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Dansko Tamara Reviews

215 reviews
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Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

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4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

73% "Felt true to width"

66% "Excellent arch support"

200 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/9/13
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I had long wanted to try Dansko shoes, and I liked this particular style because it seemed a little less "clunky" than some of their other shoes. When it arrived, it looked exactly as I had hoped - appropriate for both work (with dress pants) or play. Unfortunately, the 38 would not even go on my foot, though I typically wear a size 8. I returned with no problem and ordered a 39 instead; they still do not properly fit my foot. I have a high arch and subsequent "thick" foot, so sometimes I do have issues with shoes fitting too snugly across the top; but I'm not sure why a full size larger, (especially when there are two "vents" that should allow for a little extra room precisely where I need it) does not fit. A 40 may fit across the top, but would flop on my toes like clown shoes! I am very disappointed to be returning returning these yet again. I guess I need to continue my Dansko search in another style.

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15 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/3/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

This shoe received such good reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately, it just wasn't right for me. The fit around the toes didn't feel comfortable, as if the shoe wasn't deep enough. It felt as if the tops of my toes were rubbing against the leather. I ordered the wide width, and it still felt too narrow. The final straw was when my husband asked me why I had purchased a pair of wooden shoes. I think he was trying to be funny, but that did it for me. I returned them.

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Gainesville, FL

This is my third purchase from the Dansko family, and the cutest pair yet. I have been wearing the Tamara to work for about 6 months now. I work 14 hour shifts as a pharmacist standing and walking. These shoes hold up to the challenge. It took a few weeks to break in completely, but after that the comfort level is 5 stars. It has a little bit of lift with the heel, which is a bit different than the Pros. By the end of the day there is a very slight tenderness of the heel due to the lift but worth it for the style. It is made better by more movement throughout the day. I will be reordering these again when the time comes for sure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 5, 2013

L. T

from pittsburgh

Seriously comfortable with good arch support. The only non-frumpy work-acceptable shoe that does not aggravate my plantar problem. Tiny slit with elastic on top is ingenious. You want a good gap in back. In local store, I bought a size too small because salesperson told me this style of Dansko should fit snug like a normal shoe, not like a clog. They were wrong. I bought a size up from Zappos with a gap in back and they are awesome. (I normally wear size 7.5-8 ladies and the right Dansko size is a 39.) I wear them almost every day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2016

Deane G

from New York

Excellent return policy. Customer service went out of their way to help me through the very easy process. Love Zappos products and quality assurance. Thank you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2016

Laurie W

from Atlanta, Georgia

This is my first pair of the Tamara style. The fit is very different from the Professional style that I have worn for at least 10 years. Choosing the right size for me has been a little tricky so I thought my experience might help others with their purchase. Here's the back story - My usual shoe size is 10½ - 11, depending on the style. Unfortunately, my size is often just between two sizes of shoe. I purchased my first pair of Dansko Professional when I had to work at a lot of trade shows, which required standing all day. In addition to the excellent support for my feet, legs and back, these shoes have enough height that my business pants (usually worn with heels) did not drag the ground when I changed from my business heals. It was easy to slip out of my clogs and back into heals (without having to change clothes) when I needed to attend more formal meetings. They are also excellent for travel - easy to walk long distances and slip off quickly to get through airport security. Whether I was working at a trade show or standing in my kitchen, my Danskos have been my staple shoe. I read that the Tamara ran more narrow than the Professional, which was appealing (I wear narrow in the Professional). I normally wear regular width shoes but the regular Professional was just to floppy for comfort. I had forgotten that I had purchased one size up in the Professional so I could wear the narrow width and I ordered the same size in the Tamara. The length in the 42 Tamara was fine when I first put it on but after walking around the house for a little while I thought it was just too floppy for me to walk securely. I decided to order one size down to compare. Although the 41 is slightly snug with my winter socks, it isn't too tight and I suspect it will stretch with wear. I wear my Dansko clogs year round - often with light socks in the spring and summer so I'm shifting to the smaller size. Others have commented that the Tamara is narrower than the Professional (which is true) but the leather did stretch a little to fit their foot so I am taking that advice. Although I've read that the heal should slip a little, I need the shoe to stay in place so I can move about confidently. My last pair of Professionals has literally fallen apart (from years of hard work and wear) and I miss them. I think the more tailored look of the Tamara will be more flexible. I will try them for a while and decide whether I also need another pair of Professionals! It seems that the narrow width in Professionals is only available in limited styles - I am hoping the Sleeker look of the Tamara will work for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko Professional and Birkenstock Sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2015

Anonymous

from White River Jct., VT

The suede makes the shoe easier to conform to the unique shape of my feet. The generous shoe box leaves room for my wide foot. Very comfortable with good arch support. The style allows for informal or formal outfits. I ordered a second pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 22, 2015

Nurse T

 

I have these in brown and black. I have worn both pairs for over a year, and aside from scuffing (which I have polished away several times successfully and is totally my fault as I brush my feet together as I walk!), they still look and feel great! I have a partially-corrected bunion on one foot, very bad knees, hips, and back, and I can wear these for hours with no pain. I also have very high arches, but these have the elastic at the arch that eliminates that issue for me. I started wearing Dansko clogs to work as a nurse, and I have slowly been building my shoe wardrobe to be solely Danskos (pun intended). These are among my favorites. I have worn them with everything from jeans to nice slacks. I usually do not review anything, but I felt compelled to write this as I cannot recommend them enough! Note: I usually wear a size 7, and have bought 38 for all my Danskos with success except for my professional clogs, which are size 37 (and are also wider than my other Danskos: Tamara, Sally, Tara, Riki, and Felicia).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2015

Anonymous

from Clemson SC

I'm a physical therapist and sometimes do marketing. I needed a shoe that could transition well from a marketing lunch to patient care. I've had these shoes for a week and worn them 4 days. After wearing 12 hours, I notice the narrow toe box everyone speaks of but I've had them on all day. I love them and would not hesitate to buy another pair. They are perfect with dress pants, jeans or scrub pants. I do have to wear trouser socks compared to thicker socks with professional Dansko clogs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2015

Suzi B

from Florida

I have had the Dansko clogs in the past, but have developed some foot issues recently. My doctor wanted more stability around my ankle and heel, and my previous clogs weren't cutting it. The Tamara, however, has been wonderful! Stylish, great comfort and support, and no more sliding around like in my old clogs (which I adored as well). Will be ordering again in different colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 22, 2015

Maria M

from Los Angeles, CA

These shoes are so comfortable. I work at a hospital and on the days I wear these I don't notice my feet or back hurting at all! Recently having trouble with my SI joint, I was looking for a perfect shoe that would look great with trouser style pants and these are it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nurse Mates

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 1, 2014

Taylor

from Columbus OH

Fantastic shoe. Feels like a clog but dressy enough to wear with suits. Extremely comfortable to walk miles through airports! Love this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 3, 2013

Jeannette N

from Virginia

As usual I love these shoes! To be serious, I no longer buy any other brand of shoe than Dansko- they are really that good. I have been buying these shoes for many years.I am on my feet all day probably walking miles and miles. I would never give them up. This shoe seems true to size and the buckle really works! My fellow co-workers always notice my shoes and I tell them that Dansko on Zappos is the only way to go.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Tampa, Fl

These seem heavy and clunky compared to other clogs I own. They also slip on my heel making my light socks scrunch down. I was told there would be some movement on my heel - but I wound up with blisters as a result. They are cushy on the footbed and a fairly attractive shoe. Have good arch support. But would not make the investment in them again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 3, 2013

Amy

from Seattle, wa

I love Danskos shoes overall but these have one thing that keep me from wearing them everyday. The insole is not removable. And I mean, NOT. I need to put in an orthotic but the insole is glued heavily. My other Danskos are great. Think I have the Veda tennis shoes. I wear those every day but sadly I can't he Tamara.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

The jump from 39 to 40 is too much. I wear a 9 US. The 39 feels have size too short and almost too narrow, but that may stretch. The 40 nearly falls off my foot! I love the look of these shoes and want to keep. The arch support is tops, but I may send back. They cost too much to take a chance.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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August 15, 2013

Sara B

 

These are beautiful shoes, but unusually narrow for Danskos. I love Dansko shoes and have owned clogs, sandals, heels, etc. over the last years. I am a 40 or a 41, and ordered the 41. I do have somewhat wide feet, but I usually wear regular width shoes. I could barely get these on. I am returning them, sadly - they are adorable in person, I wish that I could keep them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

This shoe received such good reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately, it just wasn't right for me. The fit around the toes didn't feel comfortable, as if the shoe wasn't deep enough. It felt as if the tops of my toes were rubbing against the leather. I ordered the wide width, and it still felt too narrow. The final straw was when my husband asked me why I had purchased a pair of wooden shoes. I think he was trying to be funny, but that did it for me. I returned them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 15, 2016

Kim R

from Oakland, California

First pair of Danskos, as I had tried dozens of styles and couldn't find the right one for my foot. The Tamara is perfect-- not too big, not too tight. I get compliments on them every time I wear them. They aren't at all clunky or heavy. Highly recommended for women with lower back, hip, or knee issues- the Tamara feels great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2016

Anonymous

from New Jersey

They look really nice and I like that they're adjustable. I wouldn't say that they're necessarily narrow but they are narrow compared with Dansko's other offerings, so they're a little less comfortable than I was hoping. I was able to successfully stretch them out somewhat though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 29, 2016

Anonymous

 

I love wearing these shoes! I feel like I'm slipping my foot into a cloud. I suffer with Plantar Fasciitis and these shoes can be worn all day and never hurt me. They even make me feel better if I've been hurting from a previous day's poor shoe choice!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 15, 2016

Pamela L

from South Orange

These shoes are neat fitting with good arch support. I typically wear a size 42 and I found these just a tad on the tight side but I kept them and the leather does stretch and they were no longer tight after one wear. They are comfortable shoes that I can walk around in all day. These work well with skirts or pants. They provide typical excellent arch and heel support of Dansko. I have them in black leather and grey suede. The gray is very pretty.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2016

Anonymous

from Alexandria, VA

Decided to try Danskos after reaching my third trimester of pregnancy and finding that regular career shoes were no longer going to provide enough comfort or support to get me through an office work day. I found these recommended several times from Googling "best pregnancy shoes." I liked the Tamaras because they provide the same level of Dansko support but are a modified style from the traditional hospital clog look. They look at least somewhat office-like, right? So far they have not disappointed, and I can easily wear them through the entire work day and feel like I am getting ample support. I wear them barefoot or with no-show nylon peds - I tried with regular socks and they were too tight. I definitely know now why people in the medical profession swear by them. Are they the most fashionable shoes ever? No, not by a long shot. But when you reach the breaking point of needing something that provides maximum comfort on your feet while still passing for office wear, these are about the best you can get. I have not experienced the size issues that others mentioned - I ordered my true size and, after some initial stretching (I mean, they are leather, they need to stretch) they have fit fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2016

Anonymous

from St. Louis

I love these shoes! I wore them while working a recent convention and my feet felt perfect after a 10 hour day spent mostly standing or walking. I had plantar fasciitis surgery five years ago and I have to be super careful with shoes. I own many Dansko sandals but this is my first pair of Dansko shoes. They are super cute on and I am ready to buy another pair in a different color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Klogs USA

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 5, 2016

Anonymous

from St. Louis

Love this shoe! Wore them while working a recent convention and my feet felt perfect after a 10 hour day spent mostly standing or walking. I had plantar fasciitis surgery 5 years ago and I have to be super careful with shoes. I own many Dansko sandals but this is my first pair of Dansko shoes. Super cute on & I'm ready to buy another pair in a different color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Klogs USA

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2016

Anonymous

 

I bought these shoes for work and they rock!! My feet don't fit well in other Danskos but these have a tighter heel area making them fit more snug when compared to clogs. They don't slip or fall off and have amazing support. I would buy again for sure!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2016

Anonymous

from St. Louis

I love these shoes! I wore them while working a recent convention and my feet felt perfect after a 10 hour day spent mostly standing or walking. I had plantar fasciitis surgery five years ago and I have to be super careful with shoes. I own many Dansko sandals but this is my first pair of Dansko shoes. They are super cute on and I am ready to buy another pair in a different color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Klogs USA

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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