I have unusual feet. My toes don’t even out and a failed attempt to learn pointe from YouTube have left me with toes that aren’t for the weary. For many years, I’ve labored under the delusion that summer shoes were meant for others. I could never find a sandal that fit my needs. Either the sandal was one that felt like my toes were crushed in odd shapes or I sacrifice style for comfort, and pick out the shoe that was more meh that Wow.
Vionic sent me a pair of the Glenda Wedge sandals, and I was skeptical at first. The shoe felt like heaven on my feet. I wore them to work and was surprised to find after teaching two classes and passing out leaflets for upcoming events at work, I didn’t fall into my 3PM routine of sitting at my desk rubbing my weary feet. When my family and I traveled to Virginia to attend a funeral, I didn’t waylay near the car as I slipped my feet out to get relief. I was able to navigate the wet grass solemnly to the gravesite, pay my respects, and not slip once. My family also detoured to visit the Virginia Wildlife Preserve and with the exception of a few pebbles, I didn’t complain once about my feet bothering me.
The “Good-for-you” footwear from Vionic has been like walking on air. I suffer from plantar fasciitis which has put any running on hold. Even inserts I have purchased, ranging from expensive to drugstore discount bins have paled in comparison to the feel I have when I slip on my sandals. I love the adjustable straps that fit MY feet as well as not feeling like I need to collapse at the end of the day, legs propped on the ottoman and my foot massager at full speed.
The Vionic shoe was designed with Orthoheel Technology. This has given thousands (plus me!) freedom to enjoy life “free of foot, leg, and back pain.”. These sandals are recommended by the APMA and Dr. Andrew Weil. Here’s some other #SoleStories at this link.
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I received a pair of Vionic Shoes for review. The comfort and stylishness are all my own opinions.