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Giesswein Vent Reviews

88 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

58% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

76% "Excellent arch support"

83 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/7/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love this slipper. I own Haflinger, Ugg, Acorn, Minnetonka and Woolrich - all of which are great . The Giesswein Vent is an Orthopedic experience - extraordinaire! It is the Mercedes Benz of my slipper experience. The arch support is wonderful and the comfort level is like walking on clouds. I am a Mens 9 and size 43 fit perfectly. I highly recommend this slipper!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/17/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Would be a great shoe if size was correct. Ordered size 14 and it felt very uncomfortable at the toes. I have a foot size of 12, this shoe feels 3 full sizes smaller. Very unfortunate!

Additional 68 Vent Giesswein Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 15, 2011

Melanie A

from United States

These slippers are fantastic. I have had many of the moose hide/elk hide/etc, shearling-lined slippers, and these are way nicer and much more comfortable. Go with your euro size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 6, 2011

Solon R

from San Francisco

These are great slippers. I tried the UGGS and they wore out way too fast. These slippers feel great, look great and continue to look good after weeks of wear. These slippers also come with an orthotic with excellent arch support, but is easily removed if you so desire.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I've been looking for slippers with arch support for my flat footed husband forever and he loves these slippers and we've tried a lot of different slippers and none have come close to these.

Brands I'd also recommend: chacos, birkenstock, Neil M.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have a tough time finding slippers I like. I like these because they don't slip off. I'm able to get in and out of them pretty fast too. I like quality and good looks. They have that. They are also comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2012

Bogey M

from California

These are great slippers. They do run small - order one size larger than what you normally wear. The arch support is excellent and my feet don't sweat in them like other slippers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2012

Bruce K

from West Bloomfield, Michigan

I'm thrilled with my Giesswein made-in-Austria Hausschuhe (house slippers). They are on different plane from vendors like L.L. Bean or Cabela's. Giesswein's higher price is more than justified by the comfort, ergonomics, materials, durability and appearance of this superior Hausschuh.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Bethel, CT

Very warm and comfy. Really nice all around the house shoe. The warmth of slippers with the functionality of shoes. Soles are perfect to run out to the mailbox and work around the kitchen, They run true to the European sizes. I would buy another pair from this company.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Watsamaterwit, Kansas

In a world where everything is Amazing!...these are simply excellent in every respect. A perfect combination of warm slipper that breathes, coupled with a firm and supportive non-marking, rubber outsole for in-outside versatility. I would follow the advice to order a size larger on this batch. I did, and I am glad I did. Extremely happy-feet with these. Quite medieval, actually. Just ordered a pair for my partner.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2012

Jack L

from Boston MA

I'm not really a slipper wearer, but my wife wanted me to wear them around the house to set a good example for our children. She was always chasing after them to wear their own slippers, and daddy was bare foot. I decided to give these a try and I can't say enough good things about them. They're comfortable, not hot, and I've now adjusted to wearing them all of the time. They're kind of cute too although that was not a major factor when I chose them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 29, 2012

Andrew T

from Colorado Springs, CO

This slipper is very comfortable with great arch support and will actually stay on even if your feet are narrow width.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 11, 2012

Anonymous

from California

This is a really comfy slipper that I brought w/ me on an airplane and it was awesome! I had support walking and it was easy to take on and off. At home this slipper gives me enough support so that I can do chores as well as step out to run quick errands. The price is steep, but I have orthotics that don't feel as great as these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Western Massachusetts

If you are looking for warmth and arch support, these are the slippers for you! For the winter, I removed the arch support and put a fleece footbed in instead. Love the color!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 2, 2012

Diane b

from IN

I always have to wear shoes in the house with my orthotics. Thought I would try these slippers for the winter. The best thing I have ever bought. My feet are pain free. My feet are warm, but not sweaty. They do breath. Expensive but oh so worth it when you have bad feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 15, 2011

Lorenza T

from San Francisco

These slippers are absolutely "heaven" I have a "neuroma" on my right foot that needs lots of pampering, just be mindful that they run wide and lengthwise they might run small, LOVE them!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: UGS, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Alaska

Too tight! Had to return them. 15 US size should be a 49, or even a 50! What a shame.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

My wife is 8½ months pregnant and loves these slippers to wear around the house. In fact, we bought two identical pairs - one "clean pair" for in the house and one for running errands around town. They have so much more support and cushion than the cheaper competitors on the market. For how often she wears them, they are a way better value than most of the more expensive shoes she buys to go out in. These are really excellent quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 8, 2012

Anonymous

from texas

Not sized right, Order your Europe size plus one or two, too much arch support, not comfortable. I sent them back. Love Zappos service.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Newport News, VA

Would be a great shoe if size was correct. Ordered size 14 and it felt very uncomfortable at the toes. I have a foot size of 12, this shoe feels 3 full sizes smaller. Very unfortunate!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 28, 2012

KD

from Cleveland, Ohio

Great slipper! Most recently, I needed footwear which could accommodate not only my custom orthotics, but with a removable insole to fit the AFO which I needed to use. This worked wonderfully, so that when I was just relaxing around home, I could still wear comfortable slippers with my AFO! Now that I am no longer wearing the AFO, this is still a great comfortable slipper, with amazing arch support - I don't even have to use my custom orthotics! The natural color is a nice neutral. The sole is nice and sturdy for those trips out to get the newspaper. I have bunions and a wide forefoot, and these fit great - they fit a little loose around the foot, but the cinch at the ankle will tighten up nicely if needed. I did have to go up in size - they seem to run a little small. I usually wear a size 8 US. With Danskos, I normally wear a 38, or rarely a 37. With these slipper, I had to go to a 40. Thank goodness that Zappos has such a wonderful ship/return policy! Overall, well worth the money - expect that it will last for the rest of my life!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Saucony, Aetrex, Drew, Brooks, Reebok, Grasshopper

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 4, 2012

Tracey

 

I love these slippers. Can wear them snug, or loose. Can wear them outside. You can take the insoles out, which is nice for my partner who wears orthodics. Now she'll be able to wear slippers around the house instead of her shoes. I got these beginning of summer and they are not too warm. Can't wait to use them in winter! Worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these slippers. I did have to order the next size up for comfort. They have a great arch support. Better than most shoes. My only complaint is that the adjuster to tighten around the ankle to keep them on, needs to be tighten up more often than I like. I may have to change that to a tied lace instead.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 11, 2014

Annette I

from Marysville, WA

Love these slippers. I like to wear socks in my slippers and I get too warm in the ones with fuzzy insides. These keep my feet toasty, yet not sweaty. They have awesome arch support, roomy toe box, and I can wear my heel lift comfortably. I'm buying a second pair in henna, kind of want one in each color!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 1, 2014

Peter W

from Memphis

Fit is good. For those with medium to wide feet they will fit better. These slippers are truly all year round with the wool tops. Feet don't sweat with or without socks. Worth the cost.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 18, 2014

Michelle N

from Vancouver, WA

These slippers are wonderful! I've never spent so much for slippers before, but these are well worth the price. I wear a 7.5 and have narrow feet. These (size 39) are a bit wide and long without socks, but fit perfectly with any type of sock. I think these would fit someone with a wide foot no problem.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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October 2, 2014

Loretta C

from Sherman, Connecticut

Heaven On Earth! Standing in Manolo's all day? Come home to the comfort of these slippers. Not only will your feet feel wonderful but, the inserts will help your posture. Plus, they're washable! The Giesswein Vent is a Must for those of us with Rheumatoid Arthritis or Diabetes 2. Don't think twice - just buy them. You won't regret it and your feet will thank you!

Brands I'd also recommend: Haflinger, Opening Ceremony Sneaker, Ash Sneaker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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