Brands We Love: Dansko

maroon dansko clog with embellishmentsIf you’ve ever had the pleasure of slipping your feet into a pair of Dansko shoes, you don’t need to be told that there’s just something special about this brand. Known for manufacturing some of the most comfortable shoes to be found anywhere in the world, Dansko can definitely be said to have taken the world by storm over the course of the last two decades.

It also goes almost without saying that behind every great brand famous for producing quality products people love, there’s an equally great story, and Dansko is certainly no exception. Here we’ll take a close look at this incredible company and introduce you to just a few of the many reasons Dansko will forever be a brand we love. 

Women's flat Dansko sandal black and tan

The Origins of Dansko

The Dansko brand was founded in 1990 by husband and wife team Peter Kjellerup and Mandy Cabot. Although it is most famous for its signature comfort clogs, it produces a variety of other footwear options, as well. These include, but are not limited to, boots, dress shoes, sandals, and casual shoes. Dansko is also noteworthy for being 100% employee owned.

Kjellerup and Cabot were first inspired to bring their vision into reality when they stumbled across some truly exceptional clogs during a late 1980s trip to Denmark. Back home, the couple worked as horse trainers, and they thought the clogs would be a perfect fit for the needs of their staff. Not only were they absolutely right about the clogs’ appropriateness for their team’s needs, but the shoes were such a huge hit that the couple gave even more pairs to friends and acquaintances.

In the process, Kjellerup and Cabot discovered that something as simple as a pair of clogs could really make a difference in the way people lived and worked. They also decided they wanted to share footwear of that very same quality level with the world. It didn’t take long for the Dansko brand to catch on after its official founding, either. In 1999 and 2000, Inc. Magazine named it one of its 500 fastest growing companies. The rest is footwear history! 

Dansko wooden high heel brown leather

What Makes a Dansko Shoe Great?

Dansko isn’t as wildly popular as it is by chance. The following are just a few of the reasons why every wardrobe can benefit from the addition of a pair or two of their shoes.

Unbeatable Support

When you work on your feet, not just any shoe will do when it comes to proper support. Dansko’s signature clogs take comfort and stability to the next level with anatomically contoured arch support. Additional features that add to the support value of the shoes include a slightly raised heel and a rocker-bottom sole.

Collectively, these features help ease the discomfort that comes with walking, standing, or working on one’s feet for many hours. For that reason, Dansko clogs are the go-to footwear option of choice for numerous professionals, including chefs, teachers, medical technicians, and more. They’re popular everyday footwear choices for people of all walks of life. If you’re looking for a versatile shoe, give the Dansko Professional Clog a try.

Stylish Good Looks

Don’t make the mistake of thinking Dansko shoes are all function and no form. The brand’s entire line is populated with designs that reflect creativity, and they are very much in step with current fashion trends.

Those who are loyal to the brand know they can always count on Dansko to deliver when it comes to options that are truly unique. Unusual designs, quirky patterns, thoughtful decorative touches, and fresh approaches to classic styles are among the hallmarks of this popular shoe line.

To add style and comfort to your outfit, give the Dansko Women’s Mathilda Mary Jane a try. If you’re looking for heeled shoe, slip on the Darlene for form and fashion.

Unparalleled Value

Last, but certainly not least, Dansko shoes represent a fantastic value. They don’t just have the official Seal of Acceptance from authorities like the American Podiatric Medical Association. They’re also personally endorsed by thousands of professionals and hardworking people all over the world. Most importantly of all, Dansko delivers this level of quality in exchange for price points that are capable of fitting into even modest budgets.

In a nutshell, there’s a lot to love about Dansko. What’s more, there’s never been a better time to get better acquainted with all this iconic brand brings to the table. We are proud and pleased to stock an extensive catalog of Dansko clogs, shoes, heels, and more. Add a pair or two to your spring wardrobe today!