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VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Mule Slipper Reviews

686 reviews
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Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

16%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

70% "Felt true to width"

87% "Excellent arch support"

617 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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69 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 666 Gemma Mule Slipper VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Reviews

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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!

Style 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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December 26, 2014

Marsha b

from Dahlonega, Georgia

This is my second pair. Tried to order the exact slipper but do think there is a slight difference. Wear them around the house and they are very comfortable. I love the arch support which helps a lot. No more backaches, sore legs muscles or sore feet! I think with this pair they run true to size but even with the adjustment the fit, for me, needs to be a little tighter. They loosened up pretty fast after wearing them a short time. Other than that a very good slipper for arch support!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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!

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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!

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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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