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VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Mule Slipper Reviews

624 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

20%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

72% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 554 Gemma Mule Slipper VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 20, 2011

Anonymous

from wisconsin

I made the mistake of not wearing my orthotics and ruined my arch again. My doctor said this was a good brand. Not loving these slippers. Arch support is high, but foot slips around a lot when you walk. Love the Orthaheel sandal. I will buy more of those for around the house.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 16, 2011

Gay L

from Dallas, TX

Soft and warm feeling with excellent arch support but the soft terry material gave no support to keep your foot on the footbed; had to send it back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 21, 2011

Heather G

from Benicia,

No problem with the foot bed, but I have a narrow foot and high arch. There is not much padding on part that goes over the instep and it rubs the boney area there. Back they go.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill, Dansko, Clarks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 20, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I was looking for a slipper to wear around the house with more support than my beloved Uggs. Going back to my Uggs. Although these felt good on my feet, my feet sweated in them. The sheepskin in Uggs controls that better. I returned these and ordered my Uggs.

Brands I'd also recommend: Uggs

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

I don't understand why there were so many glowing reviews. These slippers were not comfortable. They are 'clunky' and stiff. When I first put them on they did not feel good but followed the recommendation to wear them for a few hours over a couple of days to get used to them. It didn't help. They were as uncomfortable the second day as they were the first. Beware!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nordika

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

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January 28, 2012

Felicita

from washington dc

Disappointed by the poor quality of the shoes for the price I paid. Ortha is just a ploy to make consumer think they are orthotically correct, which they are not; they actually hurt as the so called support is rigid. Look of the shoe is also ugly.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

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December 4, 2011

Cornelia B

from Atlanta Ga

These shoes are just not comfortable. They are rigid and hard...not at all what I want when I come home at the end of the day. I love their flip flops which I wear every day all summer long.

Brands I'd also recommend: Acorn

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

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November 22, 2011

Anonymous

from New York City

After reading all the good reviews I decided to order these slippers. As soon as they arrived I opened the box and put them on. Within 30 seconds I removed them and placed them back in the box to return them. I cannot believe how quickly my toes started to hurt. While they do have good arch support these slippers are much too hard for me to wear.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 22, 2012

Catherine B

from Seattle, WA

This is my second pair of Orthaheel slippers and I have to say that I am very disappointed in this pair. They are comfortable but have fallen apart after only 2 weeks! The lining has completely come off at the toes on both slippers and the rest of the slipper is leaving balls of fuzz over my clothes. I only wear them in the house so I was expecting to get a little more wear from them!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

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December 6, 2011

Lori O

from Austin, TX

I found this slipper to be very uncomfortable and have several pair of Orthaheel shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Uggs

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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!

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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 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

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 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!

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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!

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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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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!

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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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