My #SoleStory with Vionic
Do you have pain in your heels? Does it painfully hurt to get on your feet, when you get up on the morning? Do you wish you could still wear heels or flip flops? Do you currently suffer from plantar fasciitis?
I ask this because I suffer from heel pain. The common name for this type of suffering is plantar fasciitis. I first discovered this pain when I was working. I worked 12 hour shifts in a clinic. 8 of those hours, I was on my feet. From one day to another, my heel was hurting. I tried everything to alleviate the pain. At that time, the internet was very new (I know, right? I’m crazy old!). The information was out there but I had to ask the doctor at the clinic I worked at, how to get relief from the pain. He gave me all sorts of information, but the most important one was, getting the right shoes.
And this proved to be so true.
If there’s one thing I don’t mind spending money on is shoes. I’m very practical. I’m not your go-to fashionista but I do like to be comfortable. Heck, we live in California. Flip Flops are a way of life here. How in the world can I go through a spring or summer without using cute sandals or chanclas? I did own them. In fact, I thought I was in fashion by buying the cute little sandals that everyone was wearing. Sure, I love them. Matched a pedicure color to them too. But at the end of the day? I WAS DYING from heel pain. Then the regret would set in. But I wanted to look cute, though!
I’ve learned my lesson through the years. I know when the pain starts to set it, I’ve been wearing the wrong shoes. Arch support is super important for me. I cannot wear shoes that don’t support my arch. Oh, and guess what? Gel insoles or any insoles don’t work for me. It has to be the right shoe.
Summer is almost here and I want to tell you about Vionic shoes.
Our consumer brand offers sandals, shoes and slippers in streamlined silhouettes which feature concealed podiatrist-designed technology. This innovative Orthaheel Technology helps reduce over-pronation, which can improve foot function and relieve common associated pains such as plantar fasciitis (heel pain), knee pain and back pain. It is the only footwear recommended by both the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and world-renowned integrative medicine expert Andrew Weil, MD.
These shoes have been an incredible improvement on my feet. I was offered to review the Bella Toe-Post Sandal. Check out the features:
- Manmade upper with microfiber-covered footbed.
- Lightweight, flexible EVA midsole absorbs shock, reducing stress on feet, ankles, and knees.
- Durable rubber outsole with a patterned tread provides traction on a variety of surfaces.
- Our innovative podiatrist-designed Orthaheel Technology provides superior orthotic support, relief and stability which helps realign the feet back to their natural position.
- Research supports Orthaheel Technology’s success in reducing over-pronation, which can help relieve associated common aches and pains, such as heel pain (plantar fasciitis), knee pain and lower back pain.
- Recommended by renowned Dr. Andrew Weil.
- Received APMA Seal of Acceptance
Besides being super adorable, they work! As I wear the sandals throughout the day, I can actually feel the difference. The arch support is perfect for my feet. The bottom of the shoe has great traction. There’s nothing like slippery sandals, right?
I’m already shopping for another pair of shoes. I’m even getting a pair for my husband and my aunt who’s currently suffering from excruciating heel pain.
It’s a great feeling knowing we don’t have to sacrifice fashion for comfort. I mean, come on. These are super cute, right?
This is not a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Vionic sent the sandals to facilitate this review.
Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!