I tried Dansko clogs about a decade ago and was impressed with the comfort, but a clog didn’t necessarily seem to fit the bill for a more outdoor and active-friendly shoe. I just could not get into it with the standard clog designs. Fast forward ten years–my Danskos have become my favorite pre and post run/spin/hike/you-fill-in-the- blank shoe.
Dansko’s Acadia collection combines the best of both worlds…Danko’s famously comfortable and well-constructed clog base with state-of-the-art materials for an “exceptionally comfortable shoe designed specifically for activewear.”
I wasn’t sure how much I would be wearing my Dansko Kelsey clogs from the Acadia collection when I first got my feet in them, mainly because it was July and the clogs struck me more as a winter shoe. However, because of the DRI-LEX sock lining with anti-microbial and anti-odor treatment, I was able to wear my shoes sans socks and didn’t have to worry about clearing out the room when it came time to remove them. So I decided to give them a try in July instead of waiting for the first flake of snow, or at least the first crunchy leaf underfoot.
I figured a week in the Park City mountains would be an ideal place to try them out. Once finished with a game of tennis, I immediately put my Dansko Kelseys back on. They came off again for a mid-day run, but were immediately replaced when I returned home. I was impressed with how great they felt on my tired feet, and found them suitable for both a walk up a gravel road in the Park City mountains and then a walk up Main Street.
Some other fantastic features about Dansko’s active inspired collection are the slip resistant outsole, removable triple density EVA molded footbed, steel shank for built in stability and control, polyurethane midsole for additional cushioning, and leather linings and uppers to make sure functionality doesn’t inhibit comfort or style.
Thanks to Dansko’s stellar line of active inspired shoes like the Kelsey, I’ve now found my perfect pre/post outdoor activity shoe, plus my perfect “hanging out” shoe, and my ultimate travel shoe for adventures both near and far. Can`t wait to see what Dansko dreams up next.