Food & Fitness

Product Review: Vionic Orthaheel Sandals

Since I have one leg shorter than the other by nearly an inch, I am supposed to be careful about my shoe choices. But as it happens, I adore heels… and if I’m honest, I haven’t asked a shoemaker to add a build-up into my shoes in years. Oops.

So I was eager to try out Vionic Orthaheel sandals when I was offered the chance. They are sandals that have been designed to protect foot health, and they are recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association.

fashionable sandal

Vionic offers all kinds of different types of sandals, including this pretty one!

There are a number of different types of sandals for both men and women using the Orthaheel technology listed on the Vionic website. The sandals that I received for a product review happen to be flip flops.

Normally, I’m not a flip flop wearer. I haven’t owned a pair of flip flops in years (I’m more of a ballet flat kind of girl). It was especially interesting, then, for me to test these ones out!

The first thing I noticed were that these flip flops are pretty darn cute. They are low profile, a nice shade of brown, and have a little bit of shine to them. The second thing I noticed was the dramatic arch in the sandal. And when I slipped the sandal on, I could feel that my feet were moved into a completely different position than they normally would be in sandals.

healthy sandals

Taking my new sandals out for a test-drive!

I tried bicycling in these sandals and I’ve also walked in them a few times. They’re tricky to get used to. The first time I wore them, they weren’t comfortable at all (I assume because of the enhanced contouring), but my feet like them much more now. And they are certainly summertime-appropriate!

Right now, Vionic is running a #SoleStory social media campaign to promote proper footwear. Traditional flip flops can really wreak havoc on your foot health, so they are looking to hear stories about how good-for-you footwear has had an impact on your life! You can learn more about their contest by clicking here.

Have you tried Vionic shoes? Are you a flip flop fanatic? What kinds of shoes do you normally wear? Share in the comments section below!


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