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VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Mule Slipper Reviews

650 reviews
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Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

16%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

71% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

588 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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62 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 630 Gemma Mule Slipper VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Reviews

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November 5, 2014

Bwmom

from Bridgewater, NJ

I love Vionic/Orthaheel shoes and was looking for slippers to wear around the house. I had bought Spenco slippers last year and they are just not as supportive (the arch is not high enough). So when I saw these, I immediately ordered them. They were super comfortable out of the box and I thought that I had found my perfect slippers. But after half an hour, the top of my foot was badly hurting and sore. So I am returning them. I really wanted to keep them but I was very disappointed. It feels like the borderline of the top of the slipper fabric has some hard pipping inside that digs into the top of the foot after a while.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Gaithersburg, MD

Since I was very happy with the Vionic inserts I bought for my shoes, I wanted the same support in slippers to wear at home. Even though I usually wear a wide or extra wide, these slippers fit well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Easy Spirit

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

The arch support is great. Unfortunately, I have a narrow foot and this shoe runs wide. I would recommend for someone with an average width.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 3, 2014

Susan M

from MA

These slippers are great if you have problem arches or heel pain. I've been purchasing these slippers for the last 3 years and haven't had a problem with this style slipper.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

Really felt the need to review on these Slippers. They are clunky heavy in the heel area, extremely high Arch, tends to make heel slip. Nearly fell over several times, somethings is wrong with weight of heel platform, when the heel of foot would row the rubber soul would kinda stick to floor causing your footing to stop short. Could fall easily with these slippers I would not recommend these slippers. (Fall alert.)

Brands I'd also recommend: ACORN, Isotoner,

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 26, 2014

Beverly T

from Punta Gorda, Florida

These are absolutely the most comfortable slippers that I have ever owned. I have several more pairs of Vionic slippers but these are my favorite. Because of my flat feet and heel problems I cannot wear any other shoes but the Vionic Orthoheel shoes. I wish that these slippers came in more colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: I don't know of any.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 23, 2014

NH B

from United States

I ordered the black Gemma Mule Slipper on a Saturday night and received them Monday morning! What great service from Zappos. I'm very pleased with my slippers. I was familiar with the fact that the Vionic/Orthaheel footwear runs large, so I followed the fit tips and ordered a size 8. I normally wear a size 8-1/2 to 9 in other brands, depending on the style. I bought these because I have developed achilles tendonitis and needed something to wear around the house that would give me plenty of arch support. These slippers really make a huge difference in my pain level. They're not beautiful and the footbed is not soft and cushy; but the support is incredible. They look really wide but inside they fit my foot beautifully. They're easy to just slip on and I can even wear them outside if I wish. They're well worth the money, in my opinion and my feet will be well-supported and warm this winter. Many thanks to Vionic and Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Maryland

Love these slippers. Will get some for all my family members for the holidays. I just wished the liner was removable so that it could be washed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Barrington Rhode Island

This is a very comfortable slipper I have very bad feet and when I get home from work I can put these on and I do not have foot or back pain.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2014

Mom

from north alabama

Umm comfortable, but a little clunky looking. I was looking for something both comfortable and a little sleeker looking, so I returned them. Don't know why they don't make such things for women? But thanks Zappos for the excellent customer service!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 14, 2014

Terri

from Iowa

I really wanted to like these slippers. The reviews made them sound like a wonderful relief for feet, which suffer from plantar fascitis. However, the inside part opposite of the tabs rubbed against my arches, and I knew it was a matter of time before I had blisters there. They are very warm, comfortable for the bottom of my feet, and fit true to size, but I don't think the rubbing part is going to go away. Darn it. I'll go back to wearing my Crocs around the house.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 12, 2014

Jen B

from Napa, Ca

If you aren't familiar with Orthaheel, these are great products with foot issues. My Mom and sister have plantar fasciitis and swear by them. But I have Mortons Neuroma and they really do help me. These are cushiony and soft with great support. They have a shoe sole, so don't expect a light, slippery slipper. They are heavy. But my house is all tile, and it's taken a toll on my feet. These are lifesavers. They just take a little getting used to if you have never felt how they work. Great product! You won't be sorry. A pair of flip flops are next on my list, just wish they weren't so darn expensive.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 7, 2014

Sharon B

 

These provide the same support as other Vionic products. I found that with my plantar fasciitis I could no longer wear my regular Dearfoam slippers. These provide what I need and look much the same, except the toe is slightly bulbous. The velcro fastener is a plus.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 3, 2014

Cmonte888

from new york city

I initially bought a pair of these slippers as a gift for my mother who has chronic knee pain and trouble walking due to a knee injury she sustained some years ago. she often has trouble finding shoes that offer her proper arch support and offer comfort. I decided to buy each of us a pair to see if they work. I am so happy I bought these slippers for the both of us. Now we can throw out all of our other pairs of slippers as they just don't measure up to these Vionic Orthaheel slippers. These slippers are strong and are worth the price. They are sturdy and have great support and traction. They feel more like a shoe versus a slipper. My mom loves them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2014

Laurie

from Portland, OR

When I first put this slipper on, I thought, wow, this is cushy and comfortable. I took a few steps, adjusted the velro side tabs to a snuggish setting, walked a few more steps and realized despite this adjustment, this was a sloppy fit. I wear a 10M, always have, but these were not quite long enough. The toe box is huge (wide and tall) and might be great if you want to wear fat socks. However, the length is about a half size too short, almost hanging the heel off the back. With every step, my toes got mashed into the end of the toe box. My feet were fatigued in short order: toes curled to keep the front of the slipper from sliding around while also hitting the front end. With so much cushion, and there's a lot, I was surprised there wasn't much comfort when standing and walking. The arch support is good, though possibly a little too aggressive at first. With wear, I believe the furry lining would eventually flatten out some. If you need a great deal of arch support, this may work for you. The other thing that bothered me was with walking on wood and linoleum floors -- the soles clopped. The bottom soles are hard plastic, not soft rubber. They were doggonned noisy. Sadly, back they go.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 30, 2014

Anonymous

from southeast us

I've used an orthotic insert in my shoes and house slippers for years (pronation, high arches, plantar fasciitis). Looking through the Vionic shoes on Zappos, I came across the Gemma slippers and decided to give them a try. Love them! It's so nice to not have to constantly reposition my inserts in my old slippers because the orthotic is built into the Gemma. The material is nice - soft and fluffy and exactly what you want in a slipper. The arch support is perfect for me - no pronation whatsoever with these slippers. The sizing is just right for me - in Vionic sandals, I wear a 7 but my usual shoe size is a 6. I ordered a 6 in these and it's just right. I also have wide feet, but these slippers fit just right - not too narrow. They also have an adjustable velcro flap on the sides, so you could adjust the width if necessary. The only possible negative is that I didn't expect the heel to be as high as it is - it's higher than any traditional slipper I've ever worn, but maybe that height is necessary for the orthotic construction - I don't know. I don't think the height will be a problem, it's just a matter of me becoming accustomed to it. Overall, very pleased with this purchase and highly recommend anyone who has orthotic problems to give these a try!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Northeast

I'm really enjoying these slippers. I have super-flat feet with ankle, knee, and lower back pain if I don't wear excellent arch support. I don't have wide feet, bought them a half size smaller, tightened the velcro and wear them pretty much daily. Corny as it sounds, I really can get more chores done without pain when I wear these around the house. They feel so great on my feet that I have forgotten they were on and got in my vehicle to run errands (oops). They did require a couple of days wear to break in and conform to my foot and stride. My one and only issue is that they make my toes really warm. This something I will appreciate in the winter as my feet are often quite cold and I hate wearing socks. My remedy for the meantime will be to get an open toed pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allegria

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

Nice arch support and heel cup, however, no shock absorption and the heel height is too low (I have plantar fasciitis.) Had heel pain after a few minutes of wear. Anyone know where to get a comfy-warm/supportive slipper/house-shoe with a slightly higher heel? I'm stumped and don't want to wear my Clarks sandals around the house in the Winter.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 19, 2014

Marilyn

from Oklahoma

These are not your mother's slippers! That being said, I really like them. They support my feet like a good orthotic. Felt too stiff the first day, but they get softer and more flexible as I wear them...they are very warm and will be great for winter. For me, these are keepers.

Brands I'd also recommend: There is nothing comparable

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2014

Dawn b

from Elyria , ohio

Amazing slippers. Well worth the money. I have plantar fasciitis and when I wear these I don't feel any pain. I've already walked out of the house 4 times forgetting I had them on due to comfort and no foot pain. Wish I could wear them to work. First things I slip on in the morning and last things off when heading to bed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Florence, Montana

There aren't any of the Vionic footwear that is not comfortable, but these are fabulous. So comfortable and if you suffer from plantar fascitis since they have a built in arch support will find them very comfortable. Fit my feet perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance and Brooks walking running shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 13, 2014

Ruth S

from Dearborn, mi

It takes a while to adjust to these slipper as your foot forms the arch support. They have a Velcro adjustable side if you need additional room. Toasty warm, especially now that it's getting cooler. Firm sole.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 10, 2014

Vickie b

from dallas tx

Arch support hard as a rock, very uncomfortable with flat feet. Very cute, but that arch made the entire shoe very uncomfortable for me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 9, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have the Relax open toe slipper and it can be adjusted so that the width is correct for me. But this Gemma closed toe slipper is much too wide, even when adjusted to the maximum extent possible. I cannot keep these on my feet and am returning them immediately. This is very frustrating as I need closed toe slippers for plantar fasciitis.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 6, 2014

Edy

from Lake Ann, MI

Cute and very comfortable. Glad I got these for wearing around the house. Especially nice for when I'm in the kitchen cooking and standing on the hard kitchen floor.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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