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- Fashion and function marry to create the marvelous Melissa Mule from Orthaheel®.
- Man-made upper detailed with feminine floral stitch design and rounded toe for a stylish appeal.
- Roomy toe box with adjustable buckle closure over the instep provides a comfortable, secure fit.
- Soft padded jersey liner offers next-to-skin comfort and breathability to keep your toes fresh.
- Podiatrist-designed, biomechanical orthotic footbed with deep heel cup stabilizes, supports and realigns the feet back to their natural position.
- Lightweight, flexible medium-density EVA midsole absorbs shock to reduce stress on the feet, ankles and knees.
- Durable TPR outsole with wave-patterned tread provides traction to maintain your confident stride.
- Clinically shown to help relieve common causes of heel pain or plantar fasciitis, and knee pain related to over pronation and flat feet.
- Care: Wipe off with damp cloth and air dry.
- Click here for a visual display on how the Orthaheel product can align your foot and leg.
- Received APMA Seal of Acceptance. Click here to view Seal.
- For further information on the benefits of Orthaheel footwear, please visit our Zappos blog: How Orthaheel Can Help You
- Weight: 11 oz
- Product measurements were taken using size 8, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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4% Full size too large
6% Half size too Large
82% True to size
6% Half size too small
2% Full size too small
77% Felt true to width
1% Felt narrower than marked
21% Felt wider than marked
80% Excellent arch support
19% Moderate arch support
0% No arch support
Orthaheel Melissa Mule
Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 215 reviews.
Top Positive Review
9 people found this review helpful.
First, Orthaheel altered my life. I had constant foot pain from PF and nothing worked. I tried their flip flops and almost returned them because I felt like I was overcorrecting. Glad I didn't return them, because once I got used to them (quickly), they felt amazing. Foot pain? Gone. So I began ordering real shoes for work etc. Choices are so limited. Why? Got the mules; not a fan of the mule, but they work. Not as well as the waves, but better than other shoes. So I got the mary janes and I like them a lot. I live in the NE, so a back to winter shoes is important. I'm beginning to wonder if the arch support on enclosed shoes has something to do with design. Because there's a huge difference between arch in waves and arch in enclosed shoes. I also ordered the Bartlett - 2 sizes - and returned both. I don't have a particularly fat foot, but I could not get the "adjustable" strap to move. Off my foot, it glided. On my foot, just didn't move. Shame, because other than that, I really liked them. Wondered w/that if the arch was so high, that they should have made the strap longer to accommodate. So I have issues with Orthaheel, which I hope the company will address. They've tapped into a much needed product that clearly many of us have been hunting and praying for for years. Just a few improvements - and a few more style choices - and my whole closet will be Orthaheel'd! Love Zappos. Keep up the good work - and attitude. A pleasure to do business with.Read more » « Show less November 2, 2011 by Anonymous
Top Critical Review
47 people found this review helpful.
Orthaheel is the only shoe I can wear due to both the excellent arch and heel cup combined with the sole cushioning. However, with the Melissa and some others (the Porto, Cambia, Barlett) they have changed the sole cushioning which destroys the ergonomics of the shoe regarding support and alignment. Orthaheel does not describe these changes to the basic model. This causes customers to buy and then return. It aggravates customers and vendors and could be prevented by truth in the blurbs. It makes Orthaheel shoe styles undependable. When Orthaheel has inserts as they do in most winter new shoes like the Barlett, Mary Jane and Cambria plus the orthotics and ugly Walker, the inserts are not the same strong support as the built-in footbeds of the Tide, Kiwi and Holly. Additionally, when cushioning is subtracted subtly from the sole, the entire premise of the shoe is destroyed for those of us dependent on the original design - both sole and footbed combined. I also had to return the Barlett and Cambria for those reasons plus inadequate sole cushioning. I have not been able to buy and keep any of the new fall/winter shoes for these reasons. The last best shoe for me was the Holly (I have 3 pairs) and before that the Tarragon Mule (2 pairs and wish I had more). The Porto was a changed (but again not described) sole cushion and caused me pain (recovery took a week) after wearing it for about 2 hours. It looked the same as the others like the Holly but was not (only half the sole cushioning). The best Mule they had was called Tarragon last winter with great cushioning and hold on the original footbed. I hope they bring it back. This Mule was nothing like it in fit or proper Orthaheel alignment support. If they continue in these changed directions, I may no longer be able to buy any shoes. Please, Orthaheel, don't mess with success. It's fine to have a few described different models but please keep the original for those of us who need just that.Read more » « Show less October 29, 2011 by Anonymous
After weeks of much longer dog walks than I was use to, my feet returned to pain. I was wearing Sketchers slip ons, forgetting the arch support that I have to have. Once I realized the source, I went quickly to find another pair of Orthaheels. I had a pair of sandals and loved them. Once I bought these, and returned to those long walks, what I noticed within two days, was that the foot pain was gone. Now I need a pair of walking Orthaheels, but can recommend these to anyone. The mules are comfortable, supportive, attractive and cool for the hot summer!
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Felt true to size
Felt wider than marked
- Kathryn - customer
- from United States
- June 9, 2013
This shoe wasn't cute in any way, but I wanted ease of putting on and off, and arch support in one. However, there isn't enough cushioning to make it comfortable for walking. The arch support is amazing, but the top of the shoe is so tight, and has no give. It cut into my foot. So while the adjustable strap was great, the toe box was just too small and I think the leather was poor quality and won't stretch like better leather would.
- Jennifer - customer
- from Cincinnati, OH
- June 8, 2013
I purchased these for my mom for mother's day. Best gift she got! At seventy balance is a challenge, and finding pretty shoes that do the job... even more so. She's seen the orthaheel demonstration and was tickled as pink as her new favorite shoes.
I'd also recommend: merrell noat
- Anonymous - customer
- from Delray Beach FL
- May 24, 2013
Very cute, comfortable mule. My only problem with it was the flip flop smacking sound as I walked which makes this a non-option for work.
- Anonymous - customer
- May 17, 2013
I usually love Orthaheel shoes and sandals. I really wanted to love these but for some reason, they don't support like other Orthaheels I have. My plantar fasciitis flares up and my lower back hurts when I wear these all day. :-(
Felt true to size
Felt true to width
Moderate arch support
- Debbie C - customer
- from Burr Ridge, IL
- April 17, 2013