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Published on October 14th, 2015 | by Kirsten Borrink

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Dromedaris Shoes Kikka – Happy in This Gorgeous Boot (Review)

Dromedaris Shoes and Boots

Dromedaris Kikka courtesy of Dromedaris.us

I’ve been a huge fan of Dromedaris shoes since I discovered the company four years ago. About that time, Dansko discontinued their Golden Gate collection–well-loved by many women due to the supportive footbed, rocker sole and cute styles. Soon, I noticed a brand called Dromedaris making doppelgängers of the Dansko Golden Gate collection (see the Golden Eagle or the Magpie style). Intrigued, I followed the Swiss company (with sourcing offices in Portugal) as they introduced new styles in gorgeous shades of vegetable-tanned leather; comfort footbeds with arch support and thermoplastic rocker outsoles.

The Dromedaris Kikka is truly a wonderful little boot. Attention to detail is evident from the twisted leather upper to give a creased look to a soft suede front panel to the decorative side buckle against a metallic strap. The inside is even more remarkable! A cozy but light fleece lining provides extra warmth, and the comfort insole with moderate arch support is removable to accommodate a dress orthotic.

Dromedaris Shoes and Boots

Dromedaris Kikka Boot in Violet

So how do they feel? Well, good enough to walk the campus of my alma mater for my 25th homecoming…all day long. The Dromedaris Kikka provided good arch support with ample room for my toes (and bunions). The thermoplastic rubber outsole provides great shock-absorption and traction. A side zipper makes for easy on and off.

My only concern is that the boot seemed a little loose in the heel. The toe are feels great, but my heel lifts up a little while walking, but not uncomfortably so. I ordered the 41 for my often 10, sometimes 9.5 feet (a 40 was too tight in the toes and instep), but most sizing guides state the 40 fits a 9.5-10. The Dromedaris Kikka would best fit a medium width to slightly wide foot. It’s available in all nine shades from Dromedaris.us for $189.95 with free ground shipping; Shoes.com for $209.95 with free shipping and returns, $198 at Amazon. (I’m wearing the violet color which is more like a burgundy with more purple than brown undertones).

Dromedaris Shoes and Boots

Dromedaris Kikka

If you need a more secure fit around the ankle and lower leg, try the ever-popular Dromedaris Kara boot with a lace-up front.

Dromedaris kikka teal

Dromedaris Kikka in teal


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8 Responses to Dromedaris Shoes Kikka – Happy in This Gorgeous Boot (Review)

  1. Maura says:

    I love your barkingdogshoes website. Do you know of comfortable riding boots. It appears to be the latest in style. I have plantar fasciitis, bunions, and some neurapathy pain. Thank you.

    • MizT says:

      I have the same issues with my feet, and shopping for footwear is always depressing. I am glad to have discovered this site.

  2. cedar says:

    That is a beautiful, gorgeous boot. Wowee. I think Dromedaris are one of the finest crafted shoe brands I have ever tried. Unfortunately, I was between sizes in the pair I tried a few years ago. Also, like you, the heel seemed a tad loose. BUT, hope springs eternal, and I am definitely going to try a pair of Kikkas.

    You look great!

  3. Debbi says:

    How firm is the foot-bed/sole? I need something where there’s not much bend due to my plantar fasciitis. Thanks!

  4. Kim says:

    I love their boots…but keep returning them because of the heel. It just slips too much. Sounds like this is a problem. Wish they would fix it.

  5. ruth says:

    Have you ever tried the becky, i found the kara boot a little too narrow and am looking for reviews on the becky

  6. jessica says:

    I just wanted to note that shoebuy.com returns aren’t free anymore, it’s a $6.95 restocking fee per item. They changed it awhile back.

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