Updated: Feb 3, 2020
Published Jul 13, 2014
Good day everyone:
Have any of you worn both? If yes, which was more comfortable for long days?
Both suck, end up twisting your ankle if you're actually moving with any sort of speed or even walking briskly (seen it happen many times). Get a good pair of running shoes. If you had to choose go with Dansko wear it for a week, clean if every day. If it doesnt feel right in a week or even 72 hours send them back. Danskos do not need to be "broken in" usually only hard works boots do these days. And yes your heel will lift on them "some"
pmabraham, BSN, RN
Good day, auscultate:
Thank you for your input. I've work Dansko's for over a year now... fast paced walking, normal pace (which many tell me is very fast; then they cringe when I go my fast paced), and not a single problem in terms of twisting my ankles (which at age 51 is not in any good shape). While I enjoy Dansko's, a lady on the board suggested Alegria over Danskso's. I cannot find a store in our area that sells Alegria, so I wanted to see if had personal experience with both.
The way you worded your post (seeing it on others is different than personal experience), I'm not sure if you wore either or just saw others wearing one or the other where the person(s) you saw had problems (which I don't doubt they had -- but that's very different than personal experience. i.e. my personal experience with Dankso's is a very good one; but I dont' expect everyone to have the same experience).
Did you actually wear Danksos and Alegria yourself?
Our hospital recomends against Dansko's for that reason. They cannot stop you from wearing them, and they will not kill your insurance, but they have some ugly stories about folks breaking ankles...
Thank you for sharing, icarr757
Danskoes were the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. They hit the arch of my feet just right, actually straightened my poor posture, and made me taller. I've definitely rolled my ankle wearing Dansko, but not to the point where you twist an ankle, or even fall. I mean the heel is like an inch off of the ground...
But with that said, my love affair with Dansko is officially done. They're like $115.00, lasts maybe 6 months before the upper leather area where the opening is starts to fall apart with the constant putting on/off of the shoes. There is no grip to them, you're exactly sliding around, but you definitely cannot run in them. And I guess in a hospital setting, that's not really required, but I wore my Danskos everywhere and there were definitely some situations where I wished I could.
Good day, NuGuyNurse2b:
Thank you for sharing. My Dankso's are now almost a year old showing very little wear (mainly scuff marks); while I'm clumsier than (I"m not sure what fits), I've yet to trip wearing them. Thank you for sharing about Merrel's. I need to get a pair of white shoes before January 2015 for clinicals (first semester student's must wear white). So I'll see if I can find a store to try on Merrel's. None nearby cary Alegria.
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