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VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Mule Slipper Reviews

603 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

72% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

551 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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52 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 583 Gemma Mule Slipper VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Reviews

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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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April 15, 2014

Iona B

from Indiana

I got the slippers because I had broke my leg and since they run so wide I thought they would work but now that the swelling is down they are way to wide. And so I now have a pricey pair of slippers I can't wear. I liked the slippers but I would love it if you made some of your sandals in narrow. I used to wear a 10 m in everything and now I can't buy sandals they are too wide and won't stay on my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2014

Anonymous

 

I ordered half a size down according to the reviews, the 9 fits me exactly as 9½. So they are like half a size bigger not one full size. They are really comfortable and snugly. They are not your normal slippers, they are ortho ones made to support your feet. However I do see them as a bad fit for people suffering of platfus. I hope that they will last as long as possible. I wish that I could wear them to work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 10, 2014

Anonymous

 

I ordered a size down from my usual size. These slippers were still HUGE in both width and length. I could not even make them fit better using the Velcro adjustment. I will have to continue my search for slippers for my plantar fasciitis.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 9, 2014

Anonymous

 

This is my second pair of Gemma Mule slippers, and was disappointed that they changed. The arch support and heel comfort, while good, is not as good as it used to be. I had this same experience with my newest pair of sandals. I'm sorry Vionic has changed my favorite shoe line.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 3, 2014

Nancy V

from Troy, NY

I buy shoes/slippers with Orthaheel because of my plantar fasciitis. My biggest problem is the huge width of these products. I wear a B width shoe, and these products swim on my foot. I have to pull the velcro strip all the way over, and then have 'wings' that stick way out on the sides. I've even sewn them down. I wish that they would make these in a true B width!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 31, 2014

Anonymous

from Vermont

I have perpetually cold toes, hard to fit feet, and always hated the look of slippers. These are warm, zippy looking and very comfy. I'm an 8.5, wide in front and narrow in back; the 9 is perfect, the velcro tab allows me to tighten across the instep, and there's plenty of toe room. They're also great to walk in, stable, comforting for someone with gait issues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 23, 2014

Anonymous

 

Ordered half size smaller than I normally wear and it fits perfect. Have used the old version by orthaheel and now the new version by vionic. The sole is different as well as the shape of the toe area is slightly different. The sole now has a weird pattern on it and doesn't grip the floor the same. Still breaking in the new version, but it feels like the arch support is slightly different too.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 14, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Love these. They are very warm! The orthotics have helped my plantar fasciitis. I can wear them around the house without heel pain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2014

Sarah S

from Minnesota

I've been suffering with Plantar Fasciitis for about seven months, every month another notch up in pain. I've tried foot stores and foot doctors, but I received only modest relief. I've had these slippers for 24 hours and my pain has gone from a '10' to a '1'. I have wood floors at home and I'm a hair stylist and salon owner, where the floors are cement under tile. My feet are tired after a couple of haircuts and a few foils. It's really nice to slide into these slippers after a long day. Highly recommend them, but I have to say that I feel too young to be wearing orthopedic shoes - the velcro closure is a nice touch. ;-)

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Ahnu, Adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 11, 2014

Elaine o

from Long Island, New York

Really like these slippers! Now that spring is coming would like the same slipper type for warmer weather! Very, very comfy and qute supportive for a slipper!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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