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Ariana wedge slides c/o Vionic Shoes

This post reviews Vionic Shoes orthotics and provides ideas how to style them without looking old or unhealthy.

  1. Meet the new It slides that are a fashion surprise
  2. You can wear orthotics over 40 without looking Old
  3. How to look great in orthotics in fashion over 40
  4. Technical details
  5. Great style for no extra costs

Disclosure: The Ariana wedge slides are a sample from Vionic Shoes. This post is not endorsed by Vionic Shoes. I wrote this post entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.

Meet the new It slides that are a fashion surprise

Health and orthopedic shoes are an It shoe among young fashionistas since Leandra Medine wore a pair on her (former) blog Man Repeller. Well young ladies still look great wearing a potato sack with three holes as a shift dress! Of course, we 40 something and beyond also love the comfort, relief and stability of superior orthotics support that helps realign our feet back to their natural position. However, most of us have shy away from jumping the band wagon of this trend in fear of looking Old Lady or frumpy, or like a man repeller.

Style blogger Nicole in teal dress, print scarf, red mules

Alaskan blogger in shirt dress  and orthotics pushing a lawn mower

stylist showing how to look stylish in orthotics

sleek shirt dress, red mules outfit
Express shirt dress, Anne Klein oblong scarf, raw tourmaline earrings (all own) cork slides c/o Vionic Shoes

You can wear orthotics over 40 without looking Old

The good news is, we can wear them now without those anxiety as Vionic Shoes came up with a huge variety of great stylish options that look great on women of any age (see example above). These Ariana wedges (first photo in this post) are my favorite of their solutions to allowing us to wear the orthotics sandal trend and not look old. The Ariana has a timeless slide silhouette with a wedge and comes in black, red or taupe leather. The snake imprint on some of the leather and gold hardware add interest and style. The wedge reads lady like.

blogger in chic summer style woman with orthotics slides

Vionic Shoes red orthotics styled in an Italian vacation look
Ariana wedge orthotics slides c/o Vionic Shoes worn the Italian way with own BCBG leather capri, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Liz Claiborne silk knit sweater, and accessorized with Moda International cardigan and Burberry bag

How to look great in orthotics in fashion over 40

Here are five tips how to pull this orthotics trend off and look fabulous, i.e. young and hip fashion-forward, and not Old Lady:

  1. Style the Ariana wedge slides the European vacationing-in-Italy style with capri and knit-sweater (photos above).
  2. Wear them with a white button-down tailored shirt and modern flare jeans. Read: No mommy jeans with washed-out free bee T-shirt!
  3. Try the Ariana with a pencil skirt and a tailored blouse, i.e. in a similar way like the sneakers with skirt trend.
  4. Wear the Ariana wedge slide with a maxi dress or maxi skirt with floral print top (see next photo).
  5. Wear these Ariana wedge slides with tailored, office appropriate dresses or fit-and-flare dresses (last photo in this post).
fashion blogger over 50 in maxi leather skirt
Ariana orthotics wedge slides c/o Vionic Shoes styled with own Olivero maxi leather skirt, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Notations floral print cardigan worn as top and Michael Kors leopard print bag

Technical details

For science nerds, some technical details you may want to know about the Ariana wedge slides from Vionic Shoes. The buckle has three holes to adjust the slide to comfort. The natural cork foot-bed is covered with suede that keeps your feet dry on hot summer days. The rubber sole gives good traction even on wet surfaces. Research suggests that the Orthaheel Technology used for Vionic Shoes reduces over-pronation. Note that over-pronation is known as a major cause for heel pain (plantar fasciitis), knee pain and lower back pain.

mature stylist looking cool in the orthopedics trend
Ariana wedge slides c/o Vionic Shoes worn with own eShakti dress, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and GNW floral print cardigan

Great style for no extra costs

The Ariana wedge slides cost $129.95, i.e. they are in a similar ball park price-wise as other not so stylish orthotics slides or sandals. This means you don’t pay extra for the great look! Who doesn’t like that? These Vionic Shoes Ariana “orthotics” are definitely one of my It items this season. : ) So comfy and chic. <3 May I mention that their slides have high quality. I wore my last pair for more than six summers on weekends and at home.

In summary

Vionic Shoes are inexpensive, orthotics shoes that benefit your feet’s health without breaking your style. Will you jump the orthotics slides bandwagon with

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