Slip on a pair of boots and you automatically feel ready for anything, whether it’s taking on a rugged path, a long day in the office or a night on the town. Good boots protect your feet from the elements but they also serve an important fashion purpose. They bridge the seasons, extending the wearability of your favorite warm-weather skirt or dress when you put a pair of great boots underneath. Suddenly, that pretty summer skirt is a great dress for autumn and winter, paired with a sweater. Peruse our extensive selection of boots and you’ll get plenty of ideas for how to build a winter boot wardrobe for every need. Here, we’ve focused on a couple of our favorites from the different type of boots we offer. Which ones will you choose?Read More
Friday, November 15, 2013 1:12:31 PM America/Denver
Friday, November 15, 2013 12:05:19 PM America/Denver
If you are standing most of the day, sit down to read this. Standing for prolonged periods can cause pain that extends beyond your feet, up into your joints and spine. With that discomfort, you may find yourself slouching. Your whole body gets out of alignment, starts aching and you just feel tired! Good shoes that provide comfort and support for your feet can combat that cycle, keeping your entire body aligned properly all day. It starts from the feet up.Read More
Friday, November 15, 2013 11:53:59 AM America/Denver
Despite the temperatures swings so far this fall, we know it’s coming - Real Winter! The bitter cold, the snow, the biting winds. And you’ll be out there, needing to take your hands out of your cozy pockets to carry things, open doors, scrape windows. Your hands will be exposed, frozen and dry. If you’ve ever been caught without gloves or with inadequate gloves, you know exactly what we mean. It practically makes you want to blow into your hands and rub them together right now, just thinking about it!Read More
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:14:42 AM America/Denver
Colorado’s fall weather rages hot one day and cold the next. Heat nostalgia can inspire wearing flip flops whenever the weather tops 60 way, way past Labor Day. Then again, the new fall boots are so sinfully delicious, that it’s hard not to start sporting them in August.
Rule No. 1 in fall seasonal transition: keep your pedicure on, girl! If it’s a sandal day, you don’t want to look like you should wear boots.
Rule No. 2: keep a think pair of anklets on hand to wear under your new boots to minimize blisters and to keep the sweat at bay. Wearing suede in 70 degrees can induce overheated feet.
Our top recommendations for transitional footwear this season include:
ECCO’s BIOM Lite Mary Jane in (now $90.00) has fall colors of Silver/Black/Purple are PC—perfectly colored and perfectly comfortable. The rubber outsole for traction to keeps you on the move on a variety of surfaces, as the weather changes.
Pretty cutouts and a sling back help keep your foot cool in warmer temperatures as does the full leather lining that wicks away excess moisture in the Kalso Earth - Move (now $83.00). The negative heel design puts your forefoot at a 3.7 degree incline to promote perfect posture, while the textured rubber outsole creates traction to keep every step stable.
The sexy peep-toe design and pleating of the Sofft Madeline in Black (now $60.00) features a ¾” platform to take the pressure off the balls of your feet for more comfort. A generously padded footbed features a built-in arch, heel and forefoot cushion. The insole is also lined with leather to aid in wicking away moisture.
The Pluggz Iris in Black (now $98.00) takes you from hot to cool. Full grain leather uppers are accented with tiny floral cutouts that allow comfortable airflow. An antimicrobial lining fights off unwanted stains and odor. Plus, Pluggz has a signature grounding design featuring a rubber and carbon plug located under the weight bearing portion of your foot, which makes contact with the earth in order to promote the flow of electrons from the earth to our bodies!
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The Naot Chief in Oily Brown ($199.00) doesn’t just make the transition between seasons. It makes the transition between work and play. These shoes will also get even more comfortable over time thanks to foot beds constructed from cork and natural latex that molds to feet over time. Suede sock linings aid moisture wicking and evaporation, taking the comfortably between temperatures. The oiled nubuck and leather upper is water resistant so let the cloudy skies bring it on!
Looking professional doesn’t have a season so the Johnston and Murphy Decatur Wing Tip in Brown (now $91.00) lets you look the part year-round. As you may know, foot width changes a bit as the seasons change so the lace-up design accommodates those changes all year, keeping you comfortable.
Brooks Mean’s Beast in Grey/Black/Red ($139.95) looks as good pounding the pavement in the heat as it does in the cold. This shoe is known for its ultimate control and stability, designed specifically for runners with low or flat arches and excessive pronation. Full length Brook DNA technology protects your foot from toe to heel.
The Klogs Abilene in Black ($69.95) wipes clean with a damp cloth to keep them looking like new. The uppers of this sleek-looking clog are made from polyurethane which means it’s durable and flexible. An anti-microbial treatment to the insole keeps feet feeling fresh and smelling fresh all day. The slip-resistant and non-marking outsole provides traction on wet or dry surfaces, regardless of what the weather throws your way.
With Dardano’s vast selection of shoes for men and women, you can pick the styles that you feel confident wearing all year. Sure, we’d love to know that you have a closet full of Dardano’s shoes but mostly we want you to own shoes you really love, that fit you well and serve you well through a variety of activities, terrain and weather, season to season, year to year.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:06:22 AM America/Denver
More than 20 years ago, Mandy Cabot and her husband Peter Kjellerup, discovered their love for clogs and Dansko shoes was born. Dardano’s is proud to carry this line of comfortable, well-made shoes, particularly the shoes for this fall.
Take, for instance, the Baker ($189.95), a very stylish ankle boot with strappy accents accentuated with four different, silvery buttons. With a stable, stacked heel, the boot has a retro feel that goes as well with dresses and skirts as it does pants. An inside zipper makes taking the boots off and on easy and fast.Read More
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:01:45 PM America/Denver
The San Francisco Bay Area Ahnu shoe business was started by two women—friends who preferred to find their fun, adventure and downtime outside. It was only fitting that they named their company after the Celtic goddess of balance between well-being and prosperity.” We appreciate their quality and variety of styles. Dardano’s is proud to carry Ahnu shoes in-store and online.Read More
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:50:18 AM America/Denver
There’s a certain feeling in the air, even when the temperatures are above average, that signal to us that fall is coming. We, here at Dardano’s also know fall is coming when we get the new fall arrivals! Come into our store or look around online and you’ll see there’s a large selection of men’s shoes to choose from, from dressy to casual to active, all built with your comfort in mind as much as your style. Here’s just a sampling of what we have for you.Read More
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:26:46 AM America/Denver
The fall season means new fashions, including footwear. At Dardano’s, we firmly believe you can look stylish while taking good care of your feet. Even the latest fashions don’t have to be painful! A new collection of women’s footwear has arrived at Dardano’s. Take a look and, like fall leaves, gather some up for your fall wardrobe.Read More
Monday, September 9, 2013 9:40:26 AM America/Denver
At the end of a long day on your feet or in uncomfortable shoes, you can’t wait to sit down, slip off your shoes and let your feet recover. But sometimes, the pain in your feet doesn’t go away by merely taking a load off. Our feet are complex mechanical structures connected intricately to your legs by the ankle joints. Each foot and ankle is built from 26 bones connected by 33 joints held together and operated by over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Because of their location and the jobs they do, your feet and ankles are subject to more routine injury and illness than any other structural part of your body.Read More
Monday, September 9, 2013 9:27:39 AM America/Denver
Carrie Bradshaw of the TV series “Sex and The City” wore sky high high heels with confidence, making them look like they could be somehow be comfortable. The popularity of high heels shows no signs of slowing down. The average American woman owns 24 pairs of shoes and is about to add more, according to Charla Krupp, executive editor of Shop Etc. and sales are going up. Since women aren’t going to give up purchasing and wearing heels, let’s go over how to at least make them more comfortable and less damaging to the body.Read More
Friday, August 16, 2013 1:40:01 PM America/Denver
You’re on your feet a lot. You know there are “sensible” shoes out there made for comfort but you’d like to look good while being very sensible, right? Fashion and function can be combined. Plus, you’d like to find shoes that you are happy to wear outside of work. Dardano’s has lots of options that work hard for your comfort.Read More
Friday, August 16, 2013 12:01:52 PM America/Denver
We took a look at the footwear trends for fall for men and women and saw lots of lace-up shoes, colorful patterns, flats, embellished heals, ankle boots, combat boots and loafers. Heck, that means Dardano’s is already setting trends. Take a look at what we have to offer, you trend-setter, you.oxRead More
Friday, August 16, 2013 11:49:10 AM America/Denver
Sometimes even our comfortable shoes need a little help in making every step as comfortable as possible. And when we wear those had-to-have-them shoes that we know aren’t good for our feet but can’t be passed up, we really need some help from insoles and arch supports. Fortunately, Dardano’s has a wide selection for every foot issue and shoe type.Read More
Thursday, August 15, 2013 4:37:55 PM America/Denver
What makes a shoe something really special? It’s the little things that take it up a notch and make you more likely to choose that pair from your closet. Maybe it’s delicate cutouts or some metal (heavy or not) or other embellishments that just add something extra, giving that shoe (and your entire outfit) some extra personality. Dardano’s has many shoes that have that something extra, each built to the highest standards so that they aren’t just fashionable, they’re comfortable and good for your feet too!Read More
Monday, July 29, 2013 10:38:00 AM America/Denver
There’s an old saying that “clothes make the man.” Well we’d argue that it’s the shoes (and belts, and wallets, and jewelry, and bags) that make the man or woman. Well-chosen accessories can tie the whole look together – a look that started with well-chosen shoes, of course!Read More
Monday, July 29, 2013 10:01:00 AM America/Denver
Dardano’s is proud to carry OTZShoes which specializes in an anatomical cork footbed that naturally absorbs shock with each step to ease strain on feet and joints promoting all day comfort. It provides support to every curve of your foot. The comfortable, casual slip-ons come in a variety of colors and materials, all resulting in balanced comfort specifically for your feet.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 9:25:00 AM America/Denver
You’re on your feet hour after hour, and often on highly-polished floors. You need footwear that is slip-resistant, very comfortable and good looking, while we’re at it. Dardano’s and Dansko understand and offer a wide variety of styles and prices of slip-resistant shoes for work. As an added bonus, each of the shoes we’ve highlighted here carry the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association.Read More
Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:02:00 AM America/Denver
Standing at the base of the mountain you’re about to conquer, or maybe just the flat path in a grassy wilderness area, you want to know your footwear can take it. You want hiking boots that will protect your feet from rocks and other sharp stuff; that will grip the ground and take it on; all the while keeping your feet comfortable so you can go where you want to go. We’ve highlighted a few of our hiking boots for men and women to give you an idea of the range of look and function you can find at Dardano’s. Each would make an excellent choice.Read More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:45:44 PM America/Denver
Half a century ago, the word “keen” stood for enthusiasm. Anyone over 50 can remember Tony Dow, The Bev’s older brother, exclaiming over most everything with “Keen!” Now Keen shoes, available at Dardanos, have arrived with new toe-saving features and we are excited about it, enthused and prompted to tell you that it’s keen to sell Keen shoes.Read More
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:44:33 AM America/Denver
We all know that living in the high country can take a toll on your skin. It might surprise you to know that it does the same to your leather shoes. The leather in shoes and accessories suffers from the heat, cold and dry climate conditions causing the leather to will dry out and flake away too if it’s not properly cared for.Read More
Monday, June 17, 2013 11:49:16 AM America/Denver
What is it about the Mary Jane that is so appealing? Think of the shoe with the strap across the instep and images arise of school girls, professional dancers, the Flapper era and, dare we say it, the naughty librarian, all of which add intrigue to the woman wearing Mary-Janes.
Monday, June 17, 2013 11:05:33 AM America/Denver
Strappy sandals are certainly trendy…in more ways than one. It is a time-honored trend for people to want to let their toes wiggle free in sandals after being tightly bound in closed-toe styles of shoes all winter long. Yet strappy sandals are also trendy in terms of the various styles and that make them the must-have and must-wear look of the season.Read More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:06:23 PM America/Denver
We all know that with the proper care and maintenance a car can last for decades. But how many realize that a good pair of shoes can last just as long, too?
We’ve become a throw-away culture, and that includes our attitude toward shoes as well. With millions of pairs of cheap shoes bought every year from outlets and discounters, it’s no wonder. But what about that $300 pair of Frye boots, the Johnston & Murphy cap toes, or your top-of-the-line clogs?Read More
Monday, May 20, 2013 11:15:17 AM America/Denver
Any woman who has taken a brisk walk down a city street and caught the heel of her stiletto in a sidewalk grate, knows the value of wearing a wedge. Still as uplifting as a heel, a wedge provides sturdier footing on all surfaces, from smooth marble galleries to gravel paths around a hilly park.
Dardano’s has 137 choices in wedges for women online at www.dardanos.com. From open toe to closed toe summer sandals to winter boots, wedges are the top trend for 2013.Read More
Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:49:50 PM America/Denver
The ECCO Story
Giving up the security of his full-time management position at a shoe factory in Copenhagen, ECCO founder Karl Toosbuy began living his dream of running his own progressive comfort footwear brand. His commitment to develop innovative products and re-invent production methods lead him to the creation of ECCO. With a staff of only 16 employees, ECCO was launched in the 1970s. Achieving immediate success, ECCO was the first footwear brand to design shoes that specifically fit the anatomical shape of the foot, bucking hundreds of years of traditional shoemaking techniques.
Karl Toosbuy made it his mission to challenge himself to do things in a different way, resulting in first-class quality results. This mission gradually developed into what has become the ECCO culture; an uncompromising determination and commitment to achieve goals and objectives. Though ECCO started from humble beginnings it has now grown to serve over 50 international markets and has a staff of over 17,00 employees. Though it has matured into a world-class brand in the last 40 years, ECCO still remains true to its original vision by continuing to be “ shoemakers striving to make first-class products”. Because of this core ethic, year after year they never cease to produce products that measure up to the highest quality standards, provide a great fit and epitomize affordable luxury.
Innovation is at the forefront of the design process for every pair of shoes that ECCO manufactures. From the beginning, Karl Toosbuy strived to design shoes that didn’t need to be broken in, fit better to the unique contours of the foot and allow for natural movement. Today ECCO is a world leader in Direct Injection Technology, which provides a more accurate fit to your foot. The newest innovation to the ECCO line is the BIOM System. This system works by supporting the natural forward motion of the foot, not inhibiting it with excessive padding and motion restrictions. BIOM is now available in four distinct categories to fit your lifestyle, Run, Train, Explore, & Golf.
Dardano’s Shoes has been a proud ECCO retailer for over 5 years!Read More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:49:26 PM America/Denver
Mama Mia, celebrate Mother’s Day at Dardano’s with 15% OFF and Free Shipping
Friday, May 3, 2013 1:17:17 PM America/Denver
May 11th - May 12th is the Mother's Day Weekend Sale! Get 15% OFF women's shoes & accessories* online and in-store. Enjoy free shipping all weekend for all online orders.
*sale excludes items already marked down for clearance and insoles.Read More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 10:30:20 AM America/Denver
Monday, April 22, 2013 4:11:34 PM America/Denver
Join us Saturday, April 27th for the Olukai Ohana Event. There will be exclusive deals, free gifts and even a free shoe giveaway!
- Free $10 Dardano’s Gift Card with Olukai purchases
- Enter to win a FREE pair of Olukai Ohanas
- Product rep, Shondia Houtzer will be on-hand to answer your product questions
- Free shipping Saturday & Sunday on all Olukai orders
- Enter to win a FREE pair of Olukai Ohanas
Olukai Ohana Giveaway Details:
3 Ways to win!
- Register in-store
- Every Olukai purchased online automatically enters you for a chance to win
- Share our Olukai Event Facebook graphic (will be posted Friday) on your page and you will be entered 3 times!
2 Winners will be chosen and announced Monday!Read More
Monday, April 22, 2013 10:59:24 AM America/Denver
With 136 styles in Keen outdoor footwear at Dardanos.com, you’re sure to find the style and color in this line outdoor-lovers favor over all others. Hiking boot meets athletic shoe in the Keen Bryce lace-up in Nubuck leather, known for its durability. A waterproof layer keeps feet protected from moisture and the built-in toe bumper protects your feet from bumps and bruises when participating in an athletic adventure.
Monday, April 22, 2013 10:44:58 AM America/Denver
Underscoring every woman’s interpretation of her footwear, the use of the word “comfort” smacks of…well, something your mother would wear. It infers that the shoes are sensible and that style has been all but compromised. That’s anything but the case when it comes to Gabor Shoes available at Dardanos.com.Read More
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:45:35 AM America/Denver
Eight collections from one of Dardano’s top brands, Dansko, now carry the APMA Seal of Acceptance, a ranking granted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, the professional organization for podiatrists in America. Podiatrists are physicians and surgeons who specialize in treatment of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. As such, they are uniquely qualified to assess the merits of footwear when it comes to promoting and maintaining healthy feet.Read More
Monday, April 15, 2013 1:48:14 PM America/Denver
Monday, April 1, 2013 8:52:45 AM America/Denver
My feet are killing me! How many times have you heard that, or even said it yourself? Do you know that sometimes, it’s true?
The American Podiatric Medical Association calculates that 47% of Americans suffer from some form of foot ailment, many of which can be life-threatening if not properly cared for. While some are caused by diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems, a surprising number are caused by poor foot care, including wearing shoes that don’t fit properly.Read More
Friday, March 29, 2013 5:12:22 PM America/Denver
Get over the urban myth that you need a separate bag for the many parts of a woman’s life. Now there’s one bag to suit all: the Urban Oxide.
Paparazzi follow Angelina Jolie wherever she goes. In a pre-Easter week photo the better half of Jolie-Pitts was spotted arriving in LAZ after a four-day humanitarian trip to the eastern Congo. She was wearing her trademark black head-to-toe and toting a generous sized bag, her signature carry-on. The photo is found on People.com.Read More
Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:28:19 AM America/Denver
The warm weather is almost upon us and that means it’s time for sandals. Dardano’s is proud to feature OluKai luxury Hawaiian sandals in 36 different styles for both men and women, so you’re bound to find a pair that’s perfect for any occasion.
OluKai sandals are built for heel-to-toe comfort and durability on custom-made lasts and anatomical footbeds. The finest materials are selected for beauty, softness, and superior wear. Premium leathers are chosen for their warm, organic textures and lining materials are carefully selected to be soft against your skin. Water-friendly products use innovative synthetics that are fast-drying and stand up to both fresh and salt water. Handcrafted authentic Pacific Island artwork and detailing honors the island culture that inspires all OluKai footwear.Read More
Friday, March 15, 2013 5:14:55 PM America/Denver
Spring is just around the corner and soon it will be time to show your toes the light of day. Fortunately for you, Dardano’s has over 350 different styles of sandals to choose from, many of them styles that are fresh to the market this year.Read More
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:22:55 PM America/Denver
Nurses work long hours and need to count on their shoes for support. Furthermore, nurses need shoes that are comfortable as well as durable. Dansko clogs fulfill these expectations and then some. Check out our top 10 list on why nurses love their closed-toe Dansko clogs.Read More
Monday, February 25, 2013 11:22:38 AM America/Denver
Pops of color dominate the spring shoe arrivals at Dardano’s Shoes for this season.
Versatile ventilation that does not compromise support keeps your feet cool while looking hot. Take a look at our top picks:Read More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:32:03 AM America/Denver
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 2:16:54 PM America/Denver
One of the hottest Spring fashion trends celebrates two fashion staples, classic black and white and the contrast it creates. This look was seen on the runways for Marc Jacobs, Celine and Jill Sander, just to name a few. Get this look by combining simple basics like black, cropped pants and a tailored white blouse. Finish off this look by pairing it with another hot Spring trend, a low heeled sandal, like the Gabor 65.852.17 heels.Read More
Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:19:00 AM America/Denver
Those of us who work at a desk in an office can wear the latest styles in shoes – even high heels if we want to – because we’re not on our feet all day long, but rather another part of the anatomy.Read More
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:31:08 PM America/Denver
Have you seen this funky footwear wondering around your town?
Vibram’s FiveFingers, also known as “barefoot” shoes, toe shoes, and minimalist shoes, have become the choice for those committed to the barefoot experience.Read More
Friday, January 25, 2013 10:00:01 AM America/Denver
If your nose runs and your feet smell, you’re upside down.
There is no cure for the cold, of course, but you can at least address the foot odor issue and right yourself with the Thornell Shoe and Sneaker Sweetener from Dardanos.Read More
Friday, January 25, 2013 9:34:00 AM America/Denver
There are a few fashion designers that have made their creations famous over the years – like Oleg Cassini for First Lady Jackie Kennedy back in the 1960s and Jason Wu for First Lady Michelle Obama in the modern era – but for most people the famous names are out of reach, or their off-the-rack offerings fall somewhat short of what we see on the red carpet.Read More
Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:55:13 PM America/Denver
Dardano’s Shoes, the family owned and operated shoe store in Denver, Colorado, has just announced their 2013 semi-annual shoe sale. From January 25th – February 24th, customers can save up to 50% off select merchandise, including popular winter shoes, boots and athletic shoes and dress shoes for women and men.Read More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 11:42:08 AM America/Denver
A little cold weather never keeps a Coloradan from heading outdoors. And winter footgear from Dardano’s will keep your feet warm and dry, even on a cold, slushy day.Read More
Friday, December 21, 2012 4:12:48 PM America/Denver
You don’t need an NFL superstar to remind you that UGG footwear has been cuddling millions of feet in its sheepskin-lined slippers, shoes, and boots ever since they first appeared on California beaches nearly thirty-five years ago.Read More
Friday, December 21, 2012 4:04:52 PM America/Denver
What’s the first thing you think when you hear the Dardano’s name? Great shoes and repair services. But women in the know know that Dardano’s is the place to shop for beautiful and stylish purses and handbags as well.Read More
Friday, December 21, 2012 3:05:38 PM America/Denver
Does your job require you to be on your feet all day? Do you have a health concern such as diabetes? Or are your feet just wider than average? No matter what condition your feet are in, the specialists at Dardano’s can make getting around more comfortable.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 5:17:34 PM America/Denver
In 1863 John A. Frye founded The Frye Company when he opened the doors of a modest shop in Marlboro, Massachusetts.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:43:34 PM America/Denver
OTZShoes was created in 2005 with a vision, inspired by an article written by Petr Hlavacek describing the oldest shoes ever found. Those shoes belonging to the now famous, Otzi Man, found preserved in ice on the Austrian/Italian border after thousands of years. Dating back to 3300 BC Otzi’s shoes were considered rather advanced considering the time period. The shoes were made of deer skin, sewn to a durable bear skin sole. Inside was a woven net filled with dried grass and moss, for warmth and comfort. OTZShoes visionary, Ludo, set out to redesign the simple sophistication of Otzi’s footwear. Replacing the deer skin with top quality materials in fashionable colors as well as combining today’s comfort and technology, the concept of OTZ Shoes and the OTZ-300GMS was born.Read More
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:25:26 PM America/Denver
We are currently fully staffed and not accepting applications or resumes at this time.Read More
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:15:21 PM America/Denver
Back in August, Actress Shailene Woodley made big waves at a post-Golden Globes blue carpet when she was snapped sporting a pair of Vibram FiveFinger Shoes with her gown.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:06:00 PM America/Denver
Get Zoe Saldana's red carpet look for your office holiday party!
Add a little pop to this monochromatic aubergine look with classic gold accessories.
Dress: Modcloth.com $49.99
Shoes: Dardanos.com , Tsubo Acrea $129.95
Clutch: Target $24.00
Bracelet: Anthroplogie $48.00Read More
Monday, December 3, 2012 3:21:07 PM America/Denver
Shoe repair comes natural at Dardano’s Shoes; after all, our founder Frank Dardano opened up the business in Downtown Denver way back in 1938 as a shoe repair shop and he made the name synonymous with quality. The Dardano’s Shoes Repair Department is one of the largest repair departments of its kind anywhere in the country, and our highly experienced craftsmen can tackle any kind of shoe and boot repair and refurbishing, along with expert care for handbags, belts and more.Read More
Monday, December 3, 2012 3:16:23 PM America/Denver
When it comes to stylish footwear for men and women, Denver’s fashionistas – the true fashionistas – simply head on over to Dardano’s Shoes on S. Colorado Blvd. and fashion is served. But still, it’s fun to know the coming trends in women’s and men’s shoes because the footwear category is, of course, one of the hottest and most out-front fashion areas available.Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:50:48 PM America/Denver
No other part of our body is subject to so much strain as our feet. They maintain our body’s balance, absorb impacts and bear our entire body weight, so it’s important to support the feet as well as possible. The secret of the special Birkenstock comfort is the unique fit, which means that it’s essential your Birkenstock footwear fits you correctly.Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:35:17 PM America/Denver
FiveFingers is the latest example of the relentless commitment to research and product innovation at Vibram. FiveFingers are a performance footwear product for running and fitness that promote and enhance the natural movement of the human foot.Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:49:45 PM America/Denver
How should a clog style shoe fit my foot?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:48:14 PM America/Denver
How do I find my European Size Equivalent?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:33:59 PM America/Denver
Do you ship to international addresses?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:08:55 PM America/Denver
Can you ship to several different addresses?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:07:18 PM America/Denver
Can you ship to APO addresses?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:06:17 PM America/Denver
Can you ship to PO Boxes?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:03:14 PM America/Denver
When will my order arrive?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:55:56 PM America/Denver
How do I return merchandise I have received as a gift?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:48:00 PM America/Denver
The item I purchased is on sale, can I still return it for a refund?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:36:17 PM America/Denver
What if I cannot print a UPS label from my computer?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:33:20 PM America/Denver
How do I return defective merchandise purchased at Dardanos.com?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:57:22 AM America/Denver
How do I return a purchase made at a Dardano’s Shoes retail location?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:51:43 AM America/Denver
How do I return an item purchased at Dardanos.com for an exchange?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:15:12 AM America/Denver
How do I return a purchase I made online at Dardanos.com for a refund?Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:29:36 AM America/Denver
Dardano’s Shoes to Host an Ahnu Footwear Event
DENVER, CO, May 3rd, 2012 – Saturday, May 5th, Dardano’s Shoes will be hosting an Ahnu Shoes Event. Customers will receive a $10 Dardano’s Gift card with their Ahnu shoe or hiking boot purchase. The Ahnu Rep, Griffin Jory will be on-hand to provide insider information and will be available to answer all customer product questions. One winner will also receive a free pair of Ahnu shoes by entering the online or in-store drawing
Monday, November 12, 2012 5:29:59 PM America/Denver
A new spin on an old classic!
It’s a story that goes back more than 40 years…
Anne Kalsø was born in the Faroe Islands off Denmark in 1905. Her life was defined by a deep immersion in the study of yoga, and the fundamental belief that wellness principles needn’t be reserved for just one aspect of an individual’s life, but could be wholly integrated as part of an everyday existence.
Kalsø ‘s passion for yoga led her to study in Switzerland and eventually in Santos, Brazil. It was there, in 1957, that she observed the excellent posture of indigenous Brazilians, and the impressions left by their bare footprints as they walked through beach sand. She observed that the footprints laid were deeper in the heels than in the toes. This natural body position resonated with the thoughtful Kalsø . It echoed a formative yoga pose she knew well – Tadasana (the ‘Mountain’ pose).
Monday, November 12, 2012 4:04:32 PM America/Denver
Custom Orthotics FAQ with Dardano’s Shoes Board Certified Pedorthist, Darin Robinson
Custom Orthotic Photo Slide Below
1. What is a Custom Orthotic?
A custom orthotic is a device that is intended to mechanically compensate for a foot condition by aiding correcting shape or function of the foot to provide easier movement capability or to reduce pain. Made from casted molds of the individual’s feet, the finished orthotic is placed in the patient’s shoe to support the foot and eliminate abnormal foot biomechanics by keeping the foot properly aligned. Depending on the patient’s needs, the orthotic may have padding to cushion the foot and make it more comfortable.
2. Who can benefit from wearing orthotics and why?
Anyone can benefit from custom orthotics whether you are having foot pain or not. Custom orthotics can maintain or correct skeletal position and reduce ground reaction forces.
3. What is the custom orthotic process?
- Foot evaluation and gait analysis with Pedorthist.
- Foam impressions are made of the individual’s feet.
- Cast are made, Pedorthist crafts orthotics with appropriate materials (1 week turnaround)
- A final fitting is done where final adjustments are made. Your Dardano’s Custom Orthotics’ are now ready to go and you are on your way to ultimate foot comfort!
- A check-up appointment, with Pedorthist, is scheduled for 2-3 weeks after fitting appointment.
4. Custom orthotics vs. over the counter inserts?
Over the counter inserts are fabricated from different density cellular sponge and/or foam rubber materials providing arch support and some shock absorption. Custom Orthotics’ improve biomechanical and functional control or support. If you can bend an insert in half, it is nothing more than an insole.
5. Prices for Dardano’s Custom Orthotics?
$325 for first pair
$230 for second pair
$150 for third pair
*Prices for the second and third must be purchased within 30 days of casting.
6. Turnaround time on Custom Orthotics?
Turnaround time is usually within 7-10 days.
7. What shoes do Custom Orthotics work best in?
Shoes may vary depending on function of the orthotic. Usually shoes with removable liners that have similar width and girth of the custom orthotic. It is always best to be fit with the orthotic before purchasing new shoes to ensure correct fitting. At Dardano’s Shoes we offer a large selection of footwear that will accommodate your new orthotics including: sandals, walking shoes, boots, dress shoes and more!
8. What are the different types of Custom Orthotic available?
There are many types of Custom Orthotics depending on the condition of the individual’s feet. There are two main types- Functional and Accommodative. Functional Orthotics are designed to improve the biomechanics of the body while Accommodative Orthotics are designed to reduce GRF (Ground Reaction Forces) or accommodate foot deformities. At your foot evaluation appointment, our Pedorthist will be able to determine the best type of Custom Orthotic for you.
9. How do you take care of a pair of custom orthotics?
Depending on the materials used, some orthotics can be recovered, heat “puffed” or heat molded to ensure longevity. See Pedorthist for details.
10. Break in period for a new pair?
It is recommended to break-in your new Custom Orthotics gradually, depending on foot function and anatomy. Usually 1-2 hours a day for 3-4 days and then increase wear by 1 hour a day unless otherwise instructed by your doctor or Pedorthist.
11. Custom orthotic guarantee// return policy?
If you are not completely satisfied with your Dardano’s Custom Orthotics, let us know! We offer any modifications to our Custom Orthotics free of charge for the life of the orthotic. $150 casting fee is included in the price of all Custom Orthotics to cover materials and time, this portion is non-refundable.
Call Dardano’s Shoes today to schedule your Free Foot Evaluation Appointment with Pedorthist Darin Robinson. Click Here for Contact Us information
Dardano's Shoes Pedorthist, Darin Robinson giving customer a Foot Evaluation for Custom Orthotics
Foam Impressions made of Customer's Feet made for Dardano's Custom Orthotics
Inside Dardano's Shoes Orthotic Lab where all Custom Orthotics are manufactured.
Dardano's Pedorthist, Darin Robinson, Fabricating a pair of Custom Orthotics
Dardano's Custom Orthotic - 3/4 length
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Monday, November 12, 2012 3:52:39 PM America/Denver
Did someone step on your blue suede shoes? Bring them in to Dardano’s Shoe Repair to bring them back to life. With over 70 years in the shoe repair business we have the knowledge and experience to extend the life and look of your favorite pair of suede shoes. Drop your repairs off at our location conveniently located off Colorado Blvd, just 2 blocks North of I-25, or click here to get instructions on sending your repair in by mail.Read More
Monday, November 12, 2012 3:19:05 PM America/Denver
It may not look like much, but what a difference 3/8 of an inch can make. The small reduction in heel height took these shoes from hobbling to walkable. We’re all guilty of buying those shoes you know are too tall to be comfortable, but somehow convince ourselves that we can manage. One night of limping and a week of pain later the shoes go into semi-retirement in your closet. Don’t give up on those stilletos just yet, depending on how your shoe is constructed the expert repair technicians at Dardano’s may be able to cut down some of the height on your sky-high pair.
Drop your repairs off at our location conveniently located off Colorado Blvd, just 2 blocks North of I-25, or click here to get instructions on sending your repair in by mail.Read More
Monday, November 12, 2012 12:50:09 PM America/Denver
Notice the heel wear in the before picture? If you’ve worn them down to this point, its not too late! Come see us today for new heels! Refurbish your favorite pair and save your back from the strain of walking on an un-level surface.
Turnaround time on heels is 3-4 days – cost $20.95 . Replace with a dense rubber material that will provide extra shock absorption and traction to your heels. Leather/rubber combination heels also available.
Please contact our repir center at 877-DARDANO (option #2) for futher questions about this service, or email your questions by clicking here.
Monday, November 12, 2012 12:21:07 PM America/Denver
With many decades and generations of experience, Dardano’s Shoes is most commonly known and respected for our roots – shoe repair. Our repair facility is one of the largest in the country staffed with a crew of skilled repair craftsmen with years of experience. We are dedicated to using the highest quality of materials and products available in the industry.
We specialize in the repairs of shoes, boots, handbags, belts and more. We offer a wide variety of repair services with a quick turnaround time.
If you have any questions regarding repairs you may contact us at 1-877-327-3266 or email email@example.comSend Us Your Repairs
You may also send in your repairs. Print our Repair Work Order Form (scroll to the bottom of the page for printable form), fill it out and send with your repair items. We’ll contact you as soon as we receive the repairs to confirm work order and payment.Send to: Dardano’s ShoesRepair Department1550 S. Colorado Blvd.Denver, CO 80222
Here is a list of a few of the services we offer. For pricing information, please contact us
Shoe and Boot Repairs
- Resoling and Re-heeling
- Vibram Soles – Authorized Dealer
- Simms and Patagonia Fishing Soles
- Western Boot Resoling
- Dansko Repairs
- Authorized Birkenstock Repair Facility - All Birkenstock Repairs and Refurbishments
- Stitching, Tear and Patch Repairs
- Buckles, Elastic and Velcro
- Shoe and Boot Stretching
- Zipper Repairs and Replacement
- Toe and Heel Plates
- Leather Reconditioning and Shines
- Waterproofing Treatments
- Suede, Nubuck, and Fabric Cleaning
- Leather Refinishing and Dying
- Fabric Dying (Wedding Shoe Dying)
- Welt Repair
- Insole Repair and Replacements
- Heel Height Shortening
- AND MUCH MORE!
- Leather Reconditioning
- Waterproofing Treatment
- Stitching, Patch, and Tear Repairs
- Hardware Replacement
- Strap and Handle Shortening and Reattaching
- Zipper Repairs and Replacement
- Hole Punching
- Length Shortening
- Buckle Changing
- Reconditioning and Dying
Orthopedic Repairs and Modifications
We are experts in these modifications by making the lifts as discreet as possible and the shoe fully functional by using the original outsole.
- Prescription Orthopedic Shoe Lifts and Modifications
- Orthotic Recovers
- Heel Lifts
- Sole and Heel Wedges
- Rocker Bottom Soles
- Pressure Excavation
- Rigid Graphite Sole Plates
Please contact us with any questions you have regarding repairs, we are happy to help!Read More
Monday, November 12, 2012 11:09:17 AM America/Denver
In addition to our repair services, Dardano’s also specializes in a wide variety of Orthopedic Shoe Modification services. With over 70 years of experience, we are experts in this field. We guarantee the craftsmanship of all of our work and can offer a quick in-house turnaround time.Read More
Monday, November 5, 2012 2:54:00 PM America/Denver
Thank You Denver! We are thrilled and honored to announce that we have won the 2012 Reader’s Choice Award for best cobbler in this month’s 5280 Magazine’s Top of the Town edition.Read More