Editor update: This site appears to have changed to http://www.vionicshoes.com/. Not sure if they are the same company or note, or whether they carry the reviewed shoes. Sorry for any confusion.

Stacey Boot from Orthaheel Review

If you are looking for boots to travel on foot with that provide both comfort and style, then I highly recommend the Stacey Boots from Orthaheel. They are designed to help align your hips and take pressure off your back, as well as restoring the arch to flat feet along with a host of other ailments attributed wearing uncomfortable shoes. What makes these great for traveling is not only the comfort, but the sturdy craftsmanship that will hold up to Fall and Winter elements, as well as the sleek look of the boots which makes them fashionable as well as functional.

Comfort:
When I first put on my new Staceys, I noticed how high the arch was. This is to correct the lack of arch that most shoes have which can contribute to flat feet along with knee, back, and leg pain. Orthaheel recommends wearing these for a few hours at a time at first in order to get used to the arch and how the boots feel overall. After doing this I did get used to the way they feel and am happy to say that the pain that was in my heels has subsided along with my achy legs. There are also shock absorbers imbedded in the ball and heel of the insole. As any traveler knows, physical stamina is essential to having a good trip. These boots have left me less tired at the end of my day as a result of less pain.

Sturdy Design:
There are a couple of features that make these boots ideal for the outdoors. The sole is made of a wavy rubber which will help prevent the wearer from slipping. The faux leather exterior is very sturdy and will keep feet dry when dealing with rain and snow. These boots are also lightweight and flexible which makes them even more ideal for traveling on foot.

Style:
Upon opening the shoebox, I was pleasantly surprised by how stylish these boots were. They are not the “granny-esque” orthopedic shoes of the past. They have a stylish outer zipper and are very sleek which also makes them nicer to pack. I know they won’t take up half of my suitcase space, or, if I decide to wear them on a plane, all my legroom won’t be gone. I also have a personal preference for boots that hit just above the ankle. Since I am only 5’3” they don’t cut off my legs and make me look shorter and I can easily tuck my skinny jeans in to them.

Fit, Color Options and Price:
My Stacey’s came true to size. They come in whole and some half sizes so I would recommend checking out their website and size chart http://www.orthaheelusa.com to find the size that is right for you. These boots come in 2 colors: Black and Dark Brown. They retail for 119.95 which I think is a great price considering that you can pay two or even three times as much for boots that will not give you the same comfort and health benefits.

I would highly recommend these boots to any traveler. I have a trip to El Salvador coming up and they are definitely coming with me. For more information the

Stacey Boots or any other Orthaheel

products visit http://www.orthaheelusa.com. I hope you’ve found this review helpful. Happy Traveling!

Editor update: This site appears to have changed to http://www.vionicshoes.com/. Not sure if they are the same company or note, or whether they carry the reviewed shoes. Sorry for any confusion.

Stacey boot from Orthaheel Review

Stacey Boot from Orthaheel Review