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Hey New Mama, You Need a Pair of Dansko Shoes!

dansko shoesA couple days ago I found myself front and center at a fashion show where very tall and slender women marched down a long runway wearing a plethora of DRY CLEAN ONLY garments accessorized by some serious high heels. And while these women looked slammin’ amazing, it made me realize just how removed (in a good way) I am from this type of fashion lifestyle.

So while I might not be wearing the hottest pencil skirt and sexiest heels on a daily basis, I’m not fashionably dead either! I’m a mom to four young kids, one of whom is a baby. I need clothes and footwear that work for my lifestyle, and I don’t want to sacrifice style in lieu of comfort.

It was early in my first pregnancy (2004, what?), that I started to experience some pretty significant lower back pain. I went to the best shoe store in town, and asked for footwear that would take the pressure off my knees and back. The sales associated came out with a pair of Dansko clogs.

I.WAS.HOOKED.

Click on through to read more about my obsession, with a little surprise at the end to boot. (to boot, get it?! tee hee.)

My very first pair was a pair of black patent leather professional clogs. I wore them religiously through all four of my pregnancies, and have since branched out into their different styles such as their boots and even sandals.

This year, they blew my mind when the came out with the Calais collection. Specifically, the Pewter Shimmer Suede Leather. I absolutely adore the simple look of this collection, it’s so easy to dress up, but casual enough to wear around the house.

My favorite? The Carol. I wear her almost every single day of the week. (pictured above)

Check out a few of my favorite new arrivals from Dansko:


  • Colby Ankle Boot 1 of 7
    Colby Ankle Boot
    Tough on the outside, comfy cozy on the inside. Comes in two great colors, chocolate and black.
    Colby Ankle Boot ($175) from Dansko
  • Cadence 2 of 7
    Cadence
    A simple flat with a powerful insole. The Cadence comes in three kid suede leather colors, including plum!
    Cadence flat ($160) from Dansko
  • Carol 3 of 7
    Carol
    Easy to slip on in the morning, and just as easy to slip off at the end of a big day.
    Carol flat ($160) from Dansko
  • Chrissy 4 of 7
    Chrissy
    This super stylish twist on the classic Mary Jane is perfect for a day of errands or a day spent at home with the family.
    Chrissy flat ($160) from Dansko
  • Crepe Maryjane 5 of 7
    Crepe Maryjane
    A fun rustic twist on the classic Maryjane style clog. Love the mulberry colored vintage suede!
    Crepe Maryjane ($135) from Dansko
  • Crepe Chukka Boot 6 of 7
    Crepe Chukka Boot
    The classic Dansko clog outsole, in a fun Chukka boot style. This boot comes in two really fun finishes, bronze and steel.
    Crepe Chukka Ankle Boot ($150) from Dansko
  • Tall Crepe Boot ($210) 7 of 7
    Tall Crepe Boot ($210)
    Gotta love this amazing tall boot by Dansko. Exposed rivets give it the rustic touch that looks so cool.
    Tall Crepe Boot ($210) from Dansko

Admit it, you love them too. I mean, how can go you wrong? They’re super comfortable, good for your body, and look really awesome too.

(giveaway alert.) Go ahead and pop on over to my personal blog, DesignHER Momma, where I’m hosting a Dansko giveaway for any pair from the Calais collection.

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*The product in this review was provided to me for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed are my own.*

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