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VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Mule Slipper Reviews

670 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

71% "Felt true to width"

87% "Excellent arch support"

605 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/29/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Let me tell you about the fit. They run wide, not long. Unlike my feet. On previous reviewer's recommendation, I ordered a size 6, in black, instead of my usual 7. Too short. Today its replacement, (black not available) size 7 Berry Zebra, arrived. It is very wide but a true size 7 in length. Now let's talk color. Berry is not the pinkish red shown in the photo, but mauve. Smoky pale magenta. The fabric is not as fleecy as the black, and probably the tan, but some slightly napped inexpensive synthetic covering. I don't care one bit! Now to function. My back hurts less. My shoulders even hurt less. My hips and, most notably, sacroiliac, hurt less when I walk. I don't mind that I look like a stick figure with upholstered duck feet. If anyone complains, I will redirect them to my strikingly improved mood. Now to plans. When wonderful Zappos and I figure out which of the Orthaheel sandals I have on order will fit, all other usable sandals (e.g., Birks, Naots) will be donated to the homeless shelter. I look forward to actually being able to take walks again. Deo gratias.

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65 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/15/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Arch support in this slipper is so hard it pushes your foot off to the side when you walk. I can't wear them.

Additional 650 Gemma Mule Slipper VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Reviews

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December 24, 2014

Anonymous

 

These fit great. I have only one complaint: the inside liner comes apart very easily. It is not treated with microban or anything, and not having a removable or replaceable liner means it can get gross after a bit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 22, 2014

Anonymous

 

So uncomfortable that I cannot wear them. After a day or two of wearing, they stretched out so much that my foot would slide off the slipper and I twist my ankle. I bought them because I have arthritis and have a lot of foot/ankle pain. These only made it worse and made them dangerous for me to wear. I am returning them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 20, 2014

Linda D

 

These slippers are awesome! Not only did they have my size, 5, but they fit perfectly. The arch supports my feet making them very comfortable. I was surprised at how nice and warm they are for a mule style slipper which is great in the winter. I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mojave Vionic Sport Sandal

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 19, 2014

Anonymous

 

Best slipper I have ever owned. Love them. I have this pair and the open toed for warmer weather...favs!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2014

Karen P

from Union City, California

These have the best arch support of any slippers that I have found, and they are very warm. What I do not like about them is that they are very loose. My feet are medium width, and even though they have a Velcro adjustment on the side, I could not adjust them tight enough that they stay on my feet. I remedied the problem by pulling the strap beyond where the Velcro would stick and I stuck it with Gorilla Glue. Now they fit nicely.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 17, 2014

Marjorie S

from Mobile, AL

Poorly made! Great fit, very comfortable - until the lining on the footbed became unattached after about two wearings! I repaired the first one that came loose and thought that was that. Then after a week, the other one came unglued from the base and I ended up injuring the bottom of my foot on a rough spot (which is why I looked into the slipper in the first place. I am now wearing two cushioned pads on the bottom of my foot so I can walk without pain. Anyway, before wearing, please check the tightness of the glued down footbed lining and either reglue them yourself before wearing - or return them before you have worn them. Unfortunately, I no longer have the box and have worn them for a while, so I can't return them. Too bad, because if the quality had matched the other attributes, these would have been ideal slippers!

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't know - need good arch support which is why I switched away from Ugg slippers - still looking.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh

I love these. I am on my feet a lot during the day so I need slippers with support. These are cute and really comfortable. Some reviewers reported that the instep was too high for them and I can understand why - it is high. But for me, it is perfect and gives me great support. I will buy another pair for sure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Walnut Creek

These won! I ordered these and a pair of Giesswein at the same time because both brands have great ratings. It actually took me 2 months but I finally decided that these were significantly more comfortable. I don't have plantar fasciitis but the arch support makes it so comfortable. At first these seem too heavy as the Giessweins were so much lighter but after wearing both for 2 months - you don't notice the weight anymore and these make the soles of you feet feel good! Highly recommended and it won in a head to head go with Giesswein slippers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2014

Ret K

from Stewartstown ,PA

Very happy with this slipper. I have high arches and need a shoe for down time around the house without my orthotics. This slipper is a lifesaver! Good arch support and comfort. Orthaheel was recommended by my podiatrist for times that I just can't wear my orthotics 24/7 Excellent quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

Fit is exact and the adjustable velcro closure is perfect if you want to also wear a light pair of socks. I wear orthotics and find the arch support almost exactly the same - so wonderful to have something casual for around the house, without wearing shoes with orthotics in them. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

I have very weak arches and my podiatrist recommended that I buy some flip flops and slippers with arch support to wear around the house. This pair is comfortable and quite warm. As others have said, the arch support is rather hard and unforgiving. Make sure you try them out in the house before deciding to keep them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 29, 2014

YMC

from NYC

Zappos to the rescue again! I bough these Vionic slippers for my plantar fasciitis, I have a pair of their flip flops, wanted something warmer. Happy, happy, even if I looked like Minnie Mouse. These are not high in the looks department, very clunky. Day three right foot terry cloth foot bed unglued at the toes. I had thrown away the original box! As it was a defective pair, there was no problem with Zappos.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 28, 2014

Sharilyn K

from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Overall a great slipper. I ordered my regular size 8 and found my foot moved around a lot and that it ran wide. I am returning them for a smaller size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 25, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love them. High arches and great support. I forget that I do not have shoes and leave the house.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Trout Lake, Washington

I ordered these slippers for two reasons. First, they offered good arch support for those days when I get to stay in the house all day long. Secondly, the offered a good sole that could withstand those forays out into the somewhat wet outdoors for a quick trip to the bird feeder, etc. They met my expectations and I was pleasantly surprised by the Velcro adjustment for the instep. A nice factor for personal comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

This slipper has a strange fit and feel. it does run small (I sized up). Also, the vamp seems too short so it feels like you will walk out of the slipper. Finally, the arch support is placed oddly and it's lumpy! I own other Vionic shoes which are great but this is definitely not the same.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 15, 2014

Karen l

from Georgia

I like to have arch support at all times, so these are great for me. I have liked every pair of Vionic shoes that I have bought so far.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 13, 2014

Anonymous

 

I love these slippers! I have bought several Orthoheel shoes and noticed when they went to the Vionic style they made the medium width too narrow and my toes would hang over the front in sandals and their closed in shoes don't have a very round toe box but these slippers seem much more true to size, no cramped toes and great arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 12, 2014

Anonymous

 

I need to add some of my $.02 so to give some balance about the fact of these slippers. I have foot problem and need a good pair of slippers for around the house on the hardwood floor. For me, there are 2 things wrong with these slippers. First, the arch support is way too high. Second, the footbed is way too hard. I really want to make it work, but after walking around the house for 1/2 hour, my legs and feet are in pain. These may work well for some but not for all.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Hilton Head, SC

I have loved my previous Vionic/Orthaheel Relax slippers. I tried the Gemma mule slipper, but I have a high instep and this style is uncomfortable, so I am exchanging it for my tried and true Relax slippers.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 5, 2014

Bwmom

from Bridgewater, NJ

I love Vionic/Orthaheel shoes and was looking for slippers to wear around the house. I had bought Spenco slippers last year and they are just not as supportive (the arch is not high enough). So when I saw these, I immediately ordered them. They were super comfortable out of the box and I thought that I had found my perfect slippers. But after half an hour, the top of my foot was badly hurting and sore. So I am returning them. I really wanted to keep them but I was very disappointed. It feels like the borderline of the top of the slipper fabric has some hard pipping inside that digs into the top of the foot after a while.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Gaithersburg, MD

Since I was very happy with the Vionic inserts I bought for my shoes, I wanted the same support in slippers to wear at home. Even though I usually wear a wide or extra wide, these slippers fit well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Easy Spirit

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

The arch support is great. Unfortunately, I have a narrow foot and this shoe runs wide. I would recommend for someone with an average width.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 3, 2014

Susan M

from MA

These slippers are great if you have problem arches or heel pain. I've been purchasing these slippers for the last 3 years and haven't had a problem with this style slipper.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

Really felt the need to review on these Slippers. They are clunky heavy in the heel area, extremely high Arch, tends to make heel slip. Nearly fell over several times, somethings is wrong with weight of heel platform, when the heel of foot would row the rubber soul would kinda stick to floor causing your footing to stop short. Could fall easily with these slippers I would not recommend these slippers. (Fall alert.)

Brands I'd also recommend: ACORN, Isotoner,

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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