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Dansko Pro XP Professional Reviews

392 reviews
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Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

73% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 372 Pro XP Professional Dansko Reviews

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6 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2013

Wendy C

from Putnam, CT

Love 'em! I'm a nurse who works 12 hour shifts and my feet don't hurt after long days.The Pro XP is even more comfortable than the Professional. Well worth the extra few dollars. Great arch support and no squished toes. I just bought another pair in black to wear casually with jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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4 people found this review helpful  

June 27, 2013

Tee-kay

from DFW

Wow! At first, I thought that the shoes might be a bit large...Size: 35. But then I spoke with a wonderful Zappos agent who explained that the shoes are made to be a bit big. Further, that I should be able to vertically, partially insert my pinky finger in the space between my heel and that of the shoe. The rocker bottom forces the foot forward to relieve pressure from the tibia. Now, I understand why these shoes are made for nurses, cashiers, flight attendants and anyone who is on their feet all day. I'm hoping to invest in a pair for my husband. As a side note, I had purchased another brand from Zappos and their return policy is as stated! No hassle, no question and no fee. They provided the shipping label and all I had to do was drop off the package at a UPS store, or call UPS for a pick up! Simply amazing!

Brands I'd also recommend: still shopping

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 28, 2013

Julie

from Beaufort SC

I love my new Dansko shoes! I'm a surgical tech for the Navy and I have tried every pair of clogs out there, Burkies, Crocs, you name it... But these are by far the best shoes. I spent a pretty penny on them but they are totally work it. I have the black patent leather ones, now they aren't the cutest ones they offer but I was looking for comfort. I have hip and lower back problems and these shoes have literally demolished all the pain. I can finally stand all day at work (0600-1600) without any pain in my feet. The new XP shoes are more roomy, with softer insoles and slip resistant soles. They are also super easy to clean. I have absolutely no complaints, these shoes are perfect. :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are very comfortable shoes with awesome arch support. They are highly recommended. The shoes may run a bit large as I am generally 8½ but the size 39 (8½-9) seems a little too big allowing me to squeeze in a finger at the heel. Ordering down a size may be a better idea.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aerosoles, Naturalizer

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 28, 2013

NV

from California

I really wanted to love the Pro XP but unfortunately I had to send them back. I currently own 4 pairs of the original clog and wanted to try a more comfortable/softer footbed since I have now been diagnosed with arthritis on my toes. After trying the Pro XP I did find that the footbed was a little more comfortable but started to have heel pain after wearing them around the house. Also, I did not find that the shoe was any lighter. It did feel true to size and width and had the same great arch support as the original clog. Overall, the shoe was more comfortable but after having experienced heel pain I couldn't keep them. Zappos' customer service was excellent as always! For those of you who love the XP but would like an even softer footbed, I found that the Walking Company has softer/gel-like footbed inserts to replace the ones the XPs come with. You can order the inserts online through the Walking Company or go to the store.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Chaco, Earth,UGG

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Colorado

I wear these shoes at work (I'm a nurse, on my feet a lot, usually walk about 4-5 miles/8 hour shift). Comfort is my first priority, but when I also get a shoe that LOOKS so cool, I have people threatening (in humor) to steal the, what's the down side? These shoes are great! I have flat feet and peripheral neuropathy, and never experience a moment's discomfort wearing these shoes. They are amazing!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 23, 2013

Mary

from Missouri

I have wide feet, I have always worn Birkenstocks until I developed plantar fasciitis. I was told to try out Danskos. Oh my! I can walk again. These shoes work great and I strong recommend if you are looking for a comfortable shoe for that painful heel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 5, 2013

Stephen E

from Myrtle Beach, SC

Another routine purchase of Danskos for my wife. She is in a profession where she is on her feet all day, and Danskos are the only shoes she will wear. Very sturdy construction, so you do not HAVE to buy them that often, unless you want a stable of different colors/patterns. Full grain leather for strength and custom-fit comfort, and a well-cushioned insole. My wife looks great in clogs (she might see this!), so no problems in the style area. If you need a dependable work shoe, these shoes pay for themselves in foot-relief.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2013

Utopia_mom

from Texas

I purchased the Vintage Floral Leather XP Pro. This is the best Dansko shoe that I have bought so far (I own several pairs). I have always purchased the Pro line for better arch support, but the XP line goes one step further in comfort. It is a beautiful shoe as well. The lovely floral print leather is actually engraved for an added bonus. I wear a size 8 shoe size and I always order a size 39 for the best fit for my foot. I like to wear a slightly thicker sock for extra comfort. I also love the VIP Zappos service with next day delivery. It makes me a happy customer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 13, 2013

Karen

from United States

This is my first pair of Dansko's and I chose the Dansko Pro XL based on so many excellent reviews. Now I can see why! I normally wear a size 8 and went with the 38. But, I also have a high arch and they fit tight high up on my foot. So, customer service worked expertly with me and we went with the next size, 39. The exchange was effortless! She emailed me a return label so I could drop them at UPS, then the next day I received the new pair in the mail! I have never dealt with a company that made online shopping so easy, with the customer's needs first! Thank you! I look forward to my new Dansko Pro XL's! I have already recommended Zappos to friends today!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Arkansas

I wear a 10.5 Medium and found these shoes fit me exactly when I purchased them. They were snug, but comfortable when I had them on my foot. As I have worn them, they have loosened up a little making it easier to put them on and take them off. The arch support is great and the shoes never rubbed or caused blisters. I will buy more of this style in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2012

Anonymous

from ROCK FALLS, IL

The very best shoe on the earth you can buy for complete arch support, complete comfort. You will not regret spending the money on a shoe your feet will love. It is like walking on clouds all day!! When trying them on get the size you wear, you will notice the back slips a bit, but that is how these shoes fit, with ton of room in the front. After wearing these for a few weeks, I noticed my feet have become so soft as a result. Thank you Dansko, I plan on buying the Veda Dansko tennis shoe next!

Brands I'd also recommend: born, merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have been wearing Dansko's for a few years now. I work in a kitchen and I'm always looking for comfortable shoes that can help you withstand long hours on your feet. I liked the Dansko pro but they always felt so hard on my feet, the insoles were rough to walk around on. Standing was fine, and they certainly made my back legs and knees feel good, but I almost gave them up after the pain in my feet after the last 12 hour shift I worked. Shopping around for work shoes comparable to them without the drawbacks though I found these and I am so glad I did. The memory foam insole completely eliminates the issues I had with the regular Dansko pro. I have only been wearing them a week but I have them mostly broken in, they are a bit tighter than the normal 40 I have bought in the regular pros, but Dansko's and their leather has always seemed to stretch so I think they'll be perfect after that. So worth the extra money, this is the perfect work shoe, I won't even try anything else. And every pair of Dansko's I have had have lasted at least a year. You can usually wear them long past their expiration dates without any discomfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 11, 2012

Anonymous

from LA

I've been wearing Dansko Professional clogs for 6 years since suffering a foot injury. In fact, I've been wearing the same pair for 6 years--that's how long they last. This year my clogs were looking a little shabby so I decided to get a new pair. After reading reviews here, I decided to upgrade to the Pro XP. I'm so glad I did! While the clogs look the same on the outside, the inside is much more cushiony and comfy. I just wore them for the first time today, and walked all over a giant Target store and my feet still feel fine. With the old clogs, they were comfortable to stand in, but not so much for extended walking. These feel so much better! Otherwise, looks are the same. My old Professionals had silver staples around the bottom; these have black stitching. At first I thought these were more boring, but now I kind of like the streamlined look.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 20, 2013

Rachel

from Wisconsin

I purchased these Dansko's to wear at work. I'm an ER nurse and on my feet quite a bit. A few of my coworkers also have these and swear by them, so I thought I would give it a try. I purchased the size according to the size chart. They fit great in the length, width, and toe box, but were very tight across the top of my foot (I have a high arch). I was told they would stretch out as I wore them so I continued to do so without going outside in them. After about 2 weeks, the tops of my feet hurt so badly, I just couldn't stand to wear them anymore. I exchanged them for the next size up, hoping for a better fit and wore those for about 2 weeks as well. They fit great initially (soon stretched nicely across the tops of my feet) but then became so large in the rest of the shoe, that I felt like I was kid wearing his dads shoes for dress up. Sadly, I had to give up on the Dansko brand, but thanks to Zappos AWESOME and easy returns, my Keens are now on the way! Great customer service! :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 27, 2014

Kayti

from Rising Sun, IN

I am a first time Dansko's and Zappos costumer, and I would say I am impressed. I took me awhile to order these because I was hesitant about buying shoes without trying them on. I usually wear a size 8.5, so it was hard to determine what size to get. I ordered size 39, and then came in two days. I wasn't used to the heel slip, and they felt big and clunky. I went ahead and ordered size 38, then they arrived at my door in less the 24 hours! I tried those on, and they felt more snug around my feet, less clunky and heavy, but they were just a half inch too small and my toes hurt walking. I wish they're was a 38.5! I ended up just keeping the 39's, because when I wear thick socks, they fit much better! I haven't walked a 12-hour shift in them yet, but they have excellent arch support! I'm also glad I ordered XP's while they were under my budget. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 30, 2014

Jenna J

from Albany, NY

These are the best shoes out there for people who have to be on there feet for long hours. I'm an RN and I work 12 and sometimes 16 hour shifts. These shoes keep my arches supported, and help with my plantar fasciitis. When I get home and take off my shoes, my feet are often sore on the hard floor and I crave my Danskos back!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 10, 2013

Kathy

from Cherry Valley, IL

This is not my first pair of Dansko shoes and won't be my last. :) I have a high arch which is supported very nicely in these shoes. They are always comfortable right out of the box for me - no breaking in time. I can put them on and know that my feet will feel great even with a long day of running around. As always, Zappos is the best - your service is outstanding! You guys rock !!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 1, 2013

Danielle H

from Clackamas, Oregon

I enjoy wearing Danskos. These are definitely more comfortable than the traditional ones however, they rub my pinky toes a bit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

I have worn Danskos at various points through the years and whenever I need to remain on my feet for long periods of time, I don't think twice before grabbing these. If you aren't used to them, it is helpful to know that the fit is a bit loose compared to your normal shoes which might take some getting used to. They have a roomy toe box great for troublesome bunions and the leather molds to your feet with some time making them even better. The Whiskey Burnished Full Grain color is lovely.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 11, 2013

Emily L

from Bonney Lake, Washington

The only thing better than a classic patent leather Dansko, is a patent leather Dansko Pro XP. These fit true to size with their product line but have a more comfortable foot bed. I would compare it to a supportive pair of athletic shoes, very comfortable! I find that Danskos provide me with the support I need and provide ample toe box room and width for those hard to fit feet. Dasnko lovers everywhere should test drive the Pro XPs.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ziera

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 21, 2013

Clara S

from Colorado Springs, CO

These Danskos are amazing! I just started a job at the hospital where it's required I wear non-skid sole shoes. These not only fit that requirement, they are so comfortable for both walking and standing for 8+ hours a day. Before I got these I had an older Dansko clog, and I would come home with very sore feet and legs. With my new Dansko Pros, my feet still feel good when I get home from a long day, good enough to still go for a walk or run for some exercise!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 16, 2013

M. L

 

This is my 5th pair of Dansko's, but my first XP. They are very comfy, and do not need the usual breaking in period. Size wise they fit about the same as regular Dansko's. I wish they had more styles, my scrubs colors are pink and black, so I was left to choose from black only, the purple ones look awesome but do not match my uniform.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 24, 2012

Linnea

from CA

Best shoes I have ever worn! I am a resident physician so I am on my feet 12-14 hours a day. I used to wear my expensive Nike running shoes but by the end of the day, my heal hurt and I felt like I was getting plantar fasciitis. I finally ordered my first pair of Danskos and I will never go back to sneakers! They provide so much support. My feet suddenly stopped hurting. I would recommend anyone who is in a profession where they are on their feet many hours to go online and buy a pair of Danskos! (Preferably from Zappos because they are awesome!)

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

I did not think that any shoes could be better than Dansko Pros, but the Pro XPs are the most comfortable street shoes that I have ever worn. My Pro XPs took me through nine London museums and up and down the 530 steps to the top of St. Paul's. My feet were so happy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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