Dansko Professional Cabrio

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Dansko Professional Cabrio
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Color: Cordovan Cabrio
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When you have to dress nicely but can't stand the thought of high heels, slip on the Dansko Women's Professional Cabrio Shoes. These casual shoes give you a high-class look with top-notch comfort. Designed to follow the natural contours of your foot, the Professional Cabrio accommodates most feet. The high quality leather and generous padding make these shoes look and feel fabulous. The inner frame adds stability and reduces pronation so you can stand or walk for long hours without feeling the pain. Wear these in summer or winter as their outsole stands up to extreme heat or cold.


  • Breathable, full-grain Cabrio leather uppers are oiled for water resistance and durability; leather-lined, padded collars add comfort across insteps

Support and Cushioning:

  • Poliyou footbeds consist of a breathable, recycled EVA foam for cushioning; antimicrobial treatment controls odors


  • Protective polyethylene heel counters offer lateral stability and act as natural shoe horns, letting heels move up and down while walking


  • Inner frame provides stability, reduces torque and provides lateral stability

Weather and Wind:

  • Withstands surfaces of extreme heat and cold


  • Toe box allows toes to move comfortably


  • Dansko's Stapled outsole has been tested by SATRA in the United Kingdom and Precision Testing Laboratories in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Rocker-bottom outsoles propel feet forward for easy walking; slip-resistant outsole carries SATRA approval

Lining and Layers:

  • Sock lining is anti-microbial leather


  • Fit may be snug when stepping into the clog


  • Polypropylene supports within the midsole allow heel-to-toe flexibility and side-to-side stability, reducing torque and overpronation
  • Contoured midsole keeps your foot supported and secure

Traction and Grip:

  • Molded polyurethane outsole/midsole units offer full flexibility, dependable shock absorption and nonslip traction


  • Leather uppers are securely stapled to the bases for durability


  • Toes should wiggle freely
  • Antimicrobial socklining
  • Heel height is 2 inches
  • Anti-fatigue rocker bottom keeps you going all day long
  • Superior shock absorption--comparable to athletic footwear
  • Oiled leather may occasionally appear to have light scuffs—rub lightly with fingertips to smooth out scuffs
  • Cabrio leather features a black top coat that provides a high-gloss shine and dressy appeal.  To remove surface dirt, wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Protects feet, legs, and back during long hours of standing or walking
  • Rocker bottom sole propels the foot forwear when walking
  • Nonallergenic, vegetable-tanned leather sockliners wrap around Poliyou® synthetic foam footbeds that manage moisture
  • Designs follow the natural contours of the foot
  • Proudly carries the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Footbed absorbs and evaporates perspiration
  • Sturdy thermoplastic polyurethane toe boxes protect feet from bumps and enhance durability without compromising toe space
Al's Sports
The Dansko Professional Cabrio Shoe is part of Dansko's Stapled Clog Collection. Millions of Dansko fans can't be wrong--Dansko's flagship style embodies the all-day comfort and support that Dansko is famous for.

The popular Dansko Professional Clogs combine the strength and quality of European footwear with lightweight flexibility and support.


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Footwear closure:Slip-on
Footwear height:Ankle
Heel height:2 inches
Upper:Full-grain leather
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Dansko Professional Cabrio Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Best shoe EVER!

These are officially my favorite shoes ever! I am a past sufferer of plantar fasciitis so I stick to comfort over fashion these days. My feet never hurt in these shoes no matter where or how much I walk. I bought the grey color and I think they look great with jeans and khakis. My only (minor) complaint is it seems the grey color is "rubbing" off where the leather is stapled to the footbed b/c my pant legs rub there. I'm not sure if polishing them would darken the area to original color. I'm sure it's only noticable to me. Oh, and unlike the other posters, I didn't require a break in period at all; comfy on the first day. I do have very high arches so I suppose that could have helped. Another bonus, I hate socks so I never wear them and my feet/these shoes do not get stinky. Your feet will thank you for buying these gems!
Ann in Denver at REI on 10/10/2009

Fantastic everyday shoe

I love my Danskos. I highly recommend them to anyone that has to be standing up all day long. They're fantastic for wearing everyday, all day, rain or shine. I've worn them to work, on walks, and on trips where I had to do lots of walking. They're great for traveling too - for walking through airports and sitting on the plane. I used to come home from work with aching feet and legs, due to poorly supporting shoes and bunions. After I started wearing the Danskos my feet and legs didn't hurt anymore, even after standing and walking all day. My only complaint is that after about 3 months of wear, the left shoe started squeaking on hard surfaces (wood, tile, etc). After about 1 month of the squeaking, I took them back to REI and exchanged them for a new pairSo far I haven't had any issues with squeaking.
seattlesunshine at REI on 04/04/2010

Still love my Danskos BUT

These are fantastic, at first. I wear my clogs constantly with everything. My knees love them and they help with leg and lower back fatigue. I even wear them in light rain and snow in the city. For shoe seaches at the airport, nothing comes off faster. BUT I am sad, my last pair of the exact model went 5 years (I still keep them for kick around old shoes) and these are showing a lot of wear at 1 year. I used the last pair just as hard. I wish Dansko hadn't switched manufacturing locations. They just aren't the same shoes. If the last pair hadn't been so great and so long wearing I would probably be more satifisfied with these, but it feels like the value isn't the same. I will start shopping other brands to see if I can pay less for similar quality.
EMtnMomma at REI on 12/12/2009

I have owned a pair of Cabrio Professional Clogs for years and wore them from time to time, however when I began waitressing, I purchased a new pair in a size up and absolutely love them. I have collapsed arches, a bunion from breaking my foot years ago and calsifications from climbing. My feet have seen better days and there are VERY few shoes that I can wear all day long. The Professional Cabrio are one of those few pairs and wouldn't trade them in for anything. I have the Black Cabrio and it looks very professional, doesn't scuff and are easy to clean.
I am a steady size 7 and wear a 37. I can fit into a 36 but find that my toes rub after a while. The 37 is perfect.

EmilyF at Backcountry.com on 07/18/2013


LOVE danskos. i own a pair in the patent leather black, after returning these ones. was sad to have to return them because i loved the color, it was what first attracted me to the shoe. after wearing them the next day, i realized they scuffed way too easily. i had crossed one foot over the other and it changed a completely different (and bright) color which was very noticeable. even just a little contact with anything would scuff it. i wasn't aware it would do this when i bought them so it caught me off guard and when i returned them the lady said cabrio was the ones that did that and nothing else would scuff.
kelsey2009 at REI on 05/05/2010

happy feet

I almost never wear anything else...except for flipflops at the beach. And when i do, boy do i miss my clogs. I now own 10 pair, my oldest are about 9 years old and will finally be retired to garden/stable duty due to stinkiness issues but they are still in great shape. A must for those who are on their feet for hours at work and those folks with super high arches. WARNING..do heed the break in period- wear for a few hours each day for a week. If you need cushioning a thin insert works wonders.
LMS at REI on 09/09/2008

Been wearing the Dansco Cabrio professionals for a few weeks now and my feet are feeling so much better. The running shoes I was wearing previously were only lasting a couple of months and at over $100 a pair, were getting way too expensive. I did have to send the first pair back because the size recommended were too small, but Backcountry was very quick @ shipping. And now I can wear my custom orthotics, too. Backcountry was very easy to work with and I loved the live chat feature!

Nad4925803 at Backcountry.com on 11/03/2011

almost like bare feet

A great all around shoe. I wear these to work daily and don't notice a thing. It's a little strange to get used to my feet flopping around inside the shoe but it doesn't bother my feet a bit. They feel comfortable, like they can breath and in the end, like I'm wearing no shoes at all, except for the ankle support, which is comfy, too. I'm buying another pair in another color!
georgiegirl at REI on 03/03/2009

I LOVE the comfort of the danskos and the look of my mary janes. 11 years old +-
The leather upper is in great shap, but the soles arerecently falling apart and crumbling, even after really good storage.I thought)
I have worn them less than 40 times..at least it's been years, but I want the soles replaced and ofcourse I'd pay..
guess you have to get "fresh" ones from the company itself.

somadilaura2414333 at Backcountry.com on 04/18/2013

really like the shoe. very comfortable. had to get used to the fact that the shoe does wear like a clog even though it has a back on it. this is my first pair of dansko shoes and i love them. i work long shifts(at least 10 hours) and my feet do not ache at the end of the day. would definitely buy another pair when it is time

swa4435803 at Backcountry.com on 02/10/2011

Negative Reviews:

I LIVED in my Dansko clogs for the past 14 yrs -- not the same pair of course, but I could get a good 2 yrs out of a pair as they were made incredibly well. I'm on my feet all day at work, and the support and comfort these provided were worth every penny -- like as comfortable as bare feet once they were broken in. I had to purchase a new pair recently; same ones i always get. This Dansko company is insulting my intelligence; these are not even close to the same shoes. I guess the leather's been replaced by PLASTIC, because they're so stiff I got a black toenail. And that's after using liquid shoe stretch -- which only works on leather, so the plastic was immune. They pinch my feet -- all i wanna do is sit and then take them off! I never even used to think about my feet, now they're constantly bothering me at work. And the soles squeak on the hospital floors, where they used to be silent. Again, plastic. I have since heard Dansko sold the company and the shoes are now being made in China, so mystery solved. But i'm SO disappointed, I wasted $100.00, and I now need to find another daily shoe after all these years. I need an authentic company that still takes pride in their product and is not trying to cheat the loyal consumers. They used to be the best, but now honestly, these shoes are a shell of what they used to be. THE WORST!

doodle girl at Backcountry.com on 08/18/2010

All Wrong

I purchased a pair of these a few years back because my old Dansko clogs were so awesome. The new ones I got were terrible. I knew they were supposed to be loose on your foot, so I kept them thinking they fit. I almost tripped and fell several times and lost the shoe a few times too!

REI rocked when I returned them pretty much brand new. I found out that Sanita used to make those fabulous clogs for Dansko until 2007 but now Dansko has their clogs made in China. Sanita still makes their clogs by hand in Europe. That's why other reviewers have been as disappointed in their new Danskos as I was.
Moogie W at REI on 12/12/2010

Very disappointed with the grey ones

These shoes are very popular among many nurses I work with, they're very supportive and durable. I made the mistake of purchasing the grey ones, and after only one shift the grey color is rubbing right off the leather! I tried some shoe polish but that doesn't work. I'm very disappointed, and surprised because I have friends who own the black and this hasn't happened to them. These are going back...I'll probably exchange for the black ones and hopefully won't have any more problems.
Travelin at REI on 10/10/2009

Wish I had known

I had heard wonders about the comfort of the shoe. I agree, with one exception. When I walk on surfaces that are not mostly flat and have imperfections my ankles tend to roll easily in the shoe. I mentioned this to a few friends and they said this happens to them as well. Again I wish I had known this, because comfort without the rolling of ankles is ideal.
pdxrosegal at REI on 11/11/2010

Neutral Reviews:

Disappointed in my new pair

I bought my fourth pair of Danskos today, and am so disappointed I am writing my first review. I have worn almost nothing but Danskos for four years now, and went to REI today to buy a new pair for my last term of nursing school. The first pair I tried on fit perfectly on the right foot, but was tight across the top of the left foot. I asked for a second pair, which was the last in my size. That pair fit perfectly on the left but was a tad snug on the right. I would have mixed and matched them since according to the box they were the same style and color, but in reality the two pairs would not have matched each other at all. The second pair was considerably darker and shinier, so I bought them hoping the snug one would loosen up. I am sitting here writing this with a sore top of my foot and plans to return the shoes. SO disappointing that the quality of Danskos has gone down hill. They used to fit very consistently, never the variation between shoes within a pair!
Eugene baker at REI on 03/03/2011

I want a pair that fits

Most of my shoes are Danskos, but this pair proves once again the problem with Danskos overall is that it's so difficult to find a pair that fits. Size 38 means something different for every shoe, even shoes of the same style! I'm about to give up on Danskos all together. It's too hard to find the "right" shoe. The pro clogs I purchased felt good in the store, but a week later were a half to full size too large.
LFP Mom at REI on 02/02/2011

Ok but inconsistent sizing

This is my 4th pair, the 3rd pair being returned for squeaking. Unfortunately the sizing is strange and the left one falls off my foot while the right fits properly. I will need to return them and try again or get a different style or brand. I think being mfg. in China may have something to do with the irregularities.
jillpeterso at REI on 11/11/2011