Vionic shoes review

From left: black loafers / navy ballet flats / golden loafers / cap toe slingbacks /

I have a new obsession, Vionic shoes. You might be sitting here wondering why I am gushing over an orthopedic shoe, but hear me out.

Three years ago I hurt my hip. When that healed, I was left with Planter Fasciitis. This type of foot pain make it hard to wear most shoes. My doctor got custom orthotics made for me, and I was able to put them inside my sneakers, but high top sneakers and other types of shoes were tough. Instead, I found bands and arch supports I could put use instead, but nothing was as perfect as the orthotics. You can read about my alternatives here.

One of my dear friends, who also suffers from Planter Fasciitis, told me she has a pair of Vionic sandals. She loves them! I was intrigued. So, I checked out the brand and found a pair of classic black loafers I could use in my life. This is where it all started.

When the Vionic black loafers arrived, I instantly noticed the insoles were removable. If the ones the shoe came with didn’t work, I could insert the ones from my doctor. Love that! Thankfully, the ones that came with the shoe felt 95% similar to the ones from my doctor. That’s a win! The one thing I noticed after wearing them was that they were slightly too big. I should have ordered a half size down.

My second pair were the ballet flats. I ordered my normal size because I figured these were shoes you wore barefoot, and they looked a little bit narrower online. They turned out to be the perfect size! This is the first pair of flats I can wear band-free and pain-free. Plus, ballet flats are on trend right now, so they are fabulous. Love!

As we moved towards the spring season, I dreamt of soft neutral hues, wide leg pants, and white soled shoes. These golden tan loafers by Vionic with a white sole are perfect for this airy look I had inside my head. I went ahead and ordered them a half size down. Perfect! They are so comfortable, and the color of the leather is fabulous. You have to see them in person. Seriously, I am OBSESSED! This is my favorite pair-by far!

Lastly, as much as I love to investment dress, I also love a good trend which mimics timeless looks. Cap toe shoes are classic and very reminiscent of Chanel’s iconic styles, plus, they are hot for spring/summer 2024! How could I resist a pair of cap toe shoes? I couldn’t. Again, I ordered this pair a half size down and they are perfect. There is a difference with the cap toe shoes. Since they are slingbacks, the orthotics are built-in instead of removable. They feel more like 75% similar to the ones my doctor gave me as opposed to the removable ones which were extremely close. So, while they aren’t as perfect as the other three pairs, the slingbacks still offer arch support and keep me pain-free; which is the point.

Shoes from Vionic I own and have one my wish list:

Have you tried Vionic shoes before? What did you think? I give them five out of five stars! My one tip is to order them a half size down. They seem to run slightly large-except for the ballet flats, which I found to be true to size.

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Fall 2021 shoe trends

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Fall 2021 shoe trends from top left: navy and white sneakers / black and white sneakers / pink and off-white sneakers / lug sole boots (water resistant!) / lug sole loafers / block heel loafers /

The fall 2021 shoe trends this year should come as no surprise. We are seeing a huge continuation of ’90’s inspired footwear including lug soles, block heels, loafers, and metal bits. Grunge and post-grunge footwear is hotter than hot season, so if you saved anything from that era, you’re in luck! If you are like me, and you did not, check your closet for these styles from last year or the year before. After you shop your closet, shop the stores to fill in what you need for the season! I recommend having, at a minimum, one pair of lug sole boots, and one pair of loafers with a bit and some sort of heel.

In addition to ’90’s vibes, street sneakers are continuing to be the ultimate go-to shoe for everyday life; and they are proving to be a status symbol beyond just limited edition drop shoes. Any sneakers you find with designer logos are hot this season. Owning a pair of designer sneakers, in any style, is fabulous this fall season. Also look for adidas “Stan Smith” sneakers. This iconic style is already the hottest sneaker style of the fall 2021 shopping season; and they happen to be under $100 per pair. I am investing in two pairs from adidas.

These are really the two main types of shoe styles we all need for the fall 2021 season. Also keep in mind neutral hues are important colors for footwear this fall. Your boots and loafers should be black or a shade of brown. Stay away from bright hues on your leather shoes. Save the bright colors for apparel.

When it comes to sneakers, any color goes! While white with a colored heel are the hottest style of the season, any color which catches your eye is on trend for autumn. Have fun with your sneakers! Snap up a pair of adidas Stan Smith sneakers, and then add a sneaker style from your favorite designer. Your feet will be very happy and comfortable this fall 2021 season! Love!

Also, pay attention to the details. Square toes are still trending, as well as sculpted heels, block heels, lug soles, chunky soles, and metal details such as chains, bits, and studs.

Shop the fall 2021 shoe trends online:

What are your favorite shoes for the fall 2021 season?

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Classic loafers designer or deal

classic loafers designer or deal

Classic loafers: designer classic loafers priced over $800 / classic loafers priced under $150 /

Every fall season, Fashionistas everywhere reach for their fabulous classic loafers. They are an easy shoe to throw on for both casual looks, and work attire. Classic loafers are also popular in the spring season. This makes them a great investment which can be worn year after year! Love!

If you don’t have a pair of classic loafers, this is your post! I am highlighting the IT classic loafers from Gucci which are extremely popular; with sizes and colors often sold out or on wait list. If you are looking for the IT loafers to own, these are them!

If you are looking for something a little bit more budget friendly, but still high quality and comfortable, these similar loafers are priced under $150, and very comfortable. Love them!

Classic loafers can easily be worn with jeans, trousers, dress shorts, and even casual dresses! They are a great investment purchase to wear year after year, and in multiple seasons. What do you think of classic loafers? Do you own a pair? Do you plan to?

I own a pair of budget-friendly loafers, which are the same brand as the deal pair featured in this post; they just have a different bit. (The “bit” is the metal decor on the top of the shoe) My loafers are really comfortable, great quality, and easy to wear. Loving them!

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