Vionic w/ Orthaheel Sara Orthotic Shoes with Addl Insert
Not the same as original
This 5 medium is in the return mail as I can barely get my foot into it. I pulled out my original pair, and there is no comparison. They definitely cut corners on this one. So disappointed!
not as i expected
was on the fence about these shoes. not exactly my style, but figured i would give them a shot. i've been having difficulty finding supportive dress shoes for work. ordered both the 7 and 7/12. the seven was really big. not sure if i should exchange for a 6 1/2. i am never below a 7. but them seem really comfortable.
Can't get any less comfortable.
I was happy when I first opened the box. They looked like what I expected and I liked the fact they came with additional inserts. And then I put them on. If you have any bunyon issues or bones on the side of your foot. Do not get these shoes. There was absolutely no give and the initial discomfort was too much to think that they could be broken in.
Cutest MaryJanes Ever
Love these shoes, love the leather, the insert with extra arch support and the comfort of the sole. However, I tried them out in my house and they cause pain and pressure on the outer bone of each foot, about 1 inch from the little toe. And they slip a little bit on the heel. Perhaps a wider width and a heel pad would have worked. Unfortunately, they are going back.
Strap too tight
First let me say I am a huge Vionic fan, I have 6 pair of running shoes and 6 other types of shoes. They are awesome!! I ordered these in all 4 colors and the strap is too tight. I have a very high arch and I can not get them to fit. I am so disappointed, if they could have a larger Velcro adjustment so those of us with a very high arch could accommodate our arch, I would buy all of them. I hate it but I had to send them back. Too bad. It does not deter me from being a vionic fan, these arch support shoes are worth every perry. Please make the Mary Jane style with a longer strap. Thanks!
If you are on your feet all day you need this shoe
I read some reviews about the stiching bothering people on the top of the foot. If you have a higher than normal instep this shoe is not for you. I wear them every day at work. I am a banker and I am always on my feet. I also have Parkinsons and my feet are tender and I trip often. These shoes hold my feet straight and I seem to have less issues with walking. Would Like to see them in more colors and finishes.
KIND TO YOUR ARCHES
OMG, THESE SHOES ARE A DREAM TO WEAR!! THE COMFORT GOES BEYOND ANYTHING YOU HAVE IN YOUR CLOSET. NOT ONLY ARE THEY COMFORTABLE, THEIR ARE STYLISH. WITH THESE SHOES THEY INCLUDE EXTRA ARCHES!!! GET ON BOARD GIRLS AND TRY THEM.
I have found that with Orthaheel inserts that my knees/hips/back do not hurt like they used to. Thank you so much for the extra inserts, going in my tennis shoes.
How many ways do I love thee.....
Sorry, couldn't resist! This shoe rocks!! I have hard to fit feet, and finally a shoe that fits, helps my plantar faciatis, goes with everything...AND I was able to get it in blue! AND, lets not forget, you receive an extra set of orthotics with it....I put mine in my work out shoes, and after just 2 wears...boy, do I feel a difference! Fantastic shoe...don't think twice, just buy it!
Fabulous orthotics, pretty shoes, less than $400 ?
Oh my goodness. I have never had orthotics this comfortable. As a child Mother took me to the Dr Scholl's suites and had insoles made from molds of my feet. Of course, at that time the shoes shouted "Orthopedic Shoes Here!" and the kids ridiculed me. As an adult, I damaged my feet wearing the cheap shoes I could fit into the budget (the kids always come first don't they?). Once I could afford them I bought nothing but Birkenstocks. The old custom Scholls stores and cobblers shops are a thing of the past now. I love my Birkenstocks and will never give them up but Vionic orthotics are far superior even to my Birks. The arch maintains support where Birks adjust over time to your foot and your stance. If you pronate, the Birk insole will eventually give way, and you lose the benefit of that part of the original form. Until recently Birks insoles were all leather lined, fabulous but not quite as great a cushion as Vionics offer. And these shoes seem to be cushioned on all fronts, even the tops and straps.
I think some people just need to complain about something and use this forum to do it, whether the criticism is deserved or not. If you've never worn an orthotic they won't be comfortable until You adjust to the feel. But ask your knees and back if they're happier. I love the demonstrations of the correction of the alignment of toes, ankles, shins and knees the representatives show us. Each time the model's foot is allowed to collapse to the flat floor you can almost hear her poor feet and ankles moan in agony. It is clear to everyone just how much damage can be done by robbing yourself of proper support. As we age the inflammation , swelling and deformity of arthritis has a ready-made home in the misaligned, practically dislocated position we put ourselves in by deforming our feet to meet the concrete.
These shoes are pretty!, not like the Frankenstein shoes I used to have to wear. AND they cost a fraction of what my mother paid for the ones custom made for my tiny little feet. I feel blessed all the way around. I wish everyone could see clearly what a gift these shoes are, how much damage they can ward off, and appreciate the minuscule price they are being asked to pay for them.
Thanks to QVC for having this vendor teach us without being flitty or condescending.. Thanks to the QVC viewers for asking for more and varied models of this fabulous shoe. I'll be carefully choosing my next pair(s). Maybe they'll make an insert that will fit over and adjust to the Birkenstodck footbed while maintaining the proper alignment of heels and toes they provide. ( I even wore Birkenstock combat boots, dress flats, hiking boots and track shoes. for PT) Perhaps?
I first ordered the insert and loved them. Got rid of back problem. It was a less expensive way to try the product. These shoes were on easy pay and made them affordable. I ordered the blue in 81/2 my regular shoe size and they fit perfect. I love orthaheel!!!!!!
I have had plantar fascitis and heel spurs and had surgery for those problems. I could not find a comfortable shoe until now. These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. They have a slight arch support and my feet never hurt even after a 9 hour day at work. Need more colors and styles with this shoe. Once you try them you will never want any other kind of shoe.