers or any other shoes, my max is 2-3 hours. It's amazing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2010

Anonymous

from Ta coma, WA

I bought these to wear with dresses and skirts as I had foot surgery a few years ago and cannot wear regular shoes. I already have the Professional in black & brown and had been switching off with those. These are very comfy and look great with skirts and dresses. Now I just need them in brown!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sansita

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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