Look! It’s Dansko Shoes not Danza Kuduro! Dansko shoes can shake your butt just like Don Omar’s most popular song Danza Kuduro. Dansko was founded in 1990 by husband and wife team, Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup. The lovely couple was inspired by a clog when they are looking to buy a horse during their trip in Denmark. Wow! A clog!!! Do you believe inspiration comes from nowhere but around you? The clog appeared in front of Kjellerup and Cabot turn into a huge shoe brand today – Dansko. Over the years, Dansko have sold millions of their original clogs and the business has expanded to boots, wedges, heels, sandals, as well as flats. Let’s see what are the unique things that make this brand a success and what makes their original clogs so famous.
- If Santa wears a clog, it will be Dansko. Santa needs to walk a lot when he deliver gift from door to door, therefore, if Santa needs to wear a clog, it must be a Dansko because Dansko provide all-day comfort. The clog may sound “clock clock clock” but they are indeed comfortable. Not just for Santa but for anyone who get one pair of Dansko shoes.
- Where can I get a pair of clogs in the United States? Back in 1990s, buying a pair of clogs in the United States is harder than flying up to the sky. Mandy Cabot sees this opportunity and start selling shoes out of a station wagon at horse shows.Opportunity is what makes the brand famous.
- Unique Styles. Dansko also offers a huge range of non-clogs style that provides the same comfort to people who spend a lot of time on their feet. Some of the shoes are made with waterproof material and finished with different kind of beautiful prints. It is nice to see and practical to use. Dansko Nursing Shoes and Dansko Mary Janes are a few other styles to be mentioned.
In 2012, Dansko won their seventh Footwear Plus Award for Design Excellence and the first ever Corporate Goodwill Award. In addition to that, many Dansko collections also carry the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). That’s a huge award to certify footwear that promotes quality foot health. Everyday, there are at least more than a thousand people out there dreaming to own a Dansko shoe not only because of the brand is trusted but also the quality of the shoes is assured. If five stars is the highest rating for a pair of best quality shoes, Dansko shoes is five stars.