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Dansko Shoes For Orthotics

 Manufacturers such as Dansko is famous for providing a wide range of comfortable, durable and stylish clogs and shoes for everyone. Their products are mainly used by healthcare professionals and restaurant workers for standing all day. Not all Dansko shoes are orthotic friendly. Some of their collections offer removable footbed and are ideal for wear with orthotics. Anyone who stands long hours with problem feet can use Dansko shoes for orthotics custom or over the counter inserts.

To fit the orthotics comfortably, some Dansko styles offer removable footbed and roomy toe boxes with enough depth to fit the orthotics.

What is Orthotics?

Orthotics are shoe inserts that can be inserted inside the removable footbed to correct many kinds of foot problems. Custom orthotics are shoe often prescribed by podiatrists for foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, diabetic foot ulcers or pain in the foot or ankle due to overpronation or supination. Accommodative orthotics can be inserted into your shoe to provide extra cushioning while functional orthotics will help to correct abnormal motion. Naturally, your shoe choices will be more limited if you need to insert custom orthotics as narrow designs may not accommodate them.

Why is Orthotic Friendly Footwear recommended for Nurses and chefs with problem feet?

People such as nurse and chefs often struggle to find slip resistant leather shoes especially dress shoes to correct their feet problems. Fortunately Dansko offers closed back footwear with removable footbeds in Walden, Marseille,  XP, Sedona, Sonoma line of Collections for custom made orthotics inserts. However as each orthotic is individually tailored to the needs of the wearer, it is still advisable to try on the shoes before purchase to ensure that the custom orthotics fit well with that particular style of shoe. These are some of the shoe ranges, which you may like to try.

Sonoma Collection – Dansko Adriana

Dansko Adriana

Dansko Adriana

Dansko Adriana offers a casual design with removable footbed for inserting orthotics.  The soles are slip-resistant that makes them the perfect shoes for orthotic inserts for nurses and chefs. The lace-up style offers individual custom fitting which keeps the shoe fitting snugly and comfortably, giving you the assurance of a close fit which will remain secure while you’re on the move.

They are lightweight and made of full grain upper leather. They are easy to clean.The stain resistant uppers and slip resistant soles make them practical as well as stylish, and they are suitable for workplaces such as commercial kitchens and medical premises.

This member of the Sonoma collection is plentifully equipped with both style and functionality. Designed as an alternative to traditional athletic footwear, it features comfort and support which also packs a bit of performance.

Marseille Collection  – Perfect for Teachers

All Dansko shoe styles in Marseille Collection are flat and offer removable footbed for custom fit orthotics. They are good for narrow size feet and do not come to wide feet. They, however, provide wide toe box with a narrow heel.

The Marseille collection is primarily composed of options utilizing either patent, embossed, or Nappa leathers. This makes a stunningly stylish material for their flats as well as a rugged, enduring opportunity for the boots which make up the Marseille collection. Each style of shoe is available in a range of colors as well as texture options for the leather, which can be finished with textures such as “snake,” “cherry,” “Cheetah” and more – each style offering a unique look and feel.

Primarily the line is made up of the three different flats, but we also find a pair of lace-up flats and two forms of a boot. One is a knee boot, reaching all the way up the leg for cold weather protection and a stylish look. The other is an ankle boot, which only comes to just above the foot. Either option is exceptionally elegant and well suited to protecting you from the cold.

While in many ways something of a smaller collection, the large range of different colors and textures available, as well as the clever usage of different leather materials, give the Marseille collection plenty of room to breathe and offers something for all tastes.

Dansko Olive Oxford Flat

Dansko Olive Flat

Dansko Olivia Oxford from  Marseille is a flat shoe and is an orthotic friendly which makes an excellent choice for teacher women’s with problem feet for standing all day. They offer removable footbed to accommodate orthotics. The shoe is designed for stylish everyday wear. The shoes come in a  three colors so they can be matched to any outfit, from casual wear to dress office attire.

Dansko Olivia is APMA accepted. They offer excellent arch support, cushioning and flexibility. They are easy to clean.

They are good for narrow size feet and make sure you order a size up if you want to insert orthotics in it. The shoe can be adjusted for individual fit with shoe laces.

These flats do not offer slip-resistant outsoles. Therefore, they are not recommended for nurses and restaurant workers. They are available only for women.

Dansko XP Collection – Men and Women

Dansko Pro XP

Dansko Pro XP is also designed with the orthotic inserts in mind and is popular with workers such as nurses who spend a lot of time walking. Any nurse or chef can take advantage of its orthotic friendly removable footbed which can be replaced with custom made orthotics for problem feet.

The shoes have the American Podiatric Medical Association seal of approval but are also practical due to their excellent traction and easy clean upper. The collection is primarily composed of a wide selection of clogs, stylish iterations on a classic design which is sure to perform well.

Fantastic for day to day wear for professionals, or even as a part of a dress outfit, the XP Collection is versatile and stylish. The wide removable foot bed makes this collection excellent for orthotics of most sizes. Available in a range of different colors, options for the type and texture of leather, and in a wide selection of models for both men and women!

WaldenCollection – Men


WaldenCollection - Men

Our last recommendation for shoes, which can be worn with custom orthotics, is the Dansko Walden collection.  The footbed is removable and can be replaced with orthotics for flat feet, high arches, and plantar fasciitis. The outsole is slip resistant. These super smart men’s shoes are ideal for professionals, but they are comfortable enough to be worn all day thanks to cushioning and a shock resistant outsole.  They are available in black or brown.

The Walden Collection is essentially a collection of dress shoes, ideal for formal or professional wear. Three pairs of slip on and two pairs of lace ups make up the group; three types of leather are utilized in the collection (smooth, distressed and full grain.) Whether you opt for laces or the conveniences of a slip on, a pair from the Walden Collection is sure to keep you looking sharp.

If you suffer from foot problems then choosing a removable shoe, which can be worn with custom orthotics, is essential. Anyone who experiences chronic foot pain or issues related to the wearing of shoes should take some time to research and experiment with orthotics. Having the proper orthotic in the appropriate pair of shoes can make a day on your feet a joyous experience instead of an exercise in pain management. Hopefully this look at Dansko Shoes for orthotics has given you some insight into what is available to make your life a little easier!

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