Giesswein Vent Reviews

152 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:

60% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

77% "Excellent arch support"

143 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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9 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!

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3 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!

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December 27, 2011

Laurie S

from West Chester, PA

The sizing on these are off. A women's 42 does not equal an 11. I followed Zappos sizing guidelines and sure enough, when I got them they were a size too small. So order up a size or use the size of another European shoe that you wear. Overall, the slipper was very comfortable and I liked that you could remove the insole since I have orthotics and bad feet. However, the insoles that came with the shoe were so comfortable I don't think I'll even need to use my orthotics. The shoe has lots of support in the footbed. The only things I didn't like about the shoe was that it is way too wide, I guess because these are unisex. Also, they are not very stylish. I wish there was some fancy embroidering or something like on Smartwool slippers. But if you are just wearing these indoors, comfort beats style so I don't really care that much.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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!

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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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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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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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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!

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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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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!

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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!

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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!

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December 31, 2012

Fred

from Alabama

The size 44 (U.S. size 11) I ordered was approximately the length of a U.S. 10. My toes were uncomfortable and I had to return them. Unfortunately, they have no size 46s in stock in any style. Quality of construction and materials is absolutely excellent. While these are listed as medium width, and I normally wear 4E or 6E widths due to bunions, these were entirely comfortable as far as width. The arch support is very strong, and might be too extreme for some people. I love it. I'm sorry to have to return them due to the length.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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October 26, 2016

Jennette

from CT

I needed a pair of slippers with shoe-like support, and these are as good as I've found. I did order a 1/2 size up and am using my custom orthotics under the insole that they came with. This is not a perfect solution but it is better than anything else I've come up with so far. People without serious pronation may find the cork insole alone to have plenty of support, but I really needed extra.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 18, 2016

Mychelle

from Morristown New Jersey

Bought these slippers because they were said to accommodate orthotics. It's true! They fit my custom orthotics with no problem. Even with out the orthotic the removable foot bed was actually comfortable with good arch support, I happen to have very high arches so I needed a little more arch support but it you have flat feet or normal arches these shoes should be perfect. The toe box is wide, I like this because I like to move my toes around to keep them stretched. These slippers are expensive but they are well made. I do have to wear one thick pair of socks over a thin pair to keep my feet warm though (winters are cold in NJ) but I've had to do this with all my slippers, Acorns, deer forms you name it. I would buy these again but it will be a while, they seem like they will last for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 29, 2014

Ruby S

from Northern California

I have a wide foot and high instep which made me kind of dubious whether these pretty slippers would fit. They are wonderful! The material is soft yet sturdy, adapts to particularities of one's feet. They fit like a glove, are costly but a sane investment in superb quality and comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Durham, NC

If you follow everyone's sizing advice, you will get the right size the first time. Order one size up. Perhaps, like some of my favorite albums, these slippers took a bit to grow on me. I nearly returned them - had the label printed, box packed, and everything. What changed my mind was the other pair I ordered to try (the Haflinger AS Classic Slipper). What did I not like about the Giesswein Vents? Mainly, the arch support. I have flat feet that over-pronate when I step. The arches in these slippers is very high. Even though they are cushioned, to my flat feet, the arches of the slippers were all I felt. It almost felt as if all of my body weight was now being supported by the arches (or lack of arches) part of my feet and my toes and heels were hardly touching the ground. The arches of my feet started to feel bruised. (Spoiler alert, the arch support got more comfortable.) I seem to recall this type of discomfort when I tried orthotics as a little kid - I did not try them for very long. The other thing that I was not crazy about in these slippers is the outdoor bottoms. I only plan on wearing these around the house and would have preferred a soft bottom. Everything else about the shoe was/is great. They are breathable (i.e., my feet do not sweat at all in these, even after having them on for hours) and I like the style. The Haflingers I got, I first thought were better because they had a soft bottom sole and the inside of the bottom was boiled wool, like the rest of the slipper. The boiled wool on the bottom felt nicer on my feet that the leather/rubber inside bottoms of the Giesswein. But the Haflingers, despite being all boiled wool (which I thought would make them more breathable) made my toes sweat. The Giessweins did not make my feet sweat at all. The Haflingers kept feeling like they were going to slide off my feet because they are heel-less. The Giessweins felt nice and snug. After going back and forth and back and forth, the arch support of the Giessweins started not bothering me as much. In fact, after a while, the arches almost started feeling therapeutic, in a good way. Perhaps this type of arch support will be a good thing for my feet and knees. If so, what I have found is the near-perfect slipper (for me) and that will make them worth the crazy-high price. That, and the fact they appear to be very durable and should hopefully last me a very long time. Reviews said the Haflingers will only last about a year.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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!

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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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