Dansko is a company famous for their customer satisfaction and claims to superior footwear. Starting out as a manufacturer of clogs with the therapeutic value for the feet, this company has grown and expanded in leaps and bounds. They have also been able to make inroads into an industry that highly values shoes that are comfortable and meet the requirements of a fast paced workplace.
Included amongst Dansko's best innovations is their highly popular line of shoes the Dansko Pro XP. A piece of footwear designed for the nurse or professional requiring comfortable shoes. When it comes to choosing footwear the typical nurse should look for a comfortable footbed, slip resistant grip and a shoe that is going to get them through a long shift with no mishaps. Let's see how the Pro XP meets their needs.
What the Pro XP aims to achieve:
Many people have fallen in love with the clogs that Dansko became so well known for, and quickly developed a good reputation for comfortable footwear. The Pro XP was a joint development between Dansko and The Walking Company to step things up even another notch.
So what changes were made? What is the focus on these re-invented clogs?
In their design there was a big focus on creating a shoe that performed in slippery situations. In fact, similar to how a car tire is designed to act, the tread on these shoes is not only designed for good grip but disperses water out and away from the shoe making the risk of a slip more minimal. As you can imagine with everything that goes on in hectic work environments like a hospital, restaurant or most workplaces for that matter, this feature is quite valuable.
This product, like other products from Dansko, has been able to procure a clearance of approval by the APMA – American Podiatric Medical Association. This gives light to the fact that when it comes to your foot's wellbeing the makers are not just talk.
In the way of comfort this product delivers an innovative and even customizable footbed. To start with, the footbed is made from three materials including memory foam so that the wearer gets the comfortable fit needed to dissipate the pressure accrued from standing on their feet all day. However, if you require special inserts that is not a problem as the footbed is removable, making this clog customizable to your needs.
The details of what the Pro XP features:
- APMA Approval.
- Third party testing for superior slip-resistance.
- Removable memory foam footbed.
- Steel shank midsole for added stability.
- Roomy toe box.
- Slightly lifted heel.
Overall thoughts on the Pro XP:
This product is definitely in the upper echelon of shoes when it comes to what's available in the industry. The comfort and safety features are top of the line and this is reflected in customer testimony through the online community. The clog design presents well and the range of colors and patterns available speaks to its diversity – chances are they have a style that suits you.
Although designed to be somewhat of a replacement to previous clogs worn out by Dansko, they are not necessarily the end-all-be-all of their product lines, but a good option nonetheless. Also, as far as pricing goes they are on the upper end of what is available for this kind of market. Their predecessor, the professional, retails a little cheaper but if they fall above your price range then it could be worth a look at some of the products Nurse Mates have to offer.
Source by Paul Pablo Garcia