Dansko Marcelle Review
Dansko is a brand that made far-reaching changes in the world of shoes. Founded in 1990, by former horse trainers Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, Dansko’s quest was very obvious to many. Their journey started with a trip to Denmark, in search of a “barn shoe” that will have two qualities combined: fashion and function for their equestrian needs. After filling their suitcases with traditional clogs, they returned to Pennsylvania, where they started selling them from the back of their wagon. The satisfied customers reacted quickly and spread the word about the “Danish shoe” that felt incredibly comfortable, hence the era of the Dansko clog began.
The couple’s achievement was greatly appreciated by many professionals, mostly medical staff, but also by chefs, waiters, flight attendants, and by all those whose job required standing on their feet for most of the day. Dansko clogs were designed with comfort in mind in order to improve the quality of people’s lives. This led to the production of different styles, such as shoes, sandals and clogs, all famous for the all-day comfort they provide. The majority of the models feature high-quality leather uppers, decent arch support, ample airflow, and footbeds that promote good foot health. Another great feature worth mentioning is that most Dansko shoes are accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, which means they have been awarded for their remarkable quality, comfort, and safety.
One of Dansko’s best sellers from the Stapled Clog collection is the Dansko Marcelle model. They are similar to the standard clog regarding comfort and footbed, with the only difference being in the low profile top. With a more feminine look than the rest of the collection, the Dansko Marcelle delivers comfort and functional styles to many professionals and to others, comfortable everyday wear.
Extremely comfortable all day long
Provides great arch support
Requires minimum break-in period
In addition to that, the foot is supported by a wide, protective, 2 inches tall TPU heel counter, which allows for freer movement of the heel while simultaneously providing lateral stability. The height of the heel is perfect to keep the wearer out of the water, and as reported by many customers, it offers excellent support to the back. Unlike other Dansko clogs, the Dansko Marcelle is less slip-resistant but has a sturdy enough outsole for wet and slippery surfaces.
First, the leather sock liner is designed for long-wearing comfort, and it is highly breathable, helping your feet to stay dry and odor free while wearing them for long periods of time. In addition to that, the Dansko Marcelle features an open-cell PU footbed, meaning the air and water can quickly enter and exit the foam, acting like a sponge. It is generally soft and in the case of Dansko Marcelle clogs the footbed is not removable, and there is no need to be taken out.
They are also comfortable enough to wear without socks or tights, but they can also be worn with thin or thick socks depending on the taste of the wearer. Another attribute contributing to the overall comfort is the collar, which is nicely padded for comfort while walking or standing on your feet.
The Dansko Marcelle style is not explicitly made for wide feet. However, they feature an ample toe box for those with wider feet. The toe is reinforced and has plenty of room to allow your toes to move freely and comfortably, while the exceptional arch support delivers all-day comfort. Unlike most other clogs, Dansko Marcelle has a low profile, which according to customer’s reviews is an excellent feature, since they don’t rub on the upper portion of the foot.
The footbed is said to provide excellent arch support, and many customers were happy to say that they actually helped with their plantar fasciitis. Unlike other shoes that only look stylish and provide minimum comfort, the Dansko Marcelle design does not require orthotics or any other inserts. Although they are not created as an orthopedic shoe, they were indeed designed with great arch support. Their high level of comfort makes it easy for customers to wear them all day long without feeling any foot or back pain. According to a number of buyers, the Dansko Marcelle helped them reduce exhaustion during long hours of standing or walking.
Another important feature regarding support and comfort for those who have bunions is the Mary-Jane style vamp, that is high enough on the foot, and does not cut across bunions.
*Adjustable Mary-Jane buckled instep strap for optimal fit
*Breathable leather footbed
*Padded instep collar for comfort
*TPU heel counter
*Wide heel strike for stability
*Polyurethane non-slip outsole absorbs shock and provides flexibility
*Accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association
*Roomy reinforced toe box for protection
*Heel Height: 2"