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.
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.
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.