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!

The Cyrilla by Mephisto ($253.00) gets intricate and oh-so-pretty with the many cutouts in this mary jane with a nubuck leather upper. The adjustable strap over the instep makes getting in and out of the Cyrilla easy. The inside of the heel is lined with leather to pull excess moisture away from skin. And the padded footbed provides support in all the right places, perfect for long days on your feet. The textured rubber outsole absorbs shock and makes sure-footed.

The Florina by Sofft ($72.00) is a very fashionable bootie with a 3 ¼” heel height. It is constructed from soft, luxurious suede with a pleated design to add interest and depth to the look of the shoe. The synthetic lining is soft against your skin while the cushioned footbed keeps you comfortable all day. A Leawood leather stacked heel provides ultimate durability as the polyurethane outsole provides traction.

Dansko’s Nell ($124.00) offers up this prim, retro shoe with the additions of scallops and metal rivets. The shoe is super-practical too with pull-up leather that lets you remove or "pull" scuffs out simply by rubbing them with your fingertips! The lace-up style creates an adjustable fit, perfect for your individual foot. The heel height is 2 ½”. And the shoe carries the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance.

Dansko’s Franka ($179.95) combines a little of everything – cutouts, criss-cross straps, metal and special details with metal studs on the heel for a very interesting profile.

Pikolinos shows a lot of whimsy and style with their Tabarca MJ ($120.00). Exterior stitching accents the slightly turned up toe box, reminiscent of a cowboy boot. The hammered steel buckle on the strap of this mary jane and the stacked, wood heel complete the look. The padded instep and wrap around the heel make this shoe extra comfortable while looking pretty.

Think! takes a classically-styled, lace-up heel and adds a whole lot of interest in the Aida 87249-09 ($219.00). The leather uppers feature embellished velvet inlays which creates an old world feel. The padded heel collar and leather lining create a comfortable rub-free fit. Anatomical cork in the footbed molds to the shape of your foot with wear and is lined with leather to wick away moisture. The 1 1/2" heel gives just the right amount of lift. The built-in ball, heel and arch supports mean all day comfort when you are walking around, showing off these shoes!

Pikolinos takes detailing to new levels with the Tabarca S/O ($113.00). Tooled leather uppers show off interesting designs and let your feet play a little peek-a-boo in the process. Whip-stitched leather frames the clog opening and the toe box which turns up for a fun look. The leather heel is just the right height for stability with this shoe that goes with so many different styles of clothing.

Footwear should never be boring, or uncomfortable. With Dardano’s huge selection, there’s always something interesting to choose. And rest assured, each shoe is built with your comfort and stability in mind so you don’t have to make the choice between fashion and good sense. Now, that’s just good fashion sense!