What Our Customers Are Saying
I purchased the Vionic Tide II sandals thinking they would fit the same as my 2 pairs of Orthaheels that I have been wearing for 2 years. I have plantar fasciitis and it has not bothered me since I began walking in them...until I started wearing the new Vionics. I tried breaking them in but my plantar fasciitis has returned...along with heal pain. When comparing both shoes, I found that the arch support is less and seems to be located differently than my Orthaheels. Also, the material of the shoe feels harder...more like plastic and the footbed is not as comfortable. I wish I could find the old style Orthaheels. I don't know why companies have to change their products when they have something that is working well!
Reviewer: Laura Bartner
from Windham, NY
My daughter loved these sneakers. It did take us three attempts to get the sizing right. As they are youth sizes, they are not the same as women's or kids. I did not realize this as we are newly in this size range and my daughter wears a women's 7 so that's what we ordered. After the second pair still was too large, I called Zappo's and they helped me figure out the sizing and we got it right with the first pair after the phone call. As always, Zappo's is the tops with customer service. Note, I feel they fit true to size once we understood the youth sizing and that the sizing is different than women's.
I bought these shoes a year ago. Initially I liked them but one year later the top outer surface of the shoe is completely decaying. They look awful and I'm having to replace them. I guess you really do get what you pay for. I can't recommend these shoes.
Reviewer: Nancy L.
Can't imagine all the folks saying how narrow these are. I do not have narrow feet. Naot does make a wider shoe and those people should look for Naot shoes that state M-W not M. I first started with my normal size 7 and then had a 6 sent. I am 99% of the time a 7. The 6 actually fit. I've been wearing them around the house and find my foot slides quite a bit. So I tightened them but my heal already hurt so I had to take them off. On my larger foot they do seem a bit lose on top. Also there is little to no padding on that foot. I am sending them back and will try another size 6. However as these are neither expensive nor cheap shoes, I wish there was more consistency. The style is fabulous but they could use some better quality control.
from Hamden, CT
My daughter, age 11, picked these out on the Zappos site, along with two other options. These were the winner. She received many compliments on them the first day she wore them, including one from a girl in her class who had picked on her all year, who thought the sneakers were super stylish and said that she "had really changed" ("No I didn't," said my baffled daughter, "they're just sneakers!"). Still, she was bolstered by all the positive energy around the shoes. Plus, she has relatively flat feet, and these seem to provide good support, in addition to style. She ran a road race in them and felt they were light and comfortable. Sizing is TTS - we sized up for growth, and still there is no slippage in the heel. Recommended!
Disappointed that these shoes are so flimsy. No arch support. The fabric is cheap. I'm returning them.
from San Francisco
Very pleased with these shoes. Fit perfectly and the blue color is a subtle grey/blue. There's a hidden toe divider which offers stability. Detailing on the toes is a nice touch.
Reviewer: DAWN JANSSON
from Frederick, Md
These shoes do not come in half sizes so go the next size up. Example 8.5, get the 9. Sandals are super comfortable with great arch support. Goes great with just about any outfit. Zappos is the best!
I bought these for a neutral summer work shoe and am limited to extra wide shoes. However the back strap is too low and doesn't stay up. Also rubs my right big toe and it doesn't get better with multiple wears. Too late for me to return.
from Chicago, IL
On the advice of other reviews, I ordered a half size smaller than usual, but the crossover strap still left my little toe poking out. Nice looking versatile otherwise.