Morton’s neuroma #10
HI Bob. I just want to say…actually yell at you! A BIG HUGE THANKS!!!!! I have suffered with Morton’s Neuroma for two years in my left toes. My right heel had also been giving me a fit in the past 6 months. My podiatrist suggested negative heel shoes to accommodate my MN and then build up the heel area for the right. That didn’t sound like a very comfortable way of walking for me…especially since I am on my feet all day long as an elementary school teacher.
So I broke down and purchased a pair of OESH back in the late winter. It was the best investment I have made for a long time! My feet ask me every morning… where are my OESH? I literally take a shower and immediately put on my OESH shoes. I take them off at night before I am ready to go to bed! They have taken the painful symptoms away and I can actually walk again without discomfort. Now I am not a runner by any means…but I actually ran a lap around the track at our health center.
I have a short foot but the 7 Classics were perfect. I just placed an order for some sandals, and realize they will be on backorder. I need a cooler shoe for the summer! Anyway, thanks so much for recommending OESH classics to me. Hoping for some new styles and colors soon as black OESH just don’t always match my teaching attire!
Thanks for changing my life… I am now walking in comfort and free of pain!
customer service #33
My goodness — y’all never sleep!! I’ll order today! Everything folks say about you in the testimonials page is right!
Thanks so much.
flat feet & OESH
I was looking for a way to post on the testimonial page.
I have flat feet that have gotten much worse as I have gotten older and made it painful to walk any distance.
Out of desperation, I did a google search for shoes for flat feet and OESH came up. I figured I would give them a try. In March I purchased the Lizard, the only style available for me.
It has been two months and I have been wearing them almost daily ever since. I only wear other shoes if I am not going to be walking or standing long.
customer service #32…up to Quebec
Fabulous! I am going to order the running shoes right away. Fabulous service. I love the idea of these shoes designed by a woman for women with wonderful customer service by passionate men. A winning formula I suspect. Many thanks Bob. Cheers
Morton’s neuroma #9
I absolutely love the way the sandal feels with my bad foot. The problem is, after 3 hours, I realize the 7 is just too big…I’m so bummed they were too big, yet soo excited that even with them being too big, they still felt great with the Morton’s neuroma!
plantar fasciitis #22
YIKES! I have the lizard in an 8 and thought I’d order a classic in an 8 – and much to my surprise (perhaps not really) you’re sold out?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?
I assume you still have my email on your mailing list (OESH ed. We sure do!) – but if you don’t, please add me to it. I had plantar fasciitis – before I bought my lizards. Past tense – had. your shoes are a miracle! I have not had one flare up since wearing them.
So, please step up the production of the new line – we want our new spring sneakers!
Let me know if you have any classics in an 8 hidden somewhere….
knee pain #13
I love Oesh shoes as they are the only style shoe that i can wear that helps with my knee issues! They are great and i wear either my Lizards or Mojave’s everyday.
Thanks for making an awesome product!
OESHer happiness…from Harvard
By all means, keep me in mind for your new line of shoes! I wish you would sell other things as I have NEVER dealt with a nicer company. AND we are very familiar with and have the highest regard for the Harvard Medical School…my husband graduated from the Harvard Law School.
Morton’s neuroma #8
I want to give you some feedback about Morton’s neuroma pain. I developed pain in and just to the right of the 2nd metatarsal in my right foot, radiating into the 2nd toe, last summer when I wore sandals a lot instead of my lizards. My orthopedist suspects a neuroma caused by altered forces after a 5th metatarsal fracture I had 7 years ago – it healed at a funny angle. I haven’t had surgery and the pain is under control with nsaids, but if I wear any shoes other than my Oesh shoes it makes the pain flare up. I put on a pair of mid-heeled pumps for a dressy event for the first time in months and I thought I would die. Quite interesting that I can wear (and do wear) my Oesh shoes and stay on my feet for hours without pain, but a pair of ballet flats with poron pads will set it off in minutes. Wow. I’m ordering a third pair for non-OR use, because my other lizards are now my gardening shoes. Terrific. Please do not stop making these shoes!
plantar fasciitis #21
Thank you so much for your reply, I am so impressed by your service. Your explanation definitely makes sense. I was not sure if I was supposed to put them on and feel instant relief or if it was more of a process like you described. I am excited to get my PF working again!
I’ll keep you posted how it goes.
another pair, this time it’s Sandals for the spring…OESHer happiness in New Jersey
hey Bob….didn’t quite know how to order..i will go with you on the 8′s…and I have never had a pair of shoes that I want to put on my feet like my lizards….thank you
OESHer happiness…right here in Charlottesville
My Lizards are falling apart. I guess that happens when you wear shoes 400 days in a row. When do you think you will have size 11′s back on the rack?
metatarsalgia #2 & customer service #31
Thanks so much. You have the best customer service that I have ever seen. Thanks again.
customer service #30…we believe little things aren’t really little, at all…
I received the laces, life changing. Sooooooooooooo appreciated.
Morton’s neuroma #7
I received my Lizards today and so far i am in foot heaven! I have multiple morton’s neuromas in one foot and NOTHING has worked. I will take your advice and break them in over time.
…3 weeks later…
My Lizards are like walking on air! Plus my neuroma is calming down. Thank you OESH.
OESHer happiness in Iowa
I have my own catering business and am on my feet all day long—I want to say thank you for making a shoe that I can work in that is a pleasure to wear! My legs and feet don’t hurt when I wear the sandals for long hours, they have been an answer to my searching.
running #11 & plantar fasciitis #20…in the Scottish Highlands…
I have been wearing my Lizard shoes now, walking and jogging regularly, after a 4 month lay off due to PF.
I am noticing that my foot strike is now very nearly flat footed, and the heel is gently striking in a more mid area, where it was to the outside before. Likewise my push off is more mid toe now, and not all big toe.
Do you think that this technique sounds bio mechanically correct, and in synch with the Oesh shoe, with regard particularly to PF? Btw I am 62 yrs old. (OESH ed. Indeed it is in synch…OESH are able to respond to your specific focus plus have a beneficial long term effect on PF, activated with a consistent flex of the sole/midsole in each step. The goal of keeping the fascia engaged instead of freezing its motion with control built-ins is the essence of OESH digging you out of that PF…and one day later…)
Thank you both so much for your reply, I will keep on doing it the OESH way!
Morton’s neuroma #6
Thanks so much for your quick & honest answer! I’ll order the green which happens to be a color I love but doesn’t exactly go with everything, including “moron’s” neuroma. Hope you had as good a laugh out of that as I did (OESH ed. For sure…in fact I laugh every time I see this!) .
Facebook #13 & running #10
I can’t believe how good I feel slowly getting back into jogging in these amazing shoes! After 3 stress fractures, I’m taking it little by little, but what amazes me is the natural technique I have just wearing the shoes!
I am anxiously anticipating the new styles
Morton’s neuroma #5
Thanks so much for getting back to me. I was a runner for many years until I developed Morton’s neuroma. I went through the alcohol injections for months without relief. I was looking on line about having them surgically removed when I found your site. So many folks talked about having the surgery & still not being able to walk more than 1/2 mi…then they got your shoes. I am so praying they work for me. I would be so grateful if I could even walk a 5K I’d be a spokesperson for free. Looking so forward to their arrival. Will let you know. Again thanks so much.
3 weeks later…
Love my shoes!!!! Should I order the same size in sandals?
and 1 more week later…
Love! Love! Love! My sandals! They are so comfortable & fit like a glove. What an incredible company you folks have. You are the best. I’ll be ordering a black pair next double payday. Take care & thank you all so much!!
knee pain #12
this might not come as a surprise, but it sure did to me and my family.
thought i would share my immediate experience with my first pair of OESH shoes, and offer to keep you posted on my progress over the next few weeks and months.
I had not one but two knee surgeries in 2012. after a lot of disappointment, major inflammation & physical therapy issues, etc., i started researching the best solution that i could take to help me with my walking gait. i was told by my friend and Pilates studio owner that i should try Stretch Walkers. They sounded interesting, but i came across your company name/logo and informative article when i googled women’s shoes for flat feet & arthritis. the article intrigued me. (OESH ed. The article is here) i tried to order my normal size 6.5, but you do not offer that at this time.
(please keep me in mind for size 6.5 to try and TEST for you and your company)
I received my first pair of OESH black Athletic shoes last night. I think they are a GodSend! I put them on, started walking around my house, going up/down my front staircase and the first thing my husband said was “you are not limping or favoring your right leg!” He then asked me if I was aware or doing this on purpose and my reply was that i couldn’t believe that I could extend my right leg, put weight on it and NOT HAVE IT HURT! I kept walking around thru out the evening and to my surprise I felt No Grinding, No Shooting Pains, NOTHING. As I walked my leg continued to reach out in stride like a “normal” walking stride.
I don’t know what to say accept that I would like to keep you and your staff informed of my progress on the hopes that I can help anyone else with my knee pain how these shoes may be my ticket back to REAL LIFE as well as theirs!!!
OESHer happiness in Oregon
Thanks for the quick shipment – I should have by weekend.
My feet are doing so much better in these shoes, as well as my ankle. I now own 3 pairs and have cleaned out most of my shoe closet. It is so great to have comfortable shoes that make your feet, ankles and legs feel good.
plantar fasciitis #19 & customer service #29
Wished I would have kept my shoes!! I just wanted to take a moment to comment on my experience with OESH. I have had chronic plantar fasciitis and various knee issues. Surgery, therapy etc………. Too long of a story to tell! I purchased a pair of the black Classics. They did feel amazing but I did still have some issues. Doctor still recommended that I purchase custom orthotics at my cost of 350.00. I felt that I had better send the OESH back, thinking that the CUSTOM orthotics would solve my problem. I had the orthotics made. I had to purchase a special wide size shoe to accommodate the orthotics. After having spent 500.00 my problem did not go away! I wished I would have kept the OESH Shoes! I am saving my pennies and my next shoe purchase will be a pair of the OESH sandals for summer.
The transaction was several months ago but I just wanted to say your customer services was amazing. They understood my situation and gave me a full refund.
Kim, future customer!
OESHers are getting PSYCHED for the Spring launch!
I was able to walk the beach in my barefeet thanks to the many many hours wearing my OESH shoes…get your new line of shoes out there. Your public is waiting! (1)
Just wanted to send a quick hello…and to make sure I’m on some email list to receive the much anticipated news of the new line! (Meg is…we are meticulous in our record-keeping!) If I’m not, please add me. I think my email has changed since I ordered my first pair of shoes…and if you are just releasing the line on your site, could you let me know if I just need to keep checking on the website (we love when you visit, and we will also send each of you an email when the new line is good-to-go!)…a faithful customer, but not one to join the angry masses (referring to the photo on your blog).
I’m so happy that you are gaining notoriety and customers!
Take Care, (2)
(1) Christine; & (2) Meg
OESHer happiness in America’s oldest city (hint…it’s in Florida)
Thanks Bob, these are miracle shoes! Worked all day with NO PAIN! First time in 15 years. I will be ordering more shoes directly; please don’t ever go out of business. (OESH ed. No worries Christiana–we are growing like a bamboo shoot!!!)
plantar fasciitis #18
Thanks for your reply. I wondered when I first got them how long they would last (some shoe places tell you to replace shoes every 6 months…) and so I was thinking that perhaps over the last year that there would be some loss of integrity…the rubber on the soles is still intact. The grey squares are one by one coming off or being worn off, but otherwise, the black part is still there. They are amazing that they have lasted so long, at that rate, they are not as expensive as the initial output seems…
Thanks again and I’ll keep on wearing them and will wait for the “new” styles…
Yes, I’m so glad I found your shoes. I had plantar fasciitis and it did take about 6-8 weeks to heal up, and now I can go bare foot and as a bonus, my hips stopped hurting and even my shoulders. Now instead of barely making it across the room and through the day, I went and climbed a small mountain for my 62nd Birthday!
OESHer happiness in shoes = happiness in sandals…warmer weather is around the corner!
Actually, I’m interested in the suede sandals as shoes to slip on and off around the house. I’ve been able to get out of at least 1/2 my pain from using your shoe, but I hate wearing them around the house. So, I slip on my house shoes and after a while my pain starts to come back. I’m also thinking about summer. I probably won’t want to wear the shoe at all. I looked at the sandal…if it helps me stay out of pain…I might just try and see how the 7′s in the suede sandals work. It’s worth a shot. If not, I’ll try the others. (1)
First…I love my shoes! I love them so much I ordered a pair of sandals. My shoes are size 9.5 so I read & asked by e-mail what size sandal & was told size 9. I received them on Saturday & have been wearing them only in my home. Thanks,(2)
(1) Malori; & (2) Deb
OESHer happiness in Australia & customer service #28
Thank you for the email. I appreciate your patience in this, it’s good to know there are businesses out there genuine in their approach to the customer, it does mean a lot to me, because we are so far away and having to sort this out via email, so thank you.
Yes I definitely love the feel of them on because they make me move and stand the way it feels the body is supposed to move; I feel like I have more core stability as soon as I put them on, they’re great.
knee pain #11
Hi Casey. I met you Thanksgiving weekend when I came into the factory with my friend from C’ville…she bought a sandal I purchased the classic. My knees, which don’t track correctly, feel great when I am wearing those classics, and several times, especially at the waiting room of the orthopoedic department at Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D.C. some other patients have asked me about them and I give them the information they need to check the web site.
My question is this: Am I doing a disservice to my knees when I do not wear these shoes. In other words, of course, my knees are not benefiting from the technology behind OESH shoes, but am I hurting my knees by sometimes wearing other shoes or my custom orthotics? I find that I still need to wear other shoes at times. Should I be wearing the classics at the gym instead of athletic shoes? (OESH ed. Y-E-S !!!)
I plan on either ordering from you via web site, please be sure to have my email for updates re. your new line of shoes.
thanks again…from me and my knees
Thanks so much for your quick reply and information!
I was researching non-invasive/natural solutions for metatarsalgia and found several happy customers online recommending your product.
I’m super excited to see your new line up and to order my first pair!
Thanks for your time. All the best,
plantar fasciitis #17
My plantar fasciitis is much improved in the 4 months that I have worn the lace ups. For a year prior wearing your shoes I did everything I was advised to do but the situation did not improve. If anything, it got worse.
My doctor was skeptical but not dismissive when I told him the shoes were helping. He thought they did not seem to offer enough cushion to my heel. And they didn’t prevent me from pronating. I told him I have all kinds of shoes that do both but these shoes make sense for me.
customer service #27 & Morton’s neuroma #4
I am so not used to getting replies from online order sites customer service inquiries so quickly. I appreciate your advice, have read the article you suggested and have now gone ahead and ordered my pair of size 7 Lizards. Will let you know how they work out for me.
Morton’s neuroma #3, the OESH fit #5, & nurses love OESH #4
I am a cardiac nurse in a small hospital and I am on my feet for 12 hours a day, 3 days a week. I recently have had a flare up of mortons neuroma between my 4th and 5th toe. I have been wearing asics 2170s with a lot of success but this recent flare up is burning like crazy. please help. I love being a nurse, but do not like being in pain, When can I get a pair?
after Michelle received her OESH…
BTW the 9 1/2 you recommended are perfect. I have a wide foot and a high instep, with a very thin heel which has presented a challenge in fitting my shoes. ALSO, any plans to make these in white?
I worked a 13 hour day yesterday where literally 13 of them were on my feet! I have recently returned to work after having a back surgery for a herniated disk that i sustained on a wet floor at work, and it was in the last 3 weeks that I developed the morton’s neuroma while wearing my new asics gt2170s prior to that I have not had a mortons neuroma since I was in the Air Force in the 1980s – I just received my Oesh’s and you were right – Hands down the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. I can feel how the pressure of my weight is redistributed in a more natural sense. My question is, do I really need to transition gradually? or can I wear these to work tomorrow?
after Michelle wore her OESH the next 2 days…
They did great! I spent another 14 hours on the floor in my Oesh shoes and my neuroma barely squeaked!
OESHer love…14 months and counting down the days for the launch of the new OESH styles!
Since purchasing my first pair of OESH shoes in Nov. 2011, they have been on my feet everyday. Now, sadly I’m sure it’s time to retire them and bring home a new pair to “don” my healed feet and continue to bring me energy and long lasting endurance everyday.
Please let me know when I can see the new styles and purchase a new pair. I do wear a size 10.
OESH & orthotics
Hi, I’m interested in buying a pair of your shoes, but I have a question. I’ve just gotten brand new orthotics (still breaking them in) that are correcting my excessive pronation. Can I put my orthotics into your sneaker? Thanks!
Most certainly. The OESH interior is intentionally roomy—we have about one zillion OESHers wearing orthotics in them. And the beauty of OESH is that the flexing midsole works effectively for you and your specific issues (if you have any) whether/not orthotics are inside. Hope this helps!
thank you so much for your speedy response! I am definitely buying them now.
Facebook #12 & plantar fasciitis #16
Hi Bob, It”s the start of the third week of wearing my Oesh shoes and what an improvement. I had severe plantars and what pain and now just a tad bit of an ache in my heel this morning was the first time I got out of bed without hobbling. I was also told to Ice pack but I found the heating pad worked better. I love my Oesh shoes and thank you to all of you for your help.
customer service #26…early January, 2013 emails; i.e. our report card for how we operated during the 2012 Christmas rush…
1. I’m really impressed with your service. You are truly the best company I have ever dealt with. Thank you, again.
2. Robert–I must say your service and info on this product are just top-notch. Thank you so much,
I have been remiss in not thanking you for your ultra quick response to my questions. I was certainly impressed with the speed and depth of your response and you are an awesome example of your obsession with good customer service…Many thanks
4. Hey Bob,
Success–you were so right about the shoe!!!! Size 10 works perfect. Just finished today with my ortho surgeon and he is very impressed with the shoes as well. He had me walking so that he could watch how they move. So I gave him all your contact info. His exact comment was SOMEONE needs to introduce this shoe in the Knoxville, TN market. With that said, now I will be saving to purchase my next pair. I would like to be on the waiting list for 2 size 10 classic black when available.
Thank you so much for saving my feet. 3rd day and all I can say is totally unbelievably amazing difference.
1. Mary (Maryland), 2. Sarah (Florida), 3. Joanna (Australia), 4. Denissa (Tennessee)
plantar fasciitis #15
Thank you for your quick reply! PF is no fun at all. Reading the blogs on the OESH site has comforted me to know that there are other sufferers out there like me. I really hope that the OESH shoes help me find some relief. I appreciate the explanation that the stretching of the fascia can take awhile (especially since it has taken a long time to get to this point) and that I should take it slow at first. I will update you in a few weeks after I wear them for awhile. Interestingly enough, my sports orthopedic doctor is keen to see the shoes when I come back for a visit. He is very much into alternative remedies so we’ll see if we can make him a fan too!
Thanks again. I’ll be in touch.
plantar fasciitis #14 & nurses love OESH #3
Subject: The name OESH
First, thank you so much for pursuing your concept and endless hours of research; what does OESH stand for? And by the way, I’m a Nurse who works 12 hr shifts and your shoe has transformed my workday; in fact, when I come home I’m reluctant to take them off, it’s like coming to the end of a roller coaster ride. Thanks !!!
Thanks so much for the compliment and I’ll make sure to forward your note onto Casey–it is PRECISELY why she founded the company! You’ve coined a really unique way to describe wearing them, too. I think you’ll crack up…O-E-S-H = the letters of s-h-o-e turned around and inside out. Pronounced like the big body of water. Here’s to a lovely 2013–and thank-you again, -Bob
Subject: Re: The name OESH
Bob thanks for the info. My scrabble skills are lacking; who knew ?! Well Casey certainly succeeded in turning things around. I received my sandals and look forward to receiving the sport sandal. I’ve been telling everyone about her shoes including the sales people at our local Relax The Back Store; most guys are asking about larger shoe sizes so perhaps you could pass that along to Casey. It’s also wonderful to have a product Made in America; in fact, I’m going send an e-mail to David Muir of ABC World News who produces a segment called Made In America. Wishing all of you continued success and a great New Year.
Well, I’ve had mine for a week and so far I’m loving them! They are bigger than I expected but my feet, with 3 healing stress fractures, knees and hips feel great! Ill keep posting on my progress!
and two weeks later…
I can’t believe how good my body feels when wearing these shoes. I haven’t tried working out in them yet but that will begin next week. Ill update again in a few weeks!
Morton’s neuroma #2
Got my shoes today and was so relieved about the size. 8 1/2 was perfect. Not too wide and will allow a warm sock, or thinner sock with laces that can be tightened a lot. Just hope I am this happy in a few weeks. I walked 5 miles today and got along fine. They are built very different from any shoe I have ever seen, and this gives me hope because if they looked just the same, they probably would be just that. Just wanted you to know how happy I am thus far, and so appreciate the good customer service. If these help me, I will tell my niece to get some.
One question I do have as I looked over your other shoes that are $140. Could any of these be used to walk in when the weather is hot? I would probably melt in these black ones that are well insulated. My feet really get warm in the summer, and I have tried some sandals that did not feel good on my feet after about 1 mile. Thanks for your help. Sincerely,
and two weeks later…
I don’t want to let a chance go by to thank you for these wonderful shoes. I have had them for about 2 weeks walking many days for 5 miles. They fit great, and I have never had my feet feel better in 2 years. I still massage the bottom of my feet when they feel sore, but the shoes have helped so much, I just wanted to tell you I will be buying a pair for warm weather, if we ever get some. (-13 a few mornings) I have walked on very cold mornings with one pair of warm socks, and never had cold feet. Thank you so much, and I just hope these shoes last a very long time. I appreciate your customer service. I have never paid that much money for a pair of walking shoes, but when they helped me so much, the price was well worth it. Have a great day and so will I with much better feet. Sincerely,
customer service #25–Australian New Years edition!
Sent: Tuesday, 1 January 2013 9:21 AM
Subject: RE: Oesh shoes
Thank you for your prompt reply.
Just one more question – Why is there no cantilever under the arch section of the Oesh shoes?
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 5:53 PM
Subject: RE: Oesh shoes
We rarely get that one, and it’s keenly observant of you to observe that feature of the OESH construction. The reason is (and I found this quite interesting years ago), there is virtually no weight borne on the arch of the foot during walking, running, and stance…even for those with so-called ‘flat’ feet. So to add functional carbon fiber cantilevers (which are exceedingly expensive to engineer properly and manufacture) would have been a cosmetic exercise only—and that just wouldn’t be our way. So to answer you in a phrase…humans don’t need an arch cantilever, so we don’t make one.
Thanks again—and heh, How is 2013 so far?
-Bob in 2012
Sent: Tuesday, 1 January 2013 12:51 PM To: ‘Robert Kusyk’
Thanks Bob in 2012
2013 so far is very relaxing. Just a sleep in and relaxing reading! Hope you have a happy New Years Eve celebration.
Marian in 2013
customer service #24
Bob. Thank you for replying to both Michelle and I. I printed the label but cannot get them mailed until wed. The local post office just closed for new year. You have been very helpful and I am so impressed with your quick responses. Have a wonderful new year.
customer service #23
Are you always on the clock??? I thought you’d have a nice long weekend with the holiday coming up.
Thanks for the compliment – I’m determined to find shoes that are comfortable to wear all day. I will put the shoes in the mail Monday – got to the postoffice at 11:55 and they had already ‘gone postal’.
Facebook #10 & knee pain #10
IF your FEET HURT….
IF your KNEES HURT….
IF your LEGS HURT….
IF your BACK HURTS….
IF you STAND ON YOUR FEET ALL DAY….
IF you HOBBLE HOME after standing on your feet all day….
~~ BUY — THESE — SHOES ~~
I work in retail. I am on my feet all day on concrete. A good part of my job is standing, not walking, which is much more torturous on your feet, legs, knees and back.
Before my Oesh shoes, there would be days I’d literally hobble out of a store and get into my car. I dreaded standing up. My feet, back and legs hurt so bad that I’d have to go home and get completely off my feet. My days off would be spent staying off my feet so that I could walk.
I don’t have any other pair of shoes, even the most expensive pair of supposed “comfortable” walking/running shoes that does what these do.
I no longer shop in shoe stores for sneakers or shoes to wear to work because I’d just be wasting my money – and my feet!
These shoes have saved my life, “feet wise.”
OESH —- I LOVE YOU!
I tell everyone I can about these shoes because they DO WORK in helping relieve pain and pressure; esp if you’re on your feet all day. Even do demos to show how the shoe works!!! People are amazed!
The service is instantaneous, their return policy (not that I would EVER return these) is simple: just send them back – no questions asked.
My only regret? That I didn’t buy more of the Classics in black!!
OESH — you absolutely ROCK!
customer service #22
merry christmas to me …. i hope these work out for me…… i need comfort…..thanx for your quick response… i really want to try these… so im going to buy a pair… what is the return policy on this…. i was almost tempted to drive to va… but i am in st cloud ,fl… so i dont think that would be a good idea….. if they do what you say… this will be the best christmas present i will give myself…. thanx again….
knee pain #9
I use them exclusively when I do my nordic walking exercise. I am almost 2 years post-op L knee surgery and am sure that the OESH shoes will delay my needing to get a knee replacement (my surgeon gave me 2 years). I notice I have no knee pain, swelling or discomfort when wearing or exercising in my OESH lace ups. I am totally sold on them.
Thank you for your prompt service and excellent OESH lace up shoe. They are the best!!!
Dayna, Dedicated OESH Fan
Just received my first pair of OESH shoes, so far great, and it has only been 20 minutes of wearing them. I am a flight attendant, and I would LOVE to see a style that I could wear while working.
customer service #21
Your service is incredible. I will be shouting your praises anywhere I can. I know I’m not Oprah, but I do have friends…
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. I know I’m thankful for all your research and the products that ensued.
customer service #20–a blizzard of OESHer comments (November, 2012)
Thank you for the prompt delivery of this product…Thank you very much, great service (1)
Thanks for your very helpful reply.
I have one candid question for you as you seem to be straightforward [OESH ED: which we then answered...] amazing customer service…After 30 years of soccer, my osteo-arthritic knees had to give up running at all a few years ago. Walking any significant distance has become painful, so searching for a different kind of shoe for everyday activities, including work and dog-walking…If you ever sell prototypes for beta test of new releases, add me to the list.
Thanks again, (2)
I’m ready to try this amazing-sounding shoe, will order this week.
I’m hoping to not having to return them, given the high praise in the testimonials.My plantar fascitis is begging for a good shoe solution.
[OESH ED: after ordering her Classics...] Thanks for the info and the delightful repartee! (3)
Sounds great! You all are the best![OESH ED: after ordering her 3rd pair...] (4)
I LOVED the info overload!!! You guys really pay attention to what the customer says. I believe the insoles caused the PF! Didn’t I see someone ask “when do you sleep”. I am so excited I have already designed in my mind a bumper sticker that says ” I am an OESHer” with a pair of shoes walking on clouds…Plus I forgot to ask before, can I jump rope and play tennis in my classics? I believe they are great for walking, but are they any good as court shoes, with all the different moves tennis players make? [OESH ED: Definitely...the flat heel-to-toe height makes for superb ankle stability while moving laterally] Taking my time breaking them in…that will be tough….everyone seems to want to wear them constantly. (I’ll just be trading other aches for new, but better, ones..right) I haven’t even tried the shoes yet but common sense, testimonials and the research experience you guys have done, makes me a believer. You guys will tick off my podiatrist!! (5)
I am keeping the 9.5 and returning the 9. Thanks for the fantastic customer service! (6)
(1) Karen;(2) Rich;(3) Mary Anne;(4) Marguerite;(5) Patricia;(6) Adrienne
Morton’s neuroma #1
Hi – I recently purchased a pair of OESH Lizards and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! I have had surgery for Morton’s neuroma in both feet and have not been able to do any walking of more than half a mile for over two years. Since getting my OESH shoes, I’m back to walking daily and am getting back to the distances that I like. Thank you so much.
and in even greater detail…
I had [the] surgery on both my feet for severe Morton’s Neuromas in 2010. I also have a neuroma remaining in each of my feet, and very little padding on the balls of my feet. Too many years of bad shoes and high heels… Needless to say, I had trouble with walking, and had not been able to walk more than half a mile since the surgeries.
I have to admit, I had doubts that the shoes would be any better than all the things I had tried in two and a half years – from Dansko through UGGs and so much in between. When I put the shoes on, I was shocked by how comfortable my feet felt. That day, I was able to walk further than I had walked since 2008. Over the last two months, I am building up my distances and am regularly walking three or more miles at a time again, which makes me more than grateful – and my dog is happy too!
I have now had my OESH Lizards for about two months, and I can’t say enough about them! My friends and family have all gotten the “you MUST try these shoes!” and I know at least a couple have purchased. I am looking forward to the day when there is a “dress OESH” so that I can wear them 100% of the time!
Thank you so much, from the bottom of my sole!
customer service #19 & knee pain #8
Wow, thanks for the prompt response–do you sleep?
Thanks for the great tip regarding the Shoe Goo, I will keep this product in mind for future repairs. Also I appreciate the accurate assessment of the situation. I’ve worn my Lizards non-stop b/c they have been the only shoe to help provide relief with my chronic knee pain. I’ve tried a LOT of other shoes and all they do is exacerbate the pain.
Yes, the sandals are a requirement for this summer heat! And it’s good to be so close to VA b/c I’m able to get orders super quick!
I’m all up for a repeat program. I’m happily getting ready to purchase pair number three and have been quite pleased with your products and customer service
OESH = NO Arizona brace & NO orthotics!
so far this year have purchased five pair of shoes from you and am happy with all of them! knock on wood, OESH has saved me from surgery and from wearing that awful arizona brace, plus, i do not even need my orthotics, just wear my oesh shoes!
customer service #18
Just ordered 2 pairs and am excited to try them. Thanks for your help on a Sunday, to boot!…6 days later…Both the sandals and the athletic shoes feel terrific!…Please let me know when you have new styles and I will take a look…Thanks for all your help!
OESH–a long term, holistic concept that WORKS
you guys/gals are awesome–thanks so much! I just cancelled a follow-up appt. with podiatrist–didn’t like their approach…at all! So weary of medical establishment with their band-aid approaches. I’ve always been one to seek out alternatives to the standard drug/surgery route and have had lots of success–I’m hoping to add OESH to my long list of success stories for non-invasive/alternative therapies!
Very heartening to hear your daughters both run/train in OESH.
plantar fasciitis #13 & customer service #17
I ordered a pair of OESH Lizard shoes on August 12, 2012 and received them by August 18. I love that they have virtually eliminated my plantar fasciitis pain. The right shoe is perfect — it fits well and is very comfortable,! but the left shoe blister problem is significant…127 minutes later…Thank you so much for your thoughtful, immediate response to my issue. I read every piece of literature I could find regarding OESH and really felt your shoes would be a good “fit” for me, and they are.
I appreciate your suggestions, and I have done them all…Again, I am so impressed with your attention to this problem. I will, indeed, tell my friends of your excellent customer service!…5 weeks later…I have a pair of your Lizards and love them. Initially, I had contacted you about a heel problem (blisters), but I have worked that out by wearing two pair of blister resistent socks.
Thanks, too, for your great customer service. I am telling my friends!
knee pain #7
just an F.Y.I…for 10 years, I have had weak knees and have seen about 5 orthopedic surgeons and 4 Physical Therapists. No real reason or help throughout these years. Your shoes did the trick…This is real proof that your shoes do help align the body.
OESHer happiness…in Texas
I purchased a pair of size 10 classics not quite a year ago. They have allowed me to continue with my 5 day a week cross fit workout. Haven’t beat the PF but its way better.
My question is just when do these puppies need to be replaced? I have been very careful with them, wear them any time I am working out or working out in the yard (HA! I wear plastic bags over them when I mow!). I wear the OESH sandals in the house.
…we noted that it varies, but 7-9 months is about right for those with a disciplined workout regimen…Thanks for the info. I appreciate your thoughtful answer. After barely making it through today’s bootcamp workout, I came home and ordered another pair of Oesh trainers…Keep producing your quality product. I am looking forward to a high style black version come spring. ; ” ) We like to look pretty in Texas when we work out!
OESHer happiness…from Maine to Idaho…
I have worn my shoes every day since I bought them…I tend to forget that I have them on. Thanks again…AND…I do think you should give me a discount, just because I am such a wonderful marketer for Oesh Shoes…they are the best in the world! I do tell everyone I meet about Oesh. I just need to post to FaceBook because you deserve it.
Big hugs for inventing these feet saving shoes.
Whit & Tamara
customer service #16–Australian edition
To Oesh shoes,
I have been waiting to have the money to be able to order these amazing looking shoes for a while. I suffer from tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. I had researched different shoes for a while and finally was able to afford to order some. I’m really concerned that they have not arrived here yet…Does it normally take this long for the shoes to be sent to Australia? Sorry I’m concerned but these are important to me for the peace of my feet and the cost involved.
On 03/10/2012, at 6:05 AM, oeshshoes.com wrote:
We especially take good care of our international OESHers. You are certainly in that group! Your Classics shipped out of our factory last Monday and you can be comfortable knowing that we use United States Postal First Class to ship internationally. Now that said, we’ve got no control over the customs departments of the various countries in which OESH is shipped. So basically, the parcel is at the mercy of Australian customs until they release it for delivery to your home. To answer your question, Yes, it can take longer than a week to get your OESH through customs–I’d only be guessing as to the actual arrival date…we also sent two other Australian OESHers parcels in the past week or so–and for one of them it was her second order from us and the other woman loves her OESH so much it was her third order, this time she bought two pairs of our newest Athletic sandals and a third pair for her daughter!
All this to let you know we send a bunch of OESH to Australia and many of your countrywomen enjoy the footwear and our customer service so much they re-order, frequently.
I hope this helps ease your worries–we surely believe you will enjoy OESH as much as they have, too!
Thank you so much for replying to my e-mail. You have definitely eased my mind. I cannot wait (but will patiently) to be a proud owner of Oeshs.
Thank you for your time.
plantar fasciitis #12
Because of plantar faciitis in my left foot, I purchased the OESH women’s Lizard model in a size 8 1/2 about 3 months ago. I have a wide foot and was a little hesitant because your shoes don’t come in a wide size, but having previously purchased a pair of your sandals, I thought I would give the Lizards a try. I have been wearing the shoes on my morning walk almost every day and they have helped tremendously with the faciitis problem.
knee pain #6 & the unique OESH fit (made for a woman’s heel) #4
I was sitting at my computer with both knees swollen and painful when I first read about this shoe. Too expensive, I thought. But the information and claims lingered in my mind. Finally I decided I would try a pair, just to prove to myself that those claims were impossible. When the shoes arrived, I took them out of the box and put them on, expecting to find some reason why I should send them back and demand a refund. But the longer I wear them, the more I wish I never had to wear any other shoe. I have a narrow foot, hard to fit, yet this shoe hugs my heel enough to prevent slipping. I don’t know how you did it, but I do know that I love these shoes!
Could hardly wait to get home from work to try my new Oesh Classic’s on– they feel wonderful — looking forward to my class tomorrow to give them a good work out!!!!
OESH = happiness
I have the classic shoes from a prior order and they are a dream, I love them.
OESH = happiness…for two!
I just received my shoes and they seem really comfortable. Now my husband is interested in having a pair. Thank-you [OESH ed: he bought his pair of Lizards 20 minutes later].
nothing responds like OESH!
A friend sent me a pair of the OESH sneakers – green/purple 7 months ago.
I love them.
I am 72 years old, was diagnosed with MS about a year ago. Since I have had the OESH sneakers I have been able to walk longer – both time and distance – I have few side effects with the MS – just a weak right leg in picking it up when tired and tend to stub my toe and tumble. Since “your” sneaker my leg does not get as tired as quickly so I have been able to add 15 minutes to the 30 minute daily walk I was doing when I received the sneakers. The immediate results were astounding.
Athletic Sandals #3
That’s kind of funny really. [OESH ed: honest mistake...we shipped Jean 2 right Athletic Tigers instead of a pair...oops...] They aren’t here yet. The travel status says they should arrive here tomorrow, Monday. I’ll let you know straightaway.
I was hoping that my walk would take on some of the tiger’s attributes but not to the point that I would walk on all fours.
plantar fasciitis #11 (fast results, too!)
Just got the walking shoes and a pair of sandals – they seem to be helping my plantar fasciitis pain. But I’m wondering if you will be offering any new styles for fall 2012? [OESH ed: stay tuned...]
it’s hard to be without OESH once you put ‘em on–New York City edition
Is it possible for you to make this return of my order into an exchange for the Lizard-size 10?
I’ve been thinking about how wonderful the Classic-size 9 1/2 felt, even tho they were a little small. And I’d rather try to have some on my feet now than wait for your next line to come out.
Please let me know your thoughts about being able to make this transaction an exchange for Lizard 10 rather than a return. [OESH ed: you bet we did the exchange...we love helping you stay in OESH!]
Thanks very much,
plantar fasciitis #10–guys have it, also
I live in Vancouver, Canada and have plantar fasciitis in my left foot. Until I read about your oesh sneakers I had little hope of finding a shoe to alleviate the pain. Please tell me you now make a sneaker for men and I would be very interested in buying a pair. Thank you for any help you can provide.
later that day…from OESH Service to Joe in Vancouver:
For sure it’s a size 9 OESH…we’ve got you covered…either get the Classic (black) or Lizard (neutral shades).
The physics work precisely the same for men as women (Newton’s apple was gender indifferent), so you are going to be ready to roll. All the best,
later still…from Joe…
I will order a pair today!
the OESH arrive…
I want to thank you again for your help.
I received the sneakers today and what a difference!
They are so comfortable it is almost like walking barefoot.
I took my King Charles spaniel for a walk today, and for the first time I wasn’t the the first one to sit down because of foot pain.
In fact, I had no pain at all and we were out walking for an hour!
It is especially nice to sit down in the evening and not have my foot throbbing.
My thanks to all those at OESH!
What a life changer!
working on her feet, OESH bring happiness
These shoes have literally saved my feet! I stand and walk all day and without them, I’d be hobbling! Yes, they’re expensive, but when I think of all the shoes I’ve bought and given away — brand new shoes — I could have bought 10 pairs of Classics!
I know you’ve just come out with a new line of sandals. Are there any plans for a more dress shoe type? Not sure how you would do this but boy, if you did, I’d be one of the first ones to buy them. Oh…,I’m MORE that psyched over your shoes! I tell EVERYBODY about them and give demonstrations when I’m wearing them — which is ALL the time! Love, LOVE, LOVE them!
Athletic Sandals #2 & customer service #15
Thanks so much for your prompt reply. I will order the Athletic sandal…hopefully, I will be as satified as I have been with the other Oesh shoe….and, I am very interested in a stylish one for more formal occasions if they ever should be available.
Athletic Sandals #1
Hello dear friends, I love the new sandals!!!!!!!!!!Do you have any idea when you might have a 6.5 sandal? [OESH ed: The Athletic Sandals will snug up with you much like the All Purpose Classic or Lizard--a 6.5 wearer will be fine in the Athletic 7] The other sandals are just a tad too big for me and not as comfortable as the lizards. I am following you on all of your blogs and have missed seeing you. I will try to get by soon. Sending many blessings,
walking–European edition & Zumba #3
I’ve just returned from two months in Europe where I wore my OESH Classics day and night and walked on all kinds of terrain: sidewalks, stony paths, grassy greens, cobbled streets. I can not express my joy and relief at being able to do all this with my awful feet in tow. I also do Zumba in your shoes with not the slightest problem other than following all those complicated steps. I am a HUGE fan of your shoes (own two classic pair and the sandals) and hope your business thrives forever!
Now, a question. I’d like to buy a third pair and am wondering if the Lizard is the same shoe as the Classic with only a differently colored upper. [OESH ed: Yes, Lizard & Classic are the same pattern and both function identically] Will buy the Lizard if this is so, otherwise the black Classic is for me.
running #9A & #9B–Newfoundland editions!
Hi there: My sister Trish is very happy with her Oesh. I live in Newfoundland, but was in Vancouver with her recently and I tried on Trish’s pair and loved them, and the whole concept of them. The built up support in most shoes never seems to hit my feet in the right place, and I like the idea anyway that a shoe should work with your body’s own support and shock absorbing design, and not try to replace it.
I told my friend Valisha about them, and we have both decided to order a pair of Oesh shoes and would like to have them shipped together to my address as she will be away for the next few weeks.
Can we/How do we arrange for them to be sent together rather than in two separate boxes? Just let me know best way to go about it. We can place the order by phone if that is easier.
Looking forward to getting some Oesh!
Hello, I am just hearing about your shoes from a Co-Worker (Trish’s sister Anne). I am in love with your concept and so glad that I finally found something that fits how I think about me feet.
I am wondering if the shoe can be used for trail running as well or if it is best to keep as an everyday wear shoe? [OESH ed: YOU BET...OESH ARE AWESOME ON TRAILS!]
I am wondering how long it will take for shipping? I hear you would like a few neat pics of places your shoes have been. I am traveling to Ireland for 3 weeks; leaving on Aug 11 and would be willing to help you out with some great pics for sure. There are lots of great places here in Newfoundland to take your shoes as well.
Thank you and look forward to your reply.
Anne & Valisha
running #8–local edition & Sandals #7
It is my second pair. I have the running shoes too and they finally made it possible for me to run again. I am nearly 65.
I picked the sandals up already. I met Casey when she spoke to the Farmington Breakfast group, but was first introduced to OESH by my good friend.
I am a big fan.
Hamlet would be proud!
Hello there, I want to make a request that you make a more quiet “tactical” version of the Oesh shoes.
I have been using them since I started in the military (4 months) and I have been absolutely amazed to discover that I haven’t gotten any injuries with all the (forced) running you do in the army. And this is coming from a guy with a history of shin splints.
The only problem i got with Oesh was when we did runs. I actually got some complaints from my sergeants about the *clack* *clack* noise they make and thats where I realized that they weren’t very tactical.
So that’s why I am wondering if you could do something to make it produce less noise during running.
Allan from Denmark
happiness in Pennsylvania
Well, since I never take the size eleven off…I guess I’ll have to keep em!
Looking forward to my next purchase already! Thanks so much.
running #7–Atlanta edition & customer service #14
Thanks for your amazingly prompt reply. I kind of figured I would hear Tuesday or so..
I recently bought 2 pairs of OESH shoes. One a classic for myself. I have foot problems which have led to knee and even some back issues and I try to run. My preliminary thoughts are that they are helping all things for me. I am pretty excited though I have only had the shoes a couple of weeks.
Thanks so much.
Zumba #2 & nurses love OESH #2
Wow! I am amazed at how fast you replied! Thank you!
I am a RN, mother of seven children ages 1-14, manage and rent my backyard out for weddings, and I attempt exercising when I can fit it in. I love Zumba and was complaining to my Zumba instructor that my feet and ankles were too sore to come to class. She has been struggling with plantar fasciitis and had researched shoes that would help her. After her research on the Internet, she decided she would get your shoes when she could afford them. Leaning on her research, I decided to give them a try…I would love to have them on right now.
the unique OESH fit (a woman’s wider forefoot) #3
I love my shoes! I have wide feet because of numerous surgeries, and these are great.
OESH Suede Sandals #6
I love my Oesh sandals! They are so comfortable!
Bob, you are my new best friend! I still have 20 pounds to go, so my OESH are going to be working with me toward that, and then maintenance thereafter. I am so glad I found OESH! I have to say, my friends are getting a little sick of me extolling the virtues of OESH – except the ones who have invested in them themselves. Those girls understand!
knee pain #5
Thanks so much for such lovely customer service. I’ll definitely be a return customer. Also, I wanted you both to know that, since wearing the classics, my knees feel SO much better! Quite amazing.
running #6–Kazakhstan(!) edition
Just thought I’d let you know that my shoes arrived safely in Kazakhstan. They only took about 3 weeks, which is somewhat of a record as I’ve had letters take far longer! I’ve run in them twice so far and love them. They did feel ‘odd’ the first time but mainly because they are very different to anything I have worn before, but I think I’m really going to enjoy them. So thank you very much for being so accommodating and posting them to Kazakhstan. I appreciate your help enormously.
OESH Sandals! #5…wear ‘em a half size down!
Hi, I bought a pair of Plum Oesh Sandals on Wednesday, two days ago, and am madly in love. I now want to buy a pair of Classics, and have asked my husband to pick them up today. My question is: my sandals are a size 9, and fit perfectly, with no extra room at the heel or the toe. Since I’ll be wearing socks with the Classic, will I need a 9 or a 9.5? [OESH ed. Kathy now wears 9.5 Classic AND size 9 Plum Sandals]. Thanks so much, I can’t wait till David comes home with my new shoes!
Wear orthotics? OESH accommodates!
I purchased a pair of size 11 Lizards and after a number of tries, I am unable to wear the right shoe due to a pressure point.
The left shoe is perfect.
I will have to return the shoes.
Generally we don’t recommend any devices (orthotics, etc.) with OESH, but if you have previously used something to help your right foot out, I’d highly recommend you try OESH with anything that has helped that foot before. The upshot is, OESH is specifically designed to alleviate pressure from your body as you walk/run.
And if there is a way we can get you over that hump, even with a short term insert, it’s a way better deal for the rest of your musculoskeletal system than whatever footwear you used to wear. Of course, if you want to just return them, no problem–we’ll get you a return label emailed in an instant…but I just think your situation merits a bit more effort on our part to see if we can help.
You know your business.
Yes I have worn hard orthotics and still do wear soft/gel versions.
So I inserted a soft shift into the right shoe and most of the pressure point was not noticeable.
I like the shoe and the design. So I will keep as is.
Thanks for your recommendations and insight as to what issue is.
You saved the sale and made a client happy.
walking–Stanford University edition
Hello! I just wanted to report to you that I love my new Oesh walking shoes. For the first time I was able to walk five miles on hard pavement on the Stanford U. Dish Trail without any discomfort to my feet.
Thank you for being so helpful…I have directed two friends to your web-site with enthusiasm for the shoes.
The Classic is the ONLY shoe I can wear anymore that does not destroy my feet after a full day of wearing them. THANK YOU! I also have a pair of the sandals, and while I love them to death, I do hope that some day you will make sandals that cover the heel…I think I’ve finally got them adjusted to a point where they’re not too loose or too tight. Maybe your next sandals could both cover the heel and have a firmer strap construction. At any rate, please keep up the fantastic work!
to a friend…
Kelly – Mine did just that! I wouldn’t wear any other shoe on the treadmill. You will love them!
I’ve been wearing the 8.5 Classics since I received them. This size is just right; I think the 9 could have been too large. I love these shoes and am very pleased that I was curious about the OESH link when I saw it on Facebook.
Thanks a lot.
OESH Sandals are here! #5
Love my sandals – no break-in blisters!
Just ordered the Sequoia Sandal. They are going to be so yummy for summer walk-abouts!
customer service #13
You offer an amazing product and unparalleled service. I hope I can get some of your shoes in the future.
Best wishes for success,
walking–San Francisco edition #2
Hello! I love my OESH shoes and wear them nearly every day, so I was quite excited to get the sandals. I do love how soft they are, but I’m afraid the fit is a bit loose for me. When I wear a slide type sandal I typically walk out of them, I think because I am just kind of an active walker. So I will wear them around the house.
My co-workers thought the sandals were super cute, so I think you are on to a good thing. I will keep an eye on your emails and if you ever decide to offer a sandal with a back closure I will check it out.
My classics show no signs of wear at all, and I look forward to years of good use from them! I tell all of my friends about them and how much they’ve helped my back and hips.
All Day & All Purpose #3
I’ve waited over a month to write since getting my Oesh shoes because I wanted to make my list of “YAYS” more complete.
My “almost 60″ year-old feet certainly deserved the Oesh shoes! I had bunion surgery on my left foot 7 years ago. My right foot has different problems at the ball of the foot.
I am on my feet, on concrete, all day as a merchandiser. I do lots of standing in one spot, but also walk a lot. Although I believe that, for my feet at least, there is no real “perfect” shoe, my Oesh shoes come very, very close! I certainly notice the difference in how sore my feet are at the end of the day. Before, I could barely walk after 8 hours, and would literally have to go home and elevate my feet for an hour or two. Then I could get to my after-work chores . Now, however, I’m good to go! WOW!
A co-worker noticed that I am not walking so pigeon-toed the first day I had my Oesh shoes on! I’d just noticed it and was going to mention it to her in my schpeel about the shoes. This has GOT to help with foot pain as well as pain in my knees and back.
I definitely recommend these shoes to anyone, especially those who are on their feet all day.
OESH Sandals are here! #4
The sandals arrived exactly when they should have and I’m set for sand, sea, and city.
I match my wardrobe to Plum and Mojave.
customer service #12
Thankyou Bob !! I will be back , got to try the Lizard for sure. I will pass on what I believe to be a great shoe and what I know to be an Honest company!
OESH Sandals are here! #3
I was so excited to see them. I already love them. Will probably look at getting some shoes since I can’t wear open-toed shoes at work. My mum ordered a pair as well. I will have to tell her I got mine before her. She lives in Canada. Thanks again,
local happiness #6
I wanted to thank you for my shoes! I’ve never worn a more comfortable pair of shoes in my life—and they’re getting more comfortable day after day! I wear them all the time right now. My heel pain is gone, and the toe pain on the top of my foot is ALMOST gone. I’m almost there and now have hope that I’ll be able to play tennis again!
OESH Sandals are here! #2
I am not computer savvy, so will just send you this note:
I wish these shoes and sandals were here 50 years ago. While I’m not ready for a walk athon I at least can get though my grocery shopping without looking for a place to sit down.
Looking forward to the extension material so I can walk in sandals like normal people.
customer service #11
Sent: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 9:48 AM
To: OESH Service
Subject: Re: sandals
Thanks. Comfy shoes and magic – what a deal!
From: OESH Service
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 7:14 AM
Subject: RE: sandals
Thanks—we’ll turn them into size 9 (magic!) when we receive and get them back to you.
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 11:56 PM
To: OESH Service
Subject: Re: sandals
Thanks for the quick reply. You OESHers must not sleep much! I’ll get my sandals in the mail in the a.m.
From: OESH Service
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 11:44 PM
Subject: RE: sandals
We will have stamps.com email you instructions for printing a return label right now. Affix to your shipping box and when we receive your size 8 Sandals, we shall instantly ship the size 9 to you.
Thanks so much for your kind words on our Classics and we are psyched to get you fitted properly in the Licorice, too.
All best wishes,
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 11:20 PM
Re: Order #2xxx
I received my OESH licorice sandals last week…I would like to exchange them for the same shoes in a 9…I love my Classic OESHes and can’t wait to have sandals, too. (By the way, they are cuter in person than on the website!)
Please advise how I need to proceed from here.
OESH Sandals are here! #1
my feet and back and knees thank both of you for having my OESH sandals ready in time for me to wear this past weekend. I stood and walked a lot and I am not in pain today.
nurses love OESH #1 & Make way for sandals #13
i’ve been wearing the seminal black style, and continue to be amazed at how much better i feel after 12 hours on my feet in the nicu (a la poured cement floors) at uva. i foolishly stopped wearing them regularly, after feeling so much better and have really paid for it! another problem is that i haven’t worn them when not at work; and while not as taxing on my joints and damaged forefoot, i still feel the effects. so sandals would be wonderful for around home and out!
i revisited w/excitement your 9 march email regarding the new line! am writing this morning to first confirm that you will be open your usual 11-1400 today and secondly to ask if you have in stock any 8/39 size sandals. think that i would prefer the black or tan. if not perhaps i’ll order some. if i need to do that how long would it take and how much does it cost to have them sent? [OESH ed. shipping is FREE anywhere in the USA] oh, and how much are the sandals?
am so thankful for your many years of research and work that have gone into such a beneficial product!
plantar fasciitis #9
I’m a female with “severe” MRI documented plantar fasciitis in both feet, and have been suffering for well over a year. When I say “severe” plantar fasciitis I mean I could hardly walk, could hardly put my feet on the ground, and literally crawled sometimes…I had injections in my feet and surgery was recommended. I’ve heard some bad stories about plantar fascia surgery so I was a no go on that.
My PT had a pair or OESH shoes and asked if I would be interested in trying them…She explained, Dr. Kerrigan designed them, and was manufacturing them right here in Charlottesville. She was hearing really good reviews about them for plantar fascia pain.
The minute she put them on my feet-even while sitting-I could feel relief. They were not heavy…and walking felt so much different than any shoe I had been trying to get relief from. There was this immediate feeling; the shoes were forcing me to walk on my feet correctly…I can’t wait to put them on in the mornings and seriously don’t take them off until I’m ready to step into bed at night. For all those with plantar fasciitis you will understand what I say when I tell you your feet hurt so bad when you get in the bed sometimes you can’t sleep. I have night splints which help but many a night I’ve slept with the OESH’s on and the support they give me seriously helps that pain. I put them on in the mornings before I step out of bed which helps tremendously.
I’ve had my shoes now for several months and they still look like they came out of the box. They are the “only” shoes I wear-all day-everyday-morning to night. The quality of this shoe is superb.
Recently I was waiting for a Dr. appointment when a young lady came into the waiting room and sat beside me. She was like-oh you have those shoes–I have a pair also…my chiropractor suggested them and they have helped my back so much…I use them for running and they are wonderful.
They are the perfect shoe. It took me 6 months to feel confident enough to share with the world these shoes TRULY make a difference.
Dr. Kerrigan, ”Thank you” so very much,
Hi. Doc. remember me Eric from Goderich Ontario Canada. Well I bought a pair of your shoes and they are the best I have ever worn. My feet don’t feel sore anymore and my walking seems better. I went to my foot doc last week and he was not too impressed that I was wearing these. He said all they do is twist the foot so it feels right. [OESH ed. holy cow, this is a new one, for even us--Who IS this foot doc? Go, you Eric!] Well my god isn’t that what it is supposed to do make your feet feel good. [OESH ed. Eric-1 foot doc-0] Anyway I didn’t buy his orthotics and saved myself $360.00 how about that. How is my new found Newfoundland friend doing? [OESH ed. sleeping] Thanks for all your help. Feeling good walking great. walking longer, feeling younger. Amazing shoes.
Make way for sandals #12
Enjoying the shoes. Will return for sandals soon.
Scoreboard: OESH-1 Other athletic footwear-0
I was so excited to get your reply! I had been watching my email. . . I started to worry that you’d say, “Well, we just make shoes for average people and if you have worn EE shoes (even with bulky wool socks) we can’t help you until later when we get into widths and that might not be until 20__.” Glad you didn’t say that!!!
I’ve read almost every word on your whole website (a good one, by the way), and so your reply confirmed what I was thinking. So, now I’ll answer your questions for me–
I have been wearing ASICS 2160s about seven months. They slip at the heel because I had to get them wide to deal with the way my toes spread. I never felt particularly stable in them. Sometimes they were fairly comfortable, other times it seemed like I was walking on the outside edges of my shoes, no doubt because I was getting too much correction with the orthotics and the shoes combined. I just have never have found a pair of athletic shoes I really liked. They always feel confining and I fiddle with the orthotics and laces a lot to try to get them ‘just right.’
Since spring came, I mostly wear some nice Tirra Tevas sandals and they are size 8, just regular width. They are pretty flat, but do have a little arch. The first day, I noticed some discomfort in my left arch. That’s my foot that’s not ever comfortable. I think it was because my orthotic isn’t good for it, making it weak or something. I have noticed that I sometimes have a bit of heel discomfort in that foot as well. ASICs and Tevas certainly aren’t helping my sciatic pain, and so that’s probably the #1 reason I want to try OESH (and I’ll be sure to let you know how I get along). Also, I wonder if the heel discomfort I’ve had this month could be the start of PF and if so, I naturally want to nip that in the bud.
I would love to be able to go walking for exercise. Finding your website has given me hope that soon, I will be able to. I think the way I found OESH was by googling: wide forefoot narrow heel. I have spent countless hours trying to find shoes that I can enjoy wearing (and spent money on those I give up on). I may have also come across OESH through reading Wendy B.’s look at your shoes on About.com.
Now I’m going to hustle over to your website and order my shoes! I am so full of expectation and hope that they will work.
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions. Congratulations on OESH getting the Shape honors. I’m very impressed with your company.
local happiness #5
Thank you for your quick response!…..I guess I will try the 8.5, although the right shoe seems to fit okay…..But it is worth a try……I already love the possibilities this shoe is giving me with just walking 1/2 mile in them and this heel blister is ruining it for me : (……So I will see you tomorrow around 11 am and try the 8.5)
THANK YOU so much!
five weeks later…
Just wanted to report back that the size 8.5 worked perfectly!….No issues with heel blisters……And I am really happy at how much less stress my knees and hip joints are experiencing with these shoes!!!……Plus, the change in body alignment has caused me to use different leg muscles which is really cool!….My legs do get more tired, but that is a GOOD thing showing I definitely am using different muscles that need to get in better shape….So I feel I will be getting in much better all around physical condition using these shoes aside from it being SO much better for my joints….In a nutshell, I have been VERY happy with my purchase of your wonderful shoes!……THANK YOU!…..Feel free to contact me if you need to
A few weeks ago some tough kids at my middle school were admiring my ‘classic’ shoes. “Cool” they said. Who knew? Perhaps they are the new cool.
Make way for sandals #11
hey, so I love my oeshers , had no trouble getting used to them. one email said the sandals would come out first of this month, are they out yet? If so I wanna come by and get a pair, gonna have to find a day to get over there with your weird hours.
11 – 2 are HOUSE WIFE HOURS!
ps did I mention I really love them?! I really really do!
I wore my OESH Classics hiking in Colorado last week, and then went home and wiped off the dirt and wore them to church! Great all around shoe for traveling!
Zumba–dance & lateral movement
Hello. I wanted to give an update on my OESH shoes, I had done a lot of research on different shoes, had and asked a lot of questions and decided to give OESH a try. I ended up really liking my black OESH. I am a Zumba Instructor and these shoes have given me such bounce and comfort, they slide easy, but above all, they gave me the opportunity to be the best I could be at my classes. My knees had been hurting for years and I couldn’t even do squats and after class I was sore and in pain. After wearing OESH for the first week it was odd, but I got used to them, now my knees don’t hurt! seriously, I do squats after every class now, and because of my exercise, my knees and muscles have gotten stronger, now going up and down the stairs does not hurt, I can tell a major difference. Also, I can tell a difference in how I walk, like on Sunday when I wear high heels, I can wear them longer because I don’t overpronate so much, and I don’t put all my weight in the ball of my feet (the pad of the ball of my feet is very thin) so anyway. Needless to say, I am very happy with them. Wish they were less bulky but that’s the only thing I would change in the design. I like that I can wear them with long pants or jeans and they look nice.
customer service #10, foot pain, & Make way for sandals #10
Wow, you guys are on top of things! I sent that email a few min. ago and already got a response! Awesome! I can’t wait to get the sandals…I have the Lizard pair and absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them. My feet, particularly my right foot, have so many issues, and I believe I have fat pad syndrome. Whenever my feet are acting up I just wear the Lizard shoes a few days and the pain is gone (I even wear them in the house sometimes instead of slippers). I can’t wait to try the sandals!
customer service #9 & Made in the USA
Thanks for being so prompt and your interest in my overall physical condition. My 62 year old lower extremity conditions would be All that you mentioned below.
I absolutely love that these shoes are made in Virginia! I will definitely check out your Lizard or Classic shoes in the very near future.
With Best Regards,
I’m in O’Hare right now. Arrived in my low vanity heeled shoes, having been at a professional meeting. Got through security walking on the hard terrazo floors. Then slipped into my oesh’s for the rest of the journey. Wow! How much lighter, relaxed I felt walking. And prior to the shoe change I hadn’t really been conscious of the extra effort, tension in my body. Just a wondrous feeling, walking in oesh’s on terrazo.
I am happy to report that after about 8 months of painful plantar fasciitis, I seem to have found relief after about 3 weeks of using my Oesh shoes. I wish I had know about them before I spent over $1000 on my custom made orthotics, cortisone shots, Dr’s appointments, and many running shoes. I was close to considering surgery, because running is not an option for me, but rather a necessary part of my day. The Oesh’s are heavy, compared to the lightweight running shoes I’ve been wearing. It’s a different feel altogether. I’m still trying to figure it all out…reading your site several times. They just seem to work.
local happiness #4 & Make way for sandals #9
I just placed an order for sandals for our daughter…all of our Women love your shoes. I’ll be in for another pair soon.
happiness #5–Paris edition
Hi…btw about the only time i wear anything else is when i’m dressed up for an occasion … pretty rare since i’m a work-at-home translator, who mainly goes outside to run errands or run. wore my previous running shoes on a hike last weekend to avoid getting the oesh too muddy … and was reminded of how comfortable the oesh are. so i definitely need a pair for summer.
customer service #8 (even for returns!)
[OESH ed. in reverse chronology] To: OESH Shoes
Subject: Re: Order confirmation for order #xx,xxx
Please cancel the sandal that was backordered below.
On Mar 30, 2012, at 5:00 PM, OESH Service wrote:
> You are all set with both refunds–your shoes arrived today, also.
> Thanks again…but we hope to see you in our Shopping Cart soon, -Bob @ OESH Service
Thanks Bob! Best Customer Service ever!
plantar fasciitis #8
I bought the closed shoe in lizard color. I have had Endoscopic plantar fascia surgery on both feet. It has been a long haul in physical therapy 3 days a week still. I have had these shoes for three days. feet finally feel more at home in a pair of shoes. They feel secure and they are not rolling in nor rolling out. I am wearing the insoles that came in the shoes. I have not been able to go without orthotics for three years. I had to order a half smaller because they have such a roomy toe box. I will keep you posted. So far so good.
plantar fasciitis #7 & Make way for sandals #8
Oh My Gosh, a huge hug and kiss to you. I so swear by your product.
Thank You, I will look forward to taking them to Panama with me.
Thanks, and you really have given my walking ability back, you don’t even know how much pain I was in.
Thank you so much for another design, especially a sandal.
I have been trying to find different sandals for this trip and have not purchased any until I bought today. No other design makes my foot feel comfortable.
Again, the Oesh black shoes have been my life saver, If I could kiss you through the computer I most certainly would. I still can not wear a regular pair of shoes all day, but I thank you so much for helping me get through this past year in comfort.
My doctor is so impressed with my improvement since buying my first pair of Oesh.
Just received my OESH Lizards!! WOW!!! They’re AMAZING!! I can’t WAIT to try them out at work!!
customer service #7
[OESH ed. after receiving delivery confirmation of pair #2] I told my feet and they were very happy to hear Love your shoes!
Make way for sandals #7
Dear Oesh team,
I love my black Oesh classics—one of the few pair of shoes that I have been able to wear all day without a leg/foot ache! It has taught me to walk different and now seems “part” of me! I am really looking forward to the sandals, but I have a question—I wear size 9.5 in the Oesh classics so should I go with size 9 or 10 in the sandals, since I see there are no half sizes? [OESH ed. generally, we recommend that for OESHers wearing 7.5, 8.5, and 9.5 it will be best to order down in OESH Sandals, i.e. 7, 8, and 9]
plantar fasciitis #6 & Make way for sandals #6
Hello Dr. Kerrigan and Staff,
I have been wearing my Classic OESHes since November. To give a bit of a background: I was in a car wreck 12+ years ago and fractured my right calcaneus along with doing a lot of soft tissue damage to my foot. Thankfully, I worked with a wonderful PT and have a great DO who uses manipulation to keep me “together”. I have tried all sorts of shoes and orthotics through the years. (For the record, I am a PT, so have some understanding of these things.) Recently, I started to develop plantar fasciitis in my left foot. Since I started wearing my OESH shoes in November, my foot pain (which has been intermittent since my wreck) is either absent or only minimal. (When vanity gets the best of me and I wear “pretty”shoes, the pain increases again!) I have been singing the praises of OESH shoes to anyone who will listen – and have probably had at least a half dozen friends try on my shoes! Thank you, thank you!! [OESH ed. Thank-you, Sue--they are now OESHers!]
I was hoping that you would come out with OESH sandals, as I just hate to have my feet cooped up in shoes any more than I have to. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to see the sandals that will be available in April. My question is this: (Forgive me if this information is on the website, but I did not find it with a bit of poking around.) As the OESH shoes fit me perfectly in an 8 1/2, what size sandals should I order – as I see they are only available in whole sizes? [OESH ed. as noted, we recommend that for OESHers wearing 7.5, 8.5, and 9.5 it will be best to order down in OESH Sandals, i.e. 7, 8, and 9]
Thank you for this great product. I will continue to be one of your biggest fans!
P.S. When I told my DO about your shoes and told him how well I was doing with them, he said he was going to get a pair for his wife. He said if they would help me, with my structural issues, they should help anybody!!
Make way for sandals #5
Y-A-A-A!!!! I just ordered mine!! Nice selection of colors. I couldn’t decide which ones I want.
plantar fasciitis #5 & Make way for sandals #4
I am 4 weeks into owning my first pair of OESH shoes. I wear them as much as possible during the day but always to my daily cross fit work out. After being struck with at one point was a profound case of PF almost two years ago…I so believe you are on the right track. You have my vote.
I am interested in purchasing a pair of your sandals…Good job on your research and product. I discovered at my cross fit boot camp that I can run- fast! This has come a little late in life as that I am 56 years old [OESH ed. 56 is NOT late in life!]. Its so nice to have hope that these old feet have a chance at a come back. This old [OESH ed.
olds/b active] girl wants to play without pain.
Warm regards and wishes for your success
OESHers are THE BEST advertisers we have!
Well you like to know how I heard of the OESH shoe ?
My niece was sitting at the Charlottesville airport and happen to talk to a woman there. I do not know how the conversation got to shoes but that lady raved about them and said it saved her ability to walk without pain. My niece knew I was having problems with my feet and called me to tell me about Oesh shoes. Of course I misplaced the paper I scribbled on and just found it a few weeks ago and I used my computer to do the rest. I bought a pair, and to get used to them I only wear them in the house. Perhaps next week I will venture outside. I am almost 80 years old and do not expect to run any races, but will be happy if my walking will improve
So here is my story,
Have a pleasant weekend,
Make way for sandals #3
Those sandals are sexxy! YAY for y’all!
Make way for sandals #2
I decided to buy the sandals, because the shoes have been awesome to my feet and knees, then during summer, the flat flip flops hurt…I need them.
international customer service #2 & Make way for sandals #1
I received your e-mail newsletter tonight and promptly ordered a pair of Licorice size 7 sandals.
I am so excited.
Thank-you for making the purchase, shipping and handling so easy now in Canada.
Yours in fitness and healthy feet,
happiness #4–Harvard Track edition
Am loving my shoes!!
Wanted you guys to see that Dr. McMahon was my son’s Academic Advisor at Harvard.
Is this a small world or what????
All Day & All Purpose #2
Hi – I ordered shoes this morning but forgot to reply back to you. I was just searching the Web yesterday afternoon for ‘workout’ shoes since mine are getting old. I kept seeing the same stuff but then your webpage link came up. It was so full of information and I realized they weren’t just workout shoes but as you and Casey said ‘all day purpose’ with a unique construction. I have friends that have 3 different types of shoes – cross trainers, dance and running plus errand shoes. That’s crazy. I can’t wait to try them and will give feedback and spread the word!!! I am sure they will be noticed at the gym!!!! Thanks so much and most importantly thanks for all the work that’s gone into this product and being able to share it. Hard work but a real dream I am sure.
customer service #6
You know, I don’t think I’ve ever had such an outstanding customer service experience! I really do appreciate you taking the time to reply back and reassure me
Facebook #2 & Facebook #2A
Just received my shoes…within min they were on my feet…instant good feeling:>)) I wear a womens 10 and I’m thinking they are a perfect fit…maybe a tiny bit roomy..normal 10s off the shelf are just a tad tight. Can’t wait to hit the trail and give them a workout.
later on Saturday…
Update…had these wonderful shoes on my feet all day..went to the Husky basketball game in Seattle, up and down stairs and around town….they are AMAZING. I have been wearing athletic shoes all my life and the OESH feel so incredibly different then any shoe I have ever worn. I have two friends waiting on my feedback and there is no doubt they will be placing their orders soon. Thanks,
Made in the USA #2
Thanks for the communication…glad you are molding at home and not from China.
plantar fasciitis #4 & walking–Czech Republic edition
I have owed you this email for some time.
I bought my Oesh shoes (one pair in each color) in late August or so, because we had planned a trip to Europe, and I wanted to see if these shoes would make a difference in how much walking I could do each day. We did a lot in a short period of time, and I didn’t want to come home crippled.
First, before we even left, I noticed that I could get out of bed in the mornings without the pain from plantar fasciitis. Since I have been wearing these shoes, I have had no problems with it at all. I also noticed that my knees don’t hurt as much.
We did more walking in two weeks in Europe than I have probably done since our last big vacation, and that was quite some time ago. Yes, my feet and ankles would be tired at the end of the day, but the difference these shoes made was incredible. And I would get up the next morning with no pain, something that never would have happened with my traditional running/walking shoes.
My favorite picture we took was in Prague and I am enclosing it for you. This is one of my Lizards on the Charles Bridge. I got a lot of strange looks when I took my shoe off and took a picture of it!!!
I cannot tell you how much I love the way these shoes ft and feel. Now, can you make a version I can wear to the office????
Thanks so much.
local happiness #3
Thank you…I just enjoyed meeting you both so much and thank you for your contribution to everyone’s good health. I truly love my shoes and although I do not have chronic problems I can already tell my shoes are healthy for my feet and will help with any future problems. Can’t wait to get some sandals.
Sent from my iPhone
Ditch Your Orthotics #2, knee pain #4 & Facebook #1
I just ordered my second pair of your shoes. I have arthritis in both knees and have found that my beloved elliptical workouts just caused too much knee pain the next day. I also was having pain after standing or being on my feet for long periods of time (like doing house cleaning). I saw your shoes through an ad on Facebook and decided to check them out. Expensive, but I figured I would try them. I was VERY skeptical about the claims and was a little nervous the first few times I wore them since I have a pronation problem and they seemed to initially make it a little worse. But after a few days wearing them, I am completely SOLD on your shoes!! I no longer use my orthotics (in fact, wearing my old shoes with the orthotics seem to make my knees worse) and I’m back to using my elliptical trainer. I also have MUCH less knee and back pain after doing housework.
Thank you for such a great product and I wish you much success!
All Day & All Purpose #1
Thank you for these great shoes. As an election official, I am on my feet almost constantly for 16 hours on election day. At the last election I wore my OESHs for the first time. I had no trouble with my usual sciatica, and, at the end of the long day, my feet were not tired. Amazing!
Men Love OESH, too! & Ditch Your Orthotics #1
To add a sincere testimonial:
Your shoes are remarkable! As a senior who has worn arch supports most of his life and who is on an exercise and walking regimen following hip replacement surgery, I was looking for a good walking shoe when I found you two months ago. Once around your factory floor in Oesh Classic convinced me, and every day I walk in them reinforces that conviction and pleasure. My feet feel free and natural when walking, yet secure–and no orthotics. Oesh literally puts a spring in my step. I recommend them to family, friends, acquaintances, even enemies–such is their comfort and power.
Big City happiness
I am someone [OESH ed. in New York City] who has purchased OESH and am in love with them. Can you please put me on your mailing list for any additional shoes that you may come out with…Thank-you.
knee pain #3 & IT band
Even though I’m a relatively new OESHer I can still confidently affirm that these shoes have made my knee pain and IT band problems obsolete. I love these shoes. The males in my family are waiting in the wings for men’s sizes.
customer service #5 & the unique OESH fit (women’s forefoot) #2
Thanks for getting back to me. Do the sizes run pretty true ? In athletic shoes I have been wearing a 8EE. I assume I should order an 8 [OESH ed. she did]?
Thanks again for your help,
1 day later…VA/NC share a border, but still…
Well that was fast. You were right, they definitely accommodate my wide foot. Walking around the house they feel pretty good
walking–Washington D.C. edition & Made in the USA #1
I love these shoes!! I’ve been wearing my Lizards every time I’m out of the house since the day we bought them. (No…there was one day when it was pouring and I wore my tall rain boots, but literally, every other time I’ve left the house since purchase they are on my feet.) Maybe it sounds silly but I look forward to wearing them. They are super comfortable, there was no break in required, I’ve walked miles on pavement, run the mile home from school a bunch of times (sometimes multiple times in one day), wandered on trails, in museums, and everywhere else I go in the course of my week. I typically wear slippers in the house and this morning I came in, took off my shoes but had to run quickly back out to the car so I slipped into the old crocs I wear to take out the garbage…going from your shoes directly to the crocs was fascinating b/c for the first time ever I noticed the lift in the heel of the crocs. Wow.
I love that you are making a great product and working to run your business the right way. I choose to use/buy products or not quite often based on who makes it and how they do it and yours is one I can wholeheartedly support and adore. I wish you the best of success with everything and hope we’ll have a chance to cross paths again.
customer service #4
All I can say is WOW that is awesome! Thank you so very much for helping to make a special someone’s Christmas just over the top this year.
OESH in the operating room
i have a pair of your shoes and they have saved my life/job :>)! my son is visiting for just a few days and would love for him to be able to come in and try some. [OESH ed. He did come in and now he wears OESH, too].
OESH as a superior core strengthening modality
Casey, I hope you are well. I have been running a little everyday so I think of you every morning when I don the OESH. One day I had to wear regular running shoes–long story–and I could tell a HUGE difference. Mostly in my adductors. They felt very unstable in the old shoes. Also, when I was running a lot in college, the first few steps would always hurt on my feet. I’d have to start off kind of gingerly at first. With OESH, that doesn’t happen. When I ran with the old shoes that one day, it happened again.
I am wondering if this whole “build your core stabilizing muscles” movement in runners is all an effect of unstable shoes. Is there even a need for all that extra core work when wearing OESH?
knee pain #2 & customer service #3
THANK YOU!! You’re doing business the way the entire country should do business!! A happy customer makes a good PR person, makes a happy employee, then spreads the positive attitude.
You’re the best!
3 days later…
I cannot believe it!! My OESH shoes were waiting for me when I got home FRIDAY evening!!!
I was singing your praises all weekend!! You must have overnighted them because it was only Thursday when I asked you to go ahead and send them out to me. AMAZING!!
I don’t know if I told you how I found about your shoes. One of my doctors mentioned that he had a patient who had similar knee problems as I do and that she had told him about these shoes that she found and how much she loved them and how much they helped her.
I have printed out some information to take to my Rheumatologist, who is treating my knee problem. She will be a GREAT spokeswoman, believe me.
I have been wearing them on and off since Friday and can tell a difference in my posture for one thing, and the comfort of the shoes is outstanding.
Your biggest fan,
happiness #3 @ The University of Chicago, no less
Loving my shoes.
Crescat scientia vita excolatur
plantar fasciitis #3 & customer service #2
Wow, you are a real person that answered–not just some computerized response.
Thank you , I appreciate good customer service. I so hope these shoes are the miracle wonders I have been looking for. Trust me, I have purchased numerous shoes and nothing seems to be working. Matter of fact I had a shot of cortisone last Wednesday to try to calm this pain down. I will give them a try, naturally I will only wear them in the house in case I must return them.
Thanks again for caring, and giving great customer service. That is so unheard of in today’s fast pace society.
Thank you, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
1 week later…
OMG, these are the best shoes I have had on my feet in many months. After suffering with severe PF and shots this is a miracle.
I can not believe that I have no pain.
I know it said to break them in slowly, but truthfully I wore them all day, I did not want to take them off and have pain again. These shoes are remarkable. I cooked and stood all day, as we had our family Thanksgiving yesterday. I was totally amazed.
Thank you so much, please let me know if you design new styles.
running #4–marathon training & update
Please convey my thanks to Casey for her research and the design of these shoes. I am training for a marathon again and for the first time in at least 15 years, I am getting through long runs without knee pain. Saturday I did a 20-mile training run on asphalt bike trails and although my feet and calves were pretty sore afterwards, my knees felt great – none of the usual stiffness and pain afterwards.
If you are interested, I have a few design suggestions for the upper part.
2 months later…
Update – I finished my 8th marathon, first in my OESH shoes and first with no knee pain
local happiness #3
How I love my shoes. I wore them non stop at the VA County conference at the Homestead and should have taken a flat stanley photo for you.
Several folks have seen my shoes and held up their own foot to say “I’ve got some too.”
first impression wearing OESH #4
OESH is like walking on a floating floor.
first impression wearing OESH #3
Okay, I don’t understand what it is, but I slipped on my Lizards when they arrived on Saturday and they felt somehow amazing. I just ordered a second pair to keep as my OR shoes (busy anesthesiologist). I have a long history of tendon issues, including hamstring tendonosis that led to a complete avulsion when my foot got trapped as the hamstring was contracted in a forward jog position. I am hopeful that with your help, I can stay injury-free and at 58, begin to run without injuring myself. Not trying to do anything crazy – just stay healthy and fit without destroying my body. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. You need a MacArthur Genius Award!
OESH as a preferred footwear statement & Thanksgiving
The article [on the cnn.com/health front page] did indeed give short shrift to Casey’s perspective and a proper OESH shoe.
I just this minute came from a luncheon with about a thousand women present. Watching them teetering and tottering in fashionable (?) stilettos was painful and I felt downright athletic walking in my Classic OESH and I also felt more fashionable than all the rest. It was a celebration for Senator Mikulski’s induction into the Women’s Hall of Fame and required a lot of walking to and from the parking lot at the University of Maryland (home of the Terps).
Ellen will come for the Christmas holidays, but my two other daughters, Susan and Diana, live here…and we’ll have Thanksgiving at Susan’s house. My three daughters each have two children so we make a crowd. My husband who was a psychoanalyst here in D.C. died five years ago so we keep on developing new traditions.
BTW all four of us wear OESH.
Jean (Ellen’s mom)
I wore those shoes all over England too. Awesomely comfortable, did as well on cobblestones as in the historic barnyard.
Ellen (Jean’s daughter)
knee pain #1
I am happy to report that my knees are so much better since I have been wearing the new OESH shoes. I don’t know if you are familiar with them, but they were featured on the front page of the Lifestyle section of the Sunday Daily Progress…I call them the miracle shoes! I think many of your clients would benefit from learning about them and perhaps giving them a try.
first impression wearing OESH #2
I wore my new shoes, which arrived yesterday, on the hike. They are different from everything I’ve ever called a shoe. Feel revolutionary as the invention of the wheel must have. The yoga teacher in me notices how it gives me perfect alignment without trying. We have all taken turns walking around in them. Well, not Paul but that’s not for lack of wanting to.
plantar fasciitis #2
I have had my OESH shoes for a little over a month, and so far, so good! I understand why they recommend starting out slow–I had some interesting muscle feelings (“pain” would be too strong a word) in my lower legs for the first few runs, but they went away. The most amazing part is that I have had NO plantar fasciitis pain. NONE–after having to wear orthotic inserts and still having pain. These shoes are such a blessing!
first impression wearing OESH #1
LOVE LOVE LOVE my Lizards! Absolutely no break-in required. Extremely comfortable. Everyone should own a pair.
Thanks again for all your help.
The half marathon was my first – at age 57!! I jogged/walked it and amazingly didn’t finish last. I’m doing another one in November in North Carolina. The shoes were great and I had no pain during or after.
walking–San Francisco edition & update
I am happy to report that the shoes are working out very well for me…I typically walk between 4 to 6 miles a day just walking around work. I have not needed any additional metatarsal cushioning using the OESH shoes. My neuroma has not been giving me any grief while wearing them…Wearing the shoe seems to encourage a shorter stride, better posture, and an overall increased mindfulness of how I am moving. I look forward to wearing these for many years!
5 weeks later…
Just a note to say that I’ve ordered another pair in the lighter color. I want to keep the black ones clean to wear to work, and I will use the lighter color for hiking and such.
My feet seem to be getting stronger and I can now occasionally wear other flat shoes without any pain. (I like wearing ballet slippers to work when I wear dresses).
I’m telling everyone I know about your shoes! A friend of mine just ordered a pair for her mom who works as a hair stylist and is on her feet all day.
the unique OESH fit #1 & customer service #1
My shoes came Friday afternoon–great service! and I’ve hardly had them off since then because they are so comfortable. You were right; the fit is perfect. A real miracle!
The most expensive shoe is the one that doesn’t work. I should know, I have many in my closet, including Vibrams. As a satisfied OESH runner now, I can honestly say that the price is far outweighed by their quality and even more importantly, my ability to run pain free.
plantar fasciitis #1
Thank you. We will definitely purchase a second pair of the Classic…My boyfriend (at UPMC Physical Medicine and Rehab) knows Dr. Casey Kerrigan and Gary mainly ordered them for me to see if this is something he could and should be recommending to his patients. The shoes are really great…I have plantar fascitiis and they’re the only shoe that provide relief.
I just love my shoes! You can’t imagine how wonderful it is to have feet that don’t hurt and knees that are almost as good as new! I walked around Richmond most of the day today with no pain at all………that is remarkable! I want to buy my daughter who lives in Raleigh a pair but am not sure what size to order for her. She has orthotics but I see from your information that they should not be used…….What size would you recommend I order? Please let me know and I will place the order and have you send them on to her. Actually, I am going to get a pair of black shoes for myself as well. I will come by later this week to pick them up —what are your factory hours? Many thanks!
It’s me again. I ordered size 8 Classic and I have not taken them off except for sleep. I love them that much. I had total knee replacement a year ago and had never regained my free and easy gait. I’m bouncing around the place as though I was 23 all over again instead of almost 80…I have placed an order for the Lizard and I thank you very much for getting a shoe right. The design and technical part is a wonder and I’m enjoying examining the shoe along with the joy of walking again…I discovered the site after reading the NYT article regarding toner shoes.
local happiness #2
I am on it. In fact, so much so, that my friends and contacts may suspect I have a second job as the OESH field sales-person. I may have to ask for a discount on my next pair. Showed my shoes to my chiropractor and my massage therapist today, not to mention the office staff. Chad said he had heard about them, but had not seen a pair. I took one off and handed it to him.
I told my husband that the shoes feel so good I do not want to take them off. Jim wants to meet with you if possible and talk about his shoe needs. Tomorrow morning, I will give them the walk test. Please tell Casey the pleasure was all mine. I will look forward to the next opportunity I have to see you both.
local happiness #1
On Friday I was showing off my Oesh’s at ACAC. People had heard about them and someone actually stopped me in the parking lot after recognizing them.
I won my badminton matches – the shoes came through! And I was pleased that they are “non-marking soles” so I can wear them on the courts.
I actually forgot my “dress-up” shoes to change into, so I wore my Oesh’s to a concert later that evening. It’s a good thing, because I was dancing till 1:00am and my feet didn’t hurt!
I had been wearing mine to work every day but (foolishly) decided my feet would feel cooler in open-toed shoes or at least ones I would not have to wear socks with. After about a week my lower back started hurting and I was in constant pain. For some reason, I didn’t connect the back pain to the shoes I was wearing, but when I finally did (about a week later), and started wearing my OESH again, the back pain left immediately and I have not had it since.
walking–New York City edition
Just letting you know I got my shoes and I wore them around the apartment last night and for a short run this morning, and I commuted to & from work in them. I put them back on tonight after i changed out of my work clothes. Running felt a little awkward, but walking in them is fantastic. I have met my walking shoe for life. My feet and ankles feel better after walking in them! And I like sitting in them. I feel less of an urge to cross my legs (bad habit that is so hard to break).
I didn’t realize you were so close by. I have my OESH on now and they feel wonderful. Almost like I didn’t have on anything. I wanted to try the shoes after reading the article on Sun. I have had both hips replaced, the last one this past June and also have questionable knees, I figured what the heck. I think I will really like these.
Thanks for the delivery!
My daughter and I just went for our first run and we love, LOVE, the shoes. Is it my imagination or do they return energy? Best run I’ve had in quite some time. Keep up the vision and best of luck to both of you.
I have been running in your shoes for a few months. I like them! I want to buy a pair for my daughter. She wears a 9 or 9 1/2 running shoe depending on the brand. What size would you recommend?
international customer service #1
Thank you. The package arrived a few hours ago-that
is unbelievably quick service.
The fit/size is good and I can hardly wait to give them a spin in the
morning. It’s raining buckets or I would go out there now.
First impressions are very positive – I will keep you posted. (OESH ed. Almost 2 years later…see this awesome blog)
Got’em! Love’em! Have sold at least 2 more pairs for you! When do I get put on commission!?!?!!