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