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Dansko Shayla Reviews

82 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

65% "Excellent arch support"

73 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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9 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...

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2014

Beth H

from Libertyville, IL

Thank you to Dansko for making an attractive athletic shoe for those of us dealing with foot problems. I teach in them all day long and my feet do not hurt. They are comfortable, keep my heel stable and provide great arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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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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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December 5, 2014

Barbara R

from United States

This is the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn. I bought them for long walks, but I wear them everywhere with casual clothes. I picked this particular style because all the reviews said excellent arch support. I have very high arches, and they give me the support I need. It's a good looking shoe as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: I recommend sticking with Dansko.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2014

Muriel J

from Richmond, VA

An excellent sport and walking shoe. I am 71 years old and just took a 28 day walk through Europe in this shoe. Never tired!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Maryland

Very happy with these and so glad to find Dansko sneakers! I have arthritis in one knee and was on my feet most of the day at work. I usually wore Dansko Professionals because they really helped prevent knee pain. These athletic shoes seem to do the same thing for me as the professionals. I wanted something I could wear to walk the dogs without aggravating the knee, and these worked out great! Very comfortable, good support, and they don't look like old lady shoes! It only took a day to break in and get used to the fit. The heel does slip a little, but that's how my Dansko clogs fit, too. I just tighten up the laces and good to go!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Dallas, TX

I'm on my feet all day at work so comfortable shoes are a must. These provide a fair amount of support, but not excellent. The soles seem to be wearing very well. The fabric on the inside of the ankle has started to wear which is disappointing considering the price. The fabric started to wear after only two months. I previously had a pair of Asics and they took much longer to show wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2014

Jean

from SC

These are the best "sneaker" for comfort. I love the playful colors too. Thank you Zappos for having them and sending them so quickly after my order. They are staying here with me so don't wait for them to return! So cute and comfy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Danbury, CT

LOVE these shoes. Perfect for long walks. I have worn Dansko clogs for years and these shoes bring comfort to a whole new level!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Think

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have been waiting to find a walking/jogging shoe that I can wear that isn't "mush" for my poor high arches! These have great arch support, but are still light weight and flexible. I now wear my Professionals all week long and my Shaylas all weekend. I love Danskos and Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 13, 2014

MotherBunny

from South Carolina

I had been debating on getting these sneakers ever since they came out, but I wanted to try them on in a store before I bought them. I couldn't find them anywhere around where I live.I saw them on another site on sale so I ordered them. I have severe plantar fasciitis, the main reason I was wanting to try before I bought. These sneakers are fantastic for plantar fasciitis! I wore them in the house quite a bit before wearing them outside. My first day out, I wore them all day. My feet should have been hurting a little bit the next morning because I was on them all day. They weren't hurting at all. This is the best pair of sneakers I have ever worn! I ordered my regular Dansko size in these. The fit was perfect. I am going to order another pair in case Dansko doesn't keep making this style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 4, 2014

Brinn C

from Washington

The first time I bought the Shayla style, it took about a week to adjust to, though my second pair had no adjustment period whatsoever. I wear these every day to work to stand, walk, move, and lift in, and they are by far my most comfortable shoes yet. I like these a lot better than my Dansko clogs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 22, 2014

Barbara h

from Altos, ca

These shoes are exceptionally well made. The inside has a lovely soft lining across the top of the shoe making it very comfortable. There are no rough edges. They are lightweight while being somewhat waterproof. They run a little big. I'd buy this brand again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, new balance

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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September 16, 2014

Teresa D

from United States

I have a bad right foot that I walk on the side of and a weak ankle. I worked as a respiratory therapist for 30 years pounding cement hospital floors, so shoes are important to me but they have to look good too! I usually buy one pair of walking shoes a Year and it's been Asic's but while they're a great walking shoe, they're into bright neon colors so decided to switch. These caught my eye so ordered them. I have to say they are a GREAT pair of walking shoes! I walk only a mile or so a day, but my feet do great in these and I highly recommend them. I will probably be a repeat customer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 12, 2014

Anonymous

 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these shoes! I have horrible plantar fasciitis and normally only wear the Dansko XP clogs or Vionic Orthaheel flip flops. I needed a shoe to exercise in. I can wear then for 12+ hours/day and my feet feel great the next morning. I've been taking 3+ mile walks without issue as well. I got another pair just this week and wore them for a 3.25 mike walk right out of the box! No breaking in required.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 12, 2014

Kaylee F

from Central NJ

I love these sneakers. I had to exchange my normal size 37 for the larger size 38. I have a narrow foot but the overall length was too small for my normal size.

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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