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Dansko Janis Reviews

31 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

32%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

90% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

55% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 11 Janis Dansko Reviews

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August 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

I am very happy with these lovely shoes. I had to adjust the toe straps one hole wider to make them fit comfortably, but with that done they fit beautifully and look great.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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August 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Lumberton, New Jersey

Comfortable footbed and straps. The back strap was loose, which I figured was so that you did not have to unbuckle sandals to remove shoes. They look terrific!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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August 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Waitsfield, Vermont

These sandals are gorgeous. The leather is supple and beautiful. It's a little tricky getting the right fit but I still prefer buckles to velcro. I usually wear a medium width, size 40, in Danskos. The footbed was just that much too narrow for me though and I had to return them. Great sandals for casual or dress.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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August 23, 2014

Janet

from Cincinnati, OH

The Carnivale cover is very pretty, just subtle shimmer and color variation. I was hoping the straps would adjust to accommodate my wide foot (they did), but the sole was too narrow to make it work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 23, 2014

Mary

from Seattle, Washington

Great little red sandal that will be so versatile. Fits great! Hits my toes in all the right spots. The sole does feel a bit slick on the carpet for my "test run". Great color with multi-color effect which increases the versatility of the sandal. Zappos how do you do it? Love the fast delivery of my order every time. Once I had to send a pair back as they didn't fit and again VERY prompt service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Clarks, Zeirra

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Baltimore

Very comfortable shoe for everyday casual wear - pretty much what I expected based on the photo and reviews. It was a little wide, but my foot is a bit narrow. I added another hole to the ankle strap and that did the trick.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot; sofft

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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July 19, 2014

Glam-Ma

from Round Rock Texas

I bought these shoes in Carnivale size41. I am a true size 10 in American sizing. I have found that in European sizing they tend to run smaller. The comfort level from these shoes is remarkable. I put these shoes on and wore them all day with no blisters or any kind of foot pain at all. This is my first pair of Danskos but will not be my last pair. I am sold on this brand as they are very comfortable and as I am getting older comfort is the number one priority but I also want style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Joseph Seibel Vionic Ara(not as comfortable) Wolky Clark's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 28, 2014

J. W

from Missoula, MT

I believe Dansko makes one of the best shoes available. I love the scandals I ordered from Zappos. They are beautiful and have different colors which match many outfits. Zappos has excellent service and they pay the postage. You can't go wrong. I will order again from this company. Thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 18, 2014

Tawny O

from Central, Utah

Love these shoes! I put them on and wore them all day. Very comfortable. I have high arches, and they were great. Went to New York and wore them all over there, didn't have any problems.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrill, teva,

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 11, 2014

Laura

from Oak Park, IL

For my wide feet, these sandals are wonderful. I can wear them for a long time and feel good. The styling is not quite as modern as I would typically choose. I worry that they look a little old (I'm in my early 30's). But I chose the sparkly carnivale leather and I get lots of compliments on them. Number one for me is fit and comfort and these sandals are tops in both regards. I will be doing a lot of walking in these this summer.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks, keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Monterey, CA

Nice looking sandal. Able to walk long distances directly from the box. Casual but able to take me to dinner with a skirt. Nice addition to my travel suitcase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Boston

Love this sandal! I got the carnevale which is a golden sparkly color. The three buckles are cute. For Dansko this is downright fashionable! So comfy, no problem wearing out of the box. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 15, 2014

Jennifer B

from United States

The "slipperiness" you experience when you first purchase these is because of the chemical they use to get the sole out of the mold. If you take them outside and walk on pavement or other rough surface for several minutes, the slipperiness will go away. These sandals are incredibly comfortable. If you're like me and want a good, supportive shoe that looks cute, too, I highly recommend these. All straps are adjustable, so if your feet tend to swell during the day (which mine seem to do more and more as I age!) you will like that you can loosen the buckle to the next hole and still remain comfortable. What I really love about these Dansko sandals is that they're "lower" than a lot of Dansko sandals out there, so you don't feel like you're walking on stilts. (Don't get me wrong, I love the support my other Dansko sandals provide, but I always fear I'll twist an ankle with them.) The fact that they're lower to the ground makes them a little more casual, but they still look great with skirts and dressier capri pants. The only thing I don't like about them (and this is me being incredibly picky) is that the buckles are a brass-color on the brown sandals. Minor detail, for sure, but they seem to stick out more than necessary... wish they would have used a darker color so that the buckles blend in more. Again, minor detail that didn't keep me from buying them but something that did bother me at first! :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Merrell, Keens, Taos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 11, 2014

L

from Massachusetts

The buckles are stiff, and very hard to adjust. This makes it hard to adjust the fit. The straps are very soft leather, but they aren't comfortable because the sharp edges of the buckles stick out far enough to dig into the foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aravon, Naot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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July 22, 2014

Sarah M

from Baltimore

Good arch support, and the adjustable straps make it easier to fit my wide feet. So far, very comfortable, and not bad looking for "comfort shoes."

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 2, 2014

Anonymous

 

Cute shoe with lot's of support (although I think the Janis is more comfortable). Just too wide for my narrow foot. I can wear some Danskos (the Sophie) but the footbed shows all around my foo, so while the straps will adjust to fit me, the shoe doesn't look right.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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September 25, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

Not the most feminine sandal but cute with a summer dress. Width is good, especially if you have wide feet but the footbed has none of that famous Dansko arch support. I kept them anyway because I needed a flat sandal.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Evansville, Indiana

This would be a great sandal, but strap in back is to loose for me, it can't be tightened and little toe is barely covered in the strap. Zappos is great! customer service is excellent! I will find something that will work, but I've tried Jamesons and now Janis, and this style isn't working for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: ?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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July 4, 2014

Holly O

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

This shoe has a very comfortable foot bed and it's nice looking, but the sizing seemed a bit big for the size I normally wear and the straps, especially at that heel were not secure. I normally wear a 7.5 US and sometimes I need a wide width. The 38 European was too big.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 25, 2014

Tia B

from Memphis, TN

These shoes are very cute and the soles are very comfortable with the support you expect from Dansko, but for me the spacing of the straps was all wrong. The ankle strap was much to close to the back and the front straps were too close to the toe, resulting in a weird look and a lot of discomfort with my toes sticking out, etc. These will be going back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Shreveport, Louisiana

The arch support on this show was lower than Birkenstock or Mozskito shoes, so on a scale of 1-5 this Dansko was a 2, Birkenstocks usually a 4 and Mozskito's a 5. Also, this shoe has a little bit higher heel than toe, which does create some arch support but is not good for people who have lost their metatarsal arch.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 8, 2014

Robin H

from San Diego CA

These didn't work for me at all. The straps over the top of the shoe are very far forward toward the toes. For me, that had the effect of making my feet look wider and fatter. If you have narrow feet, they would probably look fine. The foot bed seemed comfortable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 29, 2014

Amy H

from Boston

This shoe has a slippery sole. The space between the straps did not contain my little toe from sticking out on the side. Not comfortable for walking.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Raleigh, NC

I purchased this particular shoe in the red color and I don't remember if it was from here or another retailer. Love the look of the shoe, and it is great leather and comfortable as long as you aren't walking. Dansko has a problem with some of its soles not being very stable. This is a VERY slick sole. Proof was that last night I was at church and the shoes slipped and down I went onto my knee. Before I could leave the area they slipped again but I didn't fall. They know they have a problem. Why don't they correct it?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 21, 2014

Kathy A

 

I like this sandal, but I wear and 7.5, and it was difficult to get the straps to adjust to fit my foot. I did not like the strap over the top of my foot; it was not comfortable for me. I am sorry that this shoe did not work out. I like the boots I ordered VERY much.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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