Hygge: The Danish Way Of Life

What Is "Hygge"?

The Danish word hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") can't exactly be translated to a single word. Rather its meaning comes from those feelings of coziness, comfort, and joy derived from life's simple pleasures. Try thinking of a moment, person or thing that has made you feel at peace. Did a warm image come to mind, or smile appear on your face? That's hygge! 😊

What Hygge Means To Denmark:

Hygge is such an important part of Danish culture; it's a way of life! The term first appeared in Danish writing around the end of the 18th Century, and primarily meant "well-being". Since then, the philosophy has become so ingrained in Danish living, and may even explain why they are some of the happiest people in the world.

How To Live A Hygge Lifestyle:

Chances are you've already experienced hygge. Simple pleasures like the softness of a blanket, the hug of a loved one, fresh pastries or sipping cocoa by the fire. Winter is especially the time to experience hygge. For the Danish, winter is a period of shorter days and cold air, and the best time of year to indulge in all things cozy.


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Experience hygge at home by taking time to light a candle, cozy up with a blanket, or indulge in your favorite movie or a good book.

When out and about, don a cozy outfit, take a walk, visit a coffee shop, or surround yourself with friends and family.

Hygge is a way of life that encourages us to be kinder to ourselves, to take pleasure in the modest, and to fully experience moments of comfort and peace.

What Hygge Means To Duckfeet:

When Duckfeet began in 1975, they were designed with comfort and simplicity in mind. These values hold true and timeless today. Hygge to us means comfort and reliability from a natural design, quality materials that work with us, and ease of wear, so we experience hygge with every step.

Our Hygge Choice

The Århus


Soft leather and wool lining keep feet comfortable and warm all year-round.

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