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VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Mule Slipper Reviews

570 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

72% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

522 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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48 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 550 Gemma Mule Slipper VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Reviews

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February 19, 2014

Barbara

from Dewitt, NY

Love these slippers! They are really comfortable especially with the arch support and slight heal. They are my go to indoor shoe. I wear a 7 shoe and I bought a 7 slipper and they fit perfect. I also own an Orthaheel flip flop that I love.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 16, 2014

Anonymous

 

I purchased the tan Gemma mule slipper two years ago after suffering pain from plantar fasciatis. It took a few days to get used to the arch support but when I did I wore them all the time at home as they were the only shoe/slipper to give me relief. After my pain eventually went away I kept wearing them and purchased other ortha-heel shoes for arch support. I noticed that when I am on my feet for extended periods of time my back even feels better when I switch to these slippers. One problem was that the footbed liner peeled away after one year, probably from extensive use on my part. Nonetheless, I am about to purchase another pair as the other ones look very worn and they are not washable.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 14, 2014

Gail M

from Chester, NJ

I have severe problems with my feet & these slippers are something I cannot live without. I have purchased three pairs and my only objection is that the inside foot pad wears out and wrinkles while the rest of the slipper stays in perfect condition.

Brands I'd also recommend: I only wear the slippers from Ortho Heel

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Middleboro, Mass.

I do like my Gemma Mule slippers, but they are a little wide, and I always feel like they are going to slip off. Make sure you buy the correct width. I believe the medium width is on the wide side.

Brands I'd also recommend: orthaheel flip flops are excellent

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 8, 2014

Maria B

from Denver, CO

Desperation with foot pain made me spend the money for this expensive slipper. It is worth every cent! I had been struggling with many slippers and inserts for them for months, but nothing helped - not with the heel pain or with the pain on the tops and sides of my feet. It's been a month now and I can actually get up from a sitting position without having to limp for the first 10 or so steps. I am not saying this slipper did it all. I still do my stretches for plantar fasciitis religiously every day, and I switched from Skechers to New Balance for work. But now, when I am home, I also have something really good to wear to benefit my feet - no backsliding into pain from bare feet or bad slippers. I am practically pain free all day. What a blessing that is! Aside from the great support, this slipper is also warm and adjustable in width for wearing with/without thick/regular socks. (I wear a medium width shoe and the slipper was set to wide when it was received.) I am going to be looking for more Orthaheel products to wear for the warmer months. I highly recommend this slipper.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have foot problems so I decided to be proactive especially after I hurt my back. Happy feet Happy back, Happy Me. It runs wide, so if you have wide feet like me don't be afraid to get the medium it won't be tight and its adjustable. Its like wearing a shoe its so supportive, nice and cozy for winter. Like the instructions say so need to get used to them so wear them a couple of hours per day. The inside lining is starting to wear down after only a month and a half though. and they're heavy. Something my Grandpa would wear. Those being the only draw back. They've made quite a difference. give em a shot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 6, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

I've been a chef for 40 years and feet are important. Wanted a pair of slippers to sooth my barking dogs after a 12 hour day. These fill the bill and then some. The arch support, surrounding cushioning, support from a well constructed "shoe" and the ability to tighten or loosen the top makes these an outstanding choice. Will most definitely get the more open style for summer. Do not hesitate, if you've read this far just click "add to cart"!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto, Dansko, Merrell, Donald Pliner, Stuart Weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 5, 2014

Carin

from Shawnee, OK

I have plantar fasciitis and so was really hoping that these slippers would give me the support I need around the house. There were too main problems with theses shoes though. First thing I noticed that they were kinda tight across the too of my foot and where they hit was not very comfortable. I do sometimes have this problem with mules but if you have high arches like me you may want to avoid these slippers. The second problem I noticed was that they kept slipping around, mainly in the heel, when it walked. I think I will give this brand another shot (bc I've never felt shoes with as good of built in arch support as these have) but in a different style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2014

Jan

from North Carolina

I have finally found the perfect slipper! I have a wide foot and also need extra arch support. Most other slippers go flat in the heel pad after a week. These are super comfy and wide enough for my needs. The heel pad has not collapsed and I'm thrilled. I plan on purchasing another pair and wear them constantly in the house.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 1, 2014

Tracy C

from Florence ky

Love these shoes. Exactly what I needed for my high arches. A little stiff, but this is what the doctor ordered.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2014

Anonymous

 

I absolutely love them! They give me all the support my miserable feet need, with all the comfort of fuzzy slippers!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2014

Karen K

from NC

These slippers have been a blessing during this cold winter. With plantar fasciitis I cannot tolerate traditional slippers. These have kept my feet pain free and warm.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2014

Nancy w

from winter haven fl

For my plantar fasciitis problem these slippers help me a lot. They are wide, but the adjustable strap helps. Have two pair and am thinking of buying the slide strap style.

Brands I'd also recommend: would have to check

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2014

Angela T

 

I got these for my mom who has plantar faciitus. She has had them for about three weeks and says they make a big difference in the pain level. She was putting her gym shoes on first thing in the morning and doesn't have to do that anymore.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2014

Joy

from Boston, MA

I purchased these as a gift for a friend who has plantar fasciitis. She loves them and insists that they are the only slippers that give relief from foot pain, especially in the AM. They are adjustable with velcro -- big plus!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2014

Marie C

from San Diego, CA

These slippers are highly recommended! They are affordable and very comfortable! Since they don't have a back, they are easy on and off however don't expect to take off and run with them since you will run right out of them. They do not fit snug but just right. Your feet keep warm and they provide excellent arch support which is the most important feature for me. I have suffered from plantar fasciitis and bone spurs and having good and solid arch support has been the only solution for me. Bottom line, store bought slippers with no arch support were not an option for me. Highly recommend the Gemma Mule slippers with Orthaheel support!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2014

K W

 

Bought these for my mom who has a tendency to walk on her instep and complain about knee and hip pain. I own several pair of Orthaheel sandals and knew these would help correct that. You have to get used to wearing these shoes because they feel so odd at first (after wearing flats for a million years everything would) but after you've experienced them, you'll never be able to wear regular shoes again without longing for your Orthaheels!

Brands I'd also recommend: None...seriously

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2014

Linda V

from United States

I love these! Like all other Orthaheel shoes I own, there is always a bit of a "breaking in" period. But after a couple of days, my feet are happy! I would buy them again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Michigan

Had trouble walking on tile floors and got plantar fasciitis as a result. These slippers helped it heal and kept me from getting it again. They're very comfortable and excellent support for my feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2014

Christie l

from Ga.

I needed this slipper for the slightly elevated heel, which turned out fine. My problem with this slipper is that it is very heavy and puts pressure on the top of my foot when I walk; I have a very high arch and instep. They are velcro adjustable but to no relief.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 15, 2014

Danielle R

from Ithaca NY

I purchased these for my elderly mother who has nerve damage in her feet. She wanted something softer to help so I purchased this mule slipper (in black). She loves them. As she's retired she is home a lot and wears them all day long and she finds them to be comfortable, soft and the closed toe helps to keep her feet warm.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2014

Sharon H

from Prattville, AL

I've got plantar fasciitis, which has been flaring up recently and these slippers are a godsend. I'm trying to figure out a way to wear them to the grocery store! (I just bought a pair of regular shoes in the same brand, hoping that they'll be just as easy on my heel.) They're not the most beautiful slipper in the world, but they are amazingly comfortable and that counts in a slipper!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 13, 2014

Anonymous

 

I wish I could love these like everyone else but alas it is not to be. If you like really hard and high arch support, these are for you. If you have average arches like me, they are a no go. Back they went.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 13, 2014

Anonymous

 

Bought this slipper in a size 6, I wear a 7. The size was good. Unfortunately the foot bed was like walking on a rock. I like arch support in my shoes and slippers but these were horrible. Arch support can be cushy and comfy but these were so hard I was getting sore in my arches. Also the way the top angles over the foot it was cutting into the top of my foot. I have been looking for good slippers with the support and had hoped Orthaheels would do it, but no such luck. Maybe my feet are more sensitive than most but I don't know how anyone can find these comfortable.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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January 12, 2014

Vali S

 

I am very much sold on Ortoheel and love my slippers but the insole lining of the left slipper has come off and wrinkled in the toe area and is very uncomfortable. I would like to reorder these and try again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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