Vionic Palm Daisy Review

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Having trouble finding a stylish pair of sandals that won’t kill your feet just walking around in? If so, you should consider shopping for a pair of Vionic’s Palm Daisy slip-on summer shoes! They’re made with built-in orthotic technologies and are proven to relieve the painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis. The thing I really loved about this pair is that they don’t sacrifice style for comfort and the way they’re able to seamlessly combine these two elements into one amazing sandal. The Palm Daisy is anything but your average “comfort shoe” when it comes to appearances and far supersedes any expectations that you might have when it comes to these sort of footwear.

Originally founded by a leading podiatrist, Philip Vasyli, back in 1979, Vionic is a brand that really knows about our feet. They make the highest quality pairs that feature innovative technologies that have been designed by industry professionals. These shoes are made to help eliminate foot pain, fatigue, and other uncomfortable sensations that come with standing or walking for long periods of time. If you’re wearing an uncomfortable shoe you could end up with all sorts of aches and pains, but luckily, the Palm Daisy was made for your enjoyment.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Heel Cup
  • Orthotic Technology
  • Stylish Design
  • APMA Accepted 
  • Recommended For Plantar Fasciitis
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Break-In Period
Style

Style

When you think “comfort shoe” you probably envision those gaudy looking pairs that elderly folks wear. Well. think again! Vionic’s Palm Daisy offers the best of both worlds, a fashionable look and a design that actually helps to improve the health of your feet. Talk about a win-win! These sandals are a nice looking pair with a sleek and modern finish. They’ll look amazing with practically any outfit and come in a plethora of colorways which helps to make them such a versatile choice. Finding a pair of shoes that are both comforting and stylish at the same time can be a daunting task, but Daisy makes shopping a breeze.

APMA Accepted

APMA Accepted

Palm Daisy is an incredibly comforting pair of sandals! So much so, it was actually given a Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). This is an honorary seal that’s given to footwear that has proven to promote better foot health all around. In order to be accepted a pair must be thoroughly inspected by several APMA podiatrists who make sure that it is actually going to improve the overall health of your feet. The APMA not only looks at this aspect but also at the safety and quality control of every single pair they review. This means that you can rest assured that you’re wearing a sandal that isn’t going to cause you any aches or pains and will, instead, improve the way your feet feel every day.
Brand

Brand

Vionic was started by infamous podiatrist Philip Vasyli back in 1979. Vasyli was a pioneer in the area of lower-limb biomechanical studies and personally treated thousands of patients. Often referred to as being a “born healer,” he truly cared about his patients and had an incredible passion for making orthotics that were affordable enough for anyone to access. Vasyli is credited with crafting the very first orthotic that you can purchase without needing a prescription and to this day, is the only true orthotic you can buy without having to see a doctor.

Today, Vionic is notorious for its stylish yet completely comfortable shoes that look as good as they feel. Whether you’re in the market for sandals, boots, sneakers, or just about any other style of shoe, Vionic has just the pair for you!
Heel

Heel

This sandal offers a cupped heel design that makes them even more enjoyable to wear! A heel cup is the number one way to relieve the painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis and other issues affecting the heel. They work by adding extra cushion under the heel which better absorbs the shockwaves from every step you take. Wearing a shoe with a heel cup can help to stop that fatigued foot feel that you might notice is worse in the morning and at night. It can also stop aches and pains in the arch and heel areas which can really limit the kinds of athletics that you’re able to perform.

When you have foot pain it can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life! It can restrict you in many ways like limiting the kinds of sports you can perform, the distance and length of time that you’re able to walk, and the kinds of shoes you’re able to wear. By wearing a shoe with a built-in heel cup, you’re actually investing in a pair that has orthotic technologies built right in! Orthotics are one of the best ways to improve the state of your feet and are proven to be an effective line of treatment for plantar fasciitis.
Materials

Materials

These sandals are made with leather straps that look as good as they feel against your skin. The footbed is also leather-covered and helps to wick moisture away from the skin. A leather-lined footbed is ideal because leather draws excess perspiration away from your feet which helps to prevent a build-up of sweat and odor-causing bacteria. This is very important, especially in warmer weather. When your feet sweat they’re more prone to blisters because your moist skin will rub against the fabric of the straps.

A comforting EVA footbed offers the perfect combination of cushion and support. EVA is a manmade foam resin material that is an excellent choice for footwear. It’s lightweight, flexible, and allows for adequate airflow next to your skin.

Footbed

Footbed

Vionic incorporates invisible biomechanical technologies into every pair of shoes they make. The Palm Daisy has their signature footbed which cradles the contours of the foot for the perfect level of support. Amazing cushions underneath the ball of the foot help to make these sandals the kind that you won’t want to take off thanks to their enjoyable and comforting feel.

Made from a lightweight and flexible EVA foam material, this footbed was made to impress! It moves with your step and won’t restrict you in any way. At the same time, it provides the kind of lightweight support that’s needed to prevent pain in those delicate areas of the foot like the arch and heel.

Comfort

Comfort

After the recommended two week period, these sandals literally conform to every curve of your foot! This makes for a customized feeling that is the ultimately enjoyable experience and will make you want to wear these shoes all the time. Ladies love how supportive the Palm Daisy feels and the excellent underfoot cushioning that protects the arch area. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, this is a great choice to help lessen the painful symptoms associated with the condition. These shoes are APMA accepted which means that they’ve been thoroughly inspected and reviewed for their level of comfort which makes me worry a whole lot less about the quality of their design.
Colorways

Colorways

Anyone who likes owning more than one pair of the same shoe just in different colors will love this one! It comes in a multitude of colorways and there’s surely one that will appeal to almost any sense of style. Whether you enjoy shiny metallics or basic nudes, there’s an option for everyone in Vionic’s Palm Daisy. The different color options available make it super fun and easy to match these with any outfit in your wardrobe and are a great feature that these sandals offer.
Price

Price

Unfortunately, all good things come at a price and the Palm Daisy retails fairly high end. Though for the incredible value you get from this pair it’s not too overpriced really. The main thing is that these sandals will keep you as comfortable as possible. They are made with a built-in heel cup that relieves the painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis and received an official Seal of Approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). This in itself shows the value of this pair and really helps to make it worth every cent.


Break-In Period

Break-In Period

Vionic recommends when you first receive a pair of their shoes that you only wear them for a couple of hours at a time, maximum. This gives your time to adjust to your new shoes and lets the orthotic support conform properly to the shape of your feet. But, let’s face it, no one is going to like having to wait for one to two weeks before being able to comfortably wear their shoes for more than a couple of hours at a time. While some ladies found that this was unnecessary, others felt that the waiting period was crucial to fully enjoy their shoes and that they felt ill-fitted for the first few times they wore them.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Overall, the Vionic Palm Daisy is an excellent choice of summertime footwear! I rated it quite highly based on several factors like comfort, design features, and more. After careful research and review, I found that most of the ladies who had worn this pair agreed that it was super enjoyable and very stylish too! It can be tough finding a shoe that not only feels good on your feet but looks good at the same time. The Palm Daisy seems to be the perfect combination of these two elements and I was pleasantly surprised by its overall appearance.

Vionic was the very first brand to include orthotics built right into their designs and to this day are the only brand with a genuine orthotic that doesn’t require a prescription. The Palm Daisy received the Seal of Acceptance from the APMA which is only awarded to a pair once it's been thoroughly reviewed and tested by leading podiatrists.

One of the downsides to shoes from the Vionic line is that they need to be broken in and it takes up to two weeks for them to feel fully comfortable on your feet. Once this happens though, they become one of the most enjoyable shoes to wear. Ladies with plantar fasciitis should consider this option because it's designed to lessen the painful symptoms often experienced by people with this condition.