Dansko shoes

  1. i am thinking about buying a pair of danskos for clinicals...specifically the merrell style and i am just wondering....are they worth the money? 110 is alot for me to spend on shoes!! thanks!
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Try a search of the site (in the gray toolbar at the top of the page, click on 'Help' then 'Search). Enter 'Danskos' - I know they've been discussed quite a bit before.

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   wildmountainchild
    Go to www.sierratradingpost.com, the often have Danskos for sale. You can save quite a bit. They have a brand name search feature on the site, so if you click on Danskos it will bring up all Dansko products.

    I have a pair, they are really comfy but they are a bit hard on my hips on hard floors. But, I've had hip surgery so I definently don't think that would be the case fo reveryone.
  5. by   Lori RN_09_2b
    Hi,

    I've got a pair of Danskos I bought because they were recommended for my bad back. I haven't started clinicals yet so I can't say for sure how great they are, but I've heard wonderful things. The one thing I would say, though, is DON'T buy them through mailorder. I got mine at The Walking Company, and they had me try on two pairs. One was two big, the other perfect--turns out they were the same size! Because they're handmade, different shoes of the same size will fit differently, so you really need to try them on in person.

    Lori
  6. by   wildmountainchild
    Definently try on a pair on Danskos at a store to get your size. They seem to be different than regular european sizes. But I'd still go the mailorder route. I checked on sierratradingpost and you can get a pair for 50% off! I'd order two pairs and return the one that didn't fit.
  7. by   lizmatt
    they are definitley not for everyone. I am somewhat clumsy and the way I walk on my dansko's (not for work, but everyday wear) has made me twist my ankle in a strange way a couple of times. A couple of years ago, I was wearing a pair when I fell off my front porch steps, and the way I went down off the Dansko's made me sprain my ankle pretty severely - to the point where it still bothers me today. I am not sure if I would have been injured in the same way if I were wearing other shoes. I still love how comfortable they are and the fact that I live 3 minutes from the outlet doesn't hurt. But when it came time to buy clinical shoes, I decided that they were probably not the best shoes for me to work in, with me being so clumsy. I will probable get a couple more pair in my lifetime, because I like the way they look, and you can find some pretty neat ones sometimes at the outlet.
  8. by   natsfanrn
    Danskos aren't for everyone. I bought a pair after hearing all my friends rave about them and I find I feel like I've been walking on concrete blocks after wearing them all day. I think if you're prone to joint pain, they're great, but they sure hurt my poor tootsies.
  9. by   GratefulHeart
    I plan to buy a pair for casual wear, but I wouldn't want to wear them for any situation where I'm on my feet most of the day. They're noticeably heavy...
  10. by   KrisRNwannabe
    i tried them for 2 whole weeks but they were like walking on on cement blocks. i just could not stand them. make sure wherever you get them from they have a good return policy because they are not for everyone.
  11. by   snowangel3
    awesome advice everyone! weird, i have read that they are soooo light compared to how they look...and that nurses on their 12 hour shifts have no pain and love them. i am in the process of finding a store in my area that sells them...i live in houston but no luck so far. i was gonna order them online, but now i am concerned about how comfortable they really are. i need nursing shoes for clinicals, and mine is a 12 hour one...i can't just wear tennis shoes or crocs, no clogs of any kind. thats why i was excited about the merrells, they are so cute for nursing shoes!! thanks again ya'll for the advice!! m
  12. by   GratefulHeart
    Quote from snowangel3
    awesome advice everyone! weird, i have read that they are soooo light compared to how they look...and that nurses on their 12 hour shifts have no pain and love them. i am in the process of finding a store in my area that sells them...i live in houston but no luck so far. i was gonna order them online, but now i am concerned about how comfortable they really are. i need nursing shoes for clinicals, and mine is a 12 hour one...i can't just wear tennis shoes or crocs, no clogs of any kind. thats why i was excited about the merrells, they are so cute for nursing shoes!! thanks again ya'll for the advice!! m
    pssstt... check out walmart's *medical shoes* which come in a couple of styles that meet your program's requirements, which are btw the same as mine. if your local walmart doesn't carry them (because not all walmarts do), plug in *medical shoes* to the online walmart search engine. they're around $20-25/pair, and of all the shoes i tried on - and i tried on every nursing variety in my size at our local uniform shop, as well as the danskos line at another store - they were by far the most comfortable fit for my feet and lightweight as well. at the inexpensive price, i picked up two different styles and plan on alternating which pair i wear to clinicals.
  13. by   Nikki422
    www.danskooutlet.com AMAZING! They're technically factory seconds, like a scratch on the leather, a slight scuff..etc. but the majority of them are just sizes and styles that have been over produced. Much cheaper than buying them in a regular dansko store. Thankfully, I live near the dansko factory and we go and get them there for $65. I ordered my dansko professionals in white from the website though..no problems what so ever. I suggest you try them on in a retailer though for proper sizing!
  14. by   fsv1024
    Hi!! I want to plan a trip to the Dansko factory in Philly. However, I've been unable to find ANY information online about where the store is located and most importantly when and what time it operates! I'm scared to make the trip and have it not be opened.

    Would you happen to know this?

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