Orthaheel Carla Orthotic Thong Sandals w/ Jewel Detail
LOVE!!! LOVE!!!! LOVE!!!
I always wanted to try Orthaheel, even though this is my third pair, I ordered a half size up normally wear an 8 1/2, I sized up to a 9, my first pair I ordered an 8 and wish I had ordered a 9. The nine fits better in the foot bed I found the 8 to be a little short for me, I know they say to size down, but that did not work for me. Ordered these in black metalic... I just love them, wear them all day. I may have completely changed from Birkenstocks to Orthaheel for any new purchases anyway.
I have a few pairs of Orthaheels now and this is by far the prettiest I've purchased. The fit is perfect too. I much prefer wearing these since I have a foot that pronates/collapses inward and having had plantar faciatis, I want to do the best I can for my feet going forward and hopefully not deal with that problem ever again. One thing I would like to see orthaheel add is a "memory foam" or softer padded footbed if possible. I have one pair I bought last year that is super comfortable but it had a faux cork footbed which the color wore off of quickly. It seemed to have that padding. I still wear those despite that issue due to the comfort. This new pair is absolutely lovely in the black metallic!
Too tight and thong placement crooked
I am so sad. I have Orthaheel thongs A219263. They fit beautifully and I love the arch support. I was looking for something with a little more pizazz and bling and thought these "Carla" thongs would be so cute to add to my collection. Well, they ARE super cute. But not enough to override the PAIN. The thong is anchored so tightly the straps dig into my upper foot. Also, the straps are ever so slightly crooked and the thong skews slightly diagonally. My heel wants to hang slightly off at a crooked angle. I noticed I wasn't the only one who experienced this in the comments section. The piece that goes between the toes angles more towards the second toe, instead of squarely between Big toe and second toe. Watch the video and notice the middle part of the thong in the Buttercup color and you will see what I mean. I have a very average foot. Too tight!
I Love These Sandals!
I love everything about these sandals. They look great, they fit perfectly, and they're extremely comfortable! The sizing suggestions are correct: half sizes order a size down. I am a 7½, ordered a 7 & they are perfect!
Pretty but not so comfy
I ordered these in the gold color and they are very pretty but, the strap between your toes and across your foot hurt! I don't know what it is but something is seriously cutting into my foot in places . I'm trying really hard to make them work because the foot bed feels great and they look really nice. Going to continue to try to break them in to see if it will work out, hate to send them back . For the price on these this should not be happening.
pain relieving sandal
I "LOVE" the fit of the sandals. They make my ankles feel great! I am under a Dr.s care and surgery is in my future (I was told). The sandal helps more than my brace.
I am worried about the foot bed peeling. There are already two areas starting to peel. I may send them back. I've had them only 2 weeks. This I hope is an isolated incident because the fit and comfort plus pain relief are amazing. Believe me ; I've tried many options to this ankle problem .
very comfortable - can wear them all day and my feet don't hurt.
Love this shoe!
I have 3 pair of Orthaheel. I love this pair the best. comfortable, easy to get on. feel great. I feel like I am walking in heaven. stylish. I have received so many compliments. but the best is that the are fashionable and tres COMFORTABLE!!!!! BUY IT!
Had to Send Back
I was excited to try this sandal because they are so cute! I can only wear orthotic shoes and sandals due to foot problems, so style is often in short supply. I ordered the black, and loved them on sight! However, the fit was off due to the toe strap being placed too far back. Because of the placement of the toe strap, there was at least an inch between my toes and the front of the foot bed. My heels were hanging over the back of the sandal. I thought about re-ordering in the next size up, but felt that the fit would still be off. Very disappointing! I had no choice but to send them back, and that is costly.
LOVE these sandles!
I absolutely love these sandles. They are so comfortable! I bought them in the Chrome color. I take them along in my saddle bag on the motorcycle and switch from my boots to these when not riding... super cute with jeans, or a sundress and anything in between!
Best purchase ever
These are the most comfortable sandals I have ever worn!