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VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Mule Slipper Reviews

696 reviews
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Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

70% "Felt true to width"

87% "Excellent arch support"

624 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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72 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 676 Gemma Mule Slipper VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Reviews

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April 12, 2015

Chris K

from Chicago IL

The support for the arch is typically Vionic excellent. The slipper runs huge both length and width. I didn't want to bother returning them. I just noticed last night that the bottom heels are starting to wear a little and I never wear them outside. Good, but they should last longer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, BORN

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 11, 2015

Arahbee

from Saint Paul, MN

Love these! Had to get some slippers with arch support, during my last bout with plantar fasciitis. These did the trick!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2015

Anonymous

 

These are comfortable and supportive (what I wanted and what the podiatrist recommended, respectively). The fit a bit roomy around. If I were to ever wear these out and order more, I'd order a size down. These work for now, though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 4, 2015

Anonymous

from west hartford ct

The footbed is cushiony and they seem to have a lot of support. I expect they would be comfortable if they fit your feet. The size 8 is too short, and the size 9 is enormous. Why don't they make slippers in half sizes? These are also really bright in color, much brighter than they appear on my screen.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 31, 2015

Anonymous

 

I have worn a pair of these all winter long, day in and day out, while at home. They are fantastic! The arch support is awesome. I have osteoarthritis and these make my life much better. I also have one pair of sandals and I am looking for more. If you need slippers with rubber bottoms and good support, get these. They also go through the washer very well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 31, 2015

Debbie

from United States

My doctor wanted me in a supportive slipper and recommended these. I have a very average foot with an arch issue. These are so wide, they are difficult to walk in. I cannot tighten them on my foot enough, although they are adjustable. The length is good so I can't go smaller. Frustrating.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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March 20, 2015

Alicia W

from Warwick, RI

This is a great slipper for people needing support but want to be comfortable. I have wide feet and this shoe fits well because the top of the slipper is adjustable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 16, 2015

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I have a tendency to plantar fascia and recently fractured my fifth metatarsal so needed something with support but not too tight. These fit the bill. In my view they need to be worn with socks. Otherwise they tend to be too slippery inside.

Brands I'd also recommend: Algeria, Abeo, Aravon

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 12, 2015

Anonymous

from Northern CA

My podiatrist recommended Vionic with Orthaheels after diagnosing me with plantar fasciitis. I love these slippers, they have excellent arch support and my feet feel so much better when I wear them. I am usually a 12, but the 11s fit great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 9, 2015

Linda I

from Knoxville TN

Great support! Adjustable instep strap, indoor/outdoor sole, warm and comfortable. This is my first pair of this brand so I am uncertain as to how long they will last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2015

Laura

 

They are wonderful...most comfortable shoes in the world. I have high arches, wide feet and bunions...wear every day and love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2015

Caroline R

from Honolulu, Hawaii

After years of wearing the open toe version of this slipper, I decided to get the mule slipper for my upcoming trip to cold weather destination. I am wearing these right now to get used to and they feel great. The support is right where I need it. I have washed the open toe ones several times, so I expect to do the same with these. The mule slippers will make my upcoming trip even better.

Brands I'd also recommend: I only wear Orthoheel .

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 26, 2015

Anonymous

from Jamestown, NY

I love my slippers! They give me the support I need and are comfortable. I recommend them to those who need support, and those who don't!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2015

Anonymous

 

I thought these were the answer to my prayers when they first arrived, but they quickly lost the support they originally had. I have high arches and the description sounded like they would be great around the house.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 21, 2015

Junie

from Midwest

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! Vionic soles are to die for, so comfortable and supportive, but the construction is shoddy. First I bought a different style, fur with the blingy button accessory. Rhinestones started falling out the first day. Within weeks, the footbed (the material that your foot rests on) disintegrated. I returned them and ordered this style, hoping that maybe I just got a defective shoe. Nope, within TWO DAYS the footbed started peeling apart. This is a construction problem, and is likely related to the adhesive used to glue fabric to the sole. I really loved the comfort and support of the Vionic sole but I can't walk around the house with crumpled up wads of fabric in my shoe. So I'm back to wearing a 5 year old pair of cheap slippers that are still in one piece. Vionic, please fix the problem and let us know!

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort, Bogs, Via Spiga, Sergio Rossi

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 10, 2015

Brenda

from Cleveland, OH

Slippers are slightly hard at first so would advise that you wear them for a few hours a day at first. Within one week I had no more foot or heel pain! Love these slippers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2015

Kristine B

from Newport RI

Very nice slippers! I've been using them for about a month and am very happy. It gives me the arch support needed since my bunionectomy. I love to cook and enjoy spending an afternoon standing in the kitchen and used to end up with a backache - but no more!! Yay! Normally, I wear a size 8 1/2 but purchased a size 8 and it fits just fine. If I had one wish, it would be for Vionic to make an adorable moccasin type slipper! It's a lot easier to "play" in that type of slipper. Maybe it's because I'm not used to a slip on but I feel cautious when I'm running up the stairs or bopping around the house.

Brands I'd also recommend: orthoheel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2015

Anonymous

from Oklahoma

These slippers take some getting used to. They have a high arch support. It reminded me of when I got my orthotics, and the doctor said to wear them only a couple of hours the first few days to get used to them. Same with these. But they are worth it. They help you walk more correctly and have aided in my aching back. I wear an 8½ in shoes that I wear with socks. I wear a 39 in these, and I wear socks (winter)with them. They are expensive, but they are not just slippers, they are corrective shoes, too. Oh, and I have a bunion, and they are wide enough to allow me to wear them in comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort, Naot, Alegria, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2015

Anonymous

from Dayton, Ohio

I am having plantar/tarsal fasciitis problems, so it was suggested I wear shoes in the house. My mom trained us to take our shoes off at the door, and we recently got new carpet, so I am hesitant to wear shoes in the house but want to improve my discomfort. I tried some of Vionic's flip-flops as well, but they are just too wide (excess amount of strap length). This slipper has Velcro to adjust the width of the slipper, but the slipper is so wide that I have to pull the Velcro as far as possible--there is very little Velcro left to hook onto the other piece and about 3/4" of the tab hangs on the floor. I am hoping that there will be enough Velcro touching to stay closed/attached to make these narrow enough so my feet don't fall out. Of course these are not soft, plush, and fluffy like I'd like a slipper to be since the sole is basically an orthotic. But, the arch support is terrific and these should allow me to wear in the house and not track in dirt, chemicals, and germs from my regular outside shoes. I will keep these. I only wish they were more narrow on their own, and I was not crazy about the color selection. The price is higher than I'd have liked to pay for a slipper, but they are more comfortable than wearing a new pair of shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2015

Anonymous

from Montpelier, VT

I bought these back at the end of August, and my big toe came through the top of them today. After only about 4 months I'm not impressed. They were big,clunky and ugly, so I'm not sorry to see them go. Pretty expensive slippers though, and they turned out to be junk.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

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January 4, 2015

Lauren M

from San Francisco

I ordered a pair of the Vionic slippers for my mom, who recently had knee surgery, and wanted a pair of house slippers, but needed cushioning and arch support (which slippers usually never have). These mule slippers are wonderful. I gave them a try while visiting, and am ordering a pair for myself!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 2, 2015

Anonymous

from Central New York

This is the second pair of this exact slipper I have purchased as a gift for my daughter. She has plantar fasciitis and keeps one pair at home and one at work for some well deserved relief from the pain.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Earth Origins

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2015

Happy c

from Phoenix, AZ

Bought these for my mother since she walks around all day in slippers. She has suffered in the past from plantar fasciitis and was worried it would reappear walking in her thin slippers on a hard tile floor. She loves these slippers and says that they are more comfortable and supportive than any of her other slippers and even shoes! I would highly recommend. I just wish they had replaceable inserts.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva (flip flops)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2014

Anonymous

 

Finally, I have house shoes with enough arch support. No, they are not cushy on the bottom, but I am not sure how they could be and have enough arch support for my plantar fasciitis. They are warm, cozy, cute, and comfortable. As with all Orthaheel shoes, order a size smaller than your usual. I am usually a 6 and 5 in Orthaheel fits. My only complaint is that these run a little wide. They are loose across the top of the foot. If there was a way to make them more snug, they would be perfect. Also Zappos has the best shipping in the business. They top Amazon. How on earth they get shoes to me, in the middle of nowhere Kentucky, in less than 24 hours is beyond my comprehension. I love Zappos. I always choose them if the price comparison is close.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Reno, NV

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these slippers. Got these slippers in tan a year ago. I was concerned the color would show dirt, and they do. Finally decided to wash them by hand by spraying some cleaner on them, scrubbed w/brush, rinsed, then dry on furnace register. After they dried I brushed nap and THEY LOOK LIKE THE DAY THEY CAME OUT OF THE BOX!! Not only do they wash great, they have great arch support and very warm. So glad the Zappos rep recommended them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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