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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Why are Dansko shoes so loved?

Dansko - Women's Casual

From Shoes.com website:
Certified by the American Podiatry Association, Dansko is known the world over as some of the most comfortable footwear around. Started by husband and wife team Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, then professional horse trainers in Denmark, Dansko has evolved from the most comfortable clogs available to a full line of stylish and comfortable footwear. From their beloved Dansko clogs to casuals and sandals, Dansko footwear is a genuine treat for your feet, combining European style, long-wearing quality, and blissful, advanced comfort.

Shoes.com best-sellers:
Women's ProfessionalDansko - Women's Professional
Dansko's heritage comfort clog is ideal for professional & casual wear. Offered in smooth, patent, cabrio leather, & felt. Closed-backed casual clog style for added comfort and protection, with a rounded toe, padded instep collar. Loose-fitting heel allows foot to fully flex naturally with every step. Midsole features a pronounced arch support to cradle your feet in comfort all day long. "Rocker bottom" allows outsole to roll through the stride.

Women's RozDansko - Women's Roz
Slide into comfort with this dressy casual slide sandal from Dansko. Smooth premium calf leather upper in a comfort slide sandal style with a rounded open toe stitching accents crossing overlay-style front straps in matching or printed leather and inner elastic panel for comfort. Smooth leather lining cushioned dual-density Carbosan(R) comfort footbed with antimicrobial treatment. Cushioning polyurethane flexible midsole. Traction patterned sole 2 3/4 inch mid comfortable heel.

Women's Beacon Hill RaphaelDansko - Women's Beacon Hill Raphael
Dansko infuses these slip ons with a dressy style and their signature comfort. Smooth leather upper in a slip on dressy casual style with a rounded toe stitched side seam accents dual side elastic strap panels for easy slip on fit and a smooth leather lining. Removable cushioned footbed with leather overlay. Flexible polyurethane outsole provides support and shock absorption. 2 1/2 inch tapered mid high comfort heel.

From Zappos website:
It's in every Dansko shoe, whether it's a summer sandal or a winter boot. You know it the minute you slip your foot into your shoe, that natural feeling of "Ahhhhh, my Danskos!" But Dansko DNA is more than a feeling-there's a fair bit of science in a Dansko shoe. Anatomically contoured footbeds support the foot from heel to toe. Roomy toe boxes follow the shape of your foot and allow the toes to move comfortably as you walk. We offer a variety of upper styles to accommodate almost every type of foot. These styles may use different materials, but they all add up to the same result - shoes that feel good 12 hours after you put them on.

Zappos best-sellers:
Dansko - Sonja (Black Oiled) - Women's
Dansko - Sonja
Dansko's most traditional open-back style with lightly padded instep collar. High quality leather upper follows the natural contours of the foot. Oiled Leather is a heavily oiled, matte-finish leather with optimal pliability and moisture resistance. Oiled Nubuck has the same closely napped, silky feel as Nubuck, but with noticeably more oil tanned into the leather. Naturally occurring blemishes are slightly more visible in these tannages and suggest a more rugged appearance. Latigo leather has a smooth, tight grain and semi-gloss to transparent finish. Instep collar is generously padded. Roomy Thermoplastic toe box provides durable reinforcement and toe protection while allowing toes to move comfortably. Vegetable tanned leather lining allows the shoe to mold to the natural shape of the foot. Antimicrobial Poliyou(R) foam in the footbed absorbs and evaporates perspiration for a healthy foot environment. Protective Polyethylene heel counter allows the heel to move up and down when walking. Also provides lateral stability and acts as a natural shoe horn. PVC inner frame provides stability and reduces torque and pronation. Polyurethane outsole provides shock absorption and flexibility, withstands surfaces of extreme heat and cold, and protects feet, legs and back during long hours of standing or walking. Rocker bottom propels the foot forward when walking. Dansko Stapled clog outsoles are designed to be suitably slip resistant in workplace environments where excesses of vegetable oils and animal fats are present. Slip resistant tests have been carried out by SATRA, the world's leading research and technology organization for the footwear industry. Dansko's Stapled Clog Collection proudly carries the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dansko - Myla (Brown Cabrio) - Women'sDansko - Myla
The adorable 'Myla' Mary Jane features dual, adjustable vamp straps for that custom fit. High quality leather uppers with sockliner that absorbs and wicks away moisture. Dual-density Carbosan(R) Foam footbed follows the anatomical contours of the foot. Supports the foot from heel to toe, offering optimal energy return and rebound. Infused with an antimicrobial agent protecting against fungus and bacteria. Provides shock attenuation under the heel and ball of the foot. Polyurethane outsole provides optimal shock absorption, flexibility and rebound while EVA insert reduces weight and enhances energy return. From the Golden Gate Collection.

Dansko - Midori (Pomegranate Veg-Tan) - Women'sDansko - Midori
Revitalize your casual wear with the stylish Midori slide. Highest quality, veg-tan leather upper offers long-lasting wear and easy maintenance. Breathable leather sock lining absorbs odor and wicks away moisture for a healthy foot environment. Hidden elastic goring allows for a secure, personal fit. Shock-attenuating, dual-density Carbosan(R) Foam footbed follows the foot s anatomical contours to provide heel-to-toe support. Infused with an antimicrobial agent to protect against fungus and bacteria. Lightweight, flexible polyurethane outsole with EVA insert delivers optimal shock absorption and energy return.