Vionic's Contoured Sandals Offer Substantial Benefits
A peer-reviewed study reveals that Vionic contoured sandals are comparable in effectiveness to our best-selling pre-fabricated orthotics in the short-term treatment of heel pain. The same study also shows that Vionic contoured sandals offer more effective relief for heel pain sufferers than standard flat flip flops. The results of this groundbreaking study show that Vionic sandals effectively alleviate heel pain.
The 150-person study targeted heel pain sufferers averaging over the age of 50. After a trial period of 12 weeks, results showed that patients wearing the Vionic contoured sandal were 68% more likely to report improvement in symptoms when compared to those wearing flat flip flops. Results also showed that the contoured sandal provided similar relief to Vionic's best-selling orthotic inserts in alleviating heel pain.
Often, patients suffering from chronic heel pain are told that traditional non-supportive sandals are not a suitable option because they can't accommodate an orthotic insert, which is often prescribed to mitigate the effects of this condition.