Tried and Tested Technology
Vionic's Orthaheel technology is based on more than 30 years of podiatric medical success and innovative collaboration from renowned experts in biomechanics and foot health. Folks at Vionic are confident that you will love the way their shoes make you feel. If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis (heel pain) or you're simply seeking stellar support, you will find comfort in your shoes that you never thought was possible. Vionic's contoured sandals are proven to effectively alleviate heel pain*, giving you the confidence to walk, move and live free from pain.
Established in 1979
Vionic's mission began with the work of renowned podiatrist Phillip Vasyli. A pioneer and innovator in the field of lower-limb biomechanics, Vasyli treated thousands of patients, ranging from young children to amateur and professional athletes. Known by friends and colleagues as a "born healer," he had a genuine passion for making orthotic treatment more affordable and accessible to people in need of pain relief. Early in his career, Vasyli realized that the only treatment options for many common foot-related ailments, like plantar fasciitis or over-pronation, were costly and time-consuming. In response to the overwhelming demand for a solution, he invented one of the first heat-moldable orthotics, a low-cost option that allowed patients to walk out of his practice feeling better than when they'd come in. This philosophy laid the groundwork for the award-winning Orthaheel orthotic, the world's first and only true orthotic available without a doctor's prescription. Vasyli's creation revolutionized the industry and paved the way for limitless innovation in the footwear field, laying the groundwork for Vionic's stylish range of shoes, sandals, boots and orthotics. A groundbreaking study shows Vionic sandals effectively alleviate heel pain. *Based on a peer-reviewed clinical study partially funded by Vionic on people experiencing moderate, non-traumatic heel pain.