Dansko Pro XP vs Dansko Pro Mule

The Value Of A Good Shoe

Trendy, functional footwear is in high demand, particularly for the working woman. Dankso’s line of women’s clogs are praised by those who spend long hours on their feet, such as nurses and those in the food service industry.

Honestly, if you’re working at (or about to take) any job that requires a lot of standing or walking, it’s imperative that you have a good pair of shoes. Your back, hips, and knees will thank you.

Unsurprisingly, these clogs are prized by those with pain in the above-mentioned areas, particularly back and knee pain. Even if you’re not in a physically-demanding profession, you may want a pair of these shoes to help you be as comfortable as possible.

The XP and Mule offer support that’s hard to find in other women’s shoes.

A Quick Run-Down

Dankso Women’s Pro XP Clog

Dankso Women’s Professional Mule

At a glance, the XP clog and the Mule clog seem virtually identical. If you’re in a hurry, here’s a quick run-down of the main similarities and differences.

  • Materials: both are 100% real leather; however, the XP has a rubber sole, and the Mule has a polyurethane sole.
  • Colors: the Mule has more color and pattern options to choose from.
  • Price: while prices vary between individual models, the XP is in a lower price range than the Mule.

Let’s take a closer look.


Both shoes are 100% leather. Over time, the material will stretch out and shape to the foot.

Keep this in mind if you have to choose between a size that’s loose and a size that’s snug. Spring for the snug ones.

The last thing you want is for your workday to be interrupted by a clog making an escape attempt.

The place where the shoes diverge in material is at the sole; rubber and polyurethane. Does this distinction matter?

Perhaps – the rubber XP brags greater slip resistance, while the Mule’s polyurethane material claims excellent shock absorption.

However, you’re likely to find top-notch shock absorption and slip resistance from both models, regardless of make.

Visual Appeal

The XP and the Mule clogs come in many different colors and patterns. Choose between dozens of different styles; formal, black polished leather, red, olive, navy, white, floral… or, if you want something different, try iridescent leopard print!

Both types have a 0.75-inch platform. However, the Mule has a 2” heel, while the Pro XP has a 1.5” heel.

If you’re vertically disadvantaged, the Mule may be a welcome boost up.


The prices on these shoes vary depending on size and material. However, the XP tends to be more affordable.

The XP begins at $60. The Mule begins at $126. The most expensive is $175.

This may seem like a lot, but these shoes are worth it. Their quality, all-star shock absorption, and ability to provide support throughout a long workday make them invaluable.

If you’re still not sure which to purchase, some online retailers (particularly through Amazon) offer free returns. You could purchase several different types of clog, try them on at home, and then return the ones that don’t suit you.

Once you’ve bought and broken in the right pair, you’re likely to find a brand new world of comfort and quality.

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