Dansko Sanibel Shoes

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It’s the ultimate search – a shoe that not only feels good but looks good too. Usually we have to sacrifice one for the other, and we have come to accept that. Fortunately companies such as Danko exist. Their stapled clog has come to be known as a comfortable yet stylish shoe for the working woman.

For this spring, Dansko is releasing a new line. The Sanibel collection is part clog, part sneaker but all Dansko. The two styles (Volley and Veda) come in a variety of fabrics and patterns.

Now I have heard of Dansko but could never get myself to dish out the money to get some. My husband and mom say that my feet always hurt because I buy cheap shoes. Anyway, I was very excited to finally try a pair of quality shoes and this particular line retails for less than $100.

For this review, I decided to really put them to the test to see if they are as comfy as people say. On the first day I broke out my Veda Sand shoes, I had a full day of walking ahead. Now everyone knows you need to break your shoes in before wearing them all day but I had high expectations of my new Dansko shoes.

After grabbing a bite to eat, we drove to San Francisco. We had tickets for the Conservatory of Flowers. For about two hours we walked in, out, and around the conservatory. With half a day still left, we drove down to San Jose to check out the Bay Area Pet Expo. For the next couple of hours we perused the booths, got some samples, and watched some dogs compete to see who could jump furthest in the pool.

We finally got home and were completely exhausted. My feet? Well I will tell you I was glad to kick them off when I arrived home BUT they were fine! No sore spots, no blisters, nothing. The only thing my little toes-ies needed was a well-deserved stretch. My Dansko Sanibel Vedas passed the test with flying colors. They are so comfortable!

The style did take some getting used to. When I was wearing them the other day, a woman asked me what brand they were. She said, “They’re part clog and part sneaker. I’m so confused.” Funny that she came to that on her own. After putting them on though, I like how they look. Plus, the new design is so versatile for the approaching season. With some cute capris, a brightly-colored cami, and a flowing light top, my Veda Sand shoes will be the perfect match. I can’t wait for spring!

Giveaway closed, winners announced here!


One reader will win their own pair of Dansko Sanibel shoes.

To enter (mandatory):

Visit Dansko and tell me which pair and what size you’d like.

For additional entries leave a comment for each you do:

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Giveaway ends 3/27/11 at 11:59 PST. Open to US residents only. Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclosure: I was provided with the above mentioned product(s) at no charge to facilitate this review, which contains 100% my honest opinion.

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About Author

TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at Cookies & Clogs and Driving Mamas. Born & raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She's been married to her best friend for 15 years, homeschools her 14-year-old daughter, and has an accident-prone lab mix dog.


  1. victoria lester on

    I like the Ivy Stapled Clog in size 8.5 – 9.
    flophasit at yahoo dot com
    Thank you for the chance to enter!

  2. cathy miller / rewcath on

    Volley Black Box Sanibel Collection in size 8 is the pair i would choose, these are my favorite shoes

  3. Stephanie V. on

    Veda Black Canvas
    Sanibel Collection (#66010002)
    size = 39 or 40 (wear 9 wide so not sure which)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  5. I really love the Dansko Veda blue plaid canvas in size EU 41 – US 10.5 – 11. They are so adorable!

  6. I love Dansko shoes, I have to wear them for work and they are super comfy! I would love the Volley White Box for work, and the Veda Blue Plaid Canvas for fun! 🙂

  7. I love the Veda Melon Plaid Canvas …they look super cute and of course comfortable!

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  8. MANDATORY ENTRY: My favorite shoe is the “Volley Black Canvas in a size 8.” I have NEVER seen these shoes b4, but I think I just may purchase a pair if I don’t win them. They are really cute shoes for work! They even look comfortable!!

  9. I’ll take the Volley in Blue floral canvas size 38.
    It makes me smile just to look at these shoes.
    I’ll enjoy wearing them.
    Thanks for the contest.

  10. My first choice would be either the Veda Black Canvas Sanibel Collection (#66010002) or, if not available, the Veda Navy Canvas Sanibel Collection (#66017501), in size 37

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