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Dansko Shayla Reviews

59 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

90% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

61% "Excellent arch support"

51 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/21/14
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes! I recently developed arthritis in my big toe, and most walking shoes are hideous. These are not only very supportive, they are super cute too! I can walk forever in these shoes without pain. They fit true to size.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/21/14
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

No lie--sending back a second pair for a size larger. Way too tight even with thin socks! My food is not overly wide and I have worn Dansko 37's in the past, but even the 38's are unbearably tight! Hopefully 3rd time's the charm with the 39's...

Additional 39 Shayla Dansko Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

After trying many brands of sneakers, this is the one for me. I must wear a lift in one shoe, and this shoe accommodates the lift just fine. I wear these shoes almost every day, all day. Dansko is a good brand for me. Of course I love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

Great sneaker. Comfortable and great arch support. Have not had problems with squeeking. Highly recommend these shoes for high arches!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2014

Melanie w

from Dallas, TX

Finally! I've been looking for a real sneaker with enough arch support for years & wondering why it took so long for Dansko to make one. It's so good that I can wear it for walking for miles, or around the house for most of the day. And the sole is supportive without being a plank - it's a rigid plastic-y thing that closely resembles what you find in most sneakers, rather than in most Danskos. Importantly, it also looks like a basic sneaker, rather then the duck-footed style of most Danskos. It's a solidly good-looking sneaker, if not particularly stylish or ultralight. That said, it's not perfect. I've worn a 40 Dansko for years & in lots of styles, so it's what I ordered here as well. And it fit well - sort of. Maybe I'm just used to sneakers having a bigger toe box, but after wearing these for an hour or two, it starts to feel too snug on my toes. If I had to do it over again, I would have at least tried a 41 for comparison - & will the next time I need a pair. I just hope Dansko doesn't discontinue this style like they do with so many!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 4, 2014

Mary R

from Charleston, SC

Very Comfortable and nice looking shoes. I liked that they came with an extra pair of laces in the dark blue color. Only downside is that these shoes have major arch support. I would be afraid to exercise in them. They are fine for standing on my feet all day in the clinic though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Bradenton, FL

These are the most comfortable athletic shoes I have ever purchased. Great overall support and try to size -- I wear a 12M.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Florida

I've been wearing Dansko shoes for years, so I thought I give this sneaker a try. It's very comfortable for walking, has the same good arch support you expect from the name. The black pair came with two shoelaces to pick what color you wanted, was surprised that the light color didn't offer the same.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2014

Jana

from Minot ND

Absolutely wonderful shoes. I am going to Italy and will be doing lots of walking. I wore these and they were very comfortable and lots of toe room. Great shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2014

Joan

from California

Love these shoes! Comfortable right out of the box, and good looking too. I want more colors!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

My husband gifted me a pair of Dansko Shaylas. Big surprise since I have rarely been pleased comfort wise with any of my athletic walking shoes and I am a-ok to wear my Dansko clogs or sandals to walk in. So what does he do? He buys me a pair of Dansko athletic shoes and let me tell you, Dankso.Shaylas are comfortable! They provide great support, are light, have non-skid soles, a roomy toebed, they are well constructed, and they look cute on. If you like Danskos and are in the market for athletic shoes, Dankso Shaylas are worth a try.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2014

Joan

from Midwest

I have been waiting for this style to become available. I had severe plantar fasciitis and only wear Danskos anymore as my arches have recovered by keeping them in Danskos. I have about 10 pairs and mostly wear size 38 for the placement of the arch. In my pre-Dansko days I wore size 7 always. I was so excited to get these shoes in a 38 and danced around the house in them when they arrived. The next morning I got on my treadmill. This is the main reason that I got them. Within 15 minutes I got a blister in the top of my big toe. Another five minutes and I got a blister on the third toe of my other foot. This after tying and retying the shoe, adjusting my socks numerous times and changing socks. I called and asked for a 37 to be shipped to me, thinking that it was too much room in the toe box and the extra room was causing the crease in the shoe to rub on my toes. The size 37 arrived today, and the shoe is too short. I desperately wanted these shoes to work for me. Walking around the house was very comfortable and they, maybe, would be good walking shoes for outside, but this is not why I wanted them. The arch was wonderful, but the toe just did not work on either foot. Very sadly, both pairs are going back and I will continue my quest for Danskos to wear on my treadmill.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

No lie--sending back a second pair for a size larger. Way too tight even with thin socks! My food is not overly wide and I have worn Dansko 37's in the past, but even the 38's are unbearably tight! Hopefully 3rd time's the charm with the 39's...

Brands I'd also recommend: Ahnu, Keen, Born, New Balance

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 27, 2014

Anonymous

from West Virginia

My feet are very happy in these shoes. The arch support is excellent. I am so happy that Dansko is making this style - I am a retired teacher, and wore the clogs almost every day. The tennis shoe style is just what I needed for walking this spring. Thanks to Zappos for excellent service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill, New Balance, Mephisto, Keen,

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

The first time I wore these shoes I wore them to work. I am a nurse and on my feet all day. I LOVED THEM !! Straight out of the box they were comfortable . I am ordering a 2nd pair in the blue. Cannot say enough about them. Great support,great looks and as always. Dansko makes a great shoe!! As always- Zappos you are the BEST!

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland,Klogs

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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July 22, 2014

Hannah s

from san francisco, ca

I have an on-my-feet-standing-on-a-hard-surface job, and these shoes are up to it. They're cute and not at all orthopedic looking. I wish that they had even more arch support though since I have flat feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2014

JM A

from Utah

I have a bunion on my left big toe and have had plantar fasciitis and wear several of the Dansko shoes so I decided to try these. The mesh type fabric in the upper toe gives room for the bunion and the arch support is great. I do low impact aerobics and walk in these and have been very happy with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 12, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes! They have great arch support -- just what I was looking for to help with my plantar fasciitis. I wore them on a trip to Europe and did a lot of walking and was so glad I had them. The slip-resistant sole is also wonderful. And they are so cute! Thanks, Dansko and Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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July 12, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes! They have great arch support -- just what I was looking for to help with my plantar fasciitis. I wore them on a trip to Europe and did a lot of walking and was so glad I had them. The slip-resistant sole is also wonderful. And they are so cute! Thanks, Dansko!

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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July 2, 2014

Roger J

from Bellingham, WA

Love these shoes! I have "difficult" feet, my toes always rub together, and these gave me the wiggle room I need. Am going to buy another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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June 14, 2014

Julie J

from United States

These shoes are wonderful. The insole can be removed for easy washing and airing, or swapping out for custom insoles. They seem to have good breathability; and as always with Dansko shoes, the arch support is great. I love the blue/green coloring as well. People at work were eyeing them, and asking where to buy a pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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June 5, 2014

Paula B

from Sandusky, Ohio

These Dansko shoes are the most comfortable slip-resistant shoes I have found yet. I spend many 10 hour days in a restaurant and they work very well on wet floors and have support and bounce to them. I highly recommend them as a good work shoe. I have worn them for 2 months and you can hardly tell it. I like them so well that I now have 3 pairs.

Brands I'd also recommend: SAS

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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June 4, 2014

Deb

 

I was a Finn Comfort only shoe person and they are great shoes...but the cost! Wow. So I tried Dansko. I have been very happy with the shoes and the price. I bought the tennis shoe and the clogs. I was extremely happy with them. Now I am going to try the sandals. Very comfortable shoe.

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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June 2, 2014

Sally B

from Jackson, WY

Had to return product and reorder in smaller size. All accomplished seamlessly with no added cost. Thanks Zappos for outstanding customer service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Bethlehem, PA

The shoes fit well and feel comfortable. I wear a size 10 wide and the size 41fits perfectly. I wear them at work where I work as a nurse. The black with blue and pink trim matches my uniform. I think the shoes look cute.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Alegria

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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May 29, 2014

Marcia H

from San Francisco Bay Area

I am so very pleased with my Dansko Shaylas. I was a little hesitant about spending so much money on a pair of walking shoes, but now I am a believer. They are worth every penny, since they make my feet feel wonderful whenever I wear them. I take at least active good dog walks a day, covering a total of five miles a day. These shoes are by far, the most comfortable walking shoes I have ever worn. I am seriously thinking of ordering another pair in a different color so that I can rotate between the two of them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have been on a journey looking for comfortable walking shoes. I was just about to "settle" for a big name brand that still were not quite the comfort level that I need, then I found these and feel that the comfort far surpasses any other walker that I have ever purchased. Thank you Dansko!

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthaheel/Vionic

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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