Whether you're already a fan of Dansko's Professional clogs, or you're just in need of a comfortable pair of casual shoes, you may want to check out the new Dansko ProXP. Created by Dansko and The Walking Company, the ProXP line of shoes are available exclusively through The Walking Company's website or one of their 210 retail stores; and differ in a variety of ways from the original Dansko Professional clogs.
Features of Dansko's 'ProXP' ClogsFor starters, the ProXP clog has an independently-tested, certified slip-resistant outsole with a raised tread pattern that's been designed to quickly disperse liquids, improving both traction and control. Obviously a big plus in the kitchen, this feature would also be helpful on the slick, often-mopped floors of hospitals, kennels, or schools.
And, it's not just the outsoles of these new clogs that have been redesigned, the insoles have received a makeover as well. Made from EVA, PU, and memory foam, the ProXP's triple-density footbeds offer a softer, cushier feel, as well as a higher level of energy return. But perhaps the best thing about these new footbeds is that they're also removable, allowing wearers to use other insoles, which, of course, is especially beneficial to people who want -- or need -- to wear orthotic shoe inserts.
Just like Dankso Professional clog, the ProXP has loads of other comfort and practical features, including: a steel shank in the midsole that increases stability in lateral movement; a roomy toe box; water-resistant uppers; and a TPU heel counter that allows the heel of the foot to move up and down freely -- this helps provide a more natural range of motion when walking.
Available in 9 different colors/finishes, the uppers of these closed-back clogs are made from high quality leather, and feature padded collars for additional comfort. And if all of that weren't enough, these shoes have also received the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association.
My Experience with the Dansko ProXP ClogsThe Walking Company recently sent me a pair of Dansko ProXP clogs to try out for myself, and I have to say, they truly are some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. Granted, I don't spend all day on my feet, but I did do a fair bit of walking in them, and the only complaint I had was that the pair I received were a tad bit loose in the heels. This hasn't been as much of an issue over the last couple of weeks, since the cooler temperatures has left me wearing heavier socks, and it would have never been a problem at all if I'd actually made a trip to the store for a fitting -- I simply would have gone down a size. But, I did want to mention it in case you're considering these shoes, and are unsure of your size in Dansko footwear. In my case, it had been several years since I'd bought a pair (Dansko clogs are extremely durable), and I couldn't remember what size I'd previously purchased.
Priced between $140 and $150 per pair, ProXP clogs run about $5 to $15 more per pair than Dansko Professional clogs, but, for the added comfort features alone, I feel the additional cost is well worth it.
For more information, or to purchase a pair of Dansko ProXP clogs, be sure to visit on of The Walking Company's retail locations, or TheWalkingCompany.com (Buy Direct).