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VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Mule Slipper Reviews

613 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

72% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

558 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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55 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 593 Gemma Mule Slipper VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Reviews

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July 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Monteagle, TN

I got these to address a problem with plantar fasciitis. These slippers have a very firm arch support, which took some getting used to. After a couple of weeks of use, I now find that they are pretty comfortable. They won't win any awards for style -- my husband makes fun of the way I look (duck feet!!), but that's okay with me since my feet are much happier. With regard to fit, I find that the length is to size, but the width is greater than expected, even with the velcro width adjustment.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 15, 2014

Darlene W

from Cambria Ca

Purchased these because of the orthodontic support in the slipper. They run big and had to return and ordered a smaller size. Still are a little wide but much better than the ones I had. Wished they would make a slipper with more side support rather than a slip on. The rep(Sarah) was a lot of help. Zappos does a amazing job with customer support!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 12, 2014

Anonymous

from Pueblo Colorado

I love these slippers. I wore one pair out, and I am starting on second pair. They are wonderful if you need an arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: I really like Merrile but need better support than they provide.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 6, 2014

Cheryl D

from Portland Or

I bought these in black and I adore them. They helped my Plantar Fasciitis heal because they have arch support. I bought another pair in this color and it fits totally different than the black one. It makes my feet feel like they are sliding inward. I hate them and wish I could return them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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June 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Boston MA

Let me start by saying I have very flat feet and in the past have torn tendons on the bottom of my feet. I ordered these slippers for support. I like the looks of these slippers and the arch is exactly where I need it to be. I ordered a size 8 as that is my shoe size. The slipper is true to size as far as length goes. However they definitely run wide. My foot slips and slides if I don't wear socks with them. I was hoping to wear them without socks. Not happening! If your foot is wide you will be happy.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 27, 2014

Sally E

from Cincinnati area

I bought these on the recommendation of my niece and I absolutely can't stop raving about them. They are unbelievably comfortable and the Velcro sides adjusted down to accommodate my narrow (AA) feet. They have heavenly arch support and are nice & warm & snuggly. Yes, they are expensive and worth every penny. Especially when you consider how much time is spent in them.

Brands I'd also recommend: for slipper, none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

I had a pair from 2 years ago that I loved, but it was time to update them as they were starting to fall apart! I am disappointed in these. They definitely feel more wide and almost too big for my foot, but it fits my length well, so I didn't try a lower size. I wish they would make a narrower slipper and still give me great arch support. I hate wearing my sneakers in the house, but I'm back to wearing them again as these just don't fit right.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Santa Cruz, CA

So comfortable. Arch support and extra cushion on the heel. So nice for long days on my hardwood-over-slab floors. I ordered a size larger than normal to accommodate thick socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2014

Katen R

from United States

I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciaitis and was looking for a supportive slipper since my shoes come off the minute I get home. These are perfect! I will definitely consider other Vionic products in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2014

M. B

from S.D. Ca.

Was experiencing edema from cancer treatment & was only able to wear slippers. Ended up ordering a number of really cute slippers from Zappos because of their excellent return policy. I originally ordered these slippers in a size larger than normal (11) in the zebra pattern to accommodate my situation & they worked well. These slippers are not cute but so comfortable, supportive, & functional that I ordered another pair (black) in my size (10). Sent the cute slippers back (didn't fit & no support) and am totally happy with the Vionic Orthaheel slipper. Thanks to Zappos for enabling me to try a number of slippers and find something that worked for my situation. Most of the shoes in my closet are from Zappos because of their incredible return policy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2014

Fran P

from Port Townsend WA

This is my 2nd pair of this slipper - I keep them in 2 different locations. I have terrible bunions & they have really eased my foot fatigue when I need to stand for long times. I wish they came in half size but they serve my needs.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 28, 2014

June A

from San Francisco

Wearing them right now. Size 7 perfect for me though I take a 7 1/2. I decided to call as I had a question and the representative was most helpful in helping me decide on size. Soft, attractive and supportive (I have a foot problem & need support). A bit warm for hot weather though, but it's not so hot often where I am. I recommend these slippers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 27, 2014

Anonymous

from Dover, New Jersey

I wear orthodics during the day and was looking for arch support in a slipper. I was hesitant about these as I did not want a slide, but didn't have may choices that fit my needs. I've been wearing these slippers for several months and have been very happy with them. The are soft and comfy like a slipper should be. I can use the velco to secure them on my feet so they don't slide off.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Phoenix az

I have very high arches so I can't wear flat shoes or slippers. These are great! Very comfortable. They look as good as they do on web site. I also have the sandals and they are comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2014

Barbara

from New Jersey

I love these slippers - I buy a new pair every year. Very comfortable and great arch support as I have plantar fasciitis.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 19, 2014

Maureen

 

I bought the slippers because I have severe plantar fasciitis and I thought they would help as they seem to have helped others. I've had them for well over a year now and I wear them almost every day as I work from home. I only wear them because I don't have another house shoe, I get so tired of sneakers all the time, and these are so convenient to slip into. For me, they hurt! They dig right in to the sensitive area of my foot. On days when my foot pain is less severe, they are tolerable, and, like I said, they are convenient. I'm online now shopping for a slipper with a removable insole so that I can slip superfeet inserts under it. Superfeet are the best. I've tried several orthaheel and they all hurt. I gave away the first 2 pairs I bought because they hurt. Then, after learning how important a break in period was with superfeet, I thought I'd give Orthaheel another shot and ordered these slippers and a pair of dress shoes. As noted, I wear the slippers all the time for convenience, but the dress shoes only once as they were intolerable and hurt the same as the slippers. I will now give up on Orthaheel and not try again. The best solution for me seems to be to buy regular shoes in a size big enough to fit in superfeet inserts.

Brands I'd also recommend: Superfeet

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 12, 2014

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, Nevada

This shoe is only okay. It took me about 2 weeks for my feet to adjust. I have really bad plantar fasciitis and wanted some relief at home. I wear insoles in my regular shoes, so I thought these would be a good supportive slipper. The arch is really high, and I have a very high arched shoe. I haven't really felt a difference in my feet and these sometimes hurt when I wear them too long. I've owned them now for a month. I'm not sure I would recommend them to anyone because of the break-in period and overly high arch. At least they are cute for orthopedic shoes? I still prefer my Old Friend sheepskin slippers over these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Old Friend

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 28, 2014

Elaine

from Bethpage, NY

I needed to return these - for my feet, there was just too much arch support - not sure if it was because the slippers were too big (and therefore the arch wasn't hitting the correct spot on my foot), but the arch just pushed too hard into my foot. Also, be advised these are not soft footbeds - I have a heel spur and need cushioning in the heel and arch, and these were killing me when I put them on. Returned them for the Acorn spa slides, which are like walking on little puffy clouds.

Brands I'd also recommend: Acorn, Foamtreads

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

In my opinion, these slippers should be named OrthaArch. It's a very high arch! Seems as though it's made for folks with high arches. I am a flat footed person suffering from the heel pain of plantar fasciitis and they certainly didn't work for me.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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April 27, 2014

Jackie s

from Pa

I have bilateral plantar fasciitis most likely due to flat feet and over pronation. Both of my feet were injected two weeks ago. I bough these slippers in size 8. I wear an 8½AA, but bought the 8 based on other reviews. The length is fine, but they do run wide. I have the Velcro pulled as tight as possible. One pair of socks helps, but still wide. The arch support is very good. I will keep them for that reason.

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthoheel Tide II, and Shore

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 24, 2014

Nancy R

from Edmond, OK

Wonderful slippers! I have a very high arch, and my podiatrist recommended this brand. Luckily I found the slippers and now am in foot heaven around the house! I also wear the sandals and cannot tell you how much better my feet and legs feel!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 21, 2014

Granna

from Virginia

These have help immensely. I wear Earth shoes (with arch support) during the day, but if I go barefoot at home my feet hurt. Wearing these keep my feet from hurting.

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth is all I can wear now.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

These run a full size large. I wear an 8½ and bought an 8. They still slip off my feet unless I wear thick socks, and I have wide feet. But they are very supportive in the heel and arch. I have plantar fasciaitis and my feet feel good in them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 16, 2014

Lori K

from Twentynine Palms, CA

They won't stay on. Every time I try to walk in them, they start to slip off my feet. The arch support feels wonderful though. I'm going to try another style of this brand.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 15, 2014

ILS

from Irwin PA

I LOVE these slippers. Wear everyday since I'm retired. Give me the arch support I need, never have aching feet or legs now. Glad I found them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Softwalk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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