West Grove, PA
– Dansko announced today that it received the
2012 Plus Award for Design Excellence in the Women’s Comfort category.
This is the eighth time—and seventh year in a row—that the comfort
footwear leader has won the award.
Held by premier footwear trade publication Footwear Plus, the annual awards, now in their 13th
year, recognize the industry’s leaders in footwear design, execution
and operation. Winners are voted on by a wide range of footwear
retailers, both independent and national.
"Call it lucky No. 7 for Dansko as the company took home its
record seventh consecutive Plus Award, recognizing design excellence in
the Women’s Comfort category,” said Greg Dutter, Editorial Director of
Footwear Plus magazine. "The brand’s ongoing fashion evolution with
regards to colors, materials and, most notably, silhouettes has
transformed Dansko into an everyday lifestyle choice. Now, more than
ever, its growing legions of customers—already addicted to its comfort
features—have plenty more styles to choose from.”
Essential to Dansko's enduring success are close partnerships with
its retailers, continual innovation in the comfort category, and
staying true to its corporate beliefs.
"With all our products we strive for a harmonious balance
between style and ease while always delivering on our all-day comfort
promise,” said Dansko Co-founder and CEO Mandy Cabot who accepted the
award on the company’s behalf. "We extend a huge thank you to all of our
retailers for their unwavering loyalty and support as we continue to
push the boundaries of comfort footwear to bring more to love to both
our retailers and their customers.”
Dansko continues its drive for excellence in 2013 with the
introduction of seven new collections in a wide range of styles from
flats to lace-up sneakers to fashion forward platform clogs. To ensure
this collaboration and innovation is ongoing, this past year Dansko
became 100% employee owned. Part of their succession plan, this decision
enables the company to deliver the quality products, exceptional
service and unique culture for generations to come.
The awards were presented on February 5, 2013.
Founded in 1990 by wife and husband
team Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, Dansko, literally translated as
"Danish shoe,” leads the comfort footwear market in award-winning design
and customer service. Today, we are 185 employee-owners strong,
changing the quality of people’s lives through our products, our
passion, and our commitment to a better tomorrow.