Study finds Vionic Sandals Effectively Alleviate Heel Pain

There aren’t many shoe companies that can claim the health benefits they wish they could… in fact, there have been several who have made unfounded claims of health benefits and gotten in big trouble when there were no real scientific studies to prove their claims. But it so happens that one of our favorite sandal brands has the study to back up their claim! Vionic sandals have proven to be effective for short-term treatment of heel pain. View the study

Our best-selling Tide II orthotic sandalThe study included 150 heel pain sufferers, and after 12 weeks of wearing Vionic contoured sandals they were 68% more likely to report improved symptoms compared to those wearing flat flip flops. This is no big surprise to us because we have listened to our customers rave about the positive effects of wearing Vionic shoes and sandals. And several of us here at the office wear Vionic shoes as well. I was just wearing mine yesterday!

Want even better news?! These Vionic sandals not only feel good and do good for your body, they look good to! We know how important style is – for many it is more important than comfort. Women have been torturing their feet for years as long as it looked good. But today with options like Vionic, there is no reason to suffer through fashion when you can have it all in one stylish shoe.


 

CUSTOMER FAVORITES: Vionic Sandals

Vionic Rhodes Sandal       Vionic Paden Sandal

Vionic Lizbeth      Vionic Tide Sequins


MY TOP PICKS: Vionic Sandals

Vionic Verity Sandal  Vionic Camila Sandal

Vionic Tide SequinsVionic Bella II


POPULAR FOR MEN: Vionic Sandals

Men's Vionic Islander     Men's Vionic Wave

Men's Vionic Tide     Men's Vionic Jon

Fashionably Comfortable Sandals: Top Picks

If you’re looking for comfort in your sandals it can be a struggle. More times than not you will find a sandal style you love but the flat, hard footbed is unsupportive, leaving your feet aching at the end of the day, and leaving you wondering, ‘Why can’t they just make these more comfortable?!’

But you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to get the look you’re after. Lucky for you the comfort footwear industry is trending toward fashionable comfort. Say goodbye to grandma velcro and say hello to beautiful, modern comfort.

To prove my point, that comfortable sandals that are fashionable are real, here is a list of some of my favorite sandals for spring/summer 2016.

1. Birkenstock Women’s Dorothy – if you’re not a fan of the traditional Arizona from Birkenstock and you prefer something more slimming on the foot, this is the perfect alternative. Not only do you get all the support and custom foot contouring Birkenstock is known for, you get all of that in a sleek cork wedge and thinner straps. Current price: $119.95

Women's Birkenstock Dorothy

Women’s Birkenstock Dorothy

2. Earth Women’s Seaside – not only is this the rare white sandal you’ve been looking for, it’s probably more than you were hoping for! It’s incredibly supportive with excellent arch support and a soft footbed. The best thing about these sandals is you would never know all that comfort is packed into such a beautiful sandal. The beadwork down the front is gorgeous and the strap in the back is adjustable for the perfect fit. Current price: $89.95

Women's Earth Seaside

Women’s Earth Seaside

 

3. Pikolinos Women’s Alcudia 816-7585 – this gladiator style sandal is crafted so beautifully, with laced straps all the way up the front for the best adjustable fit, and a zipper in the back that is both functional and stunning. The Olive leather is a rich color, and the croco pattern on the heel adds extra interests and makes these look like high end designer shoes. The Alcudia 816-7585 features a small heel and a gel foam padded mid-sole. Current price: $159.95

Alcudia 816-7585

Women’s Pikolinos Alcudia 816-7585

 

4. El Naturalista Tulip NF32 – Talk about modern and minimalistic. Fun fact about these… the rubber sole is biodegradable! Fashionable.. check! Comfortable…check! Environmentally friendly…check! Current price: $119.95

Tulip NF32

Women’s El Naturalista Tulip NF32

 

5. Mephisto Women’s Italia – With this sandal wedge not only do you get the resort wear look, you get the resort feel. If you have never worn Mephisto shoes before you are missing out! The suede covered cork footbed contours to your foot the more you wear it. I love the gold buckle and the back black strap and the metallic straps across the front are so chic. Current price: $214.95

Italia

Women’s Mephisto Italia

 

6. OluKai Women’s Ho’Opio Leather – If you’re looking for a traditional flip flop style but want a slightly elevated version of a casual sandals, this is it. OluKai has mastered taking popular styles, adding a ton of comfort and a perfect amount of island inspiration. If you’ve ever looked I’m sure you know it is hard to find a flip flop sandal with arch support. These are incredible. The Ho’Opio is also a slightly more slender style than some of the other OluKai sandals if you’re into that sort of thing. Try them, you’ll love them! Current price: $74.95

Ho'Opio Leather

Women’s OluKai Ho’Opio Leather

 

There are so many more incredible sandals to choose from that could easily go on this list – you’ll have to see for yourself. Browse our Men’s Sandals, Women’s Sandals and Kids Sandals and enjoy free 3 day shipping on orders over $60!

Memorial Day Sale | Extra 15% off Clearance and ALL MBT!

We are celebrating Memorial Day for an entire week, starting today!

Enjoy and EXTRA 15% off all Clearance items AND 15% off all MBT! The sale ends Tuesday, May 31st – get your size before it’s gone. Plus, check out the incredible new styles arriving daily at www.footwearetc.com.

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Discount is automatically applied to your cart at checkout. Cannot be combined with other offers. Discount is valid May 24th through May 31st.

Complete Health: Smoothie Bowls

Unfortunately a great pair of shoes won’t fix ALL your health issues, but here are some delicious trending recipes to help keep you healthy in addition to the fabulous shoes you’ll be wearing while you enjoy these!

Smoothie bowls have been trending lately – a great way to combine your veggies, fruit, seeds and other healthy and delicious foods. And they are stunningly beautiful! Here are some that I thought were particularly interesting and mouth-watering.

One of the wonderful things about smoothie bowls is that they are fully customizable, so leave out what you don’t like or add what you love! That’s the beauty of smoothie bowls!

Superfood Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Superfood Breakfast Smoothie Bowl - vegan, gluten free, low fat and super nourishing. Made with spirulina, banana, pineapple and your favorite crunchy toppings, just spoon and crunch your way to breakfast heaven. From The Glowing Fridge.  Superfood Breakfast Smoothie Bowl - vegan, gluten free, low fat and super nourishing. Made with spirulina, banana, pineapple and your favorite crunchy toppings, just spoon and crunch your way to breakfast heaven. From The Glowing Fridge.  Superfood Breakfast Smoothie Bowl - vegan, gluten free, low fat and super nourishing. Made with spirulina, banana, pineapple and your favorite crunchy toppings, just spoon and crunch your way to breakfast heaven. From The Glowing Fridge.

This superfood smoothie bowl is loaded with all the good things. The beautiful mint green color in this smoothie bowl comes from spirulina (18 amino acids!) and is great for immune support, healthy brain function, healthy heart function and weight management. It also gives you a lot of energy and helps curb cravings. The smoothie is a blend of frozen bananas, frozen pineapple and your choice of plant milk (like almond milk).

Recipe: Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any dairy-free milk)
  • 1/2 tsp spirulina

TOPPINGS

  • fresh fruit
  • granola
  • coconut shreds or chips
  • chia seeds
  • gogi berries
  • hemp hearts

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove frozen bananas from freezer and let sit on the counter for 5-10 minutes to defrost a bit. Add all ingredients (except the toppings) to a high speed blender and slowly blend or pulse until thick and creamy. Do not add more liquid unless you want it to be thinner and soupy. Transfer to a bowl and add your favorite toppings!

source: http://www.theglowingfridge.com/superfood-breakfast-smoothie-bowl/

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowls are a fun way to get some fresh produce into your mornings! Start off with the same base and customise your bowls into one of my 3 recipes! Top them will all sorts of great ingredients and enjoy your colourful smoothie bowl in the morning!  Smoothie Bowls are a fun way to get some fresh produce into your mornings! Start off with the same base and customise your bowls into one of my 3 recipes! Top them will all sorts of great ingredients and enjoy your colourful smoothie bowl in the morning!  Smoothie Bowls are a fun way to get some fresh produce into your mornings! Start off with the same base and customise your bowls into one of my 3 recipes! Top them will all sorts of great ingredients and enjoy your colourful smoothie bowl in the morning!

This version is a little more simple and again, fully customizable. It’s just important to keep the solid to liquid ratio the same to ensure the thickness is appropriate for a smoothie bowl.

Recipe: Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
  • 2/3 cup almond milk (or any dairy-free milk)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

SUGGESTED TOPPINGS

  • fresh raspberries
  • chia seeds
  • fresh blueberries
  • shredded coconut
  • banana
  • mint leaves
  • dark chocolate
  • mixed nuts and seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients (except the toppings) in blender and blend or pulse on high for about 30 seconds or until fully blended and smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add your favorite toppings!

source: http://laurencariscooks.com/smoothie-bowls/

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl  Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl  Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = healthy?! Yup! If you do it right, you can make healthy delicious. This recipe uses dates as a alternative sweetener – if you’re not a fan of dates you can use your favorite sweetener options instead.

Recipe: Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup rice milk (or almond)
  • 4 bananas (2 of them frozen)
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 8 Tablespoons carob powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 dates (or other sweetener of your choice)

SUGGESTED TOPPINGS

  • strawberries
  • bannan
  • shredded coconut
  • shaved chocolate
  • peanuts
  • seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients (except the toppings) in blender and blend or pulse on high for about 30 seconds or until fully blended and smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add your favorite toppings!

source: http://simpleveganblog.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-smoothie-bowl/


Have fun finding out what blend is the perfect blend for you! Get creative, have fun, make a delicious smoothie bowl and enjoy it while you browse for some fabulous new shoes for spring at www.footwearetc.com!