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Dansko Professional Reviews

2096 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

52% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

87% "Felt true to width"

86% "Excellent arch support"

1965 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/17/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

What can I say? These shoes are the bomb. Are they hugely sexy and chic? No. Are they incredibly comfortable and perfect for travel? YES. These are my go-to vacation shoes. I can slip them off at airport security, they have excellent arch support, and I've worn them walking for hours everywhere from Amsterdam to Orlando. No breaking in; no blisters. So much better looking than the dreaded sneakers, and since they have a little heel I can wear my longer jeans with them.

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131 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/21/04
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The shoes are too tight...though they are the size I wear, they are too tight and uncomfortable...I bought them because they are supposed to be so comfortable, but these are terribly disappointing.

Additional 2076 Professional Dansko Reviews

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10 people found this review helpful  

November 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

This is one amazing shoe! Comfort is unparalleled - I'm a bartender who works easily 13+ hour shifts with little to no breaks and I can say this shoe leaves my feet feeling great at the end of the night. The only problem I have is that because it isn't adjustable (no laces) I have twisted my ankles in the shoe while going down stairs. They do include a warning in the shoe box - they are not meant to be worn for walking/going up and down stairs a ton. I've worn them most every day for near 10 years and the soles are still in amazing shape. The seams on the sides have just started to come undone - my cobbler can fix both for $25. Small price to pay for an amazing shoe! The quality of the shoe is outstanding - as long as that doesn't change Dansko will have my business for a very long time! Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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9 people found this review helpful  

December 22, 2003

Rebecca

from Hillsboro, Oregon

Didn't work for me - Just wanted to let other ladies with large feet know, if you wear a Size 12, don't bother ordering Dansko. Their "12" is really an 11. I wear a true Size 12, and I couldn't even get my foot INTO this shoe, much less wear it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Dunham, Josef Seibel, Marc

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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7 people found this review helpful  

October 2, 2010

Anonymous

from Illinois

I wanted to like them, I really did. Funny enough, my feet never hurt -- but now my back does. I never have had any back problems until I started wearing these. I've been working 12 hour nursing shifts for many years without one back issue/ache -- and our patients need full lift help. The only new thing is these shoes. I have been complimented on my posture often, so don't think there is a big posture difference with these. But for some reason, my mid back kills after wearing them. I had hoped to wear them for work as a nurse, but will most likely just wear them rarely for casual errands. Oh and I wear a ladies 12 -- used the conversion charts and the feedback and went up a size from the recommended. I still had to go up one more size because my toes were pressing on the end of the 43's. In my opinion, a woman's 12 = 44 (not a 42 or 43).

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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7 people found this review helpful  

April 9, 2010

Nan G

from Chicago, IL

What’s Up with Dansko!!! I own two pair of Danskos in this same style (black and brown) in a size 40. The first pair I ordered (size 40) were waaaaay too big. Then I ordered a size 39 which were very snug, but I wanted to will them to work. Unfortunately I wore them to work and they are VERY uncomfortable, but now they are mine and I am destined to several years of pain. I am disappointed in the lack of standardization on Dansko’s part.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

5 people found this review helpful  

June 8, 2012

Kevin

from Chicago

I have owned over 10 pairs of the professional clog. I am a chef and work silly-stupid hours, standing and walking most of the day in a hotel. These are the only shoe I would ever consider. I wear a 12 in some shoes and a 13 in some. Dansko size 47 is perfect. I recall the first time wearing them and my feet and legs ached so bad. I had to train my arches by wearing the Danskos for only a couple hours then switching back to my old work shoes. I often wear them on my days off due to the comfort level, I do not care how they look. My feet are happy! I also made the mistake in buying the professional oiled version once. They do not have a sheen coating on them and absorb water when they get wet leading to soggy sad feet. Stick with the professional box leather. They only issue I have is the sole cracks after some time. Usually happens when I squat and the clog flexes under the ball of my foot. Now that I gave discovered this, I am cautious and able to prolong the life of the clogs. Good luck.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

January 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Chantilly, VA

Awesome shoe! I have arthritis in my toes, plantar fasciitis and fallen arches. These shoes were extremely comfortable from the minute I put them on. I usually only wear sneakers with custom orthotics or Birkenstock sandals, but now I have my Danskos! And thank you Zappos, as usual, your service was amazingly fast and efficient.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Connecticut

These shoes are very comfortable and supportive. They did seem to run a little small, at least in the larger sizes. I wear a women's 13, and I ended up fitting in the men's 45. It would be nice to see their women's shoes in these larger sizes too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

Nice shoe.The leather is a little firm until worn awhile. Good support and looks nice. Style is good, even though the shoe has large toe box the overall look is very nice. Can be worn with many types of outfits.

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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4 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

Approximately every 4 years I have to replace my Dansko Narrow Professional clogs. This is my third pair. They're still great, but the heel fit on the right foot feels a tad different and slightly less comfortable when driving long distances. Perhaps they're being manufactured somewhere else now? Still the only closed clogs that fit someone with truly narrow feet. Thank you Dansko! Wish they came in a greater variety of colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark Lexi sandals in narrow for folks with narrow feet

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

February 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Rhode Island

My first pair and I love them! I bought the black patent and followed the advice of the other reviews and went up a size to a 40. I always wear a 9M in every shoe, never an 8.5 or 9.5 and a 40 in these shoes is a perfect fit for me. Now I am going to buy a pair in the red marble and a pair in the pearlized purple to match every scrub combination that I have. I love Zappos, I ordered these last night after 10PM and just received them before 1:30PM today. Awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

December 10, 2011

Molly M

from Black Diamond, Washington

Excellent shoe! Comfortable out of the box. No need to break them in. I'm a 9M, so I previously ordered a 38, which was too short. The 40 fit much better. Recommend ordering a half size larger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

November 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Reno, NV

Overall, I love these shoes. They look great with jeans and brown and black pants. Wish I had gone one size up as the cuff on the top of the shoes bothers me. Also, I can’t wear thick socks with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

November 22, 2011

Jo

from San Francisco

This is my third pair of Dansko professional, and it is no coincidence they are the favorite of people who work on their feet. The toe grip action keeps the feet exercised and their is plenty of room for cozy socks. Don't reccomend them for working where the ground is very uneven, but for hospital work, they can't be beat!

Brands I'd also recommend: Wolverine 1000 mile boots

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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Felt true to width

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 29, 2011

Adrienne k

from atlanta

I had a pair of these shoes a few years ago and wore them almost every day when I was teaching. I am retired now but wanted a pair of shoes that I could just slip on and and be comfortable in all day long. I bought these again and am very glad I did. They make my size 10/11 foot appear smaller and look good with jeans and almost everything.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Earth, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 18, 2004

Anonymous

from phila., pennsylvania

Dansko professional - I loved the shoes until I got calluses on the balls of both my feet...very painful. After persevering with the calluses, they eventually disappeared and now these shoes are the most comfortable I ever owned. Go figure!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 13, 2012

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Let me start by saying that Zappos shipping/customer service is the best! After trying several pairs of these shoes(in store) I decided not to bother being a "Dansko wearer". I am an 11.5 in one foot and a 12 in the other. I could not find any fashionable Dansko in store to accommodate my size (even these). Zappos to the rescue. I am a nurse and are on my feet 10-12 hours a day. It has been almost impossible to find a comfy work shoe other than sneaker but I must say these have been very comfy. I wear them daily. I did need a slight break in period, but after a week I was even more glad that I took a chance on these. My only complaint is to Dansko: There are many women in the world that need size 44 in this shoe. You should really attempt to accommodate them with a few more feminine choices. This is as fashionable as I can get with this brand for my size feet!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

3 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Stephen C

from Philadelphia PA

I've been waiting tables for 17 years now and these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I work at a high-end, high volume restaurant in center city Philadelphia with stained concrete floors and I would be limping to my car after work each night. After my first night wearing these shoes all the pain had gone away. I was amazed to say the least. Only bad thing is that the sole is a good inch and a half to two inches. Not a problem for most guys but I'm already 6'4" and I'm pushing 6'6" with these ones but they are so comfortable I just don't care.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nothing else compares!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Dothan, AL

This is my second pair of Dansko clogs. My first pair lasted 5 years. The sizing was perfect, but I already knew what size Dansko I would need and was fit by a professional for my first pair. Great shoe that really helps keep my lower back from hurting even after 9 hrs on my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 18, 2012

Mandy C

from West Virginia

I bought these on the suggestion of various friends. I love them; however, when I bought them they hurt the top of my foot. After about a weeks’ worth of wear they were much more comfortable! I get a lot of compliments on these shoes, especially the design! I will definitely be buying another pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from TN

I wear a woman's 13 and one foot is slightly longer than the other. I ended up with a Men's 46! Which is more than one size up. I tried 3 pairs and the third was the charm. If you need them fast it's probably a good idea to order more than one pair at a time to try the different sizes. And when you find the right size, like the other reviewers state, they feel good right out of the box!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 10, 2012

Anonymous

from San Rafael, CA

I bought these shoes for work and while I think they look cute they just are not quite comfortable enough to work in. I got them in narrow and yet they are still too wide for my feet, some insoles solved that problem. I keep them as nice slip on shoes but am a bummed that I spent so much money. Maybe once they get broken in they might work as work shoes. I ended up going with the Dansko vegan sneakers for work which are great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Baton Rouge, LA

I use these shoes for work. I'm a nurse so I'm on my feet a lot. The shoes fit snug over my foot and loose in the heel. Think of the fit being more like a mule or clog.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrel, Mephisto

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are very comfortable. I had to send my first pair back because the 37 wide was too long. I waited until I tried the 36 wide and was sure it worked ( which it did). Thank you Zappos for such easy returns. I would have never attempted to order shoes until I found you!This pair of shoes gives me plenty of room for my right foot bunion. It is a great shoe to wear with my longer jeans and I can walk long distances or be on my feet for long periods of time without foot pain.

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

I have been told that these shoes are super comfortable and decided to place an order. I ordered the Size 37 and it came in the next day but sadly, it felt a little loose so exchanged them for the Size 36. They felt amazing but after working in them and standing up for quite some time, my right foot started to bother me. I wore them again after a few days and it started feeling better. Now, the shoes do not bother me at all because they broke in a little and it is super comfortable. Everybody's feet are different so don't be discouraged if they don't feel right at first. Zappos gave me no problem exchanging Sizes either and you have a year to do it!

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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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Greensburg, PA

Great shoes. I have very wide feet so I often cannot wear fashionable and beautiful shoes. These Dansko's are great. They make me feel so "hip" and still be comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: SoftSpot and Walking Cradles

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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Felt narrower than marked

 

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