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VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Mule Slipper Reviews

625 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

72% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

568 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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57 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 605 Gemma Mule Slipper VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Reviews

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September 2, 2014

Jane C

from United States

The slippers did not stay on my feet easily and I was tripping and did not feel safe. Maybe I am just not used to slippers without backs - I cannot say. The terry and cushioning felt nice, but I had to return them.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 31, 2014

Cheryl D

from Beaverton OR

I had the same issue as another reviewer I bought them in black and tan leopard. The black fit fine and in fact I just bought another pair but the Leopard print never did fit correctly. I tried adjusting it many times but the arch support is so hard it made my feet feel like they were constantly turned inward, forced down on the inside of my foot. It was very uncomfortable. Zappos is aware of this issue.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 19, 2014

Mags

from Park CIty

This is my third pair of terry mules. They are so comfortable and cozy. I purchased my first pair several years ago when I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Orthaheel was recommended by my podiatrist. My plantar fasciitis cleared up quickly and never came back. I attribute that to wearing the slippers and not going barefoot around the house (wood floors) along with wearing Orthaheel sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2014

Stephanie T

from Mississippi

I had a somewhat mild case of plantar fasciitis that, even mild, was constantly nagging at me. I have wood and stone floors throughout my entire house and it was really uncomfortable to walk around barefoot. I found these slippers and decided to try them ot based on the reviews. I was not disappointed! Wearing these and faithfully doing the stretching exercises helped get rid of my plantar fasciitis really quickly. I could tell a big difference if I tried to go barefoot again before I was fully healed. Slippers on-no pain, no slippers on-pain again. Now my plantar fasciitis is gone but I still love wearing these slippers sound the house because they're so comfortable. I wear a size 9 and they were true to size for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2014

KN

from KY

I have chronic peroneal tendonitis, which means I can never go barefoot or wear flats. It is nearly impossible to find warm slippers with a bit of a heel. Thankfully I found these -- and they even have arch support! I wish they made these in a full or bootie style, rather than just a mule, but I'll take what I can get at this point. The other slippers in this brand are flats. It took about four hours of wearing them to get used to the arch, but I'm used to wearing orthotics already so I probably had a head start there. At first the arch felt too hard, but after the first day they feel great! And so far they're warm enough. Since they're adjustable, I'll be able to wear socks with them come winter. I normally wear a 9.5D in sneakers, and the 9 in this style fits great. Very happy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 13, 2014

Anonymous

from So CA

Very comfortable with good arch support. True to size. Will buy more colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Roseburg, OR

I have bunions and use orthotics. My podiatrist recommended this brand for slippers and other shoes that would not take orthotics because of style. I bought two pair of these slippers. These felt a little odd when I first put them on but were my favorite slippers after a few minutes. I bought a size 6...thought I would wear my normal 7, but there was too much room sticking out from the heel with the 7. Would recommend these...very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot - solid support, removeable footbed to replace with orthotics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 3, 2014

Anonymous

from MN

I purchased this slippers along with 2 others (Acorn and Old Friend scuffs) to compare comfort and fit. Of the 3, these were my least favorite. To start, they ran way too big. I am 6 1/2, and the 7's were completely huge on me. The arch support didn't hit in any of the right places on my foot. The tops of the slipper were very stiff and tight, and did not feel soft and cozy on my feet like a slipper should. The other 2 slippers had sheepskin interior, and after comparing those to this pair, it was clear that I was really looking for the sheepskin softness. I didn't find the heels to be very cushioned, which wasn't very comfy either. I can see how these would work for those people who need strong arch support, but sizing is key. These were a quick decision to return given the horrible sizing and lack of cushion & sheepskin softness.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 2, 2014

Pat R

from St. Louis, MO

The Vionic mule slipper takes some time to get used to the feel of the shoe. It is very heavy, much heavier than a traditional slipper. I only wore it about an hour a day for the first week. It is also loud on wood floors! It is a well made sure and I think I will wear it more in the winter as it is also a warm shoe. If you want a sturdy, well made shoe, then this is the shoe for you. I like it but I don't think I will by another pair.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 31, 2014

FC M

from BETHESDA, MD

Cannot wash slipper! These slippers are wonderful, but learned they are not Washable. Slippers are worn every single day. It's unthinkable to make them so they cannot be thoroughly washed! Why?

Brands I'd also recommend: I ONLY WEAR 'ORTHO' SHOES DUE TO FEET PROBLEMS... I WEAR STREET SHOES AND SLIPPERS. NOTHING ELSE!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 31, 2014

Anonymous

 

I ordered this slipper in the mint/white polka dots (in terry, so cute!) and I absolutely love them! They have a deep heel cup and supportive arch, which is very comfortable especially for those who have bad feet. These slippers are wide enough for my foot to spread out without causing further irritation to my issues and they. I practically live in these when I'm not wearing shoes and they've lasted me a solid two years before the foot bed lining starting to roll back but they are in good shape otherwise. Because my slippers are well loved, I decided to buy myself another pair and since they don't have the mint/white ones, I tried the zebra slippers. I didn't realize that the zebra slippers weren't terry cloth so when I tried them on, the top lip of the slipper dug into the top of my foot and it's too painful to wear them. These are going back and I will only buy the ones made of terry, which have a little bit of give when you wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2014

Anonymous

 

Bought these for my 11 year old son who has extremely flat feet and is not to go barefoot. They are easy on and off and he never goes without wearing them. They have lasted 2 years with every day, hard use. Only downfall is they only sell them in women's, no kids or men's.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Monteagle, TN

I got these to address a problem with plantar fasciitis. These slippers have a very firm arch support, which took some getting used to. After a couple of weeks of use, I now find that they are pretty comfortable. They won't win any awards for style -- my husband makes fun of the way I look (duck feet!!), but that's okay with me since my feet are much happier. With regard to fit, I find that the length is to size, but the width is greater than expected, even with the velcro width adjustment.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 15, 2014

Darlene W

from Cambria Ca

Purchased these because of the orthodontic support in the slipper. They run big and had to return and ordered a smaller size. Still are a little wide but much better than the ones I had. Wished they would make a slipper with more side support rather than a slip on. The rep(Sarah) was a lot of help. Zappos does a amazing job with customer support!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 12, 2014

Anonymous

from Pueblo Colorado

I love these slippers. I wore one pair out, and I am starting on second pair. They are wonderful if you need an arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: I really like Merrile but need better support than they provide.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 6, 2014

Cheryl D

from Portland Or

I bought these in black and I adore them. They helped my Plantar Fasciitis heal because they have arch support. I bought another pair in this color and it fits totally different than the black one. It makes my feet feel like they are sliding inward. I hate them and wish I could return them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

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June 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Boston MA

Let me start by saying I have very flat feet and in the past have torn tendons on the bottom of my feet. I ordered these slippers for support. I like the looks of these slippers and the arch is exactly where I need it to be. I ordered a size 8 as that is my shoe size. The slipper is true to size as far as length goes. However they definitely run wide. My foot slips and slides if I don't wear socks with them. I was hoping to wear them without socks. Not happening! If your foot is wide you will be happy.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 27, 2014

Sally E

from Cincinnati area

I bought these on the recommendation of my niece and I absolutely can't stop raving about them. They are unbelievably comfortable and the Velcro sides adjusted down to accommodate my narrow (AA) feet. They have heavenly arch support and are nice & warm & snuggly. Yes, they are expensive and worth every penny. Especially when you consider how much time is spent in them.

Brands I'd also recommend: for slipper, none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

I had a pair from 2 years ago that I loved, but it was time to update them as they were starting to fall apart! I am disappointed in these. They definitely feel more wide and almost too big for my foot, but it fits my length well, so I didn't try a lower size. I wish they would make a narrower slipper and still give me great arch support. I hate wearing my sneakers in the house, but I'm back to wearing them again as these just don't fit right.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Santa Cruz, CA

So comfortable. Arch support and extra cushion on the heel. So nice for long days on my hardwood-over-slab floors. I ordered a size larger than normal to accommodate thick socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2014

Katen R

from United States

I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciaitis and was looking for a supportive slipper since my shoes come off the minute I get home. These are perfect! I will definitely consider other Vionic products in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2014

M. B

from S.D. Ca.

Was experiencing edema from cancer treatment & was only able to wear slippers. Ended up ordering a number of really cute slippers from Zappos because of their excellent return policy. I originally ordered these slippers in a size larger than normal (11) in the zebra pattern to accommodate my situation & they worked well. These slippers are not cute but so comfortable, supportive, & functional that I ordered another pair (black) in my size (10). Sent the cute slippers back (didn't fit & no support) and am totally happy with the Vionic Orthaheel slipper. Thanks to Zappos for enabling me to try a number of slippers and find something that worked for my situation. Most of the shoes in my closet are from Zappos because of their incredible return policy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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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!

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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!

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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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