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Dansko Professional

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69%5Rated 5 stars out of 5

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67%"Felt true to size"

84%"Felt true to width"

59%"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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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,
30 found this review helpful.
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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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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,
21 found this review helpful.
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They are extremely comfortable, and I wanted these shoes to work for me. They are very heavy though, and I suppose because of the weight or balance of the shoe I was constantly twisting my ankle in them. I've had my pair for nearly two years, and figuring I would eventually get used to them, I keep trying them. Finally, today, after twisting my ankle in them again, hard enough this time to actually fall on the ground, they went into the trash. They obviously are wonderful for a lot of people - look at the great reviews. But if you find yourself twisting your ankle in them, you're probably not ever going to get used to them. The thick soles that make them so comfortable and shock absorbing also make them like bricks on the feet I guess. At least for me.
Erin L, Zappos Customer,
14 found this review helpful.
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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,
12 found this review helpful.
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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,
11 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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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,
9 found this review helpful.
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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,
8 found this review helpful.
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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,
8 found this review helpful.
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Had to send back because it was too small. I ordered a size bigger and received another pair, but the finish on the second pair was different. (The shoe pictured on the right.) Size was perfect so I’m going to order another pair and hope it’s the finish on the left. Love these Danskos!
Rhonda, Zappos Customer,
6 found this review helpful.
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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,
6 found this review helpful.
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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,
6 found this review helpful.
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I have had 10 plus Dansko clogs, and would never use any different kind of shoes. Number one is protection, it protects your feet from nasty bodily fluids as I work in the hospital. Number two, you can slip in and out of them with ease, if your feet get too hot. Number three, arch support is great. And looks good too!
G, Zappos Customer,
5 found this review helpful.
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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,
5 found this review helpful.
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Dansko clogs - Love them. Just takes a bit to get them stretched out. A bit narrow.
Shari G, Zappos Customer,
5 found this review helpful.
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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,
5 found this review helpful.
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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,
5 found this review helpful.
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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,
5 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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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,
5 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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After 12 years in the hospitality industry, i finally decided to try a pair of Danskos. Everything usually hurts after a long shift, my feet, my knees and my back, but after a week of shifts since getting these shoes my knees and back feel great by the end of the shift, the only pain i feel in my feet is from breaking in the shoe. This style with the wooden sole is much more stylish than the classic style i see most other people in the kitchen wearing. The only slight issue is your ankle is at a slight risk of rolling from the platform. Overall, I'm very happy i finally got these shoes!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
4 found this review helpful.
Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
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Don't get me wrong, I love dansko clogs. I've worn through (as in the rubber sole split in half at the ball of the foot) three pairs of the brown oiled leather ones, I wear them every day at work. I just got the honey distressed ones because I love the wood grain heel! Sadly the fit is totally different than the other brown oiled and the black box leather ones I have (???) I wear a 41 wide but the honey distressed in that size were falling off my feet, could fit two fingers behind the heel instead of a pinky. I was very confused but not deterred. I ordered them in a 40 wide, and I also ordered the coral distressed ones in a 41 regular width, thinking maybe since they run big the narrower width will be ok. The regular width on those was perfect, but the shoe was way too long. The 40 wide was perfect width but my toes hit the front :( Honestly I'm so sad... because I just want these to fit the same :( guess it's not meant to be. Still wearing my other ones daily ^_^ Tldr; The honey and coral distressed run bigger than the black box leather and antique oiled leather versions
Alice, Zappos Customer,
4 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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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,
3 found this review helpful.
Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
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I love the shoes, except they are extremely tight over my forefoot. I am trying to stretch them because it actually becomes painful after a few hours.
Sabine, Zappos Customer,
3 found this review helpful.
Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
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Clog - I own many Dansko clogs, but this pair is a little stiff and feel kind of clunky on my feet. The size below was too small and the next size up which I purchased is slightly too big, so I had to put insoles in them.
Christine, Zappos Customer,
3 found this review helpful.

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