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VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Maddie Casual Flat Reviews

45 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

40%Rated 5 stars

32%Rated 4 stars

28%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

71% "Felt true to size"

60% "Felt true to width"

49% "Moderate arch support"

30 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/27/13
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

9 was a little tight. I was slipping out of the 9½. If they were real leather the 9 would have stretched out perfectly. These may have to go back. Like everyone else says please make shoes that are as comfortable as the Tide sandals!

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15 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/8/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I bought these because I have plantar fasciitis and needed arch support and cushioning. They are comfortable enough, but the upper is a man-made material that doesn't breathe, and the trapped moisture can encourage athlete's foot. With a name like Orthaheel and some of their products endorsed by Dr. Andrew Weil, I expected a much better shoe.

Additional 25 Maddie Casual Flat VIONIC with Orthaheel Technology Reviews

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July 9, 2013

Margaret b

from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

At first the shoes felt disquietly unfamiliar. As the day went along I never wanted to take them off. I am a person who generally is barefoot. The Zappos I bought made my feet, legs, and back quite comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 8, 2013

Plantar P

from Wisconsin

I have suffered from Plantar Faciaiitis for over two years and these shoes are a life saver. They look like something Grandma Olive would wear, but she is a really smart lady - comfort and less painful feat over fashion. They have a great arch and are comfortable for office wear. I wore them for a bit longer today outdoors and had a slightly sore back heel from rubbing, but had not properly broken them in for longer distance walking. I don't care if I am a fashion felon. These shoes are going to be a go to pair for the support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Ecco, Clarks, Tsubo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 28, 2013

Patricia

from philadelphia

I purchased these shoes for my 94 year old mother who "was" suffering from pain in her foot caused by her sciatic nerve. This was a last resort before surgery. Call it a miracle but the foot pain resolved after 3 days of continuous wear. She now has slippers as well. The back pain caused by her sciatic nerve has improved immensely as well. These shoes are amazing --I purchased a pair of mary janes for myself and love them. Mom remains pain free in her foot 4 months later and her back continues to improve.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Achilles tendonitis is my issue, plus a flat left foot! These shoes are so comfortable I just wish they were more stylish - I'd buy a pair in every color if that were the case!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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February 13, 2013

Regina W

from Louisiana

2nd Pair I've owned. I lost the first pair in a recent move. Very comfotable and great support. They do gap a little at the sides when you walk which is their only problem. I've gotten compliments and my feet are happy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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January 2, 2013

Lindsey

 

I typically am an 8.5 and I found this shoe to fit true to size. This has to be the most comfortable shoe! I pronate my feet and have back problems due to car accidents. I am 25, fashionable, and work in an office. I wear these in the red everyday with dress pants and could not be happier!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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November 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Hammond, Indiana

I love my casual flats! It is so comfortable to wear at work plus dressy enough for a dress shoe at work. I know this is a popular shoe I had to get emailed twice because this shoe was out of stock twice before I was able to purchase it!

Brands I'd also recommend: any orthoheel shoe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love this Maddie Orthaheel shoe. I wear a size 8. The fit is perfect and the shoes have helped my back not to hurt as much.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

Great shoes, very comfortable. Definitely for casual wear. Sized up to wear heavier socks. These shoes run a little smaller than other Orthaheel shoes I have owned.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lifestride

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 23, 2012

Barb

from Peoria, Illinois

I LOVE these shoes. They arrived today and the top of the shoe doesn't touch my high instep! Yay!! Although I need (and love) the arch support from Orthaheel shoes, on most of the shoes the strap cuts right across my instep and hurts when I walk. (I have two pairs of the Melissa Mule and that strap hits me just in the wrong spot.) This one is perfect! I usually wear an 8, but they felt a little loose, so before I wear them I'm going to order a 7 1/2 just to see. I think I will probably wear these both with and without socks, so I don't want my heel to slip. I ordered the brown originally, will order the black in a smaller size, and then exchange whichever one isn't right. I know I want to have at least two pair of these shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Northern CA

I am amazed at how the footbed in the Orthoheel shoes help. The color is a little darker than appears on my monitor - more of a medium than a light silver. It is a lovely, versatile color. But this model is a little too narrow at the metatarsal arch for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: other Orthoheel models

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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January 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Point Pleasant, Ohio

I have numerous other Orthaheel shoes and love them. I have plantar fasciitis, and this brand has been great for my feet. However, I was so excited to be getting a pair of loafers, but so disappointed when the arch support seemed too far back. I wore them around the house to give them a good try, but they didn't seem right from the beginning. I am saddened to read from other reviewers that they have had the same difficulty with other of the newer styles, too, and am afraid to order another Orthaheel shoe until they get this worked out. Unfortunately, these will go back.

Brands I'd also recommend: finn comfort

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Scottsdale, AZ

Like the way the shoe looks, but the arch is farther back (and therefor unwearable for me), than the other orthaheels I am wearing and love.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fit Flops

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 26, 2012

Nancy F

from Indiana

I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and Orthaheel shoes are recommended on many websites. It is surprising the relief when I put on this shoe. I have fairly narrow feet and must wear thick socks with them. In the spring I will order some sandals of this make.

Brands I'd also recommend: I have some Merrell Ice that I also can wear.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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November 9, 2012

Robin W

from Texas

Having used Orthaheel athletic shoes and sandals for several years to help with my plantar fasciitis, I was thrilled to see them come out with a casual shoe. I am very pleased with the shoe. It was comfortable from the first wear and it provides the great arch support that my foot needs. I would agree with others that the support is maybe not *quite* as good as the athletic shoes, but it still does a great job and looks like a "normal," casual shoe. Overall, I'm very happy with the shoe. I do agree that I wish they make half sizes in the larger sizes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 24, 2012

Anonymous

from FL

I got fooled by the term "synthetic leather". They're not leather. The material used does not feel like it would conform to the foot nicely over time, rather it feels like it would get stretched out, and it is not breathable. Otherwise I liked the looks and the fit. Less arch support than the "Tide" flip flop...but I think the Tide has the best arch out there.

Brands I'd also recommend: earthies

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Grove City, PA

Shoes are short for the size but any bigger and they would be too wide for my foot. I love the sandals from Orthaheel and I'm trying to find other shoes for fall that will be equally as good. These are the best so far but not perfect.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Long Beach

I am a huge fan of Orthaheel, and have been very excited that they are coming out with more work appropriate styles. I have not been excited, however, to discover they do not carry 10.5 in any of these. Anyone with foot problems knows it has to fit correctly, and only whole sizes for us tall girls just does not cut it. Several reviews said they run large, so I gave it a try, but 10 is just too short. I wanted to keep these so badly. When Orthaheel comes out with a 10.5, I'll buy again.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 19, 2013

Debby

from Monterey, CA

These are only Orthaheel shoes that I find uncomfortable. That is disappointing, because I practically live in my Tide flip-flops (except for rainy days). My feet are killing me after a few, short hours. It is too late for me to return them, so I will wear them if it is only for an hour or two.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 13, 2013

Lisa

from United States

This is my second review because I couldn't add on to the first. These shoes went back. The tops are not real leather and they hurt. I tried to wear them a few times but the tops of my feet couldn't take it. If they were leather, I could have worked them in. Sad.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 12, 2013

Anonymous

from northern rural california

I ordered these because I thought they would be perfect for traveling, but they feel a little short in length, especially in my right foot. The leather makes creaking noises, and the sole feels thin, not cushioney. Wanted to love them so much but they must go back.

Brands I'd also recommend: ecco

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

I was so excited to get these, but they were a let-down. I am really disappointed that orthaheel makes shoes for problem feet, but doesn't offer any other width than med! I can tell the shoes were made nicely, and would have been comfortable if that had been wider, but they were just painfully narrow. I returned them and am still on the hunt for some comfortable casual black shoes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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November 19, 2012

Jeanne M

from Florida

A great looking shoe, but for me the toe box was a little too narrow. Also, it is not a true chocolate color, which is what I was looking for.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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October 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

Unfortunately I have to send these back. I did not like the color (light grey) and I listened to the reviews that said they ran small and went for a 9.5 rather than my usual size 9B. They were way too big and wide even with socks. I will re-order in size 9 and choose a different color.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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October 8, 2012

Jean

from maine

Way too wide. I normally wear a 6 1/2, and I was walking out of the 6, doesn't come in a 5 1/2. Why, oh why is the heel so wide?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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