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Vionic – Orthotics without the ugly

February 18, 2018

The school runs, preschool runs and the impending end of my last ever maternity leave means that I will be outside and on my feet… a lot. Every school run is around half hour, walking to work takes around 15 minutes each way and with Paisley’s preschool run taking a good 45 minute walk each way that’s 9 hours of walking a week before I’ve even done any shopping or taken the kids to the park. Therefore, when I was asked if I would like to review a pair from the new SS18 range of Vionic shoes, I was very excited.

You see, Vionic shoes, whilst being incredibly stylish and cool (can I still get away with saying cool as a mid 30’s mum of 3?) are actually very good for you. All VIONIC shoes come with trusted orthotic technology built right inside. This FMT Technology is designed to provide you with proper alignment, which can help reduce common aches and pains by aligning you from the ground up.

Vionic shoes, Casual sneakers in champagne colour with Snakeskin texture, box lid, black with red font reads vionic

Orthotics without the ugly

I’ve always been one of those people that would rather dress for comfort than fashion. Never have I ever been the stylish mum. But now that there aren’t going to be anymore MessyBlog babies, I’m upping my game a bit. I don’t have to worry about dressing a bump and I’m pretty much at pro level breastfeeding now so I don’t have to dress with my boobs extra accessible. I can feed Didge in whatever I’m wearing so I’m slowly building up a wardrobe of things that I like, rather than things that are easy and serve a purpose.

The shoe’s that I chose from Vionic fit perfectly with that. I was given the opportunity to try any pair from the SS18 range for the purpose of this review so I went with these…

Vionic shoes, Casual sneakers in champagne colour with Snakeskin texture


“This fun yet polished bestseller comes in two versatile looks. Casual chic has never been more comfortable than with our Midi slip-on sneaker.”

A bold statement look that can be dressed up or down and are perfect for the summer but are also going to give me lots of comfort. I’ve been wearing them in the house this half term week to really break them in and get use to them. Granted, I’ve had a bit of rubbing at the back of my heel/ankle but I often get that with new shoes. Especially if I’m only wearing small trainer socks. But apart from that, I’ve been very impressed with how comfortable they feel. They hug my feet around the arch, which helps to evenly distribute pressure.

Vionic shoes have been approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association which means they actually promote good foot health. I don’t know about you, but when I think of orthotic shoes, I think of the type of things where you get one sole huge in comparison to the other. I never thought of them being something suitable or even ideal for everyone and certainly would never have thought of something as fashionable as Vionics.

If they’re going to keep me comfortable this year, and help with my gradual makeover process, I’m all for them.


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