Are Dansko Shoes Supposed To Be Loose?

The first thing I noticed about my clogs was that they are different from regular shoes. They’re wider in the toe-box so you have more space for your toes, and there’s no heel to touch your foot either. You should be able to fit at least a finger width of distance between them when you walk around! So yes, Dansko shoes do feel a little loose compared to most shoes. They are not exactly loose but they can feel that way.

I would say that Dansko shoes are much more sturdy than other tennis shoes. They last longer, and I am not as rough on them like other people might be. When I bought my first pair the salesperson told me they should last me for around 5 years, they didn’t last that long but they did last longer than most other shoes I have owned. 

How do Dansko shoes fit?

When you step into a clog, it should be snug but not tight. Your toes shouldn’t touch the front of your shoes and when you walk there must be some room for heel movement because thinking is how we get around all day long! There are many different closed-back styles fit to accommodate both high insteps or low insteps.

The Dansko Company offers a wide variety of styles and sizes to accommodate the needs of many different foot types. The company’s well-known clogs are made in both narrow and medium widths for women and men, as well as an assortment of narrow or medium widths (depending on your gender) so you can find just the right fit that will be comfortable all day long!

Advantages of wearing loose shoes

Advantages of wearing loose shoes

Do you have feet that swell and suddenly become too tight in the shoe with even the slightest increase in activity level? Here are a few reasons why wearing loose shoes can be better for your feet. 

  • Loose shoes will allow for more natural movement of your feet as they work harder to support themselves.
  • It’s much easier on tired muscles after sustained periods of activity if they’re not fighting against tightly fitting footwear.
  • When it comes time to purchase new running or walking sneakers, don’t make the mistake of going up half a size just because it feels good at first. You’ll regret it when they start to worn out
  • If your feel tent to swell after a while then having a little bit of room in your shoes would feel great
  • A little bit more space for your feet to breath

Disadvantages of wearing loose shoes

Disadvantages of wearing loose shoes

Wearing shoes that are too big or loose can lead to a number of serious consequences. The first and most obvious is the risk of tripping, but there’s also the chance you’ll be susceptible to blisters and other foot-related injuries as well. It’s important to find your perfect fit so that you’re not risking injury with every step.

Loose shoes can lead to discomfort and injuries. You are not as stable in your stance when you’re walking because the shoe isn’t holding your foot in place. Not only that, but they can also cause friction on the heel and toes if they slide around too much. 

They also do not provide adequate support for your arch or ankle, which could lead to more serious problems down the road. The only way a person should wear loose shoes is if it’s an emergency situation where their feet are bare or if they are wearing them specifically for leisure purposes such as playing with friends at home (hanging out).

When to replace old shoes

When to replace old shoes

The best answer is simple and short: when they stop being useful. 

When it comes to running shoes, for example, there are a number of signs that can indicate that they need to be replaced. For instance, if the treads on the bottom of your shoe have worn down significantly or if your heel has started sliding around in them while running then you may want to consider replacing them. 

Or maybe you’ve noticed that after only one use (or even less) some parts have already broken off or gotten visibly dirty – these could also be warning signs that it’s time to replace those shoes.

The truth is that there’s no perfect answer and it really depends on how much you’re using your shoes, what type of terrain you’re walking on, and if you have any foot pain or injuries.  For example, if you wear your running shoes all day long every day then they will probably need replacing before someone who wears their runners only 3 days a week for 2 hours each time. 

In general though it is recommended getting new running shoes every 400 miles (or so) as well as replacing them after 6 months of use.


Dansko shoes, for the way they are built, do feel a little loose but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are loose or that you should get a bigger or smaller size than the one you would usually get. We recommend when you are buying new Dansko shoes to ask the salesperson how they should feel, they will most likely have a good idea of the best fit.

Some people like wearing loose shoes, yes they do have some advantages but most doctors and podiatrists wouldn’t recommend them, best is always to get the right size for your feet. If the brand purposely made the shoes to feel loose, then they definitely have a reason for it but you should go out and buy a bigger shoe size than what you need.

V. Deol
I am the owner and main Editor at The Flat Feet. With a degree in PE and years of research I know how to deal with flat feet. Whether you are a baseball player, runner, nurse, etc, I feel confident to suggest you the right footwear to you.

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