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Dansko Tamara Reviews

271 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

13%Rated 4 stars

10%Rated 3 stars

6%Rated 2 stars

3%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt true to size"

68% "Felt true to width"

62% "Excellent arch support"

247 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/9/13
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I had long wanted to try Dansko shoes, and I liked this particular style because it seemed a little less "clunky" than some of their other shoes. When it arrived, it looked exactly as I had hoped - appropriate for both work (with dress pants) or play. Unfortunately, the 38 would not even go on my foot, though I typically wear a size 8. I returned with no problem and ordered a 39 instead; they still do not properly fit my foot. I have a high arch and subsequent "thick" foot, so sometimes I do have issues with shoes fitting too snugly across the top; but I'm not sure why a full size larger, (especially when there are two "vents" that should allow for a little extra room precisely where I need it) does not fit. A 40 may fit across the top, but would flop on my toes like clown shoes! I am very disappointed to be returning returning these yet again. I guess I need to continue my Dansko search in another style.

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24 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/23/16
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I've been wearing a pair of Dansko Tenley's for the past year and a half that finally needed to be replaced. I thought it was time for a different style so I headed over to Tamara. I tried them on in a store in nubuck, although I placed my Zappos order in leather. Perhaps it's the difference between the give of nubuck and the stiffness of leather that made the leather uncomfortable. However, willing to give Dansko the benefit of the doubt, I wore these on and off for a few weeks. Every time I wore them I felt like I was in the process of breaking my toes. I normally take a 39 in Dansko so that's what I ordered. Had I exchanged them for a 40, they would have been too long. However, for the first time in the 10 or more years I've been wearing Dansko, these were unusually narrow and stiff. I'm stuck with them now because I wore them. I'm ordering a new pair of Tenley's because I know they'll work for me. FYI: I would only recommend this style if you're feet are on the narrower side of medium.

Additional 266 Tamara Dansko Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 22, 2015

Nurse T

 

I have these in brown and black. I have worn both pairs for over a year, and aside from scuffing (which I have polished away several times successfully and is totally my fault as I brush my feet together as I walk!), they still look and feel great! I have a partially-corrected bunion on one foot, very bad knees, hips, and back, and I can wear these for hours with no pain. I also have very high arches, but these have the elastic at the arch that eliminates that issue for me. I started wearing Dansko clogs to work as a nurse, and I have slowly been building my shoe wardrobe to be solely Danskos (pun intended). These are among my favorites. I have worn them with everything from jeans to nice slacks. I usually do not review anything, but I felt compelled to write this as I cannot recommend them enough! Note: I usually wear a size 7, and have bought 38 for all my Danskos with success except for my professional clogs, which are size 37 (and are also wider than my other Danskos: Tamara, Sally, Tara, Riki, and Felicia).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Gainesville, FL

This is my third purchase from the Dansko family, and the cutest pair yet. I have been wearing the Tamara to work for about 6 months now. I work 14 hour shifts as a pharmacist standing and walking. These shoes hold up to the challenge. It took a few weeks to break in completely, but after that the comfort level is 5 stars. It has a little bit of lift with the heel, which is a bit different than the Pros. By the end of the day there is a very slight tenderness of the heel due to the lift but worth it for the style. It is made better by more movement throughout the day. I will be reordering these again when the time comes for sure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 5, 2013

L. T

from pittsburgh

Seriously comfortable with good arch support. The only non-frumpy work-acceptable shoe that does not aggravate my plantar problem. Tiny slit with elastic on top is ingenious. You want a good gap in back. In local store, I bought a size too small because salesperson told me this style of Dansko should fit snug like a normal shoe, not like a clog. They were wrong. I bought a size up from Zappos with a gap in back and they are awesome. (I normally wear size 7.5-8 ladies and the right Dansko size is a 39.) I wear them almost every day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2016

Deane G

from New York

Excellent return policy. Customer service went out of their way to help me through the very easy process. Love Zappos products and quality assurance. Thank you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2016

Laurie W

from Atlanta, Georgia

This is my first pair of the Tamara style. The fit is very different from the Professional style that I have worn for at least 10 years. Choosing the right size for me has been a little tricky so I thought my experience might help others with their purchase. Here's the back story - My usual shoe size is 10½ - 11, depending on the style. Unfortunately, my size is often just between two sizes of shoe. I purchased my first pair of Dansko Professional when I had to work at a lot of trade shows, which required standing all day. In addition to the excellent support for my feet, legs and back, these shoes have enough height that my business pants (usually worn with heels) did not drag the ground when I changed from my business heals. It was easy to slip out of my clogs and back into heals (without having to change clothes) when I needed to attend more formal meetings. They are also excellent for travel - easy to walk long distances and slip off quickly to get through airport security. Whether I was working at a trade show or standing in my kitchen, my Danskos have been my staple shoe. I read that the Tamara ran more narrow than the Professional, which was appealing (I wear narrow in the Professional). I normally wear regular width shoes but the regular Professional was just to floppy for comfort. I had forgotten that I had purchased one size up in the Professional so I could wear the narrow width and I ordered the same size in the Tamara. The length in the 42 Tamara was fine when I first put it on but after walking around the house for a little while I thought it was just too floppy for me to walk securely. I decided to order one size down to compare. Although the 41 is slightly snug with my winter socks, it isn't too tight and I suspect it will stretch with wear. I wear my Dansko clogs year round - often with light socks in the spring and summer so I'm shifting to the smaller size. Others have commented that the Tamara is narrower than the Professional (which is true) but the leather did stretch a little to fit their foot so I am taking that advice. Although I've read that the heal should slip a little, I need the shoe to stay in place so I can move about confidently. My last pair of Professionals has literally fallen apart (from years of hard work and wear) and I miss them. I think the more tailored look of the Tamara will be more flexible. I will try them for a while and decide whether I also need another pair of Professionals! It seems that the narrow width in Professionals is only available in limited styles - I am hoping the Sleeker look of the Tamara will work for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko Professional and Birkenstock Sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 28, 2015

Anonymous

from White River Jct., VT

The suede makes the shoe easier to conform to the unique shape of my feet. The generous shoe box leaves room for my wide foot. Very comfortable with good arch support. The style allows for informal or formal outfits. I ordered a second pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2015

Anonymous

from Clemson SC

I'm a physical therapist and sometimes do marketing. I needed a shoe that could transition well from a marketing lunch to patient care. I've had these shoes for a week and worn them 4 days. After wearing 12 hours, I notice the narrow toe box everyone speaks of but I've had them on all day. I love them and would not hesitate to buy another pair. They are perfect with dress pants, jeans or scrub pants. I do have to wear trouser socks compared to thicker socks with professional Dansko clogs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 21, 2015

Suzi B

from Florida

I have had the Dansko clogs in the past, but have developed some foot issues recently. My doctor wanted more stability around my ankle and heel, and my previous clogs weren't cutting it. The Tamara, however, has been wonderful! Stylish, great comfort and support, and no more sliding around like in my old clogs (which I adored as well). Will be ordering again in different colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 22, 2015

Maria M

from Los Angeles, CA

These shoes are so comfortable. I work at a hospital and on the days I wear these I don't notice my feet or back hurting at all! Recently having trouble with my SI joint, I was looking for a perfect shoe that would look great with trouser style pants and these are it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nurse Mates

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 1, 2014

Taylor

from Columbus OH

Fantastic shoe. Feels like a clog but dressy enough to wear with suits. Extremely comfortable to walk miles through airports! Love this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 3, 2013

Jeannette N

from Virginia

As usual I love these shoes! To be serious, I no longer buy any other brand of shoe than Dansko- they are really that good. I have been buying these shoes for many years.I am on my feet all day probably walking miles and miles. I would never give them up. This shoe seems true to size and the buckle really works! My fellow co-workers always notice my shoes and I tell them that Dansko on Zappos is the only way to go.

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 15, 2016

Sandy W

from Maryland

really wanted to like this shoe. I wear the Dansko Professionals for work and love them so was looking for something less clunky looking for everyday wear. This has the looks, but as others have said, it runs small. I usually wear a sz 10 so I got the 41. It was way too tight across the top of my foot and made my toes start to turn numb after about 10 min. So I got the 42s. Still snug across the top of my foot. The length of the shoe was fine and actually was loose (like a clog, that's ok)even more when I went up a sz. Its more a top to bottom fit. If I go up another sz, I think they will be way too long and I'll be walking out of the shoe. Sad to say the 42s are going back too. For a shoe at this price, I need a shoe that actually fits!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanita, Ariat, Born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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January 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Tampa, Fl

These seem heavy and clunky compared to other clogs I own. They also slip on my heel making my light socks scrunch down. I was told there would be some movement on my heel - but I wound up with blisters as a result. They are cushy on the footbed and a fairly attractive shoe. Have good arch support. But would not make the investment in them again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 3, 2013

Amy

from Seattle, wa

I love Danskos shoes overall but these have one thing that keep me from wearing them everyday. The insole is not removable. And I mean, NOT. I need to put in an orthotic but the insole is glued heavily. My other Danskos are great. Think I have the Veda tennis shoes. I wear those every day but sadly I can't he Tamara.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 20, 2016

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Anonymous

from Pittsburgh PA

I love the style of the shoe. However, it runs small. I normally wear a size 10. I ordered size 42 which as listed should fit to a size 12 and it was still to small!!!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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October 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

The jump from 39 to 40 is too much. I wear a 9 US. The 39 feels have size too short and almost too narrow, but that may stretch. The 40 nearly falls off my foot! I love the look of these shoes and want to keep. The arch support is tops, but I may send back. They cost too much to take a chance.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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August 15, 2013

Sara B

 

These are beautiful shoes, but unusually narrow for Danskos. I love Dansko shoes and have owned clogs, sandals, heels, etc. over the last years. I am a 40 or a 41, and ordered the 41. I do have somewhat wide feet, but I usually wear regular width shoes. I could barely get these on. I am returning them, sadly - they are adorable in person, I wish that I could keep them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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October 23, 2016

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Stacey

from New York

I've been wearing a pair of Dansko Tenley's for the past year and a half that finally needed to be replaced. I thought it was time for a different style so I headed over to Tamara. I tried them on in a store in nubuck, although I placed my Zappos order in leather. Perhaps it's the difference between the give of nubuck and the stiffness of leather that made the leather uncomfortable. However, willing to give Dansko the benefit of the doubt, I wore these on and off for a few weeks. Every time I wore them I felt like I was in the process of breaking my toes. I normally take a 39 in Dansko so that's what I ordered. Had I exchanged them for a 40, they would have been too long. However, for the first time in the 10 or more years I've been wearing Dansko, these were unusually narrow and stiff. I'm stuck with them now because I wore them. I'm ordering a new pair of Tenley's because I know they'll work for me. FYI: I would only recommend this style if you're feet are on the narrower side of medium.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Softt, Frye, Anne Klein, Fit Flop

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 14, 2016

Anonymous

from TN

Could not even slip my foot into the toe box because of tightness. Most inflexible shoe I have ever experienced. Had to be returned. Bad design for anyone with an instep.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 18, 2016

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Anonymous

 

So disappointed. I have an almost identical Dansko shoe, and I tried my size, one and two sizes larger, and they were so tight I gave up. No idea why the sizing is so off on these shoes - makes we worry to order more Dansko styles.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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October 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

This shoe received such good reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately, it just wasn't right for me. The fit around the toes didn't feel comfortable, as if the shoe wasn't deep enough. It felt as if the tops of my toes were rubbing against the leather. I ordered the wide width, and it still felt too narrow. The final straw was when my husband asked me why I had purchased a pair of wooden shoes. I think he was trying to be funny, but that did it for me. I returned them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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July 11, 2017

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Anonymous

from Charlottesville, VA

I LOVE this shoe. The Tamara is the first closed Dansko shoe I've tried, I started with the gray suede. I had no stiffness issues at all, it is very comfortable. It does stretch a little so the type of sock worn with it may need to adjust.

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 11, 2017

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Anonymous

from MA

I liked these shoes. They are more stylish than some of their other shoes but still very comfortable. I needed some new Dansko shoes but I did want something prettier than my last pair. I definitely recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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May 22, 2017

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Crissy

from Redmond, WA

This is my first pair of Dansko shoes, and I really love them. I have to wear thick socks with them, because otherwise they slip too much to be comfortable. I like the style better than the traditional clogs from Dansko. They are substantial shoes, and provide a lot of support. They are not light and airy, but I find that this makes for a much better experience when walking long distances in addition to being on my feet and relatively stationary. These shoes did have an issue with the leather on the toes wearing off. I noticed it when they were about 1 1/2 years old which is not bad considering that I wear them a few days each week. I have just ordered a pair of Tenleys which look very similar.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 7, 2017

KP

 

This is a great shoe for those with a high instep.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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