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VIONIC Melissa Mule Reviews

226 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

77% "Felt true to width"

81% "Excellent arch support"

199 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/2/11
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

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.

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27 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/29/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

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.

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

This summer I was able to wear nice sandals and flip flops for the first time in two years since I developed plantar fasciitis. I was able to wear the size 7 but I would have liked a 7 1/2. I really wish there were more choices of fall/winter shoes, mules are not my first choice of a winter shoe. I really need these Melissa mules in a half size larger. I wish the company would make all their shoes in half sizes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Norwich, CT

Oh my goodness, I am so glad that Zappos exists! I have had the most positive experiences time after time. Since shoes vary in their sizing, I ordered the wrong size. I called immediately and voila...the correct size was there in no time. Unbelievable. Zappos employees must be very happy at their job because they are the nicest people to deal with. I am 65 years old and I remember 'good old fashioned customer service'. Zappos has adhered to this policy from the onset. Bravo. By the way, I love the shoes I ordered. I have hammer toes and other foot problems and these shoes have saved the day.

Brands I'd also recommend: I have been happy with every purchase except for 'BORN'

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Kankakee, IL

I have severe plantar fasciitis. A co-worker recommended Orthaheel shoes & slippers as they "cured" her! I ordered the Melissa Mule with reservations. I have bunions and the mule doesn't come in a wide width. I also vary between a size 8 and 8.5. I felt with free returns, I could take the chance. At the same time I ordered Gemma slippers. Wow! Am I glad I took my co-worker's advice. I wore the slippers around the house in the evenings for about 4 days before I ventured to the shoes. What a difference Orthaheels has made in my foot pain! With the size 8 Melissa Mule, the toe box is large enough that they are comfortable without needing a wide width. There's also some elastic give with the strap. My foot pain has improved so much. Now Orthaheel, please design a closed in shoe as cute as the Melissa Mule.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Wantagh, NY

I have severe plantar fasciitis and this is the only shoe I can wear to work. The sandals in the summer were also great. If you wear 7 1/2, buy a 7. I have a wide foot and these are fine. I do wish they would have a few prettier style with the same great feel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 23, 2011

Julie H

 

Cute as can be but the support and fit just didn't work for me the way the sandals do - too bad. Too narrow in the front to accommodate my bunion.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 30, 2011

Anonymous

from York, PA

A bit disappointed in this one. I have 4 pairs of Orthaheels sandals and a pair of sneakers, all of which I love. This style just isn't as comfortable for me. It's a bit tight across at the ball of my foot and the sole seems very hard -- no cushion. I wear them because I think they're adorable, but I make sure I won't have to do a lot walking.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 6, 2012

DeDa

from State of Virginia

Although these are ortho shoes, they are really cute! They are truly comfortable. I wish that they had more stylish looks. I have the rolling foot just like in the Orthaheel video & they really did correct my instep. They can use my feet in their commercial! I have a painful time when I am on my feet for a few hours, but with these Orthaheels I can be on my feet all day and that is saying a lot for me! They do feel a bit wide but that is fine because I plan on wearing them in cooler weather with socks. I was told to get a size smaller because they run big. I wear a 7½ in all my shoes so I got these in a size 7. They were right. I had no problems! I am not one to go around bare footed so I cannot wait to get the house slippers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Delmarva Peninsula

Cute shoe. Great for summer and spring. Great support in arch area and plenty of toe box room.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 16, 2012

TRACEY

from Lexington, Ky

Love the comfort of this shoe. I have PF and high arches and it has great support-it is great-no pain with this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Wentzville, Missouri

This shoe is a bit wide for my foot, but the strap can be tightened to hold my foot securely. The arch support is improving my plantar faciitis. I have no heel pain after wearing these consistently. Orthoheel is a great brand for those with foot and arch support problems.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Coronado, CA

I am a huge fan of Orthaheel Tide and was excited to see this mule. I love the Color and comfort. I wear size 8 and with Orthaheel I have to wear 7 and can only use those with open toe and/or heel, but that is why these work for me. Along with a great Chiropractor Orthaheel has helped me completely correct my knee problems.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is the second pair of Orthaheel shoes I have ordered from Zappos. These are so comfortable and fit really well. I would love to be able to get them in half sizes. Zappos were very helpful over the phone and I was amazed at how quickly I received my shoes. I will definitely be ordering more Orthaheel shoes from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Honolulu, Hawaii

I loved this shoe. I always have problems with the toes of a shoe being too tight, but these are great. I have had many women come up and ask where I got such cute shoes. Of course I said, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Austin, Texas

I have had plantar fasciitis for over 10 years and I have to be ultra careful with the shoes I wear. Up until I found this shoe, I had to wear only FitFlops which is not great in the winter! I was skeptical about Orthaheel, but liked the 30 day guarantee. It felt like a safe try. I love them! It took me several days to get used to the arch support being so firm (which usually doesn't phase me). It's a different feel. However, fter nearly a month of wearing them I loved them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fit Flops

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Georgia B

from Bakersfield, CA

I ordered one size larger than I usually wear and it was just right. These are really comfortable and the strap allows me to wear socks during cold weather. These shoes have support that is as good as my expensive orthotics. I wish there were more styles and colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2012

Christine D

from Theodosia, MO

I am a firm believer of the Othoheel shoe and have almost every type. They are not the best styling shoe but have prevented my Plantar Fascitis coming back. I highly recommend them as the best shoe on he market.

Brands I'd also recommend: None - Orthoheel is the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Slidell,LA

I am so pleased with with this shoe. The arch support and cushion bed makes it very easy to wear all day.

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Holliston MA

I ordered these a couple of months ago and wind up wearing them all of the time because of the extra support. They go to work, out walking on warm clear days and are slippers at night. If you need extra arch support these are great shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Memphis, TN

One of the few shoes I've been able to wear that helps my plantar fasciitis and doesn't put undue pressure on the ball of my foot. Downsides: they scuff very easily and are not exactly high fashion. But they get the job done if your foot is in pain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes! I already own the Orthaheel flip flops, and needed something for winter. These are the most comfortable shoes! Exactly what I expected and I have received many compliments. These shoes have saved my feet!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 15, 2011

Anonymous

 

These shoes are very cute and comfortable. I wear a half size, so had to go up to the next full size...the fit is fine. I got these (and a few other Orthoheel shoes, slippers) because my feet were hurting. After wearing Orthaheel for about a week, my feet were much better. The arch support in these shoes seem to make the difference.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 14, 2011

Rhonda M

from New Albany, Ohio

These shoes will grow on you (not the cutest, but definitely functional and therapeutic). The arch support makes them great! This high arch girl loves the Orthaheel line.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2011

Marcia K

from Tempe, Arizona

An amazingly comfortable Mary Jane style shoe... even for one with a bunion. Great arch support. Wish they had a hundred more styles and colors!

Brands I'd also recommend: NAOT

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Wyoming

These are seriously awesome shoes. I have to work on cement floors all day, and these keep me going. I have plantar fasciitis and these mules make it possible for me to work. If you're vacillating, just go for it. You won't be sorry. Now that the snow's here, I'm looking at Orthaheel shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth Shoes, Birkenstocks, Danskos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2011

Grace P

from FL

I plan to use my Orthaheel Melissa Mule as my everyday fall/winter shoes when I run errands because they're light and comfortable and much better looking than tennis shoes if you want to look a little more pulled together. These are my first pair of shoes from Orthaheel. Like previous reviews, I had to get used to the support's feel. It initially feels like there's a lump on the inner side of the arches. I used them inside my house from the time I received them in the early evening until bedtime. The next morning, I put them on and they didn't feel as weird as the prior day. This is my third day putzing around in them, and they feel very comfortable. I don't seem to notice the "lump" anymore. I wear medium-width shoes. These feel wider than normal, but I think that's what makes them feel so comfortable. Besides, I adjusted the straps so I wouldn't feel like I was walking out of them. The shoes are actually cute, considering they are orthotic shoes. I like the Mary-Jane look, especially because they can show off my cute winter socks collection. I especially love the ease of sliding in my feet into the shoes with no problem...almost like flip flops!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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