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Registered: ‎04-04-2015

PLEASE Orthaheel, give me some height!!

I would LOVE it if Orthoheel got with it and gave us some height!! I need a nice platform sandal with a 2 1/2 or so heel and a good 1 to 1 1/2" platform, so I am comfie AND taller! I have been asking for this for a year! Do they get these messages??

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Re: PLEASE Orthaheel, give me some height!!

Years ago I had a pair of heels (not all that high by today's standards) and they had an arch. They were, hands-down, the most comfortable pair of heels I have ever owned. Unfortunately, when I left my first husband, I had to sneak out with a carload of stuff and not go back. Thinking back, I'd have loved to have taken them but they weren't a stand-out item that particular morning.

Yes, I can see Orthaheel making something with some height and incorporating an arch. Whether they have a platform or not doesn't matter. Some height would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Re: PLEASE Orthaheel, give me some height!!

Kind of hard to believe customers wanting the orthotic effect would also want a 1 1/2"" heel. I know I wouldn't. Many people have foot issues due to wearing heels and must now avoid them.
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Re: PLEASE Orthaheel, give me some height!!

On 4/4/2015 Kachina624 said: Kind of hard to believe customers wanting the orthotic effect would also want a 1 1/2" heel. I know I wouldn't. Many people have foot issues due to wearing heels and must now avoid them.

I agree. A 2.5" heel or a 1.5" platform for orthodic-ish shoes/sandals kind of defeats the whole purpose. The idea with these is "the ground meeting the foot". Also the pitch of the foot with this kind of height is out of the normal alignment. Vionic, in its attempts to meet the "fashion" market has to be careful because at some point the "healthy feet" claim it makes will no longer be valid.....

I see that Clarks makes the kind of sandal that OP wants.

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Re: PLEASE Orthaheel, give me some height!!

Vionic does make some shoes with height. QVC doesn't carry them, probably for the reason mentioned by Kachina624. But you can go to their website vionicshoes dot com and see/order them. Personally, the height doesn't work for me, but obviously there is some demand for this type of vionic shoe.

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Registered: ‎01-05-2015

Re: PLEASE Orthaheel, give me some height!!

Didn't they show their new wedge last night? I believe it was over 2"" high.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: PLEASE Orthaheel, give me some height!!

There is a whole page of Orthaheel wedges but not platforms. Just put it in the search bar.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: PLEASE Orthaheel, give me some height!!

Most people who have foot/ankle problems and need an orthopedic shoe (myself included) are not looking for anything that raises us off the ground! I'm looking for low, comfortable, supportive, and very stable.

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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: PLEASE Orthaheel, give me some height!!

On this same subject, I need a pair of shoes to go with a formal dress. I am a vionic/birkenstock wearer and really need the arch support and comfort in the ball of the foot. Have any of you found a pair of really comfortable dressy shoes?

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Re: PLEASE Orthaheel, give me some height!!

Try A264889.
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