Comfortable Sandals

Published on July 2nd, 2011 | by Kirsten Borrink


A Dansko for Wide Feet? Meet SARA

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Dansko Sara perfectly posed at the pool.

I had nothing to do with this set-up, just happened to notice the comfortable sandals right next to my chaise lounge. The owner came back right after I snapped the shot and strapped them on. I said nothing. The comfortable shoe chatter can be annoying to some, I figure.

It's been three months since I've even mentioned Dansko's Sausalito line on BDS. This is a record. I've been busy reviewing new brands and styles, but this collection remains a tried and true favorite. The Sara is a new sandal from the Sausalito line that spawned the uber-popular Sissy a few years back.

Dansko sara 2

Based on customer review from Zappos and other online stores, I'd recommend the Sara for someone with medium to wide feet that need good arch support. If you've had trouble with the hard sole of the original Dansko Professional clog, you'll find the Sausalito footbed surprisingly cushioned, while the outsole is lightweight and slightly flexible. Both the ankle strap and forefoot strap are adjustable for a more customized fit; both with velcro hook and loop closures.

What keeps me coming back to Dansko is their trademark rocker sole. If you have forefoot or heel pain, a rocker sole gently propels your feet through the gait cycle, alleviating pressure on the painful part of foot.

The Dansko Sara is a versatile summer sandal–wear it with shorts, capris, skirts or a casual sundress!

Where to buy the Sara and other shoes from Dansko's Sausalito line:

  • Zappos (Read through the 50 reviews to get an idea for sizing): $115, free shipping both ways.
  • The Walking Company: $114.95, free shipping/free returns to the store.
  • $99.95-114.95, free shipping, free exchanges.
  • Endless: $99.99-114.95, free shipping/free returns.

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10 Responses to A Dansko for Wide Feet? Meet SARA

  1. summer says:

    I have these Danskos. Love everything about them!

  2. El says:

    Are those red or is it just the photo? I’ve been looking for some red sandals but I already have brown Sissys, which I love. The Saras are cute — do you know if sizing is the same?

  3. Adriana says:

    I wouldn’t think they are so comfortable given the wooden sole, but they are very cute. Do they bend easily?

  4. Kirsten@BarkingDogShoes says:

    Adriana, it’s a polyurethane faux-wood sole 🙂 Great shock absorption and slightly flexible.

  5. Diana says:

    I have my eye on these (although I might go for Sissys since I think the colors are better)… I have the Surraya sandals and the Sally mary janes from the same family and love them! My one criticism is: the footbed on the sandals is very comfy but I actually would prefer it to be smooth leather like on my Sallys… the soft suedey material gets a little hot, dirty, and smelly on sweaty summer days.

  6. Claire Shops says:

    I love the chino color! I have seen these around but I didn’t know they were good for wide feet – bonus for me. I think the styling on these is a little more fun than the sissy personally, the sissy always seemed more office appropriate to me. I love a good pair of comfortable shoes!

  7. summer says:

    These shoes are SO COMFORTABLE! (and I have a lot of feet issues). However, the strap broke on mine yesterday. I called (where I ordered from) and they are sending me a new pair!

  8. Mizblum says:

    Best. Shoes. Ever. I have wide toe areas, high arches and high insteps, and skinny ankles, making it nearly impossible to find shoes that fit and provide enough support. This style of Danskos is literally the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. I tried the Surraya (too narrow in the toe box) and the Sissy (straps gave me blisters), and I finally hit the jackpot with the Sara. They’re cute too! I get complements on them all the time, and I don’t think anyone has realized that they’re comfort shoes and not “fashion” shoes.

    If anyone else shares my set of fit issues and knows of other shoe brands/styles that I should try, please let me know. Winter’s coming and I’m in dire need of some boot recommendations.

  9. Kirsten@BarkingDogShoes says:


    Thank you for taking the time to comment. This info is helpful. Have you seen the new boots from Dansko for fall/winter? I think the Kacey looks fantastic.

  10. Kirsten@BarkingDogShoes says:

    I mean Kassidy

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