Sunday, November 13, 2011


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

There a many things we count on seeing at the Outdoor Retailer trade show---besides masses of humans cruising the aisles with 3.2 beer bottles glistening in their hands-after 4PM strikes.

Professional Multi Raindrop Patent $135
Another given are the ginormous number of gals trying on Dansko kickers, cash in hand- with sales of the coveted shoes benefitting The Conservation Alliance.


Hailing from a serendipitous find -on an excursion to Denmark-Dansko has busted out as a major player on the women's footwear market-growing beyond the original clog model to include sandals, boots, and rather urban stylish shoes----

All still boasting the signature contoured footbed that absorbs shock impact, returns energy...and makes us all stand up a bit straighter.

For Spring 2012-we had a few minutes to see some new models-as we got there late into the happy hour(s) ourselves though we find the calorie/buzz ration of 3.2 beer not worth it.

Professional Key Lime $120

Our fav-

Dansko Jute Professional Clog $120-Multi-Stripe ...Canvas uppers, jute wrapped outsole, roomy toe box=cool feet

Serious comfort with the natural fiber material-jute...we thought these were really cute to wear with just about everything summery-shorts, jeans, sheer light dresses, mini skirts----

Dansko has a huge following amongst healthcare professionals-on their feet all the time.

Pippa-Teal $80

Fun color-lace cutout design eye-catching comfy clog

The Sanibel Collection-that has DNA with sneaker and clog parental units-has sprung a bunch of Mary Janes, lace-ups, and slip-ons for Spring 2012.

Serious pumped up kicks.

Veda-True Navy $70

Vegan option-with extra cushioning, light weight-full foot support -rubber toe guard protects front of the shoe for durability.

Slip resistant Rubber Outsoles certified by international industry leader SATRA for meeting MARK II/ASTM standards fro slip resistance. Volley-$70

Printed canvas upper -spring flowers-on the signature Dansko rocker bottom-with a contoured footbed that provides energy return, reduces impact on body+promotes better posture
Valerie-Green Hawaii $75

Thea-Brown, Green-$130. Rounded toe -leather uppers=Dansko comfort in a pretty urban friendly sandal

Tru-$130 woven leather uppers slingbacks-slides (Tory-Black, Natural $130)-all can be the workhorse for Spring-versatile

Rowena-Sand Dollar $145

We tried these-stacked heeled and molded contour footbed -make these sandals all day friendly-cut-outs elegant.

Darby Brown $125

Dani-Pewter $125-metallic leather straps

Dahlia-White Patent $125-Leather floral detail-feminine slide

Rowena-Carmel, Sand Dollar $145---Randi-Black, Camel $145

Yes-socks =all day comfort too.