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Dansko Shayla Reviews

102 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:

80% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

66% "Excellent arch support"

89 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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13 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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July 31, 2015

Maryann M

from Orono, MN

Love this shoe! Wonderful arch support, comfortable and good looking. I use to walk about 18-20 miles per week.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2015

Monica C

from Anderson, Indiana

I am a nurse and I have never been able to wear Dansko clogs due to my large foot size(12 women's)and my foot just never seemed to fit right in the clog. I have always worn a name brand tennis shoe at work but thought I would give these Dansko Shayla's a try. I am on my feet 10 + hours a day. This shoe is slightly heavier then the tennis shoe I normally wear but the support in the arch is HEAVEN!! When I take these Dansko's off at night, my feet feel good, foot swelling is minimal and my feet feel wonderful! Definitely a great shoe for people on their feet a lot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Virginia

These shoes were to small. I order one size up and they are fantastic! Lots of support exactly where my old tired feet needs it.

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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June 4, 2015

Elke D

from San Rafael, CA

I love these shoes but I take a 10½ not 10½-11 and this is just too big. Unfortunately Dansko does not make half sizes this is just half a size too big.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Merrells

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2015

Jennifer j

from Oregon

I wear a woman's 12 shoe and have facsiitis. I've had alot of trouble finding the right shoe. This is the one for me. I bought two pairs, 1/2 size larger. My orthodics fit inside and they are a dream to wear right from the start. I did buy up a half size so purchased the 12.5. I could wear them all day from the moment I opened the box. The colors are vibrant. They are the most light weight shoe I own but give enough support to even wear without orthodics. But, I'm not going to try it. I bought really bright low cut socks to match the shoes. One in blue/greens and the other in pinks and orange. For large feet this shoe looks short. I love them! Yay to Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2015

Kathleen H

from United States

Love this shoe! I had been desperately trying to replace an ancient pair of earth shoes (purchased back when they made quality shoes) and finally found these. They have the arch support I require, are not too high in the heel, and have plenty of room for my arthritic toes. Well done Dansko!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 10, 2015

Dr. J

from Davis, California

I LOVE these shoes! They are very comfortable and they fit perfectly. The additional arch support really helps my painful neuropathy-laden feet. The color I chose helps me see my way in the dark, they are so bright! I love 'em, love em, love 'em!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2015

Lois

from SF Bay Area

Since this is my first pair of Danskos It has taken me a little while to get used to them. I was told to look into their clogs by my MD after I was recently diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. Because of this it takes a little bit to get used to new shoes to see if they have the proper support for your individual foot/feet. I am liking them so far, but decided they are just too cute to wear at work. Ordered a different pair for work. My feet are having good days and bad days depending on what I am doing/how long standing...Better review should be written in a few months.. But really nice so far.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2015

Anonymous

from Midwest

The best walking/athletic shoe I have ever bought. Very comfortable and supportive. Great looking, get compliments almost every time I wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2015

Polly L

from St. Louis. Missouri

These are REAL walking shoes - they are built to be flexible at the ball of the foot instead of the format of a running shoe. Best of all they are jazzy looking. I'm recovering from 2 hip replacewmewnts abd walking is my main form of exercise and these don't look like old lady shoes. Yea!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Arcepedico, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 26, 2015

Teresa G

from Nashville, Tennessee

I love these shoes! They are the only sneakers that I can wear without my feet hurting. I have plantar fasciitis and I love Dansko!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2015

Jen V

from Florida

I bought these for a trip to Disney in Orlando- I have weak arches and tend to get very achy feet when walking a lot. I normally wear a size 9, but had return these for a 9 1/2, which fit perfectly. Great arch support, no pain at all after walking many hours for 3 days at the Disney Parks. :) Looks great too!

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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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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