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Dansko Professional

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66%"Felt true to size"

83%"Felt true to width"

65%"Excellent arch support"

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Best shoes ever - I would very much the Dansko Professional shoes -they are the MOST comfortable shoes I have ever worn- I work in a hospital and people told me over and over again to buy some Danskos but I was unwilling to spend the $$...after 2 yeas of crappy shoes at a lower cost, I broke down and it's the best decision I ever made. I would definitely buy them again. I would also highly recommend Zappos.com- I ordered my shoes online and received them within a 24 hour period. It was very fast. Great purchase.
Kirsten, Zappos Customer,
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Great work shoe! I work 12.5 hour shifts in a hospital. I have spent a lot of money buying every "nursing shoe under the sun" and my Danskos are the best purchase I have ever made… LOVE THEM! I do have to say I originally ordered a size 37 (I am a size 7) and the 38 was the better fit. With Zappos’ easy return policy, I had my shoes within 2 days.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Great Work Shoe - I read a lot of the reviews posted on the website before ordering my pair of Dansko’s. I ended up ordering a size bigger then what I normally wear and they fit perfectly! I knew that they are made by hand so every pair is not exactly the same size. I love my Dansko's!
Beckers, Zappos Customer,
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Best shoe ever. Even my bunionette is happy with them. they even make me stand taller. You want there to be space behind your heel inside the shoe.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Professional and comfortable - These shoes are great for work. I wear them to work standing for 10+ hours per day, and they have helped my plantar fasciitis. They do need to stretch some so the sides don't rub, so I would recommend wearing them with some medium-thickness socks. I wear a 39, and they seem to be true to size. I think they are a tiny bit narrower than they should be, but a few wearings with socks have stretched the leather just enough.
I'd also recommend:
Birkenstock Footprints, Clarks
Julie, Zappos Customer,
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Not so pretty, a little heavy too, but supper comfee - Not a very pretty shoe. A little on the heavy side too, but very comfortable. I wear size 9 or 9.5 enclosed shoe so I ordered size 40. I had a hard time getting pair that actually fit, but like most people I have one foot slightly larger than the other. I even ordered size 41 from another on line retailer as Zappos didn't have that size in stock. I realized that 41 was way too big (even for my big foot lol) so to make a long story short, I ordered about 4 or 5 pairs of this shoe until I got the right fit. I tried the oiled professionals but in the end the "plain" professionals worked for me. Even when I made up my mind to keep them I wasn't totally happy with the fit, but after wearing them a few times I'm glad that I kept them. I don't know if they stretched or if they conformed to my feet or what but I know that they feel good, and I never had the problem of breaking them in (no blisters, rubbing, or any type of discomfort). The back slips up and down as you walk (and I think that's how they should fit) but they shouldn't be able to fly off your feet. Oh, one more thing. Zap pos was abfab (absolutely fabulous) about the returns. I was feeling a little guilty about the number of exchanges but they assured me that it was no problem. Now here's the biggest shocker. I was telling the customer service rep, Reandra that I really wanted these shoes as I am studying to be a surgical tech. Well a few days later I got a card in the mail from her wishing me good luck in my studies! If you see something you like, try it at and if it just does not work returns/exchanges are a breeze.
Dfrt, Zappos Customer,
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I LOVE these shoes!! I am a nurse and spend a lot of time on my feet. These are the most comfortable shoes I've found and love the fun color!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I love Dansko. They offer great arch support. I’m a size 6.5-7 and 37 is a great fit for me. I can fit 36, but my right foot is a little longer than my left, so I can feel my toes hit the top of the shoe. Sanita in size 37 were way too tight for me, but Danskos always fit me comfortably. I work 12 hour shifts for the OR and I no longer have hip or back pain.
DShade, Zappos Customer,
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What a treat - Excellent quality and styling. Fit was true to size and extremely comfortable. An even bigger surprise was placing an order on Saturday and having it delivered to my door Monday morning.
Nicole G, Zappos Customer,
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Black Box Professional - LOVE THEM! I work as a server and these are extremely comfortable and energizing. I have plantar fasciitis and I have had no problems. Plus, they make me a little taller! haha
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Buy 2 sizes up!!! I'm a doctor and needed a pair of shoes I could wear for hours and hours on my feet in the hospital. The arch support is amazing in these shoes and you'll notice at least 75% of hospital staff wearing them! I’m writing this review because of sizing - I wear an 8 in open-toed shoes and 8.5 in closed-toe shoes, but I had to buy the size 40 (supposedly 9.5-10)! Thank goodness for Zappos' free shipping and returns because I started with 38, then 39... now on my third try, they're perfect!
I'd also recommend:
Earth shoes
Jen, Zappos Customer,
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These are one of my FAVORITE pairs of Danskos!! I love the variety of color effect it has depending on how you look at them!
Sam, Zappos Customer,
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Dansko clogs - Love them. Just takes a bit to get them stretched out. A bit narrow.
Shari G, Zappos Customer,
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Love this shoe - It takes a little getting used to because of the heel lifting, as it's supposed to, and the arch support is shaped different, but after I had them on about an hour I forgot these things. The high and wide toe box suits me perfectly, and I also like that the sides don't come up very high and hit my ankle bones, as so many shoes do. I wish they weren't so heavy though, and that the heel could be lower. But overall I really like them, will probably get some brown ones (I got the black).
Pat, Zappos Customer,
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HEAVENLY COMFORT - These shoes are worth every penny. They are so comfortable and I am thrilled with them. Wear them everyday to work and standing and running around all the time, don't know I have feet!! Wonderful, thank you.
I'd also recommend:
Same
Carmel M, Zappos Customer,
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Restaurant tested! Customer approved! I manage a restaurant and work close to 80 hours a week in these shoes. I’m on my feet all day and never have any problems. My feet, back, and legs all feel a thousand times better in these than any other shoe I’ve tried. I STRONGLY suggest these for anyone looking to find shoes that can be worn with anything (still look professional under dressy clothing), and want a shoe they can be sure will be comfortable (even after a 16 hour day!). ***My only caution, for me they are a little tight over the top of your foot and don’t really stretch out.
Robyn, Zappos Customer,
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Great Comfort - I want more styles - These shoes are the best. I work in an office requiring professional-casual dress code. I can wear these with slacks. I walk 2-3 miles a day between offices so comfort is top of the list. Thanks Dansko I plan to try some of their other styles.
Kathy, Zappos Customer,
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Didn't work for me - Just wanted to let other ladies with large feet know, if you wear a Size 12, don't bother ordering Dansko. Their "12" is really an 11. I wear a true Size 12, and I couldn't even get my foot INTO this shoe, much less wear it.
I'd also recommend:
Clarks, Dunham, Josef Seibel, Marc
Rebecca, Zappos Customer,
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Leg Saver - My legs thank me every night! I wore a pair of Clarks Clogs (purchased on Zappos) for 2 years and they were super great, but the sole kept falling off. Clarks did offer to replace the shoes, but discontinued the clogs, so I got a pair of totally different shoes (quick shout out, I had a very positive customer service experience with Clarks). Still, I didn't have a good pair of work shoes and my legs felt it. I ordered the Dansko Professional black box because it was the cheapest. After the initial break in - very comfortable. One minor complaint. The black box looks cheaper than the others. It is made for food service professionals or people who need a quick wipe off. The other professionals (Oiled and Cabrio) have the same quality and comfort, but look more expensive and the leather is more handsome. I wish I paid the extra $. If you work in a kitchen or restaurant, they are super easy to wipe clean.
I'd also recommend:
Clarks
Rachel, Zappos Customer,
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Most comfy shoe ever! This is one of the most comfortable pair of shoes ever! Perfect fit, to my relief, and goes with just about everything. I do a lot of walking and my feet and legs feel great! I'll be buying another pair soon! ;p thanks~
I'd also recommend:
clarks
Crazy C, Zappos Customer,
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Great comfort; strange sizing - I am living in my new pair of Dansko Professional shoes! They are SO well constructed, look great, and are a good investment in the comfort of your feet. However, I had some trouble finding my correct size. The Euro size that should have fit me felt too tight to slip my foot into easily; the next size up feels very loose. I'd recommend trying them on in a store and then coming to buy them.
I'd also recommend:
Clarks
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Great for tired feet! Tired of the working woman look of tennis shoes with your suit but feet can't handle the heels to and from the office? These are a great solution.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Best shoes ever! I was being treated for a tail bunion and I was in a lot of pain. My doctor recommended me to wear Dansko shoes. I bought the professionals in black and they are the best shoes I have ever had. My feet do not hurt anymore, by back pain is gone and I can be on my feet for hours without a problem. I also bought the Hickory Cabrio professional which you have to order one size bigger. I am a 39 and I had to order a 40 in the Hickory Cabrio. I am a 39 in the black professionals and in most of the Dansko shoes. You will love these shoes because they will make a difference in your life.
I'd also recommend:
the dansko sizzie sandals
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Aaahhh! For those of you who are not familiar with Dansko, a word of warning. These shoes will ruin you for any other shoes! Get a pair in each color. Nothing is better for people who are on their feet all day… and they last forever!
Judy, Zappos Customer,
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Great comfortable shoe/clog - This is a great shoe for walking and can be used for everyday into evening. Just recently went to NYC and brought these shoes along. They worked out great from day to evening.
I'd also recommend:
Clarks
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,

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