The Reason I Kicked Off My Flip Flops Forever


How many miles of walking would you estimate that the average pair of flip flops sandals were designed to withstand? Aside from a few quick trips to the shower at the pool or at the gym, I wouldn't give flip flops the time of day. Especially after spending just about a small fortune on foam and plastic shoes that are not much more than a craft store DIY project. 

Thank you to Vionic for sponsoring this post and the invitation to attend an informative media event. 



So many of us love the feeling of fresh air and sunshine on our feet, yet suffer with intolerable foot pain as a result of wearing the incorrect shoes. After having the opportunity to speak with the experts at Vionic, an Australian company specializing in Orthoheel Technology, the understanding of proper shoe arch support addressed a very common issue. When purchasing shoes for work, athletics and everyday wear, we choose shoes that offer the best fit and feel for our feet. Why would warmer weather cause us to abandon these requirements for our footwear? 


Professionals recommend that we continue to keep our feet supported with orthotic sandals to avoid incurring, sustaining or exacerbating injury to not only our feet, but also our knees and spine. Through research, I've learned that Vionic offers orthotic sandals for plantar fasciitis, pronation and other corrective concerns that are both stylish and supportive and scientifically proved to be effective, supportive shoes.


The trendy collections of Vionic shoes, constructed with Orthaheel Technology are podiatrist-designed, supportive shoes centered around the orthotics first, then the fashionable styles. From an award-winning brand with more than 30 years of podiatric medical success and biomedical research, Vionic guarantees high-quality, orthotic sandals for men and women to enjoy. The secure fit and comfortable support of Vionic Tiders sandals have successfully demonstrated the error in my flip flopping ways. I can never go back again.


To live our best lives, we deserve having the best selections. The Vionic motto says it all. "Walk. Move. Live." 

For more information on Vionics, visit vionicshoes.com

I have received a pair of Vionics shoes for the purpose of facilitating this review.
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Denise Murray Wong

Hi! I'm Denise, a media-friendly, New York based, freelance writer with a background in Early Childhood Education. My blog, niecyisms and nestlings focuses on everyday living, family, parenting life and style, and healthy lifestyles. Denise and her husband, along with their three wonderful children and two rescued cats live in the rural mountains within the beautiful scenic Hudson Valley of Upstate, NY.