Vionic’s mission began with the work of renowned podiatrist Phillip Vasyli. A pioneer and innovator in the field of lower-limb biomechanics, Vasyli treated thousands of patients, ranging from young children to amateur and professional athletes.
Early in his career, Vasyli realized that the only treatment options for many common foot-related ailments, like plantar fasciitis or over-pronation, were costly and time-consuming. In response to the overwhelming demand for a solution, he invented one of the first heat-moldable orthotics, a low-cost option that allowed patients to walk out of his practice feeling better than when they’d come in. This philosophy laid the groundwork for the award-winning Orthaheel orthotic, the world’s first and only true orthotic available without a doctor’s prescription.
Vasyli’s creation revolutionized the industry and paved the way for limitless innovation in the footwear field, laying the groundwork for Vionic’s stylish range of shoes, sandals, boots and orthotics.
Vionic shoes provide essential stability and addictive support. With a contour seamlessly engineered into each shoe, sandal and slipper, Vionic helps support natural alignment from the ground up. Many Vionic shoes carry the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance, with each product reviewed by a group of APMA podiatrists to ensure its safety, quality and overall effectiveness.