I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and my insurance refused to pay for custom orthotics. During a visiting to a quality shoe store, the owner recommended the 1803 Dakota. Over the course of a few months, these shoes helped cure my plantar fasciitis. These shoes went through heavy use and a resole over a couple of years. The Dakota has since been retired and I now own two pairs of Clatsops.
I received my first pair of Dakotas as a gift in 2003. I have a measured 9 1/2 EEE foot with short toes. The 43 fit perfectly. I have worn out or blown out many other shoes along the way. These have as many miles as the others combined. I could probably get another few years out of them, however I chose to receive another pair as a birthday gift in 2015. They are almost identical to the 2003 pair. They feel just the same. The workmanship is just as impressive ant the leather just a supple. The 2003s are off to the cobbler for a resole. Thank you 1803.
Geting the shoes was a breeze
Excellent on-line ordering system. The shoes I ordered arrived on-time and well-packaged. I look forward to trying them out!
Great service Always loved your shoes
great quality shoes
This is my second pair of these shoes and I absolutely love them! Being on my feet for 12-16 hours working, there is nothing more comfortable. Keep making great shoes!
Most comfortable shoes ever
I purchased my new pair of Dakota after my first pair lasted me two years through snow and rain. I plan to have my first pair resoled and have two pairs going forward. I just love the comfort these shoes provide. They are also very durable, at least that's what my first pair showed me. The shoes are very well made. I am just so pleased with them. The only thing that I would improve is the outsoles, but even those have lasted me two years, so I am not sure how much more they can be improved without compromising the softness of the walking experience. You have fan and at some point I plan to purchase a third pair and at this time I have no plans to purchase any other shoe brand!!!