My first pair on Dansko
's were just too tight!! But I had already worn them so I felt I was stuck, I took them to a cobbler and had them stretched, it helped some, but not enough. I ended up giving them away.
I switched to a pair of Sketchers with memory sole and they were comfy for about 3 months. Then the memory foam went flat and they were horrible.
I went into a store (VS last pair online purchase) and tried on a bunch of Danskos. Ended up getting the wide and I love them! There was no break in period for me. I kept a second pair at work for a while just in case, but never needed to use them.
I work PACU, so lots of standing right at patients bedside, I can be on my feet for the whole shift. I "do hallways" only when transporting patients in and out of PACU.