Dansko Sizing and Fit
Dansko models are sized according to European standards, with each size increment comparable to an American whole "size." Refer to the conversion chart.
Dansko Design and Construction
View technical illustrations of various Dansko shoe styles, and learn about the features and benefits of Dansko design and construction.
Dansko Leather and Fabric Descriptions
Dansko leather and fabric is a big part of why your feet are so happy when they're in their Danskos. This sections describes each type of leather or fabric in detail. It also gives cleaning information for the most popular types of leather.
Dansko's generous toe box and smooth, seamless heel counter (in closed back models) should permit a secure but non-pinching fit that allows for some slight stretching of our oiled, nubuck and aniline leather uppers over time. The anatomically contoured footbed should support your foot evenly from heel to toe, while the patented sole construction provides both stability and added bounce to your stride. Your heel action, along with Dansko's breathable leather uppers and innersoles, should allow air to circulate into the footbed, helping to keep your feet warm in cool temperatures, and cool in warm.
Dansko clogs should naturally cradle your foot, and should not pinch, bind or cramp in any way. The generous fit afforded by Dansko's distinctly high toe-box should allow for proper circulation, reducing fatigue and enabling your toes to spread naturally as you walk. In addition, your heel should lift up and down with every step, even in the closed heel models (there should be a pencil's space room between your heel and the plastic backing). As with all hand-lasted footwear, slight variations in fit may be expected.
At Dansko, we take tremendous pride in selecting our leathers and tanning methods to make every product original and unique. Please keep in mind that leather is organic, it breathes and absorbs. Occasionally, the natural leather upper or lining will react with your body chemistry, transferring color onto your feet or hosiery. Don't be alarmed; this is natural, not a defect. You may also find naturally occurring marks or blemishes in the leather, or minor gradations in color due to the nature of the tanning process. These should not, however, affect the quality and durability of your Danskos.