Footwear Advice & Fitting

Getting the right fit for your feet is very important so I offer a consultation and fitting service in my surgery as well as a footwear review of your current footwear, by appointment. I also offer 30 minute online consultations via Zoom.

I recommend and stock orthotic footwear by Vionic and Strive.  Both are recognised by the American Podiatric Association as being good for your feet. Vionic come in standard or wide fit and Strive come in standard fit. Both have a biomechanical footbed which can help with aches, pain and posture. They are particularly good for over-pronation. Vionic do a few slippers suitable for Vegans.

Women’s sizes range from 4-8 but I can order sizes 3 and 9 and half sizes on request from some suppliers (Strive)

Mens’ sizes range from 7-11. Sometimes I can order larger sizes on request. (Vionic)

FREE P&P on all footwear ordered online and 30 day returns.

AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

So, who knew the most popular work shoes for 2020 would be slippers! With that in mind, I am stocking even more styles and choices than ever before. Animal print is everywhere and both Vionic and Strive offer animal print mule-style slippers for women. Keeping active and wearing supportive footwear has never been more important than this year. Trainers, smart loafers, lace-ups and ankle boots are also available from Vionic and Strive this season.

Vionic

I’ve increased my range of Vionic trainers and slippers as demand for these has increased. For women, the mule slipper, Vionic Indulge Gemma is back including the new Safari range as well as the open-toed slipper, Vionic Indulge Relax. For women who need a back to their slipper, there’s Vionic Haven McKenzie, a suede moccasin and Vionic Indulge Jackie. For men, there’s the return of the suede moccasin Vionic Irving Adler.

There is a vast range of trainers now available, so I have tried to choose a wide range of trainers each offering their own special features. Many carry-over from SS20 such as Vionic Brisk Maya. Being made of neoprene, it is water-resistant, ideal for light autumn walks. There’s also quite a few new styles and colours for the autumn/winter. Checkout Vionic Fresh Nana Satin available in mustard or navy, Vionic Adela available in cream Boa or white with Metallic silver and Vionic Drift Tokyo available in black.

 

Finally, ankle boots are a must for an lady’s autumn/winter wardrobe and I am re-stocking your old favourites such as the classic Vionic Joy Jolene, available in black or mocha, and Vionic Magnolia Shawna lace-up with zip, available in black and new wheat.

Strive

Strive have repeated some of our favourite footwear such as the Copenhagen and Vienna slippers and the Milan loafer. There’s a wider choice of colours in these styles and a small men’s range too. They have also updated some of the older designs to give a fresher, more modern take on their classics. look for the new lace-up Strive Weston II, the slip-on Strive Florida II and 2 styles of ankle boots, Strive Chatsworth II and Strive Bamford II. They have slightly thicker soles and more rounded toe-boxes than previous styles for a more comfortable fit.

SPRING/SUMMER 2020

So what’s new for 2020 and what are my favourites? Spring/summer colour tones this year are brighter than ever before. Warm tones, such as corals and metallics as well as cool tones such as navy and pink.

Vionic

Due to popular demand, I have continued the Vionic slipper range into the summer. For ladies, Vionic Indulge Relax (velcro fastening, great for bunions, pink or leopard print). Much cooler than Vionic’s usual slippers and excellent support across the top of the foot. Both are suitable for Vegans and machine-washable

Vionic Indulge Relax (Leopard Print)

Thankfully, high heels are no longer as popular, women want comfort and style now. Sales of loafers, slip-ons and lace-ups are increasing year-on-year. Again, I’ve increased the range to meet demand. These include 2 loafers, Vionic Honor Virginia in a dark blue leather (wide fit) and Vionic Chill Bibiana, a suede loafer available in 3 colours (med/wide fit).

For smart workwear, there’s  a selection of  black lace-ups and slip-ons such as Vionic Magnolia Gianna.

If you want a more casual look, sneakers are right on-trend and I have both slip-on styles and lace-ups. Slip-ons include Vionic Sky Roza (wide fit – navy), Vionic  Splendid Midi Perforated or Denim and  Vionic Brisk Aimmy trainer ( med/wide – charcoal or navy).

Trainers are always a useful addition to a spring/summer wardrobe so there’s the return of the Vionic Brisk Miles in Indigo and Lavender,  the Vionic Fresh Joey, a casual trainer with soft leather and breathable perforations sold well so it is returning  in Dusty Pink. The wide fit, soft leather and  deeper toe-box are helpful for ladies with a wide forefoot, bunions, hammer toes, etc. Other new trainers include Vionic Sunny Chantelle,  Vionic Sky Aliana, (bungee ties) and Vionic Brisk Maya (water-resistant).

There’s also the return of the lace-up espadrille, Vionic Sunny Hattie. This year it is available in cherry or dark blue.

 Vionic Sunny Hattie (cherry)

Finally, Vionic do a vast range of sandals and flip flops. This year colours include bronze, red, champagne, navy, purple, black, brown and coral red. Many are wide fit (E). Old favourites are back, such as Islander, Pacific Naples, High Tide, Atlantic Pepper, Rest Farra and Rest Amber. A new and supportive sandal is the Vionic Rest Harissa , available in black or mocha. I like these because they are very supportive, the leather straps can be adjusted with velcro and the leather is soft. It is my top recommendation for this season.

Vionic Rest Harissa (mocha)

Strive

In my range of leather and suede Strive women’s footwear, metallics, coral and sparkles are the colours for spring/summer 2020. Strive have brought back our old favourites, the toe-ring sandals, Strive Capri , (6 colours) Strive Java (6 colours) and now the new Strive Nusa (sunset).

Strive Nusa – new design for 2020

 Strive Maui, their toe-post sandal is also back and the coral shell option is fabulous!  For a more supportive sandal, I have Strive Kona (3 colours) and Strive Montana (navy) again.

Please note, the Strive Montana is discontinued, so if this is you favourite, order early in the season to avoid disappointment.

Strive Maui – Coral Shell

Slip-Ons include  Strive Florida, Strive Stowe and Strive Metz, and a lace-up, Strive Weston.

Strive are continuing with their loafer, Strive Milan introduced last year.  It is now a best-seller and is available in All Black, Black and White or Anthracite.

Strive Milan -black/white

 

Men’s Footwear

Most orthotic footwear are for women but I stock a limited range of Vionic Men’s Footwear including flip flops and walking sandals.

Vionic Canoe Leo – black leather

 

***Many of the spring/summer ranges by Vionic and Strive are now reduced.***

? Getting the right fit for your feet is very important so I offer a consultation and fitting service in my surgery as well as a footwear review of your current footwear, by appointment. I also offer 30 minute online consultations via Zoom.

I recommend and stock orthotic footwear by Vionic and Strive.  Both are recognised by the American Podiatric Association as being good for your feet. Vionic come in standard or wide fit and Strive come in Standard fit. Both have a biomechanical footbed which can help with aches, pain and posture. They are particularly good for over-pronation. Vionic do a few sandals suitable for Vegans – currently Vionic Amber (cork/gold) and Vionic Farra.

Women’s sizes range from 4-8 but I can order sizes 3 and 9 and half sizes on request from some suppliers (Strive)

Mens’ sizes range from 7-11. Sometimes I can order larger sizes on request. (Vionic)

FREE P&P on all footwear ordered online and 30 day returns.

AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

So, who knew the most popular work shoes for 2020 are slippers! With that in mind, I am stocking even more styles and choices than ever before. Animal print is everywhere and both Vionic and Strive offer animal print mule-style slippers for women. For men and women who prefer a back to their slippers, there’s the Vionic Indulge Jackie, Vionic Haven Mackenzie and for men Vionic irving Adler. Trainers, casual loafers,lace-ups and ankle boots are also available from Vionic and Strive this season.

VIONIC

SPRING/SUMMER 2020

So what’s new for 2020 and what are my favourites? Spring/summer colour tones this year are brighter than ever before. Warm tones, such as corals and metallics as well as cool tones such as navy and pink.

Vionic

Due to popular demand, I have continued the Vionic slipper range into the summer. For ladies, Vionic Indulge Relax (velcro fastening, great for bunions, pink or leopard print). Much cooler than Vionic’s usual slippers and excellent support across the top of the foot. Both are suitable for Vegans and machine-washable

Vionic Indulge Relax (Leopard Print)

Thankfully, high heels are no longer as popular, women want comfort and style now. Sales of loafers, slip-ons and lace-ups are increasing year-on-year. Again, I’ve increased the range to meet demand. These include 2 loafers, Vionic Honor Virginia in a dark blue leather (wide fit) and Vionic Chill Bibiana, a suede loafer available in 3 colours (med/wide fit).

For smart workwear, there’s  a selection of  black lace-ups and slip-ons such as Vionic Magnolia Gianna.

If you want a more casual look, sneakers are right on-trend and I have both slip-on styles and lace-ups. Slip-ons include Vionic Sky Roza (wide fit – navy), Vionic  Splendid Midi Perforated or Denim and  Vionic Brisk Aimmy trainer ( med/wide – charcoal or navy).

Trainers are always a useful addition to a spring/summer wardrobe so there’s the return of the Vionic Brisk Miles in Indigo and Lavender,  the Vionic Fresh Joey, a casual trainer with soft leather and breathable perforations sold well so it is returning  in Dusty Pink. The wide fit, soft leather and  deeper toe-box are helpful for ladies with a wide forefoot, bunions, hammer toes, etc. Other new trainers include Vionic Sunny Chantelle,  Vionic Sky Aliana, (bungee ties) and Vionic Brisk Maya (water-resistant).

There’s also the return of the lace-up espadrille, Vionic Sunny Hattie. This year it is available in cherry or dark blue.

 Vionic Sunny Hattie (cherry)

Finally, Vionic do a vast range of sandals and flip flops. This year colours include bronze, red, champagne, navy, purple, black, brown and coral red. Many are wide fit (E). Old favourites are back, such as Islander, Pacific Naples, High Tide, Atlantic Pepper, Rest Farra and Rest Amber. A new and supportive sandal is the Vionic Rest Harissa , available in black or mocha. I like these because they are very supportive, the leather straps can be adjusted with velcro and the leather is soft. It is my top recommendation for this season.

Vionic Rest Harissa (mocha)

Strive

In my range of leather and suede Strive women’s footwear, metallics, coral and sparkles are the colours for spring/summer 2020. Strive have brought back our old favourites, the toe-ring sandals, Strive Capri , (6 colours) Strive Java (6 colours) and now the new Strive Nusa (sunset).

Strive Nusa – new design for 2020

 Strive Maui, their toe-post sandal is also back and the coral shell option is fabulous!  For a more supportive sandal, I have Strive Kona (3 colours) and Strive Montana (navy) again.

Please note, the Strive Montana is discontinued, so if this is you favourite, order early in the season to avoid disappointment.

Strive Maui – Coral Shell

Slip-Ons include  Strive Florida, Strive Stowe and Strive Metz, and a lace-up, Strive Weston.

Strive are continuing with their loafer, Strive Milan introduced last year.  It is now a best-seller and is available in All Black, Black and White or Anthracite.

 

Strive Milan -black/white

 

Men’s Footwear

Most orthotic footwear are for women but I stock a limited range of Vionic Men’s Footwear including flip flops and walking sandals.

 

Vionic Canoe Leo – black leather

 

***Many of the spring/summer ranges by Vionic and Strive are now reduced.***