HOW CAN VIONIC SHOES HELP YOU?

Your foot pain from wearing the wrong shoes should not hold you back from your next adventure. Whether you are looking for comfortable shoes for all day wear, comfortable men’s dress shoes, women’s casual sneakers, or even a pair of beach flip flops, Vionic has the shoes you didn’t know you needed.

HOW TO FIND RELIEF

Five healthy tips for preventing or reducing plantar fasciitis

1 BREAK THE CYCLE WITH SUPPORTIVE FOOTWEAR

Wearing orthopedic shoes or Orthotic Inserts is an easy, effective method of naturally realigning the foot. A groundbreaking study shows Vionic sandals effectively alleviate heel pain.* Worn consistently throughout the day, orthotic support is a great first step in the short-term treatment of plantar fasciitis.

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NATURAL ALIGNMENT

Our biomechanical footbed supports you from the ground up. Read more...

2
STRETCH REGULARLY

Keeping your calf muscles limber helps to reduce the strain on the plantar fascia. To stretch your calves and Achilles tendon, stand on the edge of a step, resting your weight on the balls of your feet. Bend your knees for 25 seconds and then straighten. Perform up to five repetitions whenever tightening occurs.

3
PRESERVE YOUR ARCH
WITH EXERCISES

While seated and barefoot, squeeze your foot as if you have a small marble under the ball of your foot. If you just happen to have a few marbles handy, you can actually practice picking them up between your toes and ball of your foot – and then set them down again. This stretches and helps strengthen the muscles that run under metatarsals (the longest bones in the foot which create its arched shape).

4
SLOWLY INCREASE
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

If you're a runner, a tried and true method of preventing over-use injuries is to only increase your mileage by 10% weekly, max. If you’re new to a walking program, the same caution should be exercised.

5
ICE AND REST

After mild stretching, use a frozen water bottle to roll under the arch of your foot for 10-20 minutes. It may be possible to make an active recovery by wearing Orthaheel Technology to keep your feet naturally aligned, therefore reducing strain on the plantar fascia, while moving throughout your day.

HOW VIONIC CAN HELP YOU?

Your foot pain from wearing the wrong shoes should not hold you back from your next adventure. Whether you are looking for comfortable shoes for all day wear, comfortable men’s dress shoes, women’s casual sneakers, or even a pair of beach flip flops, Vionic has the shoes you didn’t know you needed.

*Based on a peer-reviewed clinical study partially funded by Vionic on people experiencing moderate, non-traumatic heel pain.

An innovative approach to foot health, Vionic
conceals biomechanical technology into each shoe.
All-day comfort is a difference you can feel.

Learn more about women's vio-motion support
Learn more about men's vio-motion support

If you have ever wondered, “What is plantar fasciitis?” you are not alone. Plantar fasciitis is a dull to severe pain in your heel caused by a strain and inflammation of your plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a scientific name for “foot tissue.” This particular tissue is a ligament attached at one side to the heel bone. On the other side, the tissue fans out to attach at the base of each of your five toes. Plantar fasciitis is the name for the condition that develops when that tissue becomes inflamed. When the plantar fascia is excessively stretched, micro-tears can occur, causing this swelling and subsequent pain.

CAUSES OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Plantar fasciitis can develop when your feet roll in too far as you take each step. This rolling in, known as over-pronation, can happen for many reasons.
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SYMPTOMS OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS

A sharp pain in the center of your heel will most likely be one of the biggest symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
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HOW CAN VIONIC SHOES HELP YOU?

Your foot pain from wearing the wrong shoes should not hold you back from your next adventure. Whether you are looking for comfortable shoes for all day wear, comfortable men’s dress shoes, women’s casual sneakers, or even a pair of beach flip flops, Vionic has the shoes you didn’t know you needed.

HOW TO FIND RELIEF

Five healthy tips for preventing or reducing plantar fasciitis

1BREAK THE CYCLE WITH SUPPORTIVE FOOTWEAR

Wearing orthopedic shoes or Orthotic Inserts is an easy, effective method of naturally realigning the foot. A groundbreaking study shows Vionic sandals effectively alleviate heel pain.* Worn consistently throughout the day, orthotic support is a great first step in the short-term treatment of plantar fasciitis.

Natural Alignment

NATURAL ALIGNMENT

Our biomechanical footbed supports you from the ground up.
Read more...

2STRETCH REGULARLY

Keeping your calf muscles limber helps to reduce the strain on the plantar fascia. To stretch your calves and Achilles tendon, stand on the edge of a step, resting your weight on the balls of your feet. Bend your knees for 25 seconds and then straighten. Perform up to five repetitions whenever tightening  occurs.

3PRESERVE YOUR ARCH WITH EXERCISES

While seated and barefoot, squeeze your foot as if you have a small marble under the ball of your foot. If you just happen to have a few marbles handy, you can actually practice picking them up between your toes and ball of your foot – and then set them down again. This stretches and helps strengthen the muscles that run under metatarsals (the longest bones in the foot which create its arched shape).

4SLOWLY INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

If you're a runner, a tried and true method of preventing over-use injuries is to only increase your mileage by 10% weekly, max. If you’re new to a walking program, the same caution should be exercised.

5ICE AND REST

After mild stretching, use a frozen water bottle to roll under the arch of your foot for 10-20 minutes. It may be possible to make an active recovery by wearing Orthaheel Technology to keep your feet naturally aligned, therefore reducing strain on the plantar fascia, while moving throughout your day.

HOW VIONIC CAN HELP YOU?

Your foot pain from wearing the wrong shoes should not hold you back from your next adventure. Whether you are looking for comfortable shoes for all day wear, comfortable men’s dress shoes, women’s casual sneakers, or even a pair of beach flip flops, Vionic has the shoes you didn’t know you needed.

*Based on a peer-reviewed clinical study partially funded by Vionic on people experiencing moderate, non-traumatic heel pain.


An innovative approach to foot health, Vionic conceals biomechanical technology into each shoe. All-day comfort is a difference you can feel.

More about - Vio-Motion Support for women. More about - Vio-Motion Support for men.