Brand Spotlight: Vionic with Orthaheel Technology

Here at Dodds Shoe Co. we love when brands offer not only great support, but good looks, too!  Vionic shoes with Orthaheel Technology are offered in a wide variety of styles and you can view the many styles we carry on our website!

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Vionic has a variety of casual and dressier styles, including (clockwise) the Willa, Joan, Cairns, and Walker.

From the luxury and femininity of the “Joan,” to the security of the back strap on the “Cairns,” to the sleek and stylish look of the “Willa” to the sporty walking shoe “Walker,” Vionic has a shoe to suit any style!

 

We’ve also recently added sandals to our Vionic collection here at Dodds!  Be sure to check out the fun and flirty animal print available on the “Bella II” thong-style sandal or the versatility of the removable decorative strap on the adjustable “Amber” sandal.  You can see all our Vionic sandals here.

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Vionic Bella II and Vionic Amber; two of the styles from Vionic’s Spring 2015 sandal collection

Vionic shoes with Orthaheel Technology can be a great choice for anyone experiencing pain or discomfort from pronation or plantar fasciitis. Pronation is the rotation of your foot inward, which collapses your arch and causes misalignment of your heel and therefore, the rest of your leg.  The vast majority of people pronate at least slightly, and never know it until they start experiencing pain. As an added point about pronation, many issues with back and knee pain can be alleviated by simply re-aligning your feet!

 

  • People with a normal arch tend to be normal pronators.  This means that as you move, your foot rolls inward about 15% to create more contact with the ground to support your body weight.
  • People with flat feet tend to overpronate.  This means that as you move, your foot rolls inward more than the ideal 15% causing instability through the foot and ankle and severely decreasing your body’s natural ability to absorb shock.

 

The plantar fascia is the connective tissue in your foot which supports your arch from the bottom of the foot.  When a person suffers from plantar fasciitis, this tissue has been strained, causing it to become weak, swollen and inflamed, resulting in pain, especially near the heel.

 

 

Why choose Vionic?  

The orthotic technology in each shoe is based on 30 years of podiatric experience and now also boasts years of customer satisfaction.  Every shoe from Vionic features a deep heel cup for stability, a biomechanical footbed for support, and a firm but flexible midsole for relief.

 

Every Vionic with Orthaheel Technology product has earned both a recommendation from world-renowned integrative medicine expert, Andrew Weil, M.D. and the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance.  The APMA Seal of Acceptance is only granted to products that have been submitted to a committee of experts that are found to promote good foot health.

In fact, the support provided from Vionic shoes can be such a vast improvement over traditional footwear, that the company suggests you wear your new shoes around for just a few hours a day to begin with, so your feet can get used to the increase in support.

 

If you find yourself looking for a supportive shoe or sandal but don’t want to sacrifice style, check out Vionic with Orthaheel Technology at Dodds Shoe Co.!

 

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