My Vionics are very important to me. They have helped me heal a serious injury and help support me when I teach dance. A few years ago I had against injury teaching Ballet at the University where I work. I went up on my toes without proper footwear and I felt a pain in my left heel. Misdiagnosed the first time by podiatrist as having bursitis, I went on teaching dance including Tap. The pain continued and I saw a doctor that specializes in dancers and got another x-ray and it showed that I had a stress fracture in my heel. I also suffered from planter fasciitis. Unfortunately, dance footwear provides no support for the arches. Ballet shoes are completely flat and many jazz shoes and even jazz dance sneakers have a flexible arch so you can point your feet - but that provides NO support for aging dancers and dance teachers. So I was on the search for something that could support my planter fasciitis and stress fracture and found Vionic! I was so happy because my first pair were black-and-pink sneakers and I felt they wouldn't look much different than if I were wearing my dance sneakers. Maybe I can partner with Vionic and they can create an exercise sneaker for those who dance, do Zumba, and do other physically active movement requiring proper arch support. I also have a pair of Vionic pink flip-flops and I love them. Who knew that flip-flops could actually have arch support?! And recently, I liked Vionic on Facebook and entered their Vionic Sneaker Giveaway Contest and actually won! So Thank You Vionic for helping heal my injuries and helping support my feet when I teach on a daily basis! I think we should spread the word to all dancers and dance teachers and get the world Vionicized!