We’re celebrating sharing and giving back all month long at The Dansko Blog. You’ve heard from us on these subjects – now it’s time for a Dansko fan to tell her unique tale of kindness.
Every day we receive emails, Facebook posts, Tweets, and phone calls from loyal Dansko fans. Most of these messages are favorable product reviews, shout outs to our shoes or requests to bring back favorite styles from past seasons. A few weeks ago, we received a different kind of email from devoted Dansko fan Alison H. Her heartwarming story really struck a chord with us:
“On June 1, my beloved Dansko clog lost his mate. It was a drizzly day and I was wearing my clogs despite being the summer. I was driving home and came across an accident involving an over-turned car. I was the second person to stop. As the other person and I approached the vehicle, we quickly sunk in the swampy grass. We both lost our shoes as we raced to help the trapped girl from the car. Fortunately, the girl came away with minor bruises and cuts. However, when I attempted to return to my car, I was unable to free both my beloved clogs from the mud. I only had one clog left. It is funny, every time I pass the scene of the accident on my daily commute, I always frown and think, “Somewhere in the marshy ground is my Dansko clog. Future archaeologists may stumble across it years from now and wonder how the heck that clog got there!”
As Alison’s story was shared throughout Dansko headquarters, it sparked the same reaction: “We have to share this story with all Dansko fans – and we have to get Alison a new pair of clogs!”
Here’s to Alison, a true Dansko fan who understands the importance of sharing, caring and sacrifice for the greater good. May others follow her example – and may she enjoy her new clogs!