Dansko shoes is an American shoe company that sells men's and women's comfort shoes.
Dansko shoes was founded in 1990 by husband and wife team, American, Mandy Cabot and Danish, Peter Kjellerup.
This came about when they discovered the world’s most comfortable shoe in a tiny shop in Peter Kjellerup hometown in Denmark.
They were so impressed they just had to bring some home for their friends. When their friends tried them on, they told their friends.
And just like that, a shoe company was born.
Dansko simply means "Danish shoe".
The mainstay of the Dansko line is the Professional, a stapled leather closed-back clog with a 2 inch heel on a polyurethane rocker base.
A thermoplastic toe box protects toes, a foam-and-leather liner absorbs sweat, and the design of the base increases stability.
The bottom sole is slip- resistant, even on greasy floors in restaurant kitchens. Dansko clogs in addition have high arch support.
The Dansko Professional comes in a variety of colors, including white for nursing shoes, and in polished, oiled patent or waxy leather.
It is possible for you to buy variations of the same basic shoe.
For instance, the Sonja is a backless version of the Professional and the Ingrid is backless with a strap.
Danskos shoes come in both men's and women's European sizes.
A 38 is the equivalent to a woman's American size 8.
Individuals who wear half sizes usually size down---a lady who wears an American size 8.5 will probably prefer a 38 over a 39 in Dansko shoe sizes.
You can purchase narrow sizes in some styles.
The Professional closed-back clog ought to be large enough to allow your heel to slip in and out of the shoe as you walk.
They can be worn with or without socks.
"If you have pain in the balls of your feet (metatarsalgia), Dansko clogs are terrific because they don't flex," wrote Dr. Jenny Sanders, a San Francisco podiatrist, on her blog Dr. Shoe. "People having plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain), can also benefit from Dansko clogs, because of their built in arch support and torsional stability."
Other Dansko shoes and sandals
Apart from the Professional and Sonja clogs, Dansko also manufacture a wide variety of shoes,
sandals and boots for men and women. The styles are divided by foot bed and have assorted styles
Cambridge---flat, highly cushioned comfort soles
Charleston---slip-on shoes with the rocker bottom of a clog
Chatham---cork and rubber slip-on shoes
Golden Gate---2 inch heel and rocker bottom loafers and sandals
Left Bank---dressy pumps with 3 inch heels
Next Gen---almost flat and with a sporty look
Notting Hill---mid-heel pump
Sausalito---looks like clogs, but lightweight and flexible
Dansko Mens Shoes
Next Gen---sport, high-tech style Stockbridge---casual loafers Telluride---outdoor shoe for active wear
Dansko shoes have graduated to new levels of comfort by introducing ultra-soft materials such as suede linings and cushioned insoles.
And most recently have added state-of-the-art comfort innovations to the classic rocker bottom.
Today, Dansko sells more than just the original clogs, but also heels, boots, sandals, wedges and flats.
Every style features the Dansko DNA–materials and construction carefully selected to promote good foot, leg and back health.
All so you can turn to your friends and say: “I have just found the world’s most comfortable shoe.”
Dansko shoes Timeline
1990 Dansko is incorporated and a comfort generation is born
1992 The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) awards Dansko its first Seal of Acceptance for the Stapled Collection
1998 Dansko constructs a new 26,000 square foot office and warehouse in West Grove, PA to house the growing business
1999 Dansko is included in the Inc 500: Inc Magazine’s list of America's fastest-growing privately-held companies
1999 Plow & Hearth (a Dansko Retailer) awards Dansko the Partners in Quality Award for outstanding service and commitment to quality
2002 Dansko soars by the 1 million pairs mark with a staggering 46% growth rate
2004 Footwear Plus Magazine honors Dansko with the Award for Excellence in Design in the Women's Comfort Category
2004 Dansko hires its 100th employee
2005 Dansko launches the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) to celebrate its 15th Anniversary
2006 Dansko manufacturing is extended to Brazil and China, in order to employ cutting-edge footwear technologies not available anywhere else
2007 Dansko constructs of an environmentally-friendly 80,000 square foot office complex to supplement the current office space and warehouse facilities
2007 Dansko becomes the first footwear company to be a founding member of B Corporation, a group of like-minded for-profit businesses who take care of their employees, community and environment.
2008 Dansko’s newly constructed office complex is LEED® Gold certified! LEED certification is administered by the US Green Building Council and recognizes leadership in energy and environmental design.
2009 Dansko wins its fourth Footwear Plus Magazine Award for Excellence in Design in the Women's Comfort Category
2009 Dansko opened an onsite SATRA-accredited R&D lab.
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