Silly me. I had assumed that only mums would be interested in trying to make Dansko clogs fashionable. So imagine my surprise when the Style Bakery fielded this question from one of their readers:
I'd like to know how to look fashionable wearing Dansko clogs. They are so comfortable... but I'm transitioning from high heels and want that chic look. Is it possible?
And after our own internal Dansko debate on Ain't No Mom Jeans (found at the bottom of the Cool, Winter Slip-On Shoe post), I was curious to see how another, not-necessarily-mom-focused style site would handle the Danskos. Would it be bloody? Snarky?
Style Bakery's response was actually very diplomatic and graceful. It should not go unnoticed, however, that their primary recommendation was to invest in a pair of honest-to-goodness clogs, which is (in my opinion) a far cry from the Danskos. Furthermore, they urge their readers to try wearing their Danskos with the same kinds of outifts one would wear with actual clogs: skirts, dresses, skinny jeans.
This advice is exactly opposite of our guidance in the Cool, Winter Slip-on Shoe post. If you recall, we recommended that you hide those Dansko babies under a nice bootcut jean.
So now I'm re-thinking: how bad are the Danskos? Readers -- would any of you ever pair your Danskos with a dress or skinny jeans? For now, I'm sticking to my bootcut denim recommendation, but am open-minded. Some styles need time to grow on you.
You know, like a fungus.
ps. The Style Bakery did find a pair of Danskos that resemble real clogs, as well as some fantastic clog options at various price points. Read their full response here.