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Dansko Sam

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83%"Felt true to size"

91%"Felt true to width"

50%"Moderate arch support"

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I had been eyeing this shoes for a while. I have them in the sand dollar color. They are super comfortable and a lot more stylish that other Danskos - great for that "in between" spring and fall weather. however, they make my feet stink! My feet have never smelled before but after wearing these my feet smell - I think it's because the leather at the front doesn't allow the foot to breathe mixed with the cushioned/soft footbed that breeds bacteria. I have to wipe the sole clean every few weeks and put my shoes in the freezer to kill the bacteria. It's kind of ridiculous - especially since my feet have never smelled. Other than that - these shoes are great!
Lauren, Zappos Customer,
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Love this shoe! I have wide feet and I stand all day for work, and these shoes are perfect on both fronts. The arch support is great (as always). The leather on the Sam is also very flexible, which is the main reason my wide foot is comfortable in this medium width shoe. As others have said, this shoe is lightweight and has a very soft interior (unlike most Dansko shoes). My only word of warning is that this style runs shorter than the others. If you have long toes, you might want to try ordering you regular size and one up.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I bought the shoe in black. I can wear it in professional settings as well as every day casual. I have a closet full of shoes I can't wear because I have feet issues. I'm diabetic, have a bum ankle, one foot is bigger than the other, and my second toe is longer than my big too, so comfort is a major factor for me. Most shoes are very painful for me to wear. I did a search on 'the world's most comfortable shoes' and Dansko products came up, so I bit the bullet and spent three times what I normally would on a pair of shoes in the hopes they would be comfortable. I won't lie to you. It's not like walking on a cloud of cotton. But after a few days of wearing them, I have no blisters, my feet feel secure, and although I don't feel like I'm walking on clouds, there is at least no pain. So I'm happy I bought them. :)
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I love these shoes. I bought them a size larger and they are perfect. As some of the other reviewers stated, they do not cut into the top of my foot. They are stylish and comfy. My feet run wide and I was surprised at how well these fit. I highly recommend them.
I'd also recommend:
Munro
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I bought the Ocean color pair and loved it so much, I decided to order another one in Sand Dollar also. This one looks a lot lighter in color in person and frankly looks very very orthopedic and granny looking in a bad way. Very comfortable but not keen on looking older.
I'd also recommend:
Arche, ECCO, Born, MBT
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I started a new job in March and came home every night for a week nearly weeping from how much my feet hurt...in sneakers! Dansko was on my short list to examine as an alternative when I got a great tip from a nurse I met: the heel of the clogs are wide and you're likely to step out of them. She even said she'd known women who fractured ankles in the clogs. When I saw this version with the snug ankle straps I thought it was a great solution to my concerns. I was right, these Dansko's are amazing! They stay snugly on my feet, they are comfortable enough to wear 8-10 hours a day running around a winery and they don't look half bad. I have the black, they aren't super stylish, but nice, and so so comfortable. No more crying, no more epsom salt foot baths, no more elevated legs every night, these are exactly what I needed. I highly recommend them!
Erin, Zappos Customer,
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I have the standard Dansko clogs, and these feel very similar. Instant comfort, no breaking in period. Much more comfortable on the top of the foot than the other Dansko brand maryjane styles. Love them for being on my feet all day! Worth the money for sure. I'm a size 8-8.5 and I ordered a 39.
Lindsey, Zappos Customer,
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These are great shoes. I am a true size 8 and prefer the size 39. Super comfy as I expected! So happy with this purchase. Totally feminine and stylish way to wear a clog.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Love these! Very cloggy-cloggy and I feel sort of Scandivanian just wearing them. Seriously. I do. Mush! Through the frozen tundra! Ice fishing? Yah! I don't know. I am in the general vicinity of "clogs" with this, but unsure geographically, as you can see. Back to the clogs. Shoes. Are they clogs? Or shoes? I don't know. Let's not get bogged down in the details of shoe terminology when I'm just trying to say these are comfortable! Clog-like not-clogs. With the cloggy style I like. The strap is reassuring. You don't feel like you're going to kick a clog off into space and put someone's eye out like you do in those regular ole clogs with no strap holding the chunk of wood on your foot. So these are safety-minded clog-shoes as well. And really, isn't that what we all want in a good clog? To know the things aren't going to fly off our feet when we walk and act like guided missiles? Like, what if one got really wild and knocked over a fruit-stand or something? The way that always happens in elaborate chase scenes in the movies? Pandemonium! There is always a loose chicken with feathers flying too, as I'm sure you also noticed. But no, I don't think these clogs will fly off and knock over a fruit-stand and cause any pandemonium. And I will sleep better knowing that, won't you? These are well-made looking clogs and I like their subtle yet restrained power. You feel like you could walk over something fairly bad in these, I think, and whatever it was, it would be smashed and the clogs would be all, "What? You feel a little bump or something?" "Nah." Clogs talking among themselves, as clogs are wont to do. But that imperviousness, that could come in handy. A good piece of wooden base under you. You're like a tank. Rolling over everything. Tell me that isn't the perfect clog-like feeling we all crave. Sturdy, well made, flattering, clog-like but better suited to staying on your foot. That's what I think about these. I am wearing mine tomorrow while I do the luge and supposedly Bjorn is going to do an ice carving that looks just like me only way more flattering of course. He is a dear.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I purchased these in black. I had two foot surgeries on my right foot in October 2011. Since then I have to buy more expensive, well made and podiatrist approved shoes. I have been wearing Merrell Encore Ice (slide on sheepskin lined clogs) and Aetrex Berry slides since I could only slide my foot straight in without bending the toes. This was my first "real shoe" in months. The sole is not as comfortable as I had hoped. It is quite firm, almost hard, but provides great stability. The slight rocker bottom is a must for me. I am able to keep the shoes on all day and walk around, however my right foot is a bit swollen by the end of the day. Receive many compliments on the style from people who know I have to wear special shoes now. I am actually planning to buy another pair/color for spring/summer. I wear them with my skirt suits and jeans so quite a flexible style. The leather is good quality and the heel height is perfect since I am 5'8.75" tall. I wear between a 9 and 9.5, so I had to buy the 9.5-10. Fortunately, they fit more like a 9.5 than a 10.
I'd also recommend:
Merrell, Aetrex
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I bought these at a local store today (sorry, Zappos, but I was there and could walk out with them). Finally, a pair of Dansko MaryJanes that don't cut across the front! I'm so happy.
Beth, Zappos Customer,
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These shoes are just what I needed. I have severe arthritis in my big toe joints and I had no pain at all when wearing them.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I love these shoes. I was a bit hesitant to buy Danskos again because the last pair I bought had such hard leather. I checked the other reviews and they commented how soft the leather is so I took a chance (hoping to find a pair like an old pair of Danskos that I love and still wear). These were so wonderful that I went and bought another color a week later. They're so cute too and will be great this summer with skirts or shorts.
I'd also recommend:
miz mooz
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Cute, comfortable and they don't dig into the top of my foot. They stabilize my walking...can't ask for more than that!
I'd also recommend:
so far Dansko stapled clogs and the sandals are the only ones I've found that offer the support I need.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I absolutely love these shoes! I have the sand and black and I want the ocean. They feel wonderful. I have about 30 pairs of Dansko shoes and I think these are the best. A big thanks also goes to zappos.
Becky, Zappos Customer,
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I live in Danskos because of heel spurs and a back problem they are the only shoe that actually make the heel spur pain go away. This shoe is so comfortable and the color is so pretty goes well with jeans/skirts. In comparison to the clogs it's a much lighter weight shoe also which will make it perfect for summer.
I'd also recommend:
Sanita
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Run a size larger than all of the other size 40 Danskos (including Mary Janes) that I own. I thought they were just wide at first, but 39's are great!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Love the Dansko "Sam." The most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I'm a hairdresser and stand all day and my feet still feel good after work. So much so, that I often keep them on into the evening. Ordered the black (they were perfect) and then ordered the Sand Dollar. Had to return the Sand because it looked like they'd been worn. Called and asked for a brand new pair. Zappos, with the best customer service, sent them right out and the second pair were perfect. The leather on this shoe is nice...not at all stiff but not super soft either. Again, perfect! Love the style...can wear with long and short dresses/skirts, cuffed, cropped, wide leg jeans or pants, shorts...extremely versatile. And unlike wooden clogs, they are quiet on hardwood and tile floors. I've worn the Dansko clogs for years and they are comfortable as well. But the "Sam" provides exceptional arch support for me. Can't say enough good things, except I'd love to see them again in solid colors; red, green, blue, etc. Bravo, Dansko. Bravo, Zappos!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I have ordered this shoe THREE TIMES, I believe. Each time, there has been scratches, scuffs, or ratty looking straps. If I'm paying this much for a shoe, I want them perfect. I want them wrapped, not obviously been returned, thrown in a plain brown box, and sent to me. I WANT these shoes. Zappos, I love you. C'mon.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I have been wearing a pair of Marcelle clogs off and on for about 10 years until they finally needed a repair that wasn't possible. Until now those were the only shoes that didn't aggravate my plantar fasciitis. I decided to try these shoes hoping that they would be just as good. They are! They are as well constructed as all Dansko shoes and I have worn them all day at work, 2 days in a row, with absolutely no trouble. I walk about 1.5-2 miles each day to and from work and I both walk and sit at work. These are wonderful shoes. I ordered them in the same size as my Marcelle clogs, size 40 and the fit was great. I was concerned at first because the ankle strap on the right shoe was very hard to buckle. I had it on the last hole and it was very tight. I considered going up a size but the rest of the shoe fit great. I figured I would take a chance that the leather would stretch after wear and it did. After one day of wear I can now buckle both shoes easily and the straps are no longer tight, just comfortable. If you have a high arch you might have the same issue. I definitely recommend these shoes.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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This is a great shoe! I am typically a 10, but when it arrived I found it a little snug across the top of my foot. Exchanged easily for a 10.5 and now they are perfect. So comfortable. The red is a sweet pop of color with skirts and jeans. Yahoo!
Christen S, Zappos Customer,
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These are a great shoe...so comfortable and soft, fits just perfectly with no pinching, or cutting across the top of the foot. The only downside for me is the heel. I have weak ankles, and I sometimes roll them very easily when I wear Danskos. So, I have to wear these beautiful shoes but think strong thoughts concerning my ankles. These are great ladies! Buy them!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Cute, and incredibly comfortable right out of the box. Perfect walking shoe. I'll be back for the blue ones.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Very cute. A little lighter in color than in the photo (a cornflower blue?). A great closed toe alternative to sandals for the office. The wood-grain look on the sole makes them feel summery.
I'd also recommend:
Sanita
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Love this shoe! Super soft and cushy as well as providing excellent support. Perfect for spring/summer. Fits true to size.
I'd also recommend:
Sanita, Alegria
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,

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