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Dansko Clog Materials

The Dansko Professional clog is well known for its comfort and use in the workplace.  It comes in many different styles so that you can find the perfect pair to fit your everyday lifestyle.  There are so many different leathers that it can be confusing if you’re not familiar with them! We’ll break it down for you here.

Dansko Materials

 

Box Leather
Dansko Black Box Leather

Box leather has a smooth, clean finish that can be easily cleaned. Great for hospitals and kitchens.
Best For: Work environments with wet, acidic, or greasy conditions.
Care: Use a damp soapy cloth or sponge to remove surface dirt. Do not saturate the leather. Ordinary scuff marks may be touched up with shoe polish.

 

Cabrio Leather
Dansko Black Cabrio Leather

Cabrio leather features a black top coat that provides a high-gloss shine and dressy appeal.
Best For: Arguably the most stylish leather, made for play but suitable for work.
Care: To remove surface dirt, wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. No other leather care products are needed.

 

Oiled Leather
Dansko Oiled Leather

Oiled leather has a heavily oiled finish that creates a durable, moisture-resistance surface. This rugged leather creates a matte, textured appearence and has a quick break in.
Best For: Casual wear, okay for work. May stain more easily than Box or Cabrio leathers.
Care: To clean, rub light scuffs with finger tips. Remove stubborn dirt with damp cloth. Dansko offers an Oiled Leather Restorer made specifically to maintain oiled leather clogs. Dansko Beeswax Conditioner can be used for weatherproofing.

 

Full-Grain Leather *
Dansko Black Full Grain Leather

Full grain leather is a smooth and water-resistant leather that does not break down in environments with wet, acidic or greasy conditions.
Best For: Everyday wear or work environments with wet, acidic, or greasy conditions.
Care: To clean, wipe with a damp cloth. To maintain, use matching Leather Cream.
*See finishes below for Oiled Full Grain or Milled Full Grain Leathers

 

 

Patent Leather
Dansko Patent Leather

Patent leather is a dress leather with a polycoat finish. This finish gives the leather its high shine.
Best For: A dress clog, perfect for almost any occasion.
Care: Gently wipe surface dirt off the leather with a clean damp cloth.

 

Nappa Leather
Dansko Black Nappa Leather

Nappa Leather is extremely soft, supple and luxurious, great for a dressy look.
Best For: Special occasions.
Care: To clean, wipe with a soft cloth. A damp cloth may be used for a more thorough cleaning. To maintain, buff with Dansko Leather Cream and a soft clean cloth. To maintain, buff lightly with the Dansko Anytime Shoe Shine sponge.

 

Suede Leather
Dansko Suede Leather

Suede Leather features a soft, delicate nap.
Best For: Dress-up occasions or every day wear.
Care: Nubuck and Suede Bar and Brush to remove surface stains. For maximum water and stain protection, we recommend using Suede and Nubuck Spray immediately after purchase.

Nubuck Leather
Dansko Nubuck Leather

The softest Dansko leather with a lush and silky feel.
Best For: Leisure shoes and sandals, particularly with bright, vivid colors.
Care: Wipe with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt. Use a Nubuck and Suede Bar and Brush to remove surface stains. For maximum water and stain protection, we recommend using a Suede and Nubuck Spray immediately after purchase.

 

Felt
Dansko Felt Clogs

Felt is a material constructed with non-woven, compressed, synthetic fibers. This material provides a warm, cozy look and feel.
Best For: Casual Wear
Care: Spot clean with a damp cloth.

 

Hair Calf
Dansko Women's Hair Calf

A soft, supple leather with calf hair.
Best For: A unique, dressy look.
Care: Spot clean with a clean damp cloth.

 

Other Finishes:

 

Antiqued
Dansko Antiqued Leather Finish

Antiqued leathers usually have more color depth for an aged or polished look.
Care: Follow instructions for specific leather.

 

Burnished
Dansko Burnished Leather Finish

Burnished full grain leather is a smooth and water-resistant leather. Burnishing is a finishing technique that creates depth with darker shades of dye/polish.
Care: Follow instructions for specific leather.

 

Crackle
Dansko Crackled Finish

Embossed printing on full-grain leather creates the appearance of pattern or texture.
Care: Gently wipe with soft dry cloth.

 

Tooled Leather
Dansko Tooled Leather Finish

Tooled leather is pattern-embossed. We carry both patent and full-grain tooled leather Dansko clogs.
Best For: Fun, casual styles and floral patterns.
Care: For full-grain tooled leathers, clean with a soft dry cloth. Patent tooled leathers can be gently wiped with a clean damp cloth to remove surface dirt.

 

Milled Full Grain Leather
Dansko Milled Full Grain Leather Finish (OOS)

Milled full grain is a leather that has been tumbled and has a smooth and water-resistant leather that does not break down easily.
Best For: Environments with wet, acidic or greasy conditions.
Care: To clean, wipe with a damp cloth. Maintain with Leather Cream.

 

Oiled Full Grain Leather
Dansko Oiled Full Grain Leather

Oiled full grain leather has a heavily oiled finish that creates a durable, water resistant finish. This smooth yet rugged leather does not break down easily.
Best For: Environments with wet, acidic or greasy conditions.
Care: To clean, wipe with a soft, damp cloth. To maintain, use Dansko Oiled Leather Restorer for darker colors or Dansko Leather Cream for all colors.

 

You can learn more about Dansko Material care on the brand’s website.

Minnetonka Olympia Boot

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At TheShoeMart, we love Minnetonka shoes! The Minnetonka Olympia Boot is the perfect way to add a little more warmth to your life.  A classic sheepskin lined suede boot with a slim & sleek silhouette, the Olympia boot hits just below the calf for a great fit.

This cute, stylish boot will wrap your feet in warmth and works well with any outfit. The sturdy rubber outsole and padded cushion insole will keep you going all day, from work to the brewery to the bonfire, and you’ll stay nice and cozy the whole time!

Minnetonka Shoes: Olympia Boot

We recommend using a Suede protection spray on your Minnetonka shoes to repel water and dirt. To learn how to protect your Minnetonka shoes, dissolve water marks on boots, soften scuff marks, and more, watch the video below!


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Boot Basics: Essential Boot Styles for Women

It’s officially December, and if you haven’t put a pair of boots on yet, it’s time. Make sure you have these essentials in your closet to make it through the next few months!

Ankle Boots – Warm, practical, and go with just about anything! Pair ankle boots from Sorel, Olukai, and more with skirts and tights, jeans or khakis for a feminine look with a little edge.

 

 

Rain Boots – Perfect for year-round protection in wet weather, cute rain boots are an essential for every woman!

 

 

Heeled Boots & Booties – A great way to dress up while staying warm! You can find a heeled bootie appropriate for any occasion, from walking city streets to mingling at office holiday parties.

 

 

Lined and Cuffed Boots – Whether its with faux fur, real fur, or shearling, lined and cuffed boots will keep your toes warm and toasty this winter!

 

 

 

Snow Boots – Built for your toughest winters, these warm, waterproof snow boots will protect you in cold and snow.

 

 

Fringe Boots – Both fringe and suede have been HUGE this year. Super soft, comfy suede cradles your feet while fringe creates movement for a look that is as comfortable as it is stylish.

 

 

Here at TheShoeMart, we carry a wide selection of premium brand boots.  Which is your favorite style boot to wear?

New Arrivals from Minnetonka Moccasin: Part 1

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We have plenty of new Arrivals from Minnetonka Moccasin, including the Me to We Moc. This popular Minnetonka Moccasin is special because it is hand-beaded, creating sustainable jobs for women in Kenya.

Minnetonka Moccasins

Me to We Artisans works with the Maasai Mamas in Kenya using a traditional technique passed down from mother to daughter to create hand-beaded art, some of which is used to create the gorgeous design on your new Minnetonka Moccasins.

Each woman that participates in the program turns their traditional handiwork into a livelihood. The fabulous feeling you get whenever you put this pair of moccasins on comes not only from soft suede and a cute look, but also from knowing that you helped to support another woman’s dream. You can find out more in the video below: