The Difference Between Sanita® and Dansko® Professional Clogs

What is the difference between Sanita® and Dansko®? This is a question healthcare professionals often ask. For many years, Sanita® was relatively unknown, and Dansko® was the clog of choice for medical professionals. As Sanita® has gained recognition over the past years in the U.S., a great deal of confusion has surrounded the relationship between these two manufacturers.

Key Differences Between Sanita® and Dansko®

Design and Comfort

Sanita® and Dansko® clogs have distinct design features that affect comfort. Sanita® clogs are known for their original European craftsmanship, maintaining a consistent design that many find supportive and comfortable. Dansko® clogs, after the split, introduced design changes such as a higher arch and different heel structure, which some users find less stable.

Manufacturing and Materials

Sanita® continues to produce their clogs in Europe, ensuring high-quality materials and craftsmanship. Dansko®, on the other hand, moved their production to China, which has led to some reported inconsistencies in quality.

Performance and Fit

Sanita® clogs are often praised for their consistent fit and durability, making them a preferred choice for professionals who are on their feet all day. Dansko® clogs, while still popular, have received mixed reviews post-2008 regarding their comfort and fit due to design changes.

Style and Variety

Both brands offer a wide range of styles and materials. However, Sanita® emphasizes traditional craftsmanship with modern comfort, while Dansko® focuses on combining classic clog design with contemporary elements.

How to Identify Your Clogs

To determine whether your clogs are made by Dansko® or Sanita®, check the sole of your shoes. If manufactured before 2008 by Sanita®, you will see patent 0060240, indicating Sanita®'s patented construction. If there is no patent number, you have a redesigned Dansko® shoe made after the split.

The Philosophy

Sanita® has built a reputation of keeping you comfortable during a long, strenuous shift. In addition to their impressive history, premium leathers, innovative designs, style, quality, durability, and comfort - Sanita® professional clogs emulate our philosophies at Medelita. They represent the perfect blend of tradition and innovation that we ourselves strive to embody - offering a modern look infused with color and texture while remaining professional and traditional. While Medelita no longer sells shoes, we continue to offer high-quality scrubs that reflect our commitment to comfort and durability. For many medical and dental professionals, their Sanita® clogs are a way to add a unique flair of self-expression to an otherwise monotone uniform, while still maintaining a polished appearance.

Complementing Your Footwear with Scrubs

Choosing the right footwear is crucial for long shifts, but equally important is what you wear with them. High-quality scrubs can significantly enhance your overall comfort and performance. Medelita offers a range of scrubs designed to provide maximum comfort and durability, ensuring that healthcare professionals can focus on their tasks without distraction. Pairing your Sanita® clogs with our women's scrubs and men's scrubs can ensure you stay comfortable and stylish throughout your demanding shifts.