This is a silly question but considering I'm going to spend $100 on a pair of shoes I thought I might as well try and ask...
I'm going to buy a pair of dansko's and tried on the professional's size 37. I was told in the store though that if I order them online I should look for the dansko professional Occupational style b/c it's a different material, will fit the same but are easier to clean fluids off of them. The website I'm looking to buy them out lists the dankso professional cabrios at $110 and the occupational box professionals at $99. The material looks softer on the occupational.
Does anyone happen to have these or know if there is a real difference? I hate to spend this kind of money and not get what will last me the longest.
Feb 25, '05
I have the professionals. I tried on both. The sales woman at the shoe store had me walk/shop in each pair for about 20-30 min. Even though the occupational was a softer material, the professional felt better on my feet. I have plantar fasciatis in both heels and they barely grazed the harder bottoms of the professionals; whereas, with the occupationals my heel sank in and had to push off. Oww!
Anyway, for your first pair I strongly recommend going to an actual shoe store (not a chain or a uniform store) to buy them. Online prices may be a little better for subsequent pairs, but by then you'll know which ones work for your feet. Also, go after your shift when you've been on your feet all day. If they feel good then, they will probably carry you for a whole shift.
Last edit by NurseyBaby'05 on Feb 25, '05