Must Have Monday
As a true Dansko fan, I always keep an eye on what's new and wonderful. This spring season brings us the Thea and the Tasha, both built on the new Mirabel sole. What caught my attention, besides the groovy see-through-cut-out in the heel, is the fact that this outsole has a bit of that rocker-bottom feel that I love. It makes forward motion so smooth for such a boost in height. Both the Thea and the Tasha have classic lines, supple vegetable-tanned leathers, and suede-lined footbeds to keep your feet from sliding around.
So, which to choose?
If choose you must—consider the following:
Pick the Thea if you happen to have a wide-ish foot with a high instep and short toes. The strap across the instep is not adjustable and the rear strap only serves to secure the heel. If you snug the heel strap too much you will simply be pushing your whole foot forward throwing off all the lovely arch alignment and endangering your toes. Also, the Thea is a good Spring pick for you gals who--for some reason don't like your little piggies showing or don't like to keep up on pedicures. The style says “sandal” but keeps your toes covered with smart details like stud accents and a great choice of rich colors.
Pick the Tasha if your foot is medium in width and depth or if it runs the slightest bit narrow. The Tasha does not run narrow—it just has better adjustability which means it will fit a wider variety of feet. The Tasha has a beautiful diagonally curved line across the instep making this a very flattering sandal on many feet. If you are looking to create a “longer leg look” the flowing lines of the Tasha paired with the “Natural” color will do the trick.
Both styles come in whole European sizing and you will be happy with your purchase if you feel the arch hitting you in a happy spot and you feel secure with the straps adjusted in their middle range. If you happen to fall between sizes keep hunting for a different style. The footbeds are not removable thus it is not advisable to attempt to wear these styles with orthoses of any kind.
The Tasha and Thea have already hit your local Dansko dealer showrooms, so get there early for best selection of colors and while there is still time to order if they already sold your size. If you are still waiting for your pedicure polish to dry you can stay put and find them online at zappos.com, onlineshoes.com and clogscentral.com