Not just for moms and medical professionals anymore ...

17 September 2013


top - thredUP
jeans - Target
leather cuff - c/o ONE little Momma Shop
clogs - duh

(ha. obviously that title is not exactly true because I am mom, hear me roar-type about my kids every day of my mom-life.)

The other day I was sitting at a stoplight when I caught my reflection in the side of a windowed building and I almost laughed because I know that I drive a minivan but I guess I've never thought about the fact that I drive a minivan. I didn't care when we took the plunge into stereotypeville and if we're ever lucky enough to have enough kids to necessitate something like this ... bring it. I'd happily drive a whip like that. BUT I still refuse to tote a huge diaper bag around even if it is meant to not look like a diaper bag. We all have our things. Oh ... and I have one more! I have to admit that it took me a long time to come around to the idea of mom-friendly footwear. If you ever see me wearing sporty sandals please try to pull my fake face off because surely someone has just fashioned a Grace-face mask over their head. I was also pretty opposed to Birkenstocks until I read Natalie's convincing post on the matter yesterday. And never had I ever thought I'd be a clog lover but then I saw this picture on the Sartorialist and my mom gave me an old pair of her clogs and I've never looked back. I don't love wearing flats unless they are boots which is ridiculous - I know!! But the clog fits the bill for me and my idiosyncrasies on so many levels.

Dansko is constantly coming out with gorgeous new twists on an old classic and I would totally rock the professional clog all over town but I really love these ........ because they are heely and are really comfortable. Simon and I took the kids on a walk around a big park the other night ... hills, gravel, clouds of gnats and all and I wore my clogs and was perfectly fine. Simon is a fast walker and I didn't have to beg him to slow down one single time. And Julia loves them because she thinks they are for tap dancing. I do not know where on earth she learned about tap dancing but .... tappity tap tap tap. Cool toddler mom at your service.

Want a chance to win a pair? Winner's choice! Dansko is being kind and generous and giving away a pair to one of you fine readers. I hope you win and love your hooves as much as I do.


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240 comments:

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    1. All Danskos, I should say, never found a pair I couldn't rock!

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  2. I totally love danskos. I don't know why, they aren't super fashionable but I still love them.

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  3. Those Francine mules are surprisingly adorable, and now I need a pair. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  4. Hattie! :) I want to be like Grace!

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  5. My feet - which currently must hold up my 32 week pregnant body each day - really wish I would wear Danskos instead of heels or support-less flats to work...

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  6. This would save me a trip to the Carnival with my 3 tots. I like the Opals. They'd be so cute and comfy with skirts and tights.

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  7. I love Dansko's Sonja. Nice old-school style, with no back. I've been wearing similar ones from LL Bean for ages, but they don't make the open-backed ones anymore. I'd love a pair of Sonjas!

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  8. I love the classic Professionals. Thanks for hosting!

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  9. And shared on facebook and twitter!

    Awesome giveaway!

    --Kristen

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  10. The professionals. LOVE Danskos!

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  11. I think Baker are my favorite??? Hard to choose just one!

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  12. I love the Prima Raisin Veg and I'm not usually a clog person but they are really cute.

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  13. I love the Bethany Boots. Thank you so much.

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  14. I really like the Maryjane Espresso Oiled Full Grain Stapled clogs!

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    1. Here's the link to my Tweet share: https://twitter.com/A_oTay/status/380058805641289728. Thanks for the giveaway, Grace!

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  15. I want to win and I'm prepared to throw a full on tantrum to get what I want.

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  16. I got my first pair of dansko clogs in 9th grade-which was years ago (10+) and they are still holding up! Great company! I would love to add the Francine clogs to my collection!

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  17. i also got a hand-me-down pair of danskos from my mom years ago. they are comfortable as all get-out! i'd love another pair.

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  18. I'm going to include my 2cents here. Dansko's are awesome shoes. Pricey but worth it. I wore my last pair for 5 years. When I can stretch my budget again, I'd love to add a pair of Harlow clogs to the mix.

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  19. Yes! Clogs are my best friend.

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  20. I bought a pair of Danskos midway through my pregnancy, and they were fabulous. I wore them OUT, and would rock a new pair like a J.O.B.

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  21. Momma and a medical professional.....these are right up my alley.

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  22. I would wear Tilda until they gave out under me (which would take a while, I'm guessing).

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  23. Oh, how thoroughly I love the Betty and the Beatrix!

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  24. I like the Sonja Espresso oiled full grain I think!

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  25. The ones you are wearing are adorable. I never win these things, but what the heck. Who would take a chance on shoes?!

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  26. This whole post is amazing. If clogs can be stylish, then rock on! :)

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  27. I think I would fall out of nearly all of them but they're cute so who cares? I like the ones called Betty. Plus they have a great name to holler out. "Who's seen my left Betty?" Priceless.

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  28. Call me original, but I would go for the Francines as well. They remind me of the clogs I wore DAILY in the 6th grade. I was quite the fashionista in middle school... not.

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  29. I cannot say no to a good wedge - the francines and the frankas are the bomb.

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  30. I would love the Tabitha or Baker boots!

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  31. I love Dansko and I desperately want Francine. I wore Dansko's throughout my college years and I loved them soooo much. I don't know why I stopped.

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  33. This is awesome! thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. I love Dansko! I have two pairs of the professional clogs from my pre-mom teacher days. I'd love to win a pair—I've been eyeing some of the cute sneaker-y designs for a while!

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  35. I think the Baker boots are pretty cute, maybe they could be my intro into clogs...

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  36. I don't know if I would wear them with socks but in the link the girl looks awesome!
    Renea Burg

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  37. The pixie clogs are adorable! I am over six feet tall, so I don't need the heel, but I am pretty sure I could feel good about it!

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  38. I've gotta say I love the ones you are wearing!

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  39. The black or brown oiled leather are my favorite :)

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  40. I love Danskos! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. I have been thinking about getting a pair of clogs, winning a pair would be even better!

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  42. The Hattie and Tamara are both very pretty

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  43. I love the Professional XP Whiskey Burnished Full Grain shoe. Whew.

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  44. I would love the Bethany boots!

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  45. Awesome! I used to love clogs growing up :)

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  46. too many to choose! Love them all! I love my danskos!

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  47. I like the prima raisin veg. Then again, I like anything with raisin in the name.
    Grace, you look great in everything!
    I've been wanting to try Dansko's for a while (medical profesh here), so this might be my chance!

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  48. Love the Tamara! They would be perfect to wear to teach all day long!

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  49. Cute! Didn't know Danskos made boots and such! I've always associated them with all things Ballet. Fun!

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  50. I love the Baker in charcoal suede!

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  51. Glad they are considered cool again :-)

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  52. I've been wanting the Sam sandal forever and ever and ever!!

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  53. Link: https://twitter.com/KTBeann/status/380079819255328769

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  54. Oh man, I have been really wanting a pair of danskos! Not sure what kind I would get, but probably something in brown, because I'm original like that :)

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  55. I like the ones you're wearing best--Francine? I'll take a pair, thanks so much.

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  56. Shared at https://twitter.com/imprfctbutloved/status/380081175496118272

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  57. I want some so bad!! I can't decide... boots or clogs...? Maybe the Sam sandal!

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  58. I'd probably go for ye olde classic: professional xp ebony pull-up. Although my brother is starting med school and maybe I should get him started early with Danskos?

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    1. Oh, also: I'm a Birk' convert! I have the "Kairo" (basically a Gizeh with a backstrap). I've had them for the past year and uh-love them. They're stiff for the first 1-2 months, but after that they truly do mold to your feet. I'm glad Birks' are getting their day in the sun in the fashion world.

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  59. AH! Would love to slip my tired feet into a pair of Dansko's. Buh-bye cheap flats!

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  60. Clogs are my fave...I want about 10 more pairs right now.

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    1. Oh! And my favorite on their site is the narrow pro.

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  61. I would totally rock (or try really really hard) the Hattie clogs!

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  62. I LOVE the monaco Pearls! I'm freaking out a little bit about this giveaway, I'm in desperate need of PRACTICAL (ie, not Target clearance flats ;/), cute footwear. Fingers crossed!!!

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  63. https://twitter.com/KatieNa04125062/status/380083389388169216

    Shared on Twitter :0

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  64. I'm jumping up and down with my hand in the air yelling "Pick me! Pick me!" As a girl that's been plagued by shoe-induced bunions, I've been wanting to get a pair of these for years. My sweet mother swears by them. And she's a mom and a hygienist, so she knows her Danskos. I'm almost swayed by their traditional clogs but now I'm feeling torn between the Franka and the Francine.

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  65. I love the ones you're wearing in the pictures! They look so cute and comfy!

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  66. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/RebeccawithanR

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  67. I heart Danskos. Wear them all the time! I love the Francine that you're wearing.

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  68. Here is my link back to you on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/kmauss

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  69. Ha! I should have known this was a giveaway after commenting on IG! Danskos are SOOO comfy!

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  70. I love, love the Baker boots, but they only come in leather and I don't buy leather... so...
    the Prima clog it would be!

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  71. I love the professional stapled clogs in arabesque!

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  72. Hmmm, me thinks the Pearl. Not a clog fan either but maybe if I won some my mind might change it's opinion... :)

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  73. Ummmm, I happen to love the ones that you are rocking in the photo! So cute!

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  74. Love love love the ones you are wearing! Would wear them everyday when I am on my feet all day for 12+ hrs a day!

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  75. The ones you have on are super cute! I am on board with any comfortable shoe!

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  76. Professional Stapled clog. A necessity for the nursing school program I just began!

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  77. The Tamara clogs are so cute! I've always wanted some Danskos!

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  78. I love my Dansko's. My last pair was the professional tooled black (the website doesn't do them justice) But I LOVE your Francine Brandy Antique!

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    1. Beatrix Black Nappa or Francine btw!

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  80. I'm going to have to go with Sam. I actually had no clue that Dansko made "sandals." Back in my Super Stew days, when I was a patent leather pump wearing LA based flight attendant, we would have our "airport" shoes and our "in-flight" comfortable shoes. Us LA flight attendants could ALWAYS tell if another crew was based somewhere in the PNW (Pacific Northwest)... based solely on if they were wearing Danskos for their in-flight shoes. "Oh... you're wearing Danskos? You must be Portland based." Well, I guess I'm just gonna have to eat my words, because now this Hawaii girl lives for comfortable shoes and I can totally see myself sporting those Sams all over town... or the zoo...

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  81. I'm willing to try Dansko. Anything to make this mama comfy!

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  82. And shared! https://twitter.com/AlohaAmber/status/380126256806637569

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  83. Um, we rocked Birkenstocks all through college -- you were the one who convinced me they were cool! I think Birkenstocks and I immediately think of you. What do you mean you are opposed to them?

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  84. I have loved Danskos since right after college - way before my "mom" years - and I love 'em still. Nothing beats them for a bad back. I am a fool for mary janes, so I will have to go with that style.

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  85. The Sam Brown Soft Full Grain are so cute!

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  86. I would wear the Prima to school all.the.time.

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  87. Always wanted to try Danskos!

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  88. I have friends who swear by them and I'd love to try a pair!

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  89. I love Danskos! By far, my shoe of choice!

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  90. My (steal of a deal) Danskos are nearing the end of their life (after much wear for years). Winning these would so totally rock!

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  91. Ooops....forgot to list my favorite! I wear professionals and LOVE them. Because I'm practical, I'd probably get professionals again....or Mary Janes, but maybe I'd branch out and get Opal.

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  92. I don't know how you can make those look cool. but you do.

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  93. The Pearls! Looking at them make my feet sigh.

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  94. Oh my goodness - after looking through all of the options it is safe to say that I could easily outfit myself for all seasons and still look stylish in the process! I am having a hard time narrowing down my favourite between the francine brandy antique, the olga black nappa boot and the franka brandy antique - they are all so chic and pretty! Honourable mentions definitely go to the baker boot and olivia flat...better luck next time! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  95. I love when practicality is cool again :) Like wearing your backpack on your back instead of over one shoulder! Good call peeps :)

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  96. I LOVE my Danskos! I have 2 pairs for work and have been desiring a new pair! When I was pregnant and on my feet 14hrs per day at work a vascular surgeon told me I should wear Danskos to prevent vascular issues. I complied and have appreciated the advice ever since.
    Professional XP Steel Groove! Or the Baker in Charcoal!

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  97. Hmm, Francine in Black, Hattie in Black, Sonja in Antique Brown? All are lovely.

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  98. I think I'm diggin the Tabithas! Fingers crossed and thank you!!

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  99. My favorite clogs are the Hailey in Mahogany. So pretty!

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  100. I shared on facebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/april.scott.775/posts/526375390782669

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  101. Danskos are SO AMAZING! I bought Mary Janes when I taught in NYC right out of college - let me tell you, standing all day teaching teens and commuting to the Bronx was no treat for my feet! I was a little self-conscious at 22 but I quickly got over it when I saw how cute they looked and how amazing they felt!

    Now I live in Vermont and EVERYBODY WEARS THEM HERE! I have been jonesin' (lol) for a pair for the last 3 years and would love to spring for one - or WIN THEM! :) I have had the chance to observe lots on feet and I have to say I can't beat the classic look of the Espresso Oiled Full Grain - so pretty and classic and versatile. Also love a few of the boots/booties they feature now!

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  102. stapled clogs, all the way. black and simple

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  103. Someone gave me some old Danskos once...so comfy! I like the Sam.

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  104. I love my clogs, the plain black, but would totally be up for a new pair, perhaps in a pretty color?

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  105. I would totally wear the Pearls.

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  106. I'm a Maryjane fan, mom shoes rule.

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  107. My mom gave me an pair of her old Danskos too! But I could still use a new one. :)

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  108. wow. yes please. :)
    {TAMARA CORDOVAN BURNISHED FULL GRAIN} that is what I want.

    You are totally rocking those cute ones up there, though :)

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  109. I think I like these the best: http://dansko.com/Womens/Footwear/Styles/Clogs/Tabitha/Chocolate%20Burnished%20Full%20Grain/
    They're so Olive Oyl!

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  110. mememememememememem, I love danskos!!

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  111. I'm thinking Hailey clogs, yes please!

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  112. I've always liked the patent ones.

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  113. Dude I wear professionals and am not ashamed. During pregnancy they are ALL I ever wore.

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  114. Never thought I could do the clog....but you're turning me over to the dark side....

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  115. I love danskos! I'd love a new pair of the black patent professionals!

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  116. Love danskos! I am a nurse and where them everyday I work, but live the new heeled clog that is your fav, Francine antique!!!

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  117. My twitter share won't paste, but it's there! @annfischer1 --my ancient iPad is a bit slow these days :) oh, and I like the Hattie!

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  118. well look at you grace patton!

    (i loev that shirt too)

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  119. I totally had that same catch-your-reflection-do-I-really-drive-a-van-? moment the other day, too! Since I already own two pairs of the profesh clogs, I'd be willing to try out the heely ones, too!

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  120. I would love the Pearl or Sam! Could really use these in my fall/winter wardrobe!!

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  121. I like the tansy in cordovan...I am a total sucker for red shoes, Just call me Ronald.

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  122. I loved Danskos while student teaching and pregnant and the heely version are even cuter.

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  123. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/elizaraxi/status/380318517356007424

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  124. I agree with the clogs, but the ones you're wearing look super cute! I love that top too!

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  125. Danskos are great for short people who can't stand heels.

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  126. I have been wishing for a pair of Danskos for EVER!

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  127. Ok I have never in my life worn clogs BUT if Grace Patton jumped off a bridge I would be so close behind her there would be a danger of landing on her once she hit the water. SO. I wouldn't mind trying the Tandy, Tildy or Harlow clogs.

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  128. I like the Professional Gray Prism Patent clogs.

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  129. Woohooo!!!! I looove being in the hip/comfy club! Birks are my summer time jams and Dansko's have been my winter footwear for years. I love the funky colored ones that go with absolutely nothing so I can wear them with EVERYTHING. Thanks for the giveaway! Wheeeeeeeee!

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  130. Very generous giveaway! I love the pixie grey!

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  131. Dansko Sonjas saved my feet during a series of dance injuries 10-15 years ago, and they still make them...

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  132. I love Dansko clogs, they're my winter flip-flops.

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  133. I already love my Dansko professionals, but I would LOVE to win a pair of the Franka heels.

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  134. I love the Sam style. So cute with tights in the fall!

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  135. Pearl Tan Veg Monaco is gorgeous. : )

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  136. Both the Francine and Bethany are beautiful!

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  137. Arden, Harlow, Pearl . . . love them. I've worn out my "professionals," so it's time for something new!

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  138. I tweeted https://twitter.com/optjess/status/380363536364351488

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  139. I'm a nurse who wears Danskos everyday. I wouldn't mind trying them on my next day off :)

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  140. Loving the BAKER CORDOVAN NAPPA boots! I bet they'd be super comfortable!

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  141. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/workingmommemos/status/380376522126667776

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  142. I bought a pair of Dansko's for my doctor sister-in-law years ago, but they were not nearly as cute as the pair you're wearing.

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  143. Love Dansko. They eliminated my hip/lower back pain and have lasted forever, but I've been drooling over a Betty or a Bonnie for awhile to give me some versatility in what I wear!

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