Dansko Professional Clog Review
Dansko is a brand that originated in Pennsylvania, US, in 1990. It all started with a horse training couple who was in search of a good equestrian shoe. During their trip to Denmark, they came across a “ barn shoe,” and decided to bring some home in order to give to family and friends. Not long after that, the word about the very comfortable design spread fast, and little did they know, they were about to create an iconic brand that millions fell in love with. After this brilliant discovery, there was no end to the possibilities. The couple started manufacturing sandals, flats, boots, clogs and mules, both for men and women. Their primary goal was to design a model that will improve people’s quality of life. And that is exactly what they achieved.
Today, many professionals, like nurses, doctors, chefs, teachers, and flight attendants rely on Dansko shoes for all-day comfort and support. As a result of the high demand, Dansko made all their collections available in a wide range of styles, colors, and material. Furthermore, the use of high-quality materials and the staple construction ensures that the wearer gets the stability and support he/she needs, as well as the necessary shock absorbing and slip-resisting features.
All Dansko collections are based on comfort and support. Similarly, the Dansko Stapled Clog collection is much appreciated by professionals whose work demands standing on their feet for long hours. One of the much-praised clogs in this collection is the Dansko Professional. If you also spend long hours on your feet, get ready to fall in love with this iconic shoe.
Great shock absorption
Exceptional arch support
Long lasting clog
Some customers experienced tight fitting across the top middle section
Dansko Professional clog is built by hand using staple construction. In addition, there is a reinforced toe box, which according to many customers is roomy and makes the design ideal for people with wide feet and bunions. The collar is padded and provides additional comfort, and the slip-on style works great for medical professionals and all those who want and need to put shoes on and off quickly. Another important feature is the footbed that delivers excellent support and comfort, and there is enough space to insert insoles and orthotics for a customized fit.
Even though the foot does not rest on memory foam, but instead steps on a hard, arched footbed, according to many wearers, it feels like walking on pillows and provides them with substantial arch support. Accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association for outstanding comfort and reliable stability, the Dansko Professional is yet to improve the quality of many people’s lives.
It is imperative to have proper arch support, especially when your job requires standing and walking on hard surfaces for long periods of time. Some people take arch support for granted, but it’s essential for the overall health, since not only does it help your feet, but if there is inadequate arch support, it may affect your spine, knees, hips, and joints.
Many nurses wear the Dansko Professional model through hospital hallways with no problem. Since they provide excellent arch support and have non-slipping abilities, the Dansko Professionals are loved by millions, including people who work in restaurants, kitchens, those who stand on hard floors, teachers and flight attendants. They are also reported to perform great during wintertime, due to the thick outsole that doesn’t allow for cold to penetrate.
The upper also comes in different finishes, like brushed, suede or patent leather. Many nurses said that the patent leather design is the one that works best for them. The Dansko Professional can be matched with jeans, pants or skirts, depending on the style of the wearer. Women love the height of the heel, and they say that they are also perfect for travel.
• Heel measures approximately 2 inches
• Platform measures about 0.75 inches
• Roomy reinforced toe box for protection
• Polyurethane slip-resistant outsole with rocker bottom for shock-absorption
• Padded instep collar
• Leather sock liner and footbed that delivers optimal cushioning and support
Many customers said the Dansko Professional lasted them for more than five years, and still kept the original shape. With proper care of the nubuck or patent leather, rest assured they will keep your feet happy for a long time. Accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, this classic model quickly became a favorite amongst medical professionals, chefs, teachers, and people who needed support and comfort when standing on their feet all day long.