I love my new shoes from Dansko so much that I just can’t contain myself. I have to write another review. The shoe du jour is this hot little numba called “Romy.”
After I purchased my first pair of Dansko shoes a couple months ago, I was completely hooked. I could not believe that a shoe could look so cute, and be so comfortable on my feet. I thought it was a fluke, so I decided to try another pair 🙂 I chose this boot from Dansko’s new Fall “Naples” line.
There’s no way ALL of their shoes could be this awesome, right?
It’s not a fluke because Romy is just as comfortable as Prima is.
With the holiday season already underway, I’ve been working more 12-hour days as a result. I’ve even been promoted as a Seasonal Manager at my 2nd job. This translates to more work hours and, i.e, more hours on my feet. So, I’ve definitely had a chance to put Romy to the test.
I’m happy to report that she passed 🙂
Romy has a 2″ heel; however, it’s a wedge heel. I, personally, find that easier to walk on for extended periods of time than a traditional/”high” heel for example. There’s a rubber cushion on the bottom of the sole, so I’ve not had any issues with slipping 🙂 I’ve worn Romy for my 12-hour work days several times now, and I’ve not had a problem with my feet hurting. For someone with Plantar Fasciitis, that’s actually a really big deal. Before I invested in Dansko shoes, I would be limping by the end of my shifts. When I wear Romy to work, I don’t limp at the end of my shift. That’s an awesome feeling.
You’ll also notice that Romy has a velcro flap closure at the ankle. This is nice because it let’s you “customize” your fit. I have really small feet, but my calves and ankles are apparently quite disproportionate to my foot size… so, luckily I can loosen them up to fit my cankles when I need to thanks to this velcro feature 🙂 On the negative side: when I first wore Romy (and I mean RIGHT out of the box), the velcro would come undone anytime I walked up or down a set of steps or stairs or even when I’d switch my foot from the gas pedal to the brake while driving. That was a bit annoying at first; however, they no longer do that. I’m convinced that since the material is a very fine/high quality leather it just needed to be “broken in.” And, even then, that didn’t take very long. Literally, the next day when I wore them, I didn’t have that problem. They molded to the form of my feet and freak cankles and fit perfectly. It’s like they were made for Laura’s feet.
I chose the Brown Nappa Leather finish because, well, my husband liked it 🙂 I really wanted to get the slate kid suede but Hubs talked me out of it. He figured the Nappa leather would be easier to maintain, especially with the impending awful winter weather. I still like the slate kid suede finish. And, the black finish is pretty sweet too! 🙂 But, the brown nappa leather IS super easy to clean with just a damp cloth… it’s been rainy and icky in Indiana and these have survived the terrain with panache. I like that the Brown nappa finish has a “Menswear” look to it. I’m really into Menswear right now. And brown goes with everything. I can honestly wear these shoes with ANY thing in my closet.
I wore these shoes on a photo shoot with my blog photographer. We walked ALL over the place during this shoot and my feet never once began to hurt. We were also walking through the woods, up hills, in the wet, bumpy grass and I never once struggled to walk. I’m truly amazed by these shoes. I have a few pics from said photo shoot so you can see Romy in action 🙂
In summation: I love Romy 🙂 She’s my new homegirl. I’m going to just keep accumulating Dansko shoes and writing about how much I love them. If you haven’t tried them yet, I would strongly encourage you to do so whether you have perfectly healthy feet or not. Dansko shoes WILL give you happy feet, regardless.
This is a Sponsored Review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Photos are all courtesy of Nedra Hollingsworth (c).