WEST GROVE, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, Dansko, the leader in innovative all-day comfort footwear, teams up with celebrated lifestyle expert and busy mom Elizabeth Mayhew to launch three versatile new collections: Calais, Crepe Wrapped, and Sofia. Hitting stores this fall, these original designs combine proven comfort features with luxurious materials and on-trend styling for a selection of work-to-weekend footwear options destined to become seasonal staples.
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With a professional background at leading lifestyle publications such as Woman's Day and Real Simple, and as a contributing editor to NBC's Today Show, Mayhew understands the importance of having a stylish shoe that fits into your everyday routine.
"As a design author, Today Show contributor and mother, I know how essential it is to have a pair of sophisticated and versatile shoes that also offer comfort and support. The new Dansko collections give me all-day support in a variety of luxurious, on-trend designs for fall," says Mayhew. "From gardening and cooking to decorating and scouting for products for a TV segment, I can stay fashionable and comfortable in my Dansko shoes. The shoes are a must-have in my fall wardrobe and I'm excited to help Dansko launch its new fall collection!"
FALL 2012 COLLECTION... IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS
The Dansko Fall 2012 Collection features the finest leathers and an attention to detail that will add a touch of sophistication to any ensemble. Add the Dansko commitment to all-day comfort and support and these shoes are destined to become fall essentials.
"Every new style in the fall 2012 collection incorporates details that make each shoe truly special," says Ann Dittrich, Dansko Creative Director. "From burnished metallic tones to bold, studded adornments, Calais, Crepe Wrapped and Sofia are bound to become seasonal favorites."
Available at leading retailers nationwide beginning this month, the Dansko 2012 Fall Collection will add elegance to any seasonal wardrobe. The collection includes the following, must-have shoes:
A premiere collection from Dansko, Calais provides the versatility of flats without sacrificing comfort and support. This luxurious collection is available in rich, buttery soft suede or lush nappa leathers to add a touch of sophistication to everyday style. Its dual density footbed with memory foam pampers the foot with every step. Calais is available in four upscale styles that will help achieve a polished look for any occasion.
Inspired by the vintage fashion trend, Dansko's new Crepe Wrapped collection delivers comfort and support in a platform shoe. The Crepe Wrapped collection is constructed with natural suede and rustic details like exposed rivets and seams for unexpected flair. The Dansko Crepe Wrapped collection is available in four classic styles that are sure to be essential to every wardrobe this fall.
Sofia successfully reimagines the contemporary clog with a 2 ¾" heal and innovative use of materials. Starting with either rich burnished pull up leather or soft kid suede, Sofia combines accent hardware and stud detailing with a feminine shape for a luxurious new style. Its contoured footbed and stable footprint provide all day support and comfort that is unparalleled in traditional heels. Sofia is available in two designs both which combine luxury materials and rich colors to create the perfect upscale look for fall.
The Dansko 2012 Fall Collection, featuring Calais, Crepe Wrapped and Sofia, is available now. Visit Dansko.com for a complete list of styles and retail locations.
About Elizabeth Mayhew
Elizabeth Mayhew is a contributing editor to NBC's Today Show. She is the author of FLIP! For Decorating (Ballantine) and has worked for Real Simple, House Beautiful, Southern Living and Woman's Day. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, she now lives in New York with her husband and two children. To learn more visit elizabethmayhew.com.
Established in 1990 and now 100% employee owned, Dansko is a leader in providing all day comfort footwear and healthcare apparel while standing at the forefront of ethical business practices. Founded by husband and wife team Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, Dansko is based in a LEED® Gold Certified headquarters in the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania. You can find Dansko products at over 2,500 premium US and international retail locations. For more information visit dansko.com