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Dansko Shayla Reviews

108 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"

68% "Excellent arch support"

95 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...

Additional 103 Shayla Dansko Reviews

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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 26, 2015

Deborah W

from Charleston, WV

I am very happy with these Dansko shoes. I've had hammertoe surgery in the past and have various foot issues, including flat feet. These shoes offer great arch support, along with more than adequate toe box room. I am sold on Dansko!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2015

Anonymous

from Thousand Oaks, CA

I've had them for over a week and have worn them everyday so far. They are cute, not bulky, great for casual wear and functional for walking 3 plus miles daily. Most important my feet are not aching by the end of the day. As far as I'm concerned they are worth the money and I'd certainly recommend to a friend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 2, 2015

Anonymous

from North Texas

Purchased these sneakers from Dansko knowing that they would fit, having purchased other Dansko shoes. I can hardly walk without a good arch support and now have arthritis in my feet. I can now shop, yeah for Dansko!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2015

Tina B

from Rockwall, Texas

I suffered a broken foot years ago and have a lot of trouble with that foot. These shoes are Awesome. Put them on to go on long walks Day 1 and never looked back. Totally comfortable and supportive and they are wearing well. I did have to return the first pair because they run about a half size small. Dansko is all I can wear because of my foot and this is the first time I have had to go up a size.

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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August 28, 2015

Kimberly S

from Nine Mile Falls, WA

The shoes are great in every way. However, I would suggest you check Amazon before you purchase. After purchasing 2 pairs of these shoes from Zappos, I found the same shoes on Amazon for a pair cheaper.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 9, 2015

Marcia

from Foster City, California

This is my second pair of Shaylas. I put many miles on my first pair, with all the dog walks I do throughout the day. They are by far, the most comfortable walking shoes, I ever purchased. I normally do not spend so much on shoes, but these Dansko Shaylas, are worth every penny. I just got back from a Hawaiian cruise. Even though, I took sandals along, I wore my Shaylas throughout each and every day. They were perfect for walking around the ship's deck and for all the shore excursions I took. I always felt safe, secure and comfortable walking in them. As soon as I got back, I ordered another pair, just as my back up pair, so whenever these shoes are ready to be retired, I have my next pair of Shayla's ready to hit the pavement.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks and Danskos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Fit Rating

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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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