the Dansko outletSo, you love Dansko shoes, but maybe you don’t have over a hundred dollars to drop on a pair of sandals right now — no matter how comfortable and well-made. The understanding folks at Dansko are offering you an alternate route to cute comfort for your feet, and it benefits charity while lightening the strain on your wallet.

Like many brick-and-mortar outlet stores, Dansko’s virtual outlet is stocked with “factory seconds,” or shoes bearing minor cosmetic flaws, from the company’s current and recent lines. The blemishes that get shoes classified as factory seconds are usually minor — tiny scratches, slight variations in color, a little crease in the leather–and otherwise, the outlet shoes are identical to those sold in regular retail: same quality; same level of comfort. Nonetheless, the shoes’ little imperfections are enough to bring their prices down substantially.

For example, the stylish “Bree” pump has a list price of $145, but retails on the Dansko Outlet website for $72, or just under half that. We don’t know about you, but to us, savings like that are well worth a difference in quality that could be totally imperceptible!

Obviously, if you’re lusting after a particular Dansko style and it’s not in your budget, the very first thing you should do is check the outlet website — but don’t get discouraged if it’s not there when you first look!

Just keep checking the site on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Availability is updated a minimum of three times a week, with new styles added all the time. With so many shoe styles in production, odds are that at least a few pairs of factory seconds will turn up in any model. So by shopping the Outlet, you’re not really even sacrificing variety.


The Dansko Foundation doesn’t just offer you the opportunity to score a deal — it’s also a chance to help victims of poverty, disability, and disaster. A percentage of the proceeds from outlet sales go to the Dansko Foundation, a fund that supports great organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, and Cure Autism Now.

Even if you’re not in the market for a new pair of shoes right now, you may be interested to check out the outlet site for a few other features, like a helpful section with extensive info on caring for shoes made from different types of leather, including recommendations for products like polish, brushes, and leather restorers and protectors.

There are a few drawbacks to the outlet, depending on what you’re looking for. At this time, the only payment methods the outlet accepts are Visa and Mastercard, and neither gift cards nor any type of coupon is accepted. Still, with outlet prices 50% of their retail counterparts on average, we’d advise anyone to pay full price for those factory seconds — it’s probably a better deal than you’d be able to find for the same shoe with no nick in the heel, no matter how good your coupon-clipping skills are!

Visit to get a look at certain Dansko styles available at deep discounts…

…and follow this link to read our tips on finding Dansko clearance prices.



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