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Win Dansko’s 20th Anniversary Professional Clog!

Published November 14, 2011 1:25 PM by ADVANCE Staff
Dansko is celebrating its 20th anniversary! As part of the festivities, the comfort shoemaker wants to hear about when you bought your first pair of Dansko shoes.

Maybe you were fresh out of nursing school or you decided to give Dansko a whirl based on a colleague's recommendation. Tell us where you were in your career, why you chose Dansko and how Dankso has been part of your "Way of Life" ever since. One winner will be chosen to receive Dansko's limited edition 20th Anniversary Professional clog

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. Please submit your entry by Friday, December 9, 2011. Only one entry per person will be considered for the grand prize. The winner must reside in the 48 contiguous United States. Please include your city and state in the entry form.

In addition to this contest, Dansko is making donations to six charities every time someone adds to its "Way of Life" word cloud. Charities include the American Red Cross, Action for Healthy Kids, Save the Children, Teach for America, The Conservation Alliance and Heifer International. Join the cause here:

Thanks for participating in our contest, and we look forward to reading about your first pair of Dansko shoes!
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My husband and I were in Vegas in May 2011. My feet were very sore in my shoes so we went into a store that sold Dansko. I tried a sandal strap shoe on and bought them. I now have 4 pairs of Dansko shoes and ordered 2 today. I love them. I normally wear orthotics for my arches but Dansko shoes have a built in high arch and I wore them in Disney and I was the only one without sore feet. I love the words on the 20th anniversary clog. Someday I will own them. Monica Farnell from Canada

monica Farnell, homemaker January 14, 2012 6:17 PM

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January 6, 2012 4:12 PM

My sister told me about Dansko shoes because she bought a pair.  She works at a wellness facility and the doctor she works for highly recommended the brand.  I tried a pair at a uniform sale we had at our hospital and could not believe how comfortable these shoes are!  I am on my feet almost all day and there is no other shoe out there that compares!!!

Maria Yanoti, clinical laboratory scientist - supervisor, HealthPark Medical Center December 7, 2011 10:21 AM
Fort Myers FL

Love my first and only pair of Danskos  recently urchased online - keep my middleaged feet so happy!!

Beth, homemaker December 6, 2011 5:17 PM
Rock Island IL

Dansko are extremely comfortable shoes with lots of support for lower legs and back.

Romina Randall December 6, 2011 4:50 PM

My first pair of Dansko's was given to me by my sister after she had injured her Achilles tendon and could not have anything rubbing her the back of her foot.  I loved them!  They were so comfortable, I went to the shoe store to purchase a second pair in black so I could have a choice of shoes to pick from.  A few years later I injured my foot and was put in a "boot".  The only shoe that I could wear was my Dansko's, because of the heel height, it matched up with the boot so I didn't have to walk with a limp.  I have been searching for another pair to add to the collection.  

Amy, Sleep Medicine - RPSGT, RST, Bronson December 6, 2011 2:11 PM
Paw Paw MI

In the early 1990's, I began to suffer the symptoms of palntar fasciitis.  As an avid walker and bicycle commuter, this was a huge problem!!

At the suggestion of my podiatrist, I replaced my wooden-soled clogs (the type which i had worn for over twenty years) with a pair of Danskos....and it didn't take long before my symptoms subsided.

Now, many years and many pairs of Danskos later, my feet feel half my age.  I've had a wide variety of styles and colors, and generally wear them until the soles just can't hold up....and believe me, since I rely on my feet to get me around, they get a lot of miles put on them!  

Jessica Faye Harrison, Home Health - RN, DVM December 5, 2011 4:17 AM
Davis CA

Dansko's are the most comfortable pair of work shoes! Makes every shift easier for every nurse's hardworking feet. I love them!

Ma. Andrea, Rehab - RN, Friendship Haven December 4, 2011 10:31 PM
Friendswood TX

I bought my first pair of Dansko's when I started working in Cardiac ICU following 5 years of wearing street clothing for public health and mental health work--back in 1991

Jeanne, Psychiatry - RN, All American Home Health December 4, 2011 5:09 PM
Longview TX

I would love to own a pair of Danskos..They look comfy:)!

Bonnie S, OB/GYN - Sonographer December 4, 2011 12:07 AM
Bklyn NY

Dansko,s are the only shoes I can wear that do not hurt my foot. I had foot surgery last year that really caused problems walking and the Dansko's purchased in the hospital gift shop saved the day! They are roomy enough in the toe box and support the arch to get me through the day. yea for Dansko's!

Barbara Lopez, Clinical Resource - RN,BSN, Novant Health December 3, 2011 7:10 PM
Charlotte NC

I first started wearing Dansko when there were only the basic colors. I still have every pair of Danskos I ever owned. The older Danskos get recycled as my gardening shoes and are also part of my tool-time attire. My feet, back and legs are never achy. I do a little wedding photography on the side and wear my Danskos then too. I have encouraged a few teachers to buy Dansko also. My elderly mother also sports her own pair of Red patent Leather Danskos.

Joy, Emergency Nursing - RN, Emory December 3, 2011 12:45 PM
Atlanta GA

When I first began my hospital rotations, my friend told me I had to  have Dansko shoes.  To be I honest, I had never heard of them.  I made the purchase and have never been happier.  I work 12 hour shifts and run from floor to floor all day long.  At the end of the day, of course, I am tired.  However, my feet, back and neck are just fine!  The shoes are comfortable and support your spine.  I now have two other pairs for casual wear.  I wouldn't buy anything else!

Brenda Wargo, Respiratory Therapy - Student, Multiple Hospitals December 3, 2011 10:22 AM
Pocatello ID

Fresno, California.  There is just nothing better than how I feel slipping on my Dansko's.  The rocker sole keeps me going all day and my toes are finally happy!  I tried on my first pair because they looked cute - a brown, black and gold patent leopard print.  Little did I know that the extra back support I get from wearing them eliminated so much fatigue and strain in my neck and shoulders.  Everywhere I go, ladies comment on how stylish they are, but its just another chance for me to share how they are so comfortable.  I will never go back to plain 'ol shoes again!  And did I mention they keep my legs and thighs toned, too?

Jennifer Anderson, Educator December 3, 2011 5:00 AM
Fresno CA

I had just started working in the OR in a level one trauma center. The days were long and hard. With all of the lifting and moving of trays and patients, my hips started to ache. I thought it was the shoes I was wearing so I switched from athletic shoes to clogs, and still my hips ached. I even went to the doctor to see if there was a medical reason. One day, one of the surgeons noticed me limping and he asked what was wrong. After telling him, he suggested I try Danskos. He said that the majority of the staff in the OR wear them due to similar issues. Well, $120.00 and two weeks later, I have never looked back and have never had any more aches. I love them and recommend them to every nurse or person I know. they are the best professional shoe on the market!!

Sonya Kurfiss, Trauma - RN, BSN, Stragetic Healthcare December 2, 2011 11:19 PM
Wooster OH

I had been out of nursing school for about five years and really wanted a pair of Danskos. I had saved my money for them for over a year and my mom, knowing how discouraged I had become,chipped in the rest of the money and I got them for Christmas. My mom is gone now, since 1995, but I wore and enjoyed my Danskos until they were worn out. That was about twenty years ago and the brand was still new. I've been a nurse for over twenty-five years and would love another pair, but because of family obligations, a new pair doesn't fit into my budget. They really are the most comfortable shoes you will ever put on your feet.

Catherine Canup, geriatrics - LPN, Northridge Health & Rehab December 2, 2011 8:59 PM
Commerce GA

My first pair of Dansko's were a nursing graduation present from my proud and enthusiastic mom upon receiving the results of my NCLEX exam. She said she did the "research" and felt it was a necessity to have a pair of good, working shoes for the long hours I was about to experience in my new profession. I knew she was so right when after my first few months of working in the hospital I never complained of foot pain like all the other nurses. I especially love the new designs and colors that my colleagues are now sporting about,

Valerie Smith, RN, MSN-Ed, OCN,

Romeoville, Illinois

Valerie Smith, Oncology - RN, MSN-Ed, NMH December 2, 2011 5:14 PM
Chicago IL

I bought my first pair of Dansko's on a visit to Charleston in 2006.  I was living in Florence, SC at the time and starting my new nursing job in Antepartum.  I'm now living and working in Charleston in the Psychiatry department.  I am pleased to report that I am still wearing that pair of Dansko's!  They still look good and they definitely feel good!!  I highly recommend this brand of shoes!!  The colors and styles to choose from are amazing!!

Brenda Kay, Psychiatry - Registered Nurse, MUSC December 2, 2011 11:46 AM
Charleston SC

Dansko's are great for my knees and feet.

Julia, Laboratory December 1, 2011 9:32 PM
Medina TN

I bought my first pair of Dansko clogs about 6 years ago. They were recommended to me by my MD. He told me that he wore his pair of professional Dansko's at work all day and that he had never had any foot discomfort from wearing them.  I have been sold on them ever since.  I have several pairs of Danskos and my feet are so happy whenever I am wearing them.  I find them to be comfortable right from the start, and they just seem to get better with age.  I appreciate Dansko's endorsement by the

American Society of Podiatric Medicine as well.  It would be amazing to win a pair of Professional Dansko's.  They would come in handy for my job as an Occupational Therapist, as I am on my feet much of the day.

Judith, occupational therapy - OTR, Howard Young Medical Center December 1, 2011 8:49 PM
Woodruff WI

What's a Dansko? I asked my podiatrist  about a year ago when I went to him for a heal problem, he explained the shoe to me. Since I work in therapy I am on my feet all day.  I bought a pair of  the shoes  and I was surprised as to how my much better my feet felt. Explaining these shoes to other co-workers,many of them have also bought the shoes. I would love a pair of the 20th anniversary shoes to show off to my co-workers. I love the idea of the words, "Dream","Celebrate",and "Make a Difference" that re on the shoes because I know that I do.

Tina, Rehab - PTA, Kaleida Health December 1, 2011 6:18 PM
Buffalo NY

I purchased my very first pair of Danskos when I began my first clinical rotation in P.T.A. school (January of 1998) from an elite shoe store here in Charleston SC and paid $110.00 for them.  I have worn those shoe from that day on for 13 years.  Unfortunately this past summer the heel broke on them, I immediately took them to the shoe repair place and had them fixed only for the sole of them to crack all the way across the bottom a week later.  :(  What's funny is I STILL WEAR THEM, cracked sole and all!!! I've owned several other pairs of shoes but none of them are quite as comfortable as my Danskos.

Priscilla, Rehab - Physical Therapist Asst, SNF December 1, 2011 6:02 PM
Charleston SC

I've been wearing Danskos for approximately 7 years now.  They are (were) black nubucks and the right pair has a permanent blood stain on it.  Reminds me vividly of the case that we were operating on.  The patient did well and more importantly, the Dansko shoes continue to do well.  I would gladly cherish another pair!

Tony Wong, Surgery - PA-C December 1, 2011 4:34 PM

I purchased my first pair of Dansko's more than 10 years ago. I hope to win a free pair!

nancy , Primary Care - RNP, Lifespan December 1, 2011 3:16 PM
Providence RI

I purchased my first pair of Dansko clogs from a Dansko store in Pennsylvania in 2000. I had just graduated from Nursing School and treated myself  twith a pair of Dansko clogs.  The brown shoes became a part of my work uniform for the next six years! I would love to have a new pair of Dansko clogs to celebrate my Critical Care Nursing Certification this year.  

Brad, Nursing - CCRN, St. Lukes Health System December 1, 2011 2:26 PM
Lee's Summit MO

Started wearing Dansko's in 1992 when I started in an area where I literally stood ALL day!!! This many years later, they are all I wear-Love them,love them, love them!!They have saved my feet and my back over the years- they are my favorite shoes, and I recommend them to everyone! I love the variety of colors and styles-Keep up the good work!!

roxane anderson, nursing - NP, cincinnati childrens December 1, 2011 1:18 PM
cincinnati OH

After working 12 hour shifts in ER for many years, my feet started hurting more and more.  My mom (God bless Mothers!), took me shopping because "you have to have good shoes".   The clerk recommended Dansko clogs.  Two weeks later I donated EVERY other pair of shoes I had and bought several more pairs in different colors.  It has been 10 years now and I would never wear anything else!!!

Jill Sommers, acute care - FNP December 1, 2011 12:11 PM
Wadsworth OH

I bought my first pair of Dansko's a year and a half ago after I finished PA school and have never regretted it.  They're great.

Christy, Physician Assistant December 1, 2011 11:48 AM
Omaha NE

Dansko's are the best!

Joan, Lab - Admin, WBH RO December 1, 2011 8:57 AM
Royal Oak MI

First Dansko pair was bought 4 years ago, does an amazingly great job at aligning my body, minimizing fatigue despite prolonged standing

vilma, PT - PT December 1, 2011 7:52 AM
Brooklyn NY

I have been a nurse for 45 years. I do not remember when I bought my first pair of Dansko. I will be having surgery on my foot (hammer toe and bunionectomy) this winter. Dansko shoes will give me the support and reassurance I will needwhen I return to work. Many of the nurses in the operating room wear them and the colors are just amazing. We wear green scrubs so the variety of colors and patterns of the shoes are a welcomed addition to the hum-drum green. Thanks for making sure that nurses feet are protected by such a great product.  

karen mullen, perioperative - clinical educator, waterbury hospital December 1, 2011 6:44 AM
waterbury CT

I love Dansko and I would recommend it to Nurses that work on the floor. I bought my first pair 2008 when I was still a student and am still using it.

Ifeoma, Psych - RN December 1, 2011 6:23 AM
Martinez CA

I love Dansko and I would recommend it to Nurses that works on the floor. I bought my first pair 2008 when I was still a student and am still using it.

Ifeoma, Psych - RN December 1, 2011 6:20 AM
Martinez CA

I really had to work for my first pair of Dansco clogs.I was a devout wearer of Clinic nursing shoes when i developed what felt like a pea in the center of the ball of my right foot.The Doctor that worked with us suggested i explore other types of shoes and i always wanted a pair of Dansco clogs,they reminded me of a pair of red clogs i had as a child,i wore those red clogs until i wore the wood sole down.My husband was out of work but we were breeding dogs so i made him a deal,if i helped him with feeding,walking and tending to the puppys at all times of the day and night he would buy me a pair of dansco clogs.Well i practically slept with those puppies,they turned out really good,they sold fast to great families and my reward was relief of the pain in my feet because you guessed it i ran to the store and purchased my first pair of dansco clogs,that was in 2006 and i still have them,now i am a devout Dansco wearer.

mary, corrections - RN, Orange County Jail December 1, 2011 3:58 AM
Goshen NY

I bought my first Dansko clogs in 1994 when I started my own clinic I called Big Bear Family Health Care.  I had had foot surgery two years prior and my podiatrist recommended Dansko clogs for support and comfort.  I wore them every day because they were so comfortable, and I would show them to any patient with a foot complaint that I knew a Dansko clog would be helpful for - which is most people because they support the arch so well. Seventeen years later, I am still wearing and recommending comfortable Dansko clogs!  

Gail , family clinic - NP, Big Bear Family Health Care December 1, 2011 2:05 AM
Big Bear Lake CA

I bought my first pair of Dansko clogs after they were highly recommended by a fellow nurse. It was a big investment for me as I was still paying off my student loans. About four months after my Dansko purchase, I got an English Springer Spaniel puppy named Max. Dansko clogs must taste good because Max (my Springer) only tried to chew on them out of all of the shoes I owned. The Dansko clogs had tiny puppy teeth marks in them around the heel but they lasted well over 8 years of 30 hours a week standing in the PACU. I have expanded my collection to several colors now and wear them for everyday use, not just for work anymore. I had a serious accident which injured both of my legs and the Dansko clogs are one of few brands I can wear and call comfortable!

Tina, PACU - RN, Charleston Surgery Center November 30, 2011 10:21 PM
Charleston SC

I had a "mid-life crisis" and went to nursing school at age 40.  I have been an Urology RN for 6.5 years.  It is a very busy clinic and are on our feet a lot, moving quickly.  I was going through 2-3 pair of tennis shoes per year, which was silly.  I had always wanted a pair of Dansko, so I asked for them for Christmas.  Got a pair of black Christmas 2009 and absolutely love them.  They are comfortable and last forever.  Loved them so much, that I asked for a brown pair, which I got Christmas 2010.  I will never go without Dansko shoes again.

Teena, Urology - RN, Conway Urology November 30, 2011 10:21 PM
Conway AR

I bought my first pair of painted Dansko's as a Med Tech back 6 years ago, now I am to my first pair of WHITE ones for nursing school... I graduate in May 2012 and can't wait to be able to further my shoe collection when I can wear something other than whites!!!

Amanda, Student - Student, Niagara County Community College November 30, 2011 10:00 PM
Tonawanda NY

I am aware of Dansko reputation and quality, however, I do not have a pair. I would love for this to be my introduction to owning Dansko clogs

Monica McGowan, NP - Lead Mid-Level Provider, Corrections November 30, 2011 7:24 PM
Decatur GA

I started wearing Dansko shoes while in nursing school because they looked professional. I did not know how well they would work with my high arches. I started my career in geriatric nursing standing on my feet long hours. I thought I would change my shoes which I found to be a mistake. My feet started hurting esp. into my rt heel and arch. I changed back to my dansko pair and my foot magically healed itself. I have been wearing them and think they are wonderful for work or to wear outside of work as well. They are warm in the winter months and I think they look awesome with jeans as well. Now that I can wear any color/style and  still be slip resistant, I have the best of both world's.

Felisha, Hospice Travel Nurse - Crisis Care LPN, Hospice Care of SC November 30, 2011 6:56 PM
Spartanburg SC

I started wearing these 12 years ago after back surgery, I bought them at an equine supply store (I am an avid horse person) and danskos are REALLY Big in the horse world as well!  I can honestly say that my back, feet and legs do not hurt after 12 hour shifts in the hospital. Danskos are the only shoe I wear to work!  No one wants to believe me at work!  Time will take a toll on their bodies not mine thanks to Dansko!!!!!

sharon, Pediatrics - RN , GBRH November 30, 2011 6:19 PM
Great Bend KS

After being a nurse for over 30 years, my feet have taken a beating.  I had not taken care of my feet as I should have.  I began to feel that my arch was falling.  I even developed a heel spur.  You talk about pain, you can't take a step without feeling a knife stabbing in your foot.  I went to see a Podriatrist and bought custom inserts.  They don't work by the way.  Then one day, our hospital had a fundraiser through the Volunteers with uniforms and quality footwear for sale.  In the past,I purchased athletic footwear.  Here, I saw my first pair of Dansco's.  After a couple of weeks of wearing the Dansco shoes, the heel spur gave me less and less trouble.  I no longer have the tired, painful feet I used to have, and I don't have trouble with heel spurs.  I'll end with this...Try it, you'll like it!  

Vici, Wound Ostomy Continence - WOCN, Iredell Memorial Hospial November 30, 2011 5:33 PM
Statesville NC

I love them!!! I want a pair!!!

LaTonya, Nursing School - Student, ECC November 30, 2011 5:23 PM
Winterville NC

I was a dancer, and for 20 years wore toe shoes four to five hours a day, five to six days per week.  I had no foot pain.  Then I became a nurse and I developed a bone spur since I was wearing regular excercise shoes.  The quick walking on hard concrete and the sudden stopping to and fro in a regular shift caused me to lose a toe nail! I was working in the Ortho floor, when the surgical nurses transfered a patient, they were wearing Dankos.  I asked about the shoes and they raved.  Well, I bought my first pair, and haven't looked back.  I own six pairs, four for work and two for running around ...they are fabulous. Oh...and no more foot problems, even after four twelve hour shifts.

Michelle, Geriatrics - Charge RN November 30, 2011 5:16 PM
Westlake OH

When I started nursing in 2003, I wore light weight clogs for my first year. My ankles became extremely sore and it looked like I might have to give up working as a staff nurse before I way before I had a desire to. I loved my job! A co-worker suggested that I try Dansko shoes. Today, I wear nothing but Dansko in my work life and my home life. Dansko shoes saved my career! Thank you.

Laura Schnarr, critical care - RN, Pennsylvania Hospital November 30, 2011 4:04 PM
Philadelphia PA

I bought my first pair of white Professional Danskos in nursing school.  I came to fully appreciate them after a bedpan placed on the floor...well, I'll spare you the details.  I love that they are fluid resistant.  I love the look, the feel and the protection.  Haven't worn anything else since.  I have also turned on my non-nursing family members to them.  Can't beat the comfort.

Gail, Nursing - RN, SMMC November 30, 2011 11:19 AM
Biddeford ME

I can't tell you when I bought my first pair of Dansko shoes because I have been weaing them for so long. I cannot wear anything else. I wear the professional clog for work in the hospital and everyday but I have also bought the shoe that looks like a tennis shoe and heels. Love them!

Kathy, Respiratory Care - Clinical Specialist, UM - Mott Children's Hosp. November 30, 2011 11:07 AM
Ann Arbor MI

I bought my first pair of Dansko's (white) in 2000 from the local uniform shop.  I was working 12 hour shifts in the special care units. I had wanted a pair for quite a while but had been unable to afford them.  So, I happily went to work that night with my new shoes.  I was not so happy by the end of my shift.  The shoes had left bruising across the tops of both feet.  I barely finished the shift and I hobbled home.  

So, I promptly took the shoes back to the shop to return them because I could barely wear any shoes at that time.  The owner would not refund because I had worn the shoes.  I was very upset by this so I found the number for Dansko and called.  The company was amazing.  They not only sent me the postage to mail the shoes back to them, but they found a pair of danskos that I could wear.  The new white shoes had elastic on each side of the instep that allowed for easier walking and no bruising.  

I have bought other danskos since that time that are the usual style without the problem of bruising.  It is all in the fit.  I have tried other nursing shoe brands and they do not stand the test of time on your feet that a dansko does.  I do not even try other brands now.  

My current favorites are the tooled brown shoes out of the 5 pairs I own, but I have my eye on the new red/black shoes. I wear danskos every day and have very happy feet.  Thank you Dansko for a great shoe and great customer service.

Robin Wellington, Ambulatory Care - BSN RNC CLNC, MMC November 30, 2011 10:52 AM
Portland ME

I bought my first pair of Danskos (navy professional) when I was a CNA working my way through Nursing school.  Almost all the RNs wore them in the CICU where I worked and said how comfortable they were, and they were right!  I had to scrape together the money to buy a white pair for my Nursing school uniform a few months later: I had foot surgery and was stuck in a walking cast for 6 weeks, and Danskos were the only shoe the same height as the cast that didn't make me feel like I was climbing a step every time I walked.  Both pairs are 8 years old and I still wear them, and now that I'm an RN I have 6 other pairs.  Since that foot surgery I've had one other; Danskos are one of only two brands of shoes I can wear without foot pain, and the Danskos are by far the best!

Heather McCloy, Oncology/Cardiology - RN, BSN, Charles George VA Medical Center November 30, 2011 10:40 AM
Asheville NC

I LOVE my Dansko's - I bought my first pair 6 years ago.  Dansko's are the best !! My feet do not hurt after wearing them all day at work or play.  It's a way of life for my feet, I have a high instep and these shoes are perfect for that.  I have 2 pair of white and 1 pair of brown.  I wear my brown ones on an every day basis sometimes to work but, many times after work.  I am planning on buying a new pair of heels I just need to decide on which one - there are so many to pick from.

Dansko's are the best shoes I have ever owned - working in both the hospital and outpatient doesn't matter your legs and feet will love them !!

Cynthia, Pediatric Cardiology - RN,BSN, Mayo Clinic - Rochester November 30, 2011 10:11 AM
Rochester MN

I purchased my first pair in 2002 (teal) when we went to mandatory one color uniforms and my last pair in 2009 (pink breast cancer awareness).  I still wear them both faithfully.

Timbolin, Emergency Dept. - NP, Ottawa Regional Hospital & Medical Center November 30, 2011 10:07 AM
Ottawa IL

My Dansko's are the best!  I still have my first pair from 4 years ago and they are my feet's favorites.  Black leather clogs that have seen those years of wear.  I found them from a stewardess and she swore by them!  My feet never hurt after those 13 hr shifts.  They are so wonderful, I have added brown suede, black patent, and cordovan to my nonwork wardrobe.  I wouldn't wear anything else!  Keep 'em coming!!!

Christine , Emergency - Nurse Practitioner, St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta November 30, 2011 9:53 AM
Atlanta GA

HI, I saw one of the OR doctors wearing them, this was 18 years ago. I asked them if they were comfortable, he stated "best shoe I ever had and I would not wear anything else, you should try them." 18 years ago you only had your basic leather in colors of blue, black & brown. I bought the blue pair first Loved them. Dansko makes great shoes, my feet didn't hurt at all at the end of some of my 16 hour days. Then I bought the Blue pair same thing wonderful shoe, when your feet and legs hurt you just don't know what to do & you need to change into a different pair of shoes, but the damage is already done. But, with Dansko shoes, I can honestly say that they are the best. I would never buy any other brand, and I have bought white shoes from another popular company and my feet & legs killed at the end of the day. I just threw out both of my original pairs of the blue and black clog. I had always put leather cleaner on them and sprayed them. They still looked pretty good for being 18 years old. The only reason I got rid of them was because I was sick of wearing the same colors. I have now bought 3 new beautiful pairs of different clogs from your company. I think they are fun and funky and I even get comments from the patients on how much they like my shoes. I own the patent leather black, patent leather leopard, & a pair of leopard with hair all over them(these are really great- ( MD bought them for me).  She said these are totally you. I love all the new patterns that you have and I do wish that I could buy lots more, but I can't. I believe in your company and you make a great shoe that carries my feet and legs for some 16 hour days. Love Them, Love them, The price's are high, but you get years and years out of 1 pair of clogs. I am totally honest about having those shoes for 18 years and they looked fine by the 18th year, But like I said I just got sick them and threw them away. If you take care of them with leather cleaner and spray them with waterproofer you to will have years of enjoyment with your shoes and they will look gently used by year 18.

Thank you Dansko,



Im on my 4th pair! 10 years of 12hour shifts with perfect balance.

Patricia Brinkmann, Ccu - Rn, Kaiser Permanente November 30, 2011 9:06 AM
Hayward CA

I've been in nursing for over 30 years and suffered a severe back injury in 2003. These shoes have saved my career. I can still stand, walk and spend 12-14 hrs a day on my feet working on a busy ambulatory surgery unit with little or minimal pain. They've helped so much that I also wear them when not on the job! Thanks Dansko!!

Carla, , RN LRMC November 30, 2011 9:04 AM
Lakeland FL

I saw my first pair of Danskos in1972, my high school German teacher wore them to class each day. I adored them, but could not get them in Richmond, VA  at that time. After graduation in 1974, I moved to Northern VA and was thrilled to find them! I worked in hospitality for years & wore them, that was years before I became a nurse and I'm still wearing them every day!

Cynthia, Corrections - RN, Professional Nurses, Inc November 30, 2011 8:55 AM
Richmond VA

I got my Dansko's about 6weeks ago. They are very comfortable. I do the 10 hour shift and they carry me through with no problems. I also get lots of compliments on them, with people asking me where to buy them. I would recommend them to anyone, who is on their feet all day long.

Ana Ortiz, OR - RN, Montefiore Medical Center November 30, 2011 8:43 AM
Bronx NY

I first bought my first pair of dansko's when I got a job as a patient care associate, that was 6 years ago. I soon realized that wearing sneakers to work was torture to my feet. I noticed a lot of the nurses wore dansko's . One of the nurses I was friendly with promised how comfortable they were, so I bought a pair.  After buying the pair, I haven't wore anything but dansko's to work. When I finally became a nurse, of course I continued to wear dansko's.  Last year I bought my second pair .  I got bored of my black ones, and I thought it was time to treat myself to a funky new pair. Currently my crazy daisies the vegan pair are my way of life.  They support me those long nights delivering babies.

Estivaliz, L&D - RN November 30, 2011 8:43 AM
Bridgeport CT

I first bought a brown pair of Dansko about 5 yrs ago.  They do not wear good to me at all.  When I wear them to work, my back kills me at the end of the day.  I do have a black pair of Dansko, also.  Same way with them- kills my back.

Brenda Davis, SDS - RN, Wilson November 30, 2011 8:38 AM
Wilson NC

Honestly I wanted a pair of Dansko's when I first started working in the OR. A majority of the nurses and other staff had them and I wanted a pair so badly. But, they are expensive so it took a while and I actually bought them online. I bought the pair with the open back and the strap. They have not been worn long and somehow the strap came completely off of the buckle. I have not worn them since and am quite disappointed they already fell apart after minimal wear but up until then I liked how they looked, felt, and held up to working in the busy hospital atmosphere.  I have not worn mine since the buckle came off and I have no idea how to fix them. I was actually considering contacting Dansko. These shoes are supposed to be made to last and at about $95 they should not come apart for no reason.

Janie, Radiology & Lab - RT(R) & Lab Tech, Hospital November 29, 2011 10:59 PM

I am on my second pair of Dansko's. I bought a lilac pair about 10 years ago... they lasted about 2 years before they were so worn that I could only be seen in them around the house. I needed a pair of shoes that I could wear with pants and skirts, were comfortable for driving, standing. My second pair has been re-heeled twice and will soon need to be done again. Not only do I wear them to run to the train and at work, I put them on every Wednesday night when I make bread so that I am tall enough to comfortably knead the dough on my kitchen counter! Thank you, Dansko!

Ellen , Occupational Therapy - OTR/L, Devon Manor November 29, 2011 10:42 PM
Devon PA

Wow, after all of those great comments I can't wait to get my first pair. Asking Santa for a pair.

Robin , OT - COTA, School & Facility November 29, 2011 8:40 PM
Bronx NY

Oh my word!  The first Dansko clog I ever had were when I was about 14 from a store in Bryn Mawr, PA in the 1970's!  I have been wearing them ever since!  Well not the same pair, but the some brand!

Jennifer November 29, 2011 6:37 PM

I bought my first pair of Dansko shoes before I headed off to my first clinical. After years of abuse to my back from gymnastics, rock climbing and dancing, I needed a solid base of support that would help me last through 10 hour days! My Dansko shoes provided the type of support I needed to decrease lower back pain and are great in the hospital and pediatric setting! As I'm about to enter the healthcare field full-time, I look forward to more days and more pairs of Danskos!

Kalia, Occupational Therapy - OTS, St. Luke's-Elks Children's Hospital November 29, 2011 3:32 PM
Meridian ID

2 years ago I bought my first pair of Danskos, that was the best shoe I've ever wore.

jian, sub-acute - RRT, Farmington Health Care Center November 29, 2011 2:55 PM
34225 Grand River Ave. Farmington, MI

I was fresh out of nursing school, when my mom bought me my first pair of Dansko shoes 6 years ago.  They were the patent black leather kind and were the perfect fit right out of the box. I work in a very busy Med-Surg floor, often doing 13-14 hour shifts.  I wear these shoes every shift because they are very comfortable and can handle anything that I go through during my shift.  They are very durable, but now are faded with the heels worn down. However, they are so comfortable that I have not dared to buy any other shoe! I love my Dansko's very much and have recommened them to many fellow nurses. They can certainly handle the rigorous shift of a med-surg nurse!

Danielle Lungren, , RN Kaweah Delta Medical Center November 29, 2011 2:39 PM
Visalia CA

We all know as a NP student that when you are doing clinicals, the students stands while the provider sits, so i had terrible foot pain and was told that danskos were very worth the $$ and were great shoes to be in all day.  I bought my first pair and will never go back. they are so comfy, my feet NEVER ache in them, and now that i'm graduated and a NP i wear them to work and encourage the nurses to get them as well.  They are super stylish and well worth the $$ spent!

amanda, Occ Health - NP, Clinic November 29, 2011 12:14 PM
OMaha NE

After hearing all of my co-workers rave about how comfortable Danskos were I bought a used pair from eBay for $20 because I couldn't afford to buy a pair for full price and they not be the right fit. I have a very hard time finding shoes that fit and fit right and are comfortable. When my Danskos finally arrived I couldn't stop wearing them - I ordered a new pair to replace the used ones and that is all I have owned since for the last five years. They are the most comfortable and durable shoe ever! Thank you Dansko - signed my comfortable feet!

Kathryn, Cath Lab - RT(R)(CV), Maui Memorial Medical Center November 29, 2011 11:59 AM
Wailuku HI

10 years ago when i tried on a friends pair. I went out and bought my own!

julie, respiratory - Respiratory therapist, advocate hope children's hospital November 29, 2011 10:30 AM
oak lawn

After surgery on one of my feet ten years ago, my podiatrist told me to get a sturdy pair of shoes to use during my recovery. I had just spent $70.00 on some cute little things, which he immediately poo-pooed. I came back with my first pair of Dansko's and he told me they were the best shoes he'd ever seen. He was amazed that he didn't have to make any orthotics or adjustments. I own 5 pairs of Dansko's now and am having to replace them since they are the only shoes I wear now. They look good casually and I love the look with a skirt! The best shoe I've ever worn.

Patti, Primary Care - Nurse Practitioner, Free clinic November 29, 2011 9:36 AM
Winston-Salem NC

My best friend wears Dansko shoes for work and every day too.  She swears they're the most comfortable shoe you can buy.  I'd love to try a pair!

Denise November 29, 2011 9:20 AM

I absolutely love my Dansko clogs!!  I took a long time to finally try them, but now they are at the top of my list.  

Tammy Freeze, Respiratory - Director, Stones River Hospital November 29, 2011 9:08 AM
Woodbury TN

So when I graduated from nursing school in 2004, I asked for my Littman stethescope and my black stapled Dansko clogs, the things that would complete my look as an official RN. What I soon came to realize was that not only did I wear Danskos to work, but I wore them pretty much daily with my jeans. They are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned! I still where Dansko clogs just about daily. The maryjanes in black are my favorite pair. I would love to rock the limited editions in brown!! Size 40  my feet beg please and thank you!!

Lindsey, Nursing - Public Health Nurse November 28, 2011 9:18 PM
Amelia VA

My feet used to ache after a hard night at the hospital. When I bought my first Dansko clog, 5 yrs ago, I felt like I was walking on air! I have never used another clog!

nicole blakley, Medsurg - RN, North Hills Hospital November 28, 2011 4:21 AM
Fort Worth TX

It was probably 15 years ago when I bought my first pair. They are long-lasting and so comfortable! Even with arthritic knees,  I don't even think about working long hours on concrete floors. That's something!

Margaret, Gerontology - NP November 27, 2011 10:26 PM
Tyler TX

I bought my first pair during graduate school and this pair of clogs has participated in over 1000 births.  They are still going strong!

Carol, OB/GYN - CNM, WHNP, US ARMY November 27, 2011 6:36 PM
Falls Church VA

My first pair was the original stapled black, open-back with the adjustable strap purchased in 2000 while on a "break" during my 30-yr MT career. They saved my feet while cooking at home and have continued with me as I returned to the laboratory field - now I don't leave home without them.

Delia, MT(ASCP) November 27, 2011 3:04 PM

Dansko clogs are so comfortable the entire 12hr shift. The colors are Great!!!!! I even have 2 pairs that I wear out of work...Dansko has Great quality and customer service...I recommend them 100%.

Filippa, NICU - RN, RWJUH November 26, 2011 2:36 PM
New Brunswick NJ

I've been a nurse for at least 30 years and worn danskos for at least most of it. I used my entire paycheck to get my first pair and have never gone back. I wear them with everything now and have a closet full. I Love Them.

Cathie Quinn, Nursing - Rn, Hospice November 26, 2011 9:19 AM
Greenville SC

I bought my first pair of Dansko clogs about 10 years ago. I am on my feet all day as a Physical Therapist.These shoes are like heaven!! I constantly take my shoes off during the day to show my patients what a firm heel counter and good arch support these shoes have. So, not only do I use my shoes for great support but as an educational tool all day!

Mary, Physical Therapy - Physical Therapy, Outpatient Hospital Setting November 25, 2011 8:04 PM
Taunton MA

I was able to buy my first pair of Dansko's about 7 years ago. I was currently working as an aide at a nursing home. I found that my feet hurt terribly after working 16 hours, pulling and lifting patients. Once I was able to get a pair, I was ecstatic. I have been wearing these shoes ever since. I have recently graduated from Nursing School and these shoes have saved my feet, back and whole body. Thank you for dong what you do because it allows me to do what I do.  

Jacqueline, Rehabiliation - RN, Spalding November 25, 2011 6:13 PM
Denver CO

I got my first set of Dansko's  8 years ago. Being on my feet and doing lifting while providing nursing care caused me to search for a shoe that would provide me with excellent support.  After getting used to them, I was glad I got them! They provided the support I needed and looked great too!

Larrina, RN November 25, 2011 12:54 PM

Bought the first pair 12 years ago this week!  The arch support is amazing - actually realigned my stance.  I always wore down the outer edge of both heels on other shoes - not the Danskos!  Sadly, I am retiring the first owned pair - not because of the shoe - but because of my new puppy - he loves them as much as I do!  (chew-chew)  I have severe arthritis in my knees and hips and the Danskos actually help with alignment so I have been able to delay surgery.  I tell EVERYONE about them, and bought my niece a pair when she graduated from nursing school.

Kathleen`, Assisted Living - Director of Operations, Heritage Properties November 25, 2011 10:24 AM
Grand Haven MI

I purchased my first pair of Danskos 13 years ago when my daughter was 6 weeks old. We were taking a long weekend in Sisters Oregon with grandparents and I was taking a (well-deserved) break from my daughter's colic! While browsing around town, I stumbled upon Sundance Shoes. I had loved clogs for many years and was thrilled to find some back on the market. The moment I put them on, I was sold! They were so comfortable. I have added  more pairs to my collection over the years yet still have the original pair. They are a bit worse for wear but intact!

Elizabeth Griffin, FNP, FNP November 24, 2011 10:03 AM
Salem OR

I remember when I first spyed Dansko foorwear.  On the feet of surgeons way back in the 70's!  At least where I was employed only this elite wore them.  It didn't really matter as I could not afford a pair.  Actually, I have never owned a pair.  I am starting a new career as an FNP in a week and think it is high time I gave my feet a break.... just buy a pair already!

Maureen Flanagan, Internal Med/Gastroenterology - FNP, private practice November 23, 2011 6:07 PM
Bridgeport CT

I received my 1st pair of Danskos last year as a Christmas present.  I have been a nurse for 8 years and for 8 years I have coveted any nurses foot that donned the glorious clogs.  I never purchased a pair for myself because I am a single mother of two expensive teenaged girls and I always treat them before treating myself.  I put Danskos on my Christmas two years in a row and last year my sister suprised me with my heavenly oiled leather Dansko Professionals and I haven't taken them off since.  Since I have been wearing my Danskos, I no longer suffer from the back pain I endured working 12-16 hour shifts.  I will wear this pair until they fall off of my feet.  I have recommened Danskos to any and everyone.  Danskos are a treat to be had by all!

Koren, Psych - RN, Central Regional Hospital November 23, 2011 5:28 PM
Morrisville NC

what a great idea for celebrating 20th year anniversary for Dansko's!  I love the professional clog, it wears so well and looks so good!  For all of us professionals there is nothing better than the comfort of Dansko's! Appreciate the products.

Raquel Rothe, Sleep Medicine - Owner/President, Sleep EZ Diagnostic Center, Inc. November 23, 2011 2:58 PM
Salem VA

I bought  my first pair of clogs over 30 years ago when they were in style, then found Dansko! It is the only brand I will buy now. Clogs went out of style and I still wore my Danskos. They are comfortable, enabling me to be fine after all day on my feet at work.   Happy 20 years!

Lauren, HEM/ONC - APRN, office November 23, 2011 2:25 PM
Stamford CT

Everyone said how comfortable they were, so I had to try some myself! Wear them practically everyday!

Shannon November 23, 2011 1:07 PM
boone NC

I only wear Danskos now!! My first Dansko purchase came after spending many days in Intensive Care with a family member six years ago. The primary nurse for my loved one wore bright red pantent leather Dansko clogs with her hospital-issue, plain, blue scrubs. Her shoes added a flare, that mimiced her personality, adding a bright, personal spot to a very tough time. I have since invested in many Dansko shoes from sandals to my "work" clogs. My patent leather leopard clogs draw many comments and have been an ice-breaker for some of my patients. Thanks!!

De , Physical Therapist November 23, 2011 11:49 AM
Wheat Ridge CO

I bought my first pair of Danskos 4 years ago.  I know own several pairs and I am constantly looking for new ones...I  absolutely love them... I tell all of my friends about how great they are.  I love them so much I went on line and found dress shoes from Dansko's and I wear them to church and to meetings at work.  They are the only pair of dress shoes that I own that do not hurt my feet and I can wear them 10 + hours.  My Dansko's are the best investment I have ever made for my feet and legs...

Andrea, Radiation Therapist - Radiation Therapist, Meritus Medical Center November 23, 2011 11:26 AM

I bought my first pair of Dansko's 9 years ago and have not been able to keep them off my feet. I currently own several pairs and wear them for all occasions. I especially love wearing them at work because my feet don't get sore and I have much more energy at the end of a work day when I wear my Dansko shoes.  An added bonus is that I get compliments on them all the time too! I also applaud Danskos because they last forever.

Mary, Women's Health - NP , Health Dept November 23, 2011 11:06 AM
Sandpoint ID

Summer 2005, recently graduated from PT school.

I was out shopping with my mom when we came across a Dansko retailer. I knew I wanted a pair; I had wanted one since starting grad school, but couldn't afford it. All I ever heard was how comfortable they were, as well as durable. My fellowship at a University Hospital was starting in a few weeks, and I decided it was time for me to own some Dansko's. My first pair: giraffe print clogs -- they were a bigger hit with the adults at my clinic than the kids :)

I've had 2 more pairs since then; I choose to keep buying Dansko's because the rumors are true. They ARE durable, and they ARE comfortable. Plus, the fun designs don't hurt either :)

Kelsi, Pediatrics - Physical Therapist November 23, 2011 10:56 AM
Phoenix-Metro Area AZ

I must have bought my first pair when they first came out, although I did not know they were new.  I just remember a collegue wearing a pair.  I liked the way they looked and she loved them.  I do not recall ever hearing her complaining about her feet hurting after 12 hours, so decided to buy a pair.  They were instantly comfortable.

Patsy Harger, Nursing - CCRN, Oak Valley November 23, 2011 10:13 AM
Oakdale CA

I have been wearing Danskos for over 10 years. Bought some other shoes in between but always prefer tho wear my Danskos. Developed a plantar faciitis from wearing a different shoe for a month and went back to my Danskos which helped alleviate my symptoms. Great shoes. I always recommend these shoes to anu nurse and to anybody who has to be on thier feet for thier job.

Marita, Family practice - RN, BSN, FNP-S November 23, 2011 8:51 AM
San Antonio TX

I've been wearing Air Walks for 5 years and my feet have been starting to hurt.  Tried on a pair of Danskos and at first felt them rubbing on my heel.  Went back and the Danscko rep gave me a better fitting shoe.  I've been wearing my Danskos ever since and now my feet are feeling great!  I've only had them a week.  Bought them 11/18/11.

Becky Pedler, Pediatric - RN, Primary Children's Medical Center November 23, 2011 8:48 AM
Salt Lake City UT

I was training for an Ironman and was also on my feet all day in a laboratory.  You can just imagine how sore they were by the time I went to bed.  I went to a uniform store and the manager recommended these to me and to this day I credit my Danskos for getting me to8 my first Ironman finish.  I often get asked at work how I did all that and worked full time and I always point to my shoes. I have converted about five fellow workers so far.  Thank you Dansko!

Terri Rogers, Medical - Lab Manager, Oncology center November 23, 2011 8:45 AM
Syracuse NY

Developed neuroma in foot and purchased shoes 4 years ago at that time.  Outstanding comfort and thus far no major interventions necessary.  Foot pain lessened and these are my main shoes for everyday wear.

Susan, Pain Mgmt - FNP, Solo Practice November 23, 2011 8:26 AM
Columbia MO

For years I never bothered to try Danksos..until I started working in manufacturing plants and warehouses and needed better support to walk on the concrete floors. A friend suggested I try them, and when I saw all the cool color options, I figured they were cute. When I tried them out and walked for the first time in a dansko, that was it, I threw out the other shoes in my closet. Dansko became my true love.

liz, physical therapy - industrial physical therapist, consultant November 23, 2011 8:11 AM
syracusen NY

bought my first pair over a year ago, and haven't worn much of anything else to work. Love my Danskos!

June November 23, 2011 7:40 AM

My first pair were the white mary jane style I bought for nursing school. I fell in love with them and now after 8 years I haven't gone back. I am working on my fourth pair the Grey Prisim ones. I couldn't imagine wearing anything else.

Crystal, Neuro ICU - RN, UVA November 22, 2011 9:49 PM

I love my Danskos and wouldn't trade them for anything.  I love all the new styles so I can even wear Danskos when I'm not working.

Patricia, Infusion - RN November 22, 2011 8:32 PM
Virginia Beach VA

I bought my first pair of Dansko's after my white nursing birkenstocks were way over due for replacement.  I wasnt so sure about switching to the Dansko, and wasnt convinced they would be more comfortable than my Birkenstock.  But after purchasing my first pair I was sold, and have never looked once at another shoe for work.  I wear nothing but my Dansko's at work and away from work.  I am on my third pair in about 8 years.  Amazing that the shoes last that long with wearing them all day every day.

Debbie, Long-Term Care - Director of Nursing, Cristwood Nursing and Rehab Center November 22, 2011 7:28 PM
Shoreline WA


ginnie tackus, home helth - rn November 22, 2011 5:13 PM
tampa FL

I bought my first pair 2 months ago, not long after I started school.  I needed white shoes for clinicals and everyone I know talked about how great Dansko's are, so I figured if I was going to be buying new shoes, I might as well get good ones.  I was a little worried about buying shoes I couldn't try on first, since the few stores that carry them around my area only had the regular widths and I have wide feet, but I figured it was worth a try.  It was definitely worth it.  The wide width is a perfect fit and the shoes are indeed fabulous!  Once I got them, I wanted to wear them all the time, but I can't, since I have to keep them white for clinicals.   :-)   Now I want to buy other pairs just to wear, but there are so many cute ones, I'm not sure which ones I want next...

Samantha , SPN November 22, 2011 4:57 PM
Pittsburg KS

I've heard alot of good things about Danskos (and also some not so good). I decided to buy my first pair when I saw and fell in love with the Grey Prism. I ended up going to the outlet after a recommendation from a friend and although I didn't find the Grey Prism in my size, I ended up with 2 PAIR!!

I have the Black Tiger's Eye and Reg Eelskin. I am currently having a LOVE AFFAIR with the 20th Anniv pair...I LOVE THESE SHOES!!!! lol

Shavonne, RN November 22, 2011 4:18 PM

I actually have never owned a pair but after reading all these comments will be looking for them at Copy's Uniform store. I am getting ready to graduate from Nursing school in December and I will be working 12 hour shifts so I definitely need a good pair of shoes!

Ruth, , LPN VA Medical Center November 22, 2011 4:07 PM
West Palm Beach FL

I purchased my first pair of Dansko's in my last semester of nursing school when I began working 12 hour shifts. I bought them on recommendation of a friend who had been a nurse for a while. After wearing them a few times I realized there was no going back to any other shoe. They were by far one of the best purchases I have ever made and I sing their praises all the time to anyone looking for a new pair of shoes!  

Shira Gordon, School Nursing - RN November 22, 2011 3:51 PM
Brooklyn NY

My dad bought me my first pair of Danskos when I graduated nursing school. My mental image of a nurse was always wearing Danskos. I've been wearing my first pair for 3 years and they are holding up strong and very comfortable. I could sure use afresh pair though!

San Diego, CA

Aly, ICU - RN, Scripps Green November 22, 2011 3:50 PM
La Jolla CA

When I started working as a respiratory therapist I was wearing regular tennis shoes. I was working the 12 hour shifts in a very busy NICU where we were on our feet the whole day! My legs and feet were getting so sore when someone told me about Danskos. I purchased my first pair at the student book store the next day and haven't had a leg problem since! I have owned 4 pairs now and love them everyday!

Shannon Poling, Respiratory Therapy - Clinical Specialist, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center November 22, 2011 2:17 PM
Bel Air MD

I bought my first pair of Danskos about two months ago.  I loved them so much I bought another pair a few days later.  Now I have a black pair and a brown pair.  Last month I work a 12 hr shift (12p-12:30a) on Thursday and a 16 hr shift (8a-12:30a) Friday and a 8 hr shift (8a-4p) on Saturday.  Well by the time Saturday had come I was popped, keep in mind I am not a morning person.  That morning I stayed in bed a long as I can until it was time to go to work.   I usually give myself about 45 mins to get to work but that morning I only gave myself 30 mins, when that clock struck 30 I dragged myself to the garage with my eyes barley open I slipped my shoes on jump into the car and went to work.  2 hr into work I was walking around with a cart and happen to catch a glimpse on my right danskos.  I couldn't believe myself, I was actually a little mad at myself because I had plan on wearing my black pair of danskos becuae I had a dinner to go to right after to work and I figured if I had my black pair of danskos I could have worn it to dinner.  I figured I will just have to go grab something brown to match my brown danskos durning lunch.  Well it wasn't until a few steps later when I happen to catch a glimpse of the left danskos which was black.  I didn't even think to check my the other side because it never crossed my mind that I couuld be wearing two different color shoes.  I just happen to catch a glimpse of it.  I really couldn't believe myself.  I thought it was all a dream.  I couldn't possibly be wearing a black dansko on my left side and a brown dansko on my right, but it wasn't a dream and it was real.  I went from being mad to laughing my head of at myself.  No on notice either and I had to out myself.  Everyone had a good laugh about it and started telling me about their shoe stories or of someone else's shoes stories.  I really couldn't believe myself.  So that my store of my first and second pair of danskos.

Nai, Orthopedics/Emergency - Orthopedic/Emergency Room Technician November 22, 2011 2:17 PM
Fremont CA

Believe it or not, I bought my very first pair of Dansko's October 14, 2011 while at a conference in Austin, Texas.  This was the first time I found them in MY size to try on.   Had always admired them and listened to how people who wore them expounded on how great they felt.  I put them on, boxed up my old shoes and I've never looked back.

Michelle, OB/GYN - WHNP, SEARHC/CHAT-C November 22, 2011 1:16 PM
Sitka AK

I started by wearing Bastads,over 30 years ago. When they became hard to find I needed a replacement and was glad I found Danskos! They are more comfortable and more slip resistant for the long hours we are sometimes mandated to cover. I wear them as casual wear as well and when answering fire calls at any hour at our volunteer station( Lower Southampton Station 6) they are the perfect shoe to get out of fast when getting into my bunker gear to respond to community fires. I am also a member of our Swiftwater Rescue and Dive Rescue Teams and I dont need to tell you what an advantage they are when I am into and out of many changes of gear, sometimes several times an hour! Mark Steinmuller

M. Steinmuller, nurse/firefighter November 22, 2011 1:11 PM
trevose PA

I bought my first pair of Dansko shoes in 2001. I was a struggling single mom making her way through an LPN to RN bridge program when I decided to buy my first pair... Haven't worn any other nursing shoe since! Love my Dansko's <3

Amanda Lucier, emergency nursing - Registered Nurse, Morton Hospital November 22, 2011 12:58 PM
Taunton MA

I just recently bought my first pair of Danskos.  It was love at first sight with the plaid melon vedas, unique, classic, and comfortable.  I can see myself going for miles with these.

Susan, ER - RN, JCMC November 22, 2011 11:44 AM
Jersey City NJ

I have 2 sets of danskos that I work in and love. They last forever. I bought a pair for my sister who is a flight attendant and she wears hers while working also. Crossing my fingers trying to win this pair. =)

Kathy, School Nurse - RN, PHN, BSN, M.Ed, SAUSD November 22, 2011 11:34 AM
Anaheim CA

Love my dansko's.  Wear them everyday.  I have several pairs in many colors and styles.  My sister-in-law who is a cosmetologist told me how great they are.  

Deb, nursing - Clinical Informatic Supervisor, Hospital November 22, 2011 11:27 AM
Mason City IA

My feet are thankful for Dansko clogs!  After a 10 hour shift on the move constantly juggling the needs of patient, doctors, families and my staff,  I am always thankful that I took the time and invested in quality footwear that stays with me on the job.  My feet never complain and at the end of a long day I can appreciate my shiny Dansko clogs for all they do to keep my feet happy.

Deborah Sanguinetti, RN, Hospice/Palliative Care - Hospice Clinical Specialist, CVHHH November 22, 2011 11:03 AM
Berlin VT

I have worn Dansko for at least 15 years and do not see me changing. I was working in ICU and have a lot of back and leg discomfort at the end of my shift. A lot of  the cath lab Doctor wore Dansko so I decided to try them. At time I have tried some different band but always go back to Danskos. I have even gotten about 6 of the Nurses I work with to wear them. As far as I know they have all been happy that they have changed. I also wear them in my every day life. I love them when I fly. I can kick them off on long flights and they are great to walk in.  

GALE OCONNOR, Surgery - RN, Ambulatory November 22, 2011 10:40 AM
Albany NY

I bought my first pair of Dansko around 1990, I still wear them at work and when ever I no I'm going to be on my feet for look periods of time.  They last forever.

Jeanette Van Bockel, Sub-acute - Nurse manger, KDHCD November 22, 2011 10:35 AM
Visalia CA

I  wear my danskos 5 days a week . I'm on my feet for 8 hours a day. I will get a pair to wear when not at work. I also,  like the look of the new boots

jan scahill, PACU - rn, Advocate Christ Hospital November 22, 2011 10:19 AM
Oak Lawn IL

I have 2 pairs of Dansko's. I purchased my first pair, the basic black ones, 4 years ago. On Easter Sunday 2010 I had a very strange accident.  I was standing in the driveway, as my husband pulled in to park I noticed he had a dent on the hood of the truck.  As I was pointing it out he ran my foot over.  He actually stopped on top of my foot and then backed up! Immediately my foot had bruising and swelling, I was evaluated with x-ray and luckily had NO broken bones or other serious injury.  I was wearing my Dansko's!  My husband drives a 4 wheel drive pick up, not a small vehicle.  

Lori , nursing November 22, 2011 9:46 AM
Green Bay WI

As an NP who works in schools, you know there's a lot of walking between classrooms, offices, and departments.  I needed a pair of shoes that could stand up to the hard terrazo floors.  I bought my first two pairs of Danskos in 1995, black and brown, and after 15 years, the black pair wore out from heavy use, however the brown pair is still in service.  I replaced the black pair last year and they are my absolute favorite shoe.  Recently I got my sister turned onto the color, styles, and comfort of these wonderful shoes, she now has 2 pairs and she works in executive office.  Style, comfort, durability, make these shoes a great investment for your foot health.  I highly recommend them to anyone.  Thank you Dansko!  

Evon , Nurse Practitioner - Coordinator of School Health , OUBOCES November 22, 2011 9:41 AM
Goshen NY

I love my Breast Ca awareness Dansko's. They have given total pain relief from fascitis and sciatica/3 bulging lumbar-sacral disc. Not only is it comfort, but they always bring conversation on Breast Ca and education. Added bonus they are fabulously cute !! Complements when I wear them all the time. Thank you and congratulations on your anniversary ;)

Erin, hospice/palliative care/primary care - RN, CHPN, AGNP student November 22, 2011 9:16 AM
San Antonio TX

I use to wear clogs all the time as a teenager and young adult and always enjoyed their comfort. However, I recently bought a pair of black Danskos for work and I love them. They are so comfortable!!! I will continue to wear them until I retire. Thanks Dansko for making such a great shoe for nurses!

Ann Auld, Pediatrics - RN, Elmhurst Hospital November 22, 2011 9:13 AM
New Hyde Park NY

We have a Dansko rep which sells at the hospital twice a year and I had always wanted to try them because of the great things I've heard about them.  I did a payment plan thru the hospital and purchased two pair, i just could not make up my mind which pair I liked the best.  These shoes are absolutely the best for your feet, good support and very comfortable, a little heavy at first but even that is nice after you adjust.

I recommend these to anyone that wants complete comfort and style.


I am not a nurse but I work in a lab , so I brought a pair of Dansko shoes, baby blue, I let my daughter wear them through her pregnancy she works at a school, I wanted her to have good support , she wore them everyday, so I had to buy another pair, they are very comfortable , and they last a long time. I would recommend these shoes even if you are not a nurse or work in a lab. Love those Dansko's.

Jacqueline, RESEARCH - LAB TECH, HHS,NIA November 22, 2011 8:51 AM

Tried my first pair of Dansko's even before I became a nurse just to knock around in and now I wouldn't be without them at work. Love the variety of styles and how they make my feet and legs feel.

Caroline, LTC - RN Supervisor, Tel Hai November 22, 2011 8:41 AM
Honeybrook PA

I suffer from low back and right leg pain ,after reading all these comment I would certainly love to try these shoes. I thank you for this opportunity, happy anniversary.


Janet, Psy - RN , CCCP November 22, 2011 8:18 AM
Bridgeville DE

I have never really tried those Dansko shoes, but a friend of mine in our lab, always brags about them. well, I would love to try them on now that I can possibly win... Ourahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Ines, Laboratory - CLS, PPH November 21, 2011 9:44 PM
Escondido CA

Classic Comfort with Style! I've grown up in these work horses. They never fail me for long hours on hard floors. They're the best!

My green pythons are my fave's! Hand-tooled look leather are my kick around buddies with jeans. Oil-slick patents rock the look at work. My feet won't have it any other way...and what my feet want,my feet get. Thanks Dansko!!!

Brenda, Pathology - Histologist, Physicians Office November 21, 2011 7:12 PM
Boca Raton FL

I bought my first pair right after PA school, when I finally had money. They are very comfortable and cute! Wish I would have had them sooner :)

Chelsea McQueen, Physician Assistant November 21, 2011 7:03 PM
San Diego CA

I love, love, love, love these shoes. Comfortable and easy to clean. The different styles gives you a chance to express your own personality. The large array of sizes make my bunions happy. VERY HAPPY.......

Mic, Lab - Lab Ass., Pacifica Hospital November 21, 2011 3:59 PM
Sun Valley CA

I had problems with the heal of my foot hurting when I woke up, got off a chair, walked around a corner in the lab.  I went to several doctors and could not get a solution to stop the constant pain when I walked.  My co-worker suggested Dansko's so I tried a pair and have been pain free for the last 10 years.  Walking on cement floors is hard on your feet and Dansko's saved my day!!!  Jean

Jean Krupa, laboratory - supervisor, Providence Alaska Medical Center November 21, 2011 2:11 PM
Anchorage AK

I love my Dansko's! I had a conference and had worn high heel boots. My feet were killing me so I stopped into a store and found the Dansko Pro. There were so comfortable and I wore them all night. Now I wear them at least 3x a week. My original pair has lasted more than 7 years! Still look great.

Sandra Monroe, Higher Ed - Marketing & Com coordinator, WMU November 21, 2011 1:55 PM
Kalamazoo MI

Can you believe this! I am still wearing my first pair of Dansko's 11 years later!! I was working the weekend shift in the ER, which consisted of 16 hr shifts. All I ever did was complain how much my back and feet hurt by the end of my shift. My RN friend recommended them. So I went online and saw the price and said NO WAY, these better be worth it!...Well, here we are 11 years later and they were worth every penny..

Thanks Dansko!

monica, Maternal Fetal Medicine - RDMS, Memorial Hospital November 21, 2011 1:13 PM
Colorado Springs CO

my 1st pair of Dansko was by accident in 1983!! but what a wonderful surprise; in all the years since (which is many 12 & 13 & 16hr shifts!) I have yet to find a shoe that compares. I wore that first pair out at work (took about 4 yrs) then I continued to use them for yard work- I must say that the Dansko clog gave me the comparison I needed to know what a great fitting shoe can do for posture, comfort and even attitude. I don't know about you but when my feet hurt at work I'm not pleasant to be around. I'm proud to say my daughter has graduated recently with a BSN & she uses Dansko too! Smart girl!

sheryl, sleep - RN/CRT/RPSGT November 21, 2011 12:34 PM
ocala FL

 I bought my first pair of Dansko in 1995 after working in respiratory for 3 almost 3 yrs. I was having serious problem with my feet after working my standard12 hr shift. I tried various  recommended  shoe brands to ease my aching feet but to no avail. %0d%0a  The later part of 1995 a senior respiratory therapist told me to try the Rolls-Royce shoes of the hospitals...... I said what's that? He replied' Dansko'...he went on to say that it is the best shoes money can buy. %0d%0a    The proof is in the pudding. I have been wearing Dansko since 1995%0d%0awithout any aching feet issue whatsoever. For the last 4 yrs I have been working 16 hr shifts and thanks to Dansko my feet are in great shape. Recently, I got promoted to supervision. I tried wearing dress shoes for 12 hr but to no avail. Now I wear my slacks,tie and shirt with my Dansko. My problem was solved right away.%0d%0aDansko you are truly the Rolls-Royce of the hospitals...%0d%0a

Mark spence, Respiratory - RRT, Lincoln Hosp November 21, 2011 11:41 AM

Dansko is awesome.  I have been a lab tech for 30 years and bought my first pair about 15 years ago at Nordstrom's.  I am on my feet all day running around the lab and couldn't do it in any other shoe.  I already had my new pair picked out at Craig's in Berwyn, Illinois, but would love that anniversary pair especially with you "footing" the bill.......Thanks for everything!!!!

Michele Prod, Transplant - Lab Sup, Rush University November 21, 2011 11:12 AM
Chicago IL

I have tried many shoes because I am on the go with home health massage and attending graduate school for occupational therapy.  I would love to try Dansk o's, this seems like the kind of shoe that can withstand my needs.  I hope to win these shoes!

Jennifer, RMT, OTS November 21, 2011 10:58 AM
North Richland Hills TX

I bought my first pair of Danskos 11 years ago as a grad student, just before starting my first fieldwork rotatation in a hospital.  The stability and comfort they provided got me through that plus eleven years of working on my feet.  I arthritis in my foot and in other shoes need to wear orthotics, but Danskos provide the correct support for my issues so with them I don't have to worry about orthotics--needless to say, I have several pair and wear them all the time, work and play.  Thanks for adding wonderful styles over the years.  It's fun to have a mix of traditional and eye-catching styles to pick from!

Kathy, Acute Care - Occupational Therapist, Hospital November 21, 2011 10:43 AM
Kansas City MO

Danskos are made for twelve hour shifts and quiet to so I can enter a patient's room stealthily.

Liza, sleep - lead technologist, Morristown Sleep center November 21, 2011 10:11 AM
Morristown NJ

As a dressage rider with a small farm and school therapist, I put on a lot of miles! I bought my first pair of Dansko professionals 2 years ago at Nordstroms and wear them for almost everything!

Kathy, school system - Occupational therapist, Spring Lake Public November 21, 2011 9:34 AM
Spring Lake MI

I bought my first pair od Danskos many many years ago.....working in the lab and being on my feet for long periods of time they are a god send.  I also wear Danskos outside of work.  Love them!

Julie November 21, 2011 8:09 AM
Goodyear AZ

Dansko shoes consistently withstand the trials of working in the operating room.  They protect the foot from falling objects or moving tables/stretchers, not to mention the ever present bodily secretions.  AND... they look good.  What is not to like about such a quality product?

joanne boyer, anesthesia - CRNA November 20, 2011 8:04 PM
Meadowbrook PA

I have never owned a pair of Dansko shoes but I have heard so much about them.  I would like to try a pair.

Frances, Nursing - Endocrine Nurse, VAMC November 20, 2011 7:33 PM
Hampton VA

I have plantar's fasciitis and the Dansko has been the most comfortable shoe replacing my sneakers and Birkies.  I wear them at work and home.  I love the various designs.  Wish I can get more.

Stefani, NICU - NNP November 19, 2011 6:58 PM
Norfolk VA

Women define themselves by their shoes. Manolo's are for Professionals, and Dansko's are for Professional Nurses!

Graduating from Nursing School meant that I could also graduate from the sneaker to the sleeker...shoe, that is.

My first, and still ONLY, pair of Dansko's are an elegant Mary Jane enveloped in Cordovan leather and love. My Mary Janes have saved my toes from dropped instrument trauma, the solid base has held strong in arthroscopy "swamps",  and the color matches perfect with a Betadine prep!

After a long day in the OR, my Dansko's have held up under the pressure and still kept my socks dry!

Ramie Miller, Operating Room - Registered Nurse, Ochsner - Baptist November 19, 2011 11:38 AM
New Orleans LA

When I first gave Dansko a whirl, I had been an OT for 18 years and currently working in sub-acute rehab.  I had recently injured my back and was experiencing some discomfort on my feet.  I knew I needed better support than what my sneakers were providing me...  

I chose Dansko because I was familiar with Dansko's reputation for great support along with my friends & co-workers had worn Dansko.  

Dansko is now a permanent "Way of Life" because I am truly amazed at how these shoes have provided me all day support & comfort and helped to ease the discomfort in my back, not only during the work day but leasure as well...  And, I receive lots of compliments on my shoes!  Thanks Dansko!

Jill, Occupational Therapy - OTR/L, Virtua-Sub Acute Rehab. November 18, 2011 8:55 AM
Mt. Holly NJ

After trying other professional footwear, I tried the Dansko Shoe.  What a difference in how my feet and legs felt after working a full shift!  I now wear them at work and at home when I am running errands.  They are the Best and most Comfortable shoes I have found yet!  Keep the shoes coming--I will be there everytime I need a new pair!  Thanks Dansko!!

Susan, Med-Surg - RN November 18, 2011 1:42 AM
Toms River NJ

I treated myself to my first of pair of Danskos as a graduation gift from nursing school.  Armed with my comfortable footwear and a new cardiology stethoscope, I felt ready to take on the challenge of transitioning from a new graduate to a novice nurse.  I've added a pair of patent leather animal print clogs to my wardrobe and often they are a point of conversation with patients and their families.  I wouldn't think of going to work without my Danskos.  Love them and have successfully encouraged others to 'take the plunge' and try the only shoe you'll ever need.

Thanks for your great product!

julie, Med/Surg - RN, Texas Health Plano November 18, 2011 12:37 AM
Plano TX

My first nursing shoes that I wore in the hospital that were comfortable!

Danita, Nursing - ARNP November 17, 2011 11:20 PM
Reynolds IL

I bought my first pair of Danskos right out of nursing school. These shoes are one of the best investments I have ever made! They are so comfortable and they keep my feet happy all day long. I have since bought another pair, and I rotate through them both on a weekly basis. I get several compliments on them. I just love these shoes, and I won't wear anything else!

Jori- Student Nurse Practitioner

Burton, Michigan

Jori July November 17, 2011 9:21 PM
Burton MI

I bought my first Danskos two years ago because I love patent leather so it is a win-win for me, shiny shoes and comfort!.

I get lots of compliments and it is the only shoe I wear.

beverly November 17, 2011 8:52 PM
cincinnati OH

Ten years ago I got my first pair.  I have lived in these babies for over a decade.

Margie, CT surgery - ACNP, Banner November 17, 2011 6:30 PM
Phoenix AZ

I love my Dankos!  I bought my first pair of Danskos 5-6 years ago after I saw a student who was wearing Danskos.  I loved how thet looked, and when I went to try them on, they were amazing!  I have had diabetes since I was a young child, and have to be careful with shoes.  They are my favorite shoes!

Susan, Psychiatry - Nurse Parctitioner, St. Mary's November 17, 2011 5:27 PM
Lewiston ME

Dansko is the best pair of working shoes I ever have. What I love about Dansko?  Comfort, trendy & durable working shoes with tremendous mileage. I was told once by my mother to take good care of my feet equally as I take good care of the rest of my body!!! That's why I wear Dansko.

Imelda Hildebrecht, Surgery - Nurse Practitioner November 17, 2011 3:48 PM
Highland Park IL

Dansko is the best pair of working shoes I ever have. What I love about Dansko?  Comfort, trendy & durable working shoes with tremendous mileage. I was told once by my mother to take good care of my feet equally as I take good care of the rest of my body!!! That's why I wear Dansko.

Imelda Hildebrecht, Surgery - Nurse Practitioner November 17, 2011 3:46 PM
Highland Park IL

Working in the clinical laboratory, I am on my feet all day.  I bought my first pair of Dansko on the recommendation of my podiatrist.  I wear nothing but Dansko shoes to work now.  My feet feel wonderful at the end of the day!  

Victoria, Healthcare - Laboratory Manager, Memorial Health Systems November 17, 2011 2:55 PM
Colorado Springs CO

I have had my first pair of Danskos for about one month. They are the best shoes ever. I feel as if my feet are being cradled and supported.  I will buy more.

jane bellerose, , nurse practitioner Monson Developmental Center November 17, 2011 2:06 PM
Palmer MA

I bought my first pair of Dansko shoes at an employee sale at the previous hospital I worked for. All the nurses were trying them on and raving about the quality and comfort, so I tried a pair on for myself. I fell in love!! I now have several pairs and wear them both at work and socially. They are very attractive, durable, and the most comfortable shoes you can buy!!

Joan Monaco, Laboratory - Outreach Manager, UMass Memorial Healthcare November 17, 2011 12:06 PM
Worcester MA

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Dansko Shoes!!! I bought my first pair of brand new Danskos six years ago when I graduated from undergrad. I was a brand new nurse and thought I would treat myself to a brand new pair of shoes. I loved the style and the look of the Danskos that my friends wore so I thought I would give them a world. I am soooo glad that I did because Dansko has been my "Way of Life Ever Since!!!" I still have my first pair and they are still in great shape and are still soooo comfortable even after all those hours and lots of overtime running in the critical care units I worked in prior to going back to graduate school!! I would not trade them or give them up for anything in the world! I since have purchased many many pairs of Danskos and even wear them for casual and dress wear too! Dansko is all I wear everywhere I go!! Now, when I go shoe shopping I go to Dansko first!! Thanks so much Dansko.... I LOVE THESE SHOES!!!!

Holly Smith, Family Nurse Practitioner School - RN, BSN, MSN-FNP Student, UNC Charlotte November 17, 2011 11:57 AM
Charlotte NC

I first saw Danskos at Nordstroms about 7 years ago when I was looking for a comfortable clog with a back. I work several different jobs being on my feetquite a bit. I teach fitness classes at several gyms. I ended up pulling some muscles in my leg and because of limping, ended up with a sore lower back. Danskos came to my rescue! I started wearing them even more often and found they not only helped my back, because of their heal support, they're helping my injured leg with my walking better than anything I've used. I would strongly encourage anyone with back, hip, knee problems to invest in a pair. You won't go back! I have 3 pair - they're so worth the money and beyond comfortable & durable. If you're on your feet alot, don't risk a sore back or future problems. Get a good pair of shoes. Dansko is the way to go!

Mary November 17, 2011 11:30 AM
Edison NJ

My first pair of Danskos were bought 2 years ago.  After working in the the medical field for 25 years, I have been through a lot of different shoes from nursing shoes to walking shoes to running shoes.  I had recently seen a lot of nurses and other medical professionals wearing these dansko shoes...... I liked the look of them, but was unsure about how they would feel on my feet.  I went to the shoe store to try a pair on and was sold the minute that I put them on.  They were very comfortable and stylish.... I loved them!  Being the frugile minded person that I am..... I told myself that I did not need to spend the money for these shoes.... I could do with what I already had. (a pair of running shoes)  Well, over the next 6 months I found myself going into the shoe store and trying them on again and again..... wishing that I could have a pair.  I was even going to tell my kids that they could get me a pair for christmas.... but did not want them to spend that kind of money.  Finally after the 5th or 6th time of going and trying on the danskos....when I got to the shoe store.... I found a pair in my size that were on sale.... yippee!  :)  The make or color was going out of style, but I did not care.... they fit me and I loved them.  I am still wearing them today, professionally and for fun outside of work.   Thanks for making a great shoe that for me.... never goes out of style and/or comfort.

Andrea Ottley, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapist, Hays Medical Center November 17, 2011 10:10 AM
Hays KS

I purchased my first pair of Dansko's 6 years ago. They were basically black with all different colors of yarn on them. I could wear them with anything. I got all kinds of complements. But, the funniest one was from a paitent they ask me if someone had thrown up on my shows. I couldn't be offended because it was so funny at the time. This is when my feet became "Happy Feet".

Kathy, , Respiratory Care Manager Guthrie County Hospital November 17, 2011 9:29 AM
Guthrie Center IA

I currently have 5 pair of Dansko clogs that are in different colors to wear with different scrubs/outfits. I also have 3 pair Dansko sandles that are great for summer. I have very "Happy Feet"

Kathy Semke, Respiratory Care - Respiratory Care Manager, Guthrie County Hospital November 17, 2011 9:24 AM
Guthrie Center IA

I still have my first pair of Dansko's.  Ten years and many hours of clinic time...they have never worn out.

Rachel, Family Practice - FNP, Rapidan Medical Ctr November 17, 2011 9:00 AM
Locust Grove VA

I have been in nursing for over twenty years and have worn many brands of nursing shoes from Nurse Mates to Landau and many others but by far, Dansko have been the most comfortable and longer lasting. They take a licking and keep on kicking.  I love my Dansko "Kicks".

Pat, Neonatology - RNC, MSN, NNP-BC November 17, 2011 7:41 AM
Houston TX

I still haave my first pair  of Dansko.  What can I say, wonderfulshoes.  They are so comfortable would like to win this one though, it looks so comfortable.  I work long hours , and I need an upgrade on a good quality shoes to alleviate those aches and pain after a difficult shift.  Thanks advance for your consideration

Sophia Donald, Stepdown - RN, St Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital November 17, 2011 7:22 AM

In 35 years of nursing I have never owned a pair of Dansko shoes. I here rave reviews, especially from my daughter who is a nurse in a critical care hospital in Philly. I travel through-out the county to visit school nurses and students and wasn't sure the Dansko shoe would work with my clothes. I need to investigate your styles that would work with dress casual wear.

Sue, special education students - RN,CSN,MSN, nurse coordinator, Bucks County IU #22 November 17, 2011 6:24 AM
Point Pleasant PA

My, Lord!  My first Danskos were a black oiled Margrete sandal back in the 80's-I ordered them and fell in love!  They were, at that time, the only shoes recommended by the American Academy of Podiatrists.  You could put them on and wear them all day right off the bat.  I ordered more colors and bought different styles and became a long term devotee!  I sadly wished they made a "professional" shoe.  When Dansko finally came out with them, I bought two pairs, in case one wore out; but they have never worn out!  I love Danskos, and my patients always commented on how cute they were!

Marian McDonald, L&D - RNCOB, Ret.Piedmont Hosp November 17, 2011 5:23 AM
Atlanta GA

Dansko's are not just clogs!  I wear the most comfortable shoes when I lecture.  They are neat and classy.  Dansko has really become an all around shoe.

Alexis, Nursing - Instructor, St. Francis Medical Center November 17, 2011 4:46 AM
Trenton NJ

I love how my feet are still feeling good after a 12 hour shift. I love it.

Larissa , ED - RN, Prince George November 16, 2011 9:04 PM
Rockville MD

I bought my first pair of Dansko's 7 year ago. I have gotten my money's worth out of them, as they still look good, and contniue to make my feet and legs feel great after 12 hours. I wish I could afford more, but financially, it's not prudent for me. Someday, though, I hope to own another size 39's! Thanks for an excellent product!

dana, Oncology - RN November 16, 2011 9:01 PM
Osceola FL

I have been wearing Dansko professional clogs both professionally and casually for almost 10 years. Love the comfort, style and especially the support. As a height challenged (just under 5 feet) nurse the added height it affords me is a great benefit also! One of the comments a 3rd grader made to me the other day was "your shoes look like my Dad's snake!). I usually add a new style to my wardrobe every year and replace the colors I already have when needed. I wear them every time I have had to visit  our youngest son on Army bases all over the states. My legs never tire, and believe me there is a lot of walking involved.

Dotty, school nursing - lead nurse, elementary school November 16, 2011 8:28 PM
Medford MA

i love my Dansko.  They are so comfortable!  how else would i be able to be on my feet all day...  Dansko saves my feet so i can save lives!

gloria vivona, Operating Rooms - scrub nurse, greenwich hosp November 16, 2011 5:17 PM
old greenwich CT

I love my Danko's....I am a first year male nursing student.  We had been required to get a pair of shoes to wear with our scrubs uniform when we attended clinical rounds.  Well, I was hit twice with this request - First, being male...have you men also had a hard time finding decent shoes?  I searched all summer before I found Dansko.   I purchased the black leather Wynn's.  Secondly, about three years ago I had broken my right ankle and foot, in January this year I had a triple arthrodesis on my right foot (second surgery) and had been wearing an Arizona AFO under my hiking boots.  I had two large bolts placed in my calcaneous and six smaller screws placed throughout my hind foot and ankle.  I wasn't even certain if I'd be able to attend Nursing School.  Well, all in all I must thank Dansko for making such a wonderful shoe.  I am no longer wearing my AFO, I've graduated from physical therapy, and I'm doing my clinical rotations with gusto, climbing several flights of stairs daily and keeping up with the best of them.  I might add that I'm not an 18 year old student either, I'm almost 42 years old.  Very happy to state that I will be continuing my college education - I just enrolled into my second year classes this week.  I think asking Santa for a new set of clogs for school would make for a wonderful gift.  Finally, I would just like to say "Thank You" for allowing me to share my story with you all and best of luck to all the entries.

Scott Mesloh, Nursing - Student, CCRI November 16, 2011 5:00 PM
Providence RI

I have worn Dansko's since I can remember in my nursing career. I went through so many different nursing shoes until finally I bought my first pair of Dansko's. I've been wearing them ever since, I'll probably die with my Dansko's on!! I still have my first pair of Dansko's, which I wore to a shoe store shopping for another pair in a different color. The shop owner said she didn't even recognize the style of the pair I was wearing due to their age-- oh well. I take care of them and use shoe polish when needed. I have since puchased other styles of Dansko's shoes and sandles. They're the only comfortable shoes I own. I wear them with jeans, with suits, to the gym, and of course to work. I have rheumatoid arthritis and believe I owe the longevity of my nursing career to wearing Dansko's. Thanks to the Dansko's company. I do my best to convert my co-worker's to the comfort of these wonderful shoes.

Desiree, Nursing - MSN, MHA, Lancaster County Career & Technology Center November 16, 2011 4:28 PM
Willow Street PA

I've been wearing Danskos for most of my 17 year career. They have helped my feet and my back and I always get compliments on how professional they look. Right now wearing dark brown ones, but my original white Danskos were my favorite-I wore them for five years before breaking down and getting a new pair. I even have a pair for wearing in non-work environments!

Denise, RN November 16, 2011 2:31 PM
Red Bank NJ

My neighbor told me abut Dansko's. I was having foot pain and back pain. Dansko's make my feet happy and pain free. I have 4 pair. I just told my sister, a teacher, to get some for her feet.

Helen, RN November 16, 2011 2:26 PM
Austin TX

My feet died and went to heaven when I put my feet into my first pair of Danskos. As a Critical Care nurse your always on your feet, your back aches, legs ache, head aches etc. All of that went away with wearing these shoes for the first week.......and as a side benefit I'm 2 inches taller too! That helps when your 5'1". So thanks!

Lora, Critical Care - RN, Providence Little Co. of Mary San Pedro November 16, 2011 2:18 PM
1300 w. 7th Str, San Pedro CA

I actually started wearing Dansko clogs in my 20's (over 20 years ago) when the soles were still made of wood. I wore them because at that time I worked in the circus (not kidding) and it was considered rude to wear your muddy shoes into someone's trailer. So nearly all circus employees wore clogs. I kept wearing every after, in every walk of life, for their comfort.

Michelle, medically fragile peds in schools - RN, Horizon Health Care November 16, 2011 1:55 PM
Nassau County NY

I've been a respiratory therapist for 20 years. This year is the first time I have purchased a pair of Danskos. I had heard of them before but always thought they were too expensive and I did not believe the stories of how great they are. But this year many of my co-workers wear them and swear by them. So I bowed to peer pressure and bought a pair. WOW! They are wonderful. I wear my wool socks with them and it is like walking on air. I love them. I paid good money for them and they have lived up to the hipe. I really like the color and how they look. I wear them when I'm not working too. I'm a believer.

Candy, Healthcare - Respiratory Therapist, Salem Hospital November 16, 2011 1:46 PM
Salem OR

I don't know how I would still be on the floor without dansko's. I have an awful foot injury and limits me in so many ways. I however can wear my dansko's daily, and not just on the floors. THANKS!!!!

Amber, Float - R, Billings Clinic November 16, 2011 12:33 PM
Billings MT

Actually I got my first pair as a gift and they are wonderful.  I plan to pay it forward by giving my daughter her first Dansko pair of shoes when she passes her nursing boards.

Sylvia Estrada, Women's Health - Nurse Practitioner, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center November 16, 2011 11:58 AM
Los Angeles CA

I bought my first pair 2 yrs ago and now i have 3 pairs, I wear them every night and not pain. Best nursing shoes I ever bought.

Melissa Johnson, ER - RN, Nyack Hosptial November 16, 2011 11:28 AM
Nyack NY

They are a lifesaver! Have gotten me through many 12 hour shifts!

Stephanie, Nicu - Rn, Shady grove adventist November 16, 2011 11:17 AM
Rockville MD

I started wearing Dansko's after foot surgery 5 years ago (at Doctors recommendation) and I've never looked back! They are so comfortable and easy to care for. I've  even started wearing them outside of work because they look so cute and stylish. Please don't ever stop making them!

Donna, TCU - RN, RHPC November 16, 2011 11:16 AM
Norristown PA

1st Danskos? That would be S E V E N years ago. I had been wearing surgery Plogs since 1997 and I knew there was nothing better....until that first pair of cute Danskos slid on my feet. Danskos have been consistent in that they are remarkably comfortable, difficult to wear out, easy to maintain, give you the ability to work LONG days pain-free and they are made in a huge array of GORGEOUS, QUIRKY, ELEGANT, FUN styles!

Anne Bennett, , Critical Care CNS Memorial University Medical Center November 16, 2011 11:10 AM
Savannah GA

have  used  Dansko for many years   on pr  #10

Now that made in China  the  shoe not as strong

william Davis, nursing - PhD Rn ADN, woodhull November 16, 2011 10:46 AM
New York NY

I love my Dansko and all the styles!! Wear them everyday!!

Reagn RN, BSN, Nursing - Clinical Charge Nurse, TJUH-Methodist Hospital November 16, 2011 10:28 AM
Philadelphia PA

I have been a nurse for 40 years.  To say I have put MILES on my feet is an understatement.  Would love to have these Danskos on my feet for more of the trip!

Vicki, ER - RN, AMC November 16, 2011 10:24 AM
Hanford CA

I have been wearing Danskos for two years.  Working long 12 hour (or more) shifts meant going through a lot of shoes.  My feet were always sore at the end of the day and I was beginning to have back aches.  I bought an expensive pair of clogs that made little difference.  One day while complaining, a co-worker told me to get Danskos.  I couldn't believe it, and sometimes still can't!  These shoes are so comfortable and I recommend them to anyone I can.  I have the same pair from 2 years ago and you would never know it.  They last. The quality is great.  I would love a new pair!

Lisa C, Emergency Department - RN, SAH November 16, 2011 10:23 AM
Seekonk MA

Looking forward to my first pair - have been saving, but maybe Santa will bring me a surprise!  Love the colors, and I have heard nothing but Rave Reviews on the support and comfort, which we all desperately need.

Michelle Barbour, Pediatrics - RN, Bristol Pediatric Center November 16, 2011 10:10 AM
Bristol CT

I bought my first pair of Danskos at the start of nursing school. I had some long clinical days and my friend, a nurse herself, said I have to buy Danskos! She said they cost more but you get what you pay for. After the first pair what I started to do is buy a pair and wear them for about  a year for most anything except the hospital, then wear them for nursing- I don't mix home shoes with nursing shoes. This way I get to enjoy them with regular clothes, then wear them on the job. The new shoes are beautiful, I'd love to win!

Dee, DD - RN, alternative residences November 16, 2011 10:04 AM
Suffolk NY

I LOVE my Danskos!! I don't think I would have been able to continue in this field if it wasn't for them!  I was left with nerve damage in my right leg after surgery and was told I may have to switch my career path...That was 6 years ago now! I persevered and with my Danskos @ the end of the day I no longer have the excruciating pain I once did at the end of my shifts...Dansko clogs made it possible for me to continue in the career I love and would be lost without! THANK YOU Dansko!

Tanya, med-Surg - RN, just relocated and waiting for my new Fl license! November 16, 2011 10:04 AM
Palm Harbor FL

Earlier this year, they decided to take our individuality away from us at work and clone us by having us all dress alike in matching scrubs: black pants and a different color shirt each day of the week.  That required wearing shoes that I did not own or like.  I was used to wearing cute clothes and shoes to work every day.  So, a group of us went to a scrub store to try on scrubs to see what size to order.  The other girls were trying on shoes and called me out of the dressing room to try a pair on.  When I saw it, I said absolutely not.  It was a clog and it was ugly.  They said for me to just put my foot in it.  So, I did.  And I didn't take it off the whole time I was trying on scrubs.  They were a little pricey so I didn't get them.  However, I couldn't stop thinking about them!  They were Dansko petrol and it would match every color shirt I had to wear.  So I watched and waited until they went on sale.  Now, I have my eye on another pair so I'm doing the same thing - watching and waiting!

Claudia Slayton, Research - RN, BSN, CCRC, Georgia Heart Specialists November 16, 2011 10:01 AM
Covington GA

I always wanted a Dansko but had to save for one.  When I finally got one I was so excited, its sturdy & eventually comfortable (I had to break-in the top that goes over your feet because it hurt like hell).

It elevates your posture & goes well with anything - scrubs, jeans etc.

I asked Santa for another one this year!!!

Celeen, Nursing - Registered Nurse, WSH November 16, 2011 9:55 AM
Staunton VA

LOVE MY DANSKOS!  I have been wearing Danskos for close to 2 years now.  I purchased them on a recommendation of a former co worker.  They have saved my lower back and legs so much agony I cannot imagine what I did without then before!  In 2009 I sustained a back injury that caused me to herniate 2 discs in my back.  The long hours on my feet caused much pain to my lower back and my legs were always fatigued, not since I started wearing my danskos of course!  My legs and lower back are MUCH better and my posture I feel is improved since the arch support in the shoe allows me to stand balanced with an arch supporting my flat feet!  I can make it through my 12 hour shift without any problem in those areas!  Thank you Dansko!!!  

Kristen, Med-Surg - RN, JFK Medical Center November 16, 2011 9:54 AM
Edison NJ

I love my Dansko's! I'm in the nursing field and Im on my third pair.  Not that they wear out, but because I love the different styles.

Deneen Harbold, MED SURG - RN, Wellspan Health November 16, 2011 9:50 AM
York PA

I love my dansco's. I used to go through approximately 8 pairs of sneaker a year. I used to have back aches at the end of my 12 hour shift. NO MORE! I buy approximately 2 pairs a year from dansco. Love them and they are versatile. Work and play. I've been a healthier less injury prone worker since I started wearing them.

shannon hunter, health care - RN, ED November 16, 2011 9:39 AM
wilmington DE

I ***LOVE*** my Danskos. Been wearing them for about 5 years. I have been a nurse for 20 years, and have gone through LOTS of shoes. These are the best. Sooo comfortable and they last forever! Thanks for such a wonderful shoe!


I have never owed a pair of Dansko's, but after reading all the reviews I want to. I am getting ready to graduate from the RN program in February at age 50! I plan on working in the hospital setting and would love to have a pair of these great shoes!!

Leslie Garrett, Research - LPN, Providence Health Partners November 16, 2011 8:29 AM
Dayton OH

I bought my first pair of Danskos back in 2000. I work in corrections at the time and I was a first responder should something happen inside the compound. The compound was very large and housed many inmates. My feet hurt so bad from doing all of the walking that was required. I would go home and soak my feet in epsom salt every night and it still didn't help. One of my co-workers told me about Dansko Shoes. We had a Birkenstock store that sold Danskos. I bought my first pair, began wearing them every day and the pain in my feet went away. Since that day, I have wore nothing else to work other than Danskos. I no longer work in corrections, but now work for the Department of Veteran Affairs. I'm on my feet now more than when I worked in corrections. My feet still are pain free. I won't buy any other shoes to work in except Danskos. I LOVE THEM and tell all of my co-workers who are complaining of foot pain to get Danskos. Sure enough, several of them have bought a pair and their foot pain has vanished. Thank you to everyone who sells Danskos :) From: two happy feet!!!

Stephanie Hettel, Nursing - LPN, Dept. of VA November 16, 2011 8:29 AM
Cleveland OH

I bought my first pair of Dansko about a year ago when I was suffering with degenerating hips. I started wearing them after my hip replacement surgery and have been very pleased with the comfort and quality.  I was initially concerned about their weight but this has not proven to be a problem for my knees or hips.  I look forward to another 20 years of comfort!!

Lynn Flanigan, Healthcare - Compliance Officer, Sheppard Pratt Health System November 16, 2011 8:27 AM
Baltimore MD

I can't remember the year,but when I slipped my feet into this shoe for the first time, I found true love.  I have worked very long hours on my feet and found myself without that infamous foot fatigue.There will never be another shoe for me !!!

Candace Cosentino, LTC - RN supervisor, RCNH November 16, 2011 8:25 AM
Brentwood NH

   I think the Dansko are I walk all over the hospital all day and my feet do not get tired. They are great.

Carol White, Nursing - Admin Supervisor, Baylor Waxahachie November 16, 2011 8:15 AM
Waxahachie TX

My daughter bought me my first pair of Dansko's around four years ago.  They are still comfortable.  I love all the new designs.

I have lots of trouble with my knees.  But, since I started wearing them I do not have any problems.  I bought a pair for play so I am able to be comfortable all the time.  Thanks for making such a comfortable pair of shoes.  My knees and the rest of my body appreciate the design.  I appreciate your expertise in continual comfort.  Thank you.  Congratulations on your 20th birthday!!!  Keep on producing such a great product.

Gail, Dialysis - Registered Nurse, Department of Veterans Affairs November 16, 2011 7:59 AM
Salem VA

I have been a nurse for over 30 years. My poor feet and legs!  I have seen these shoes and wondered how in the world they could be comfortable. Well, I went on your website to browse and saw a pair on sale and said- sure Ill try them. I have had them for about a month and will never wear another shoe at work. I have gotten so many comments about their looks and people -staff and visitors- questioning me on where they can get a pair.  Good work!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy Nowak, endoscopy - RN, hospital November 16, 2011 7:59 AM
lowell MA

I bought my first pair of Dansko's-reluctantly-last year.    I tried Dansko's on at the store only because my friends had raved about them.  I thought the hard sole would hurt my foot.  Instead, they felt great and continue to feel great to this day.   Most comfortable shoe I ever bought

Albertine, Infection Prevention - BSN RN CIC, NMMC November 16, 2011 7:45 AM
Fort Kent ME

I bought my first pair of Dansko's-reluctantly-last year.  I had experienced heel pain for about 6 months and nothing was relieving it.  I tried Dansko's on at the store only because my friends had raved about them.  I thought the hard sole would hurt my foot.  Instead, they felt great and continue to feel great to this day.  I call them my "magic shoes".  They make my foot feel better though I am not sure why.  My physical therapist does not understand why they work for so many people but they do.  I continue to wear my "magic shoes" nearly everyday and I'm looking forward to buying my next pair soon.

Paula, pediatrics - Occupational therapist, hospital November 15, 2011 9:53 PM
Exeter NH

I bought my first pair of Danskos about a year ago at Paul Kraz shoes. I was trying to decide if I should get them as another woman came in to get another pair. She is a teacher and is on her feet all day. Since the shoe store had a sale with the 2nd pair half price, we split the savings!  I am also on my feet all day, but appreciate how easy it is to slip off my shoes to move onto the mats with kids.  Danskos are the most stylish shoe that I have worn in a while and I always receive compliments on them.

Linda, public elementary school - OTR November 15, 2011 9:17 PM
Syracuse NY

I bought my first pair of Dansko's in 2001. I fell in love with them and purchased my second pair shortly after the first ones. I have continued using Dansko's over the following years. I have trouble with my feet, but these have been great in the support they give me for the plantar fascists I have suffered with. FANTASTIC shoes! Great 20th anniversary design!

Tamara, Laboratory - Instructor November 15, 2011 8:59 PM
Colorado Springs CO

I just LOVE these. The sayings are so inspirational and unique. I own 2 pairs already and love the, dearly. These are my next must have's and hope I win!

Stephanie Zalyski, Icu - Rn, Unity November 15, 2011 8:13 PM
Rochester NY

I have never owned a pair of Dansko...but sure would like to!!!They look comfortable love the look!!!

Anita, Cardio-Pulmonary - Respiratory Therapist, Taylor Regional Hospital November 15, 2011 8:01 PM
Campbellsville KY

I love my first pair of Danskos.I bought them four years ago after bunion surgery and they are great. They give me the support I need and they feel so comfortable.  I have several pairs that match my scrubs but I am always on the lookout for more. I won't buy any other shoe for work and they look great with jeans.

eileen, clinical lab science - med tech, hospital November 15, 2011 7:42 PM
riverhead NY

Not only do I love my first black designer dansko, so does everyone who sees me in them! I work in several nursing homes and 4-6 schools so many people see my feet! I even wear them out on a Friday night!

lisa freeman, Special Ed - OTR/L, public school November 15, 2011 5:59 PM
gilmanton NH

I love danskos!  I've given up wearing anything else :)

Rae November 15, 2011 5:49 PM
Corvallis OR

I'm a new grad looking for my first nursing job and I have heard so much about Danskos and how they are the best shoes for being on your feet all day. I would love to buy a pair, but with the school loans kicking in, I just don't have the funds. Hopefully with my first RN paycheck I can buy my first pair.

Mary Machay, New Grad November 15, 2011 5:34 PM
Chicago IL

I bought my first pair of Dansko shoes about 15 yrs ago and was impressed with the support they provided.  My feet and legs were not tired at the end of the day and I felt that the grip was excellent as they made me feel safe lifting and transferring pts.

Shirley, Rehab - OTR November 15, 2011 4:41 PM
Racine WI

So many people have nothing but the best to say about these shoes.  Their sharp looks are as attractive as their ability to provide protection from everything from dropped objects to messy spills.  They make an impression that  inspires confidence.  I would love to have a pair!

Sue, Ultrasound - Ultrasonographer, Ellington Ob/Gyn November 15, 2011 3:15 PM
Ellington CT

My first Dansko's were basic uniform white that I purchased because my colleagues were raving about them. After several hours on the hospital floors working overtime shifts I could not get over how great my legs and feet actually felt compared to the fatigue I used to get from the athletic shoes I previously wore. I was so impressed I purchased several more pairs for everyday use and not just work. Now I recommend them to everyone! I love Dansko's!

Monique Worley, Lab Education - Medical Lab and Phlebotomy Instructor, Asheville Buncombe Technical College November 15, 2011 2:35 PM
Asheville NC

I bought my first Danskos at least 10 years ago and have loved them since then.  They are always high quality and are honestly the best shoes to wear in the healthcare profession!!!!!

Kim Goldman, Radiography - Radiology Manager, Florida Orthopaedic Institute November 15, 2011 2:08 PM
Temple Terrace FL

I bought my Danskos two years ago and they are still comfy. They last longer than my tennis shoes! :)

Jennifer, Generalist - Medical Technologist, Quest Diagnostics November 15, 2011 1:58 PM
Austin TX

I just bought my first pair November 12 and have worn them for the past 3 days and love them. The support they give my feet is great. My heels have not had any pain since I put them on in the mall.

Angelia , OT - OTR/L, Davie County Schools November 15, 2011 12:51 PM
Mocksville NC

I purchased a pair of Dansko clogs in the 2000s and have worn them to work for many years of "thinking on my feet".  Many compliments on my Dansko clogs from other therapists are returned with my comment... that these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned!

Colleen Clarke Rizzo November 15, 2011 12:35 PM

I bought my first pair of Danskos in 2008 after years of trying to find good work shoes. We had a vendor on site and I bought a pair of loafers. Now I have several pairs that I wear for play as well as for work.  I still have that original pair too!

Kathy Demers, , Histologist Day Kimball Hospital November 15, 2011 11:13 AM
Putnam CT

I bought my first pair of Danskos years and years ago.  I currently have 15 pairs: work, snow, play.  They are pretty much all I wear except when I have to wear tennis shoes or biking shoes.  I have had many more pairs, but had to give alway all my 36's because my feet got bigger, so I have probably bought 30 pairs over the years.  no kidding.  My friends are always happy for my pass downs!

Elizabeth McKenna, Occupational therapist - Certified hand therapist, UW Health November 15, 2011 10:58 AM
Madison WI

I first bought my Dansko eleven years ago after graduating from school and have love wearing them since. Its so important to wear a leather shoe like Dansko in a hospital because they can be easily cleaned and are so comfortable!

kari, Radiology Technologist November 15, 2011 10:35 AM

I came to know about Dansko,trough one of my co-workers,she mention,is the only shoe she wears for work.

I bought my first pair 5yrs. ago,I never got used to the clogs,but I got another pair of slip on loafer shoes,I love them,very comfortable,they make me feel tall.


mercedes, Radiology - staff tech., Edward Hospital November 15, 2011 10:26 AM
Naperville IL

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Danskos ! I have been wearing danskos faithfully since the year 2000. They are the most comfortable shoes around! Working in Interventional Radiology means standing on your feet all day while wearing a lead apron and my danskos keep my feet and legs comfy all day. Our whole department now wears them !

Carol, Radiology - RRA,RT(CV), St. Luke's Hospital November 15, 2011 9:18 AM
Bethlehem PA

I purchased my first pair of Dansko in 2006.  I am still wearing them.. Love these shoes!!

Ada, Laboratory - MLS III, Toxicology November 15, 2011 9:11 AM
Kansas City MO

I purchased my first pair in 2001 while doing my last clinical for my certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. My clinical was at a rehab center and a lot of the nurses wore them. I had purchased other brands of clogs prior to this. I found out that Danskos are by far the most comfortable clog I've ever worn. I've purchased many more pairs throughout the last 10 yrs. I currently have 5 pairs that I rotate through wearing each day! Love them!! The pair I have on today is close to 7 yrs old.  

Christine Elwell, school - SLPA, COTA, New School of Montpelier November 15, 2011 9:06 AM
Montpelier VT

I purchased my firsr pair of Dansko's in the 1990s living in Aiken, SC. My husband is a polo player and all the barn people wore Danksko's to work in their barns. I thought they were a little expensive to be cleaning up horse poop in but I tried a pair and loved them, wore them everywhere. I few years later I went back to work in the hospital and was shocked to see hospital employee's working in barn shoes ! I quickley accepted they were not just barn shoes and wore the most comfortable, supportive shoes to work too !

Susie Genova, respiratory - rrt, university November 15, 2011 8:23 AM
augusta GA

My mom bought my first pair of Dansko's as a graduation present from graduate school.  I would be on my feet a lot at the hospital, and she wanted me to have a quality pair of shoes that looked professional.  Nine years later and I'm on my third pair!

Heather, Pathology - Pathologists' Assistant, Roper Hospital November 15, 2011 8:20 AM
Charleston SC

I still have my 1st pair of Dansko clogs I bought 12 years ago.  I have injureed C-2, C-3, l-4 and L-5 and my Danskos have kept me upright  and out going! I am a 1st year OTA/s and I love OT!

My clogs are tired and I would love a new pair!

Karen Woodcock, , OTA/s eHealth BCC November 15, 2011 6:50 AM
New Bedford MA

Sadly, I have not yet been able to purchase a pair of Dansko's, but I just started a new job and plan to soon! I have always had trouble with my knees and will be on my feet all day. I have heard Dansko's are the best!

Jennifer, OTR/L November 15, 2011 6:43 AM
Dover NH

My children bought me my first pair of Dansko's about 12 years ago as a Christmas gift.  My daughter knew how bad my feet and legs (and back) were hurting after a long day on my feet wearing a lead apron, and they were so proud to have selected this perfect gift for me.  I have been wearing my Dansko's ever since!  

(Thank you, Dansko for your charity donations!)

Mary, Interventional Radiology - R.T.(R)(CV), Mary Washington Hospital November 15, 2011 6:24 AM
Woodford VA

I was having trouble with my feet.It felt like I was standing on nothing but bone. I was in line at a grocery store and a nurse in front of me had on a pair of Dansko shoes. I ask her about them and she told me they were wonderful. She also told me where I could buy a pair. At the time I was working as a cosmetologist, although I wasn't a nurse I purchased my first pair. I recommend these shoes to everyone. Since my first experience with these shoes, I have'nt had any problems with my feet.

MARY FUNDERBURK, , RN NURSES ON CALL November 14, 2011 9:23 PM

I love them and want all my work shoes to be Danskos!

Media, Neonatology - NNP, Children's Hospital of WI November 14, 2011 7:44 PM
Milwaukee WI

I was in nursing school and saw the white Ingrid clogs at the uniform store.  I really wanted to get this pair because the salesperson said they are the best. I took her word for it and I was so happy I did. They have been the best for my feet and now I don't use anything else for work! Especially with all the different styles,  I can easily say i have owned 20 pairs...  for work and recreation!  

Teresa , Surgery - RN, Loyola medicine November 14, 2011 6:59 PM
Chicago IL

Love Dansko Professional Clogs, work 12 hour shifts without pain in legs and feet.

Linda, Correctional - RN, Geo. W. Hill November 14, 2011 5:22 PM
Thornbury PA

It was but a little over 3 years ago as I accepted the job for the new Antepartum floor that I bought my first pair of Dansko's! I was sooo excited to get to actually wear a different color of scrubs which would be lavender in color. I went shopping at the nearest scrub shop and to my surprise a nice lavender color pair of Dansko's were calling my name!!! So I proudly wore my new shoes trough orientation and onto the second year... until one day I got this patient who had hyperemesis graviderum. She could not stop getting sick and not once but twice she got sick on my nice shoes... I tried cleaning them up but I believe I ruined them. So I have some crappy looking Dansko's under my bed. I have been looking for the right pair ever since... especially a pair that won't get ruined! It would be nice to see a new pair of Dansko's on my feet as I train to actually deliver babies now in L&D.

Melissa, Antepartum/L&D - RN, SRHS November 14, 2011 2:23 PM
Spartanburg SC

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