I'll never forget the first time I learned about Dansko. It happened six years ago. I was at Kaiser for my annual physical. When my doctor walked in, I immediately noticed her amazing shoes. Over the years I had experienced so many disappointments with so many different brands that I eventually came to believe that style and comfort were traits that ran orthogonal to each other. I came to believe that if I wanted to wear a pair of foxy kicks, I would have to sacrifice comfort---and vice versa. Five inches in width flat on the ground, my wide flat feet chose for me: it chose Plain Jane comfort. Left with no alternatives, I wore my running shoes everywhere with almost everything.
Having to choose between style and comfort ended the very day I saw my fashion forward doctor wearing her foxy comfy Mary Jane Danskos six years ago. Since that day, I've purchased several pairs of Dansko. Needless to say, Dansko and I were love at first sight. Can you imagine my how happy I felt to find a lovely brown box with Dansko inscribed on the side? It felt like Christmas in late May.
Dansko sent me a red slide from their Golden Gate line, called Midori. Midori is a lovely Mary Jane half backed clog. It features darling details such as welting that runs vertically down the toes, and hand stitching that runs all around the perimeter of the shoe. The Midori comes in several colors: Pomegranate (the lovely pair featured in this post), Black, Brown, Butterscotch, Thyme, and Teal (a great color, too). Very comfortable!