Orthaheel Melissa Orthotic Slip-on Mules w/FloralDetails
comfortable -looks great & great to wear anywhere
Love the shoe but took me a time or too to get used to walking in them. Of course I'm not one who always wears this type of shoe I'm a country girl
This is my third pair of Orthaheels. I can wear these shoes all day and my feet never hurt. I will purchase more in the future. I normally wear a 7 1/2, these shoes don't come in 1/2 sizes. But the 7's fit just right and run a little wide which suits me fine.
Customer service at QVC was great. There was a problem with my first order but it was easy to return and they shipped a replacement immediately. Very satisfied customer!!
Returned, per other reviews I sized down and shoes were too small. Fortunately, I did not like the style on me and returned for that reason.
Love the look, poor fit.
I have had good luck with Orthaheels since learning that I need to size down a whole size in order to receive a good fit. I ordered these shoes with high hopes, thinking they would be my go to shoe for Fall. Unfortunately, I ordered these in my normal Orthaheel size, 7, and the top of the shoe comes down so far to the sole that I was unable to fit my foot into the toe box without a lot of pain. I thought I'd try them around the house for the day, and maybe they'd stretch a bit. After a day of trying my best to make these shoes work, all I was left with was a blister on the top of each foot under my big toe. I hated too send these back because I absolutely LOVE the style, the color, and the foot bed. Unfortunately, there was just not enough room in the toe box between the sole and the top of the shoe for me to feel comfortable. I do have another pair of Orthaheel slip on mules and didn't have this problem. I think I may have gotten a defective pair but didn't want to risk another painful trial. So, sadly, I sent these back.
I love the concept of this shoe; a mini version of the Birkenstocks. They felt a bit clunky, but the arch support was excellent. However, what good is the fit of the shoe if the elastic is completely stretched out on the strap? Nice shoe, cheap elastic.
Not so comfortable for me
other may have better experience. But these hurt my front toes. very disappointed on this purchase.
Lots of compliments
These shoes are cute and give good support. I get lots of compliments! HOWEVER, I wish Orthaheel would standardize the footbed. These Melissas do not give as much cushion and support as the Noosa model. I do love the Orthaheels, though, because they have almost eliminated my lower back and hip aches. And my plantar fasciitis demands only Orthaheels! I can't wear anything else. Do go down a size as they recommend. I am a 6 1/2 or a 7 (tending wide) and the 6 works perfectly for me.
I pronate like crazy, but I just can't seem to find an Orthaheel that feels good in the arch area. They always hurt, even though I know I could use some help. I have given these shoes five stars for the quality and cuteness.
Great Clearance Price
These are great for spring and fall. I have already worn them 4 times the first week.
I love these shoes and have bought several pairs. The one fault I find is that they are not made to wear for more than a year or so. The material on the top of my beige pair began peeling off after several months and I had to throw them away. Granted, I am hard on shoes and probably shouldn't have walked in wet grass with these, but for the price, they should be more durable. In any event, I can walk for a long time in Orthaheels without having back pain and that's a huge plus for me.
Painful, I only wear a couple days, it is most uncomfortable shoes and very painful. Not recommend to anyone.
Comfortable and helps my planter fasciitis pain
I have to wear an orthotic because of planter fasciitis, without it i get a lot of heel pain, but these shoes feel just like my orthotic and AREN'T tennis shoes! Furthermore, I typically shy away from backless shoes, but these fit securely and do not feel like they're sliding forward at all! Follow the recommendation to go down 1/2 a size, I am a true 7.5, but ordered the 7 in these, as recommended, and they fit great.
Thank you Orthaheel, I will definitely be back for more shoes in the future!