Athena | Slate – White


The Athena Slate is a luxurious woman’s Sandal.

Based upon the world’s most sophisticated human movement science, Athena’s Sole gently sinks and rises along with your moving body, designed for an active woman’s lifestyle. The architecture of honeycombed springs (entirely made via OESH’s award-winning 3-D printing technology in Charlottesville, Virginia), with easily adjustable, supple straps, creates a Sandal without peer, engineered to maximize long-term health and wellness. The famously healthy design of OESH encourages all-day wear, comfortable on wet or dry surfaces. Slate is made on demand in all women’s sizes.

Patricia A. Soranno
02:19 02 Dec 18
I can't recommend Oesh shoes enough. They are the most comfortable minimal shoes I wear, and actually, they are the only ones that make my feet feel good when I wear them. Although my feet are fully adjusted to minimal shoes, these are the ones I choose to wear every day that I can. I have been wearing them for years and will never give them more
Karen Duda
02:36 28 Nov 18
OESH shoes are very, very comfortable and I can wear them all day. It does not matter if it is their Dream flats, La Vida shoes or Athena more
Susan Murphy
10:48 15 Nov 18
Great customer service and fantastic shoes designed to fit women!
Nancy Nielsen
18:14 13 Nov 18
Love these shoes, makes walking much easier on my knees
Martha Jenkins
01:48 17 Oct 18
I love these shoes! They're the most comfortable I've ever worn- plus- my back doesn't hurt -even after standing for more
MAK Kirkpatrick
02:37 09 Oct 18
OESH has very limited business hours one day a week, but it's worth that small inconvenience to get these wonderful shoes on your feet! Service from the two person staff is great and they are able to answer all your questions. I couldn't wear Chacos because the soles were too stiff, but the OESH sandals are much more flexible and fit the bill perfectly. Now I can't wait to get the flats that are coming out this month!read more
Cary Lapekas
23:31 08 Sep 18
I am thrilled with my sandals! As if walking on a cloud! Cannot wait for ballet-shoe style coming in October!
Veronica Joyner
16:39 08 Sep 18
Really fast delivery and I'm thrilled with the fit and the feel of both pairs ordered. I love being an Oesher!
Sue Cohen
21:18 04 Sep 18
Shoes are extremely comfortable. Other shoes grab the floor or slide. I've had no problem with these.
Doris Jenkins
15:46 17 Aug 18
Shoes were very comfortable and stylish . My mom had trouble picking up one foot so I gave my pair to my mom. They were very light shoes so she could walk so much easier .read more
Patricia Deuster
22:36 15 Jul 18
Great shoes and great responsiveness -- a pleasure to deal with such a great company!
Mary Biddle
18:16 08 Jul 18
I'm delighted with how my OESH sneakers not only prevent metatarsal pain but have also strengthened my feet and made it easier to occasionally walk barefoot, something I haven't been able to do in 30 more
Emily Lape
20:35 07 Jun 18
I love my latest Athena sandals, this time in platinum. Knees are happier too. Will keep an eye out for the upcoming limited edition ballet flats. Thanks so much!read more
Julianna Muthu
17:03 22 May 18
I have very high arches and plantar fasciitis. My husband found these shoes while doing some on line research. I have only had them a little over a month and am quite happy with both the shoes and clogs i purchased. The clogs are a loose fit and work best for me in the house or on flat surfaces only - and not when i am kicking the ball for my dog!. My feet feel less pain if i tape them and wear these shoes consistently. I have ditched my shoe inserts which i have been wearing for years. Waiting to see if my knees allow this, so far so good. My challenge is winter and cold temps when i have to wear other shoes and boots - as i do a fair amount of walking in wet and cold temps. I haven't worn athletic shoes in over 20 years, but the navy blue shoes work fine with jeans and the clogs would work fine with dress pants, i am very grateful for the fuller range of colors!Would love to see overboot (rain) or a fashionable winter boot. Thanks for a great product and easy more
mary bellus
19:03 25 Mar 18
I just bought my fourth pair of Oesh shoes. I have osteo arthritis in both knees and have had a recent knee replacement. These shoes have been the best option for me for the last two years. They have plenty of support for my feet, and being that they don't slope up at the heal, they don't put extra pressure on my knees so I don't feel as much pain after walking a lot. I've mostly worn the LaVidas but I also wear the Elites at work since they look a little nicer for the office, and I find them comfortable as well. I'm so glad I found OESH!read more
jubeen moaven
20:56 18 Mar 18
Best shoes ever.As a physician who performs procedures, I need to stand in place for long periods at a time. I was having issues with my feet. It was affecting my ability to work effectively and truly had me concerned.I tried all sorts of shoes including the best sneakers, Danskos and even Birkenstocks to no avail.Then I came across Oesh and their Elite shoes. I tried them on at their local store/workshop. And the rest as they say, is history. Two years later, and far from Virginia, I recently ordered my second pair online. I will always only wear my Elites to work.Life-changing good!read more
Anita Acevedo
15:16 15 Mar 18
I am so impressed with the customer service and the product of OESH shoes. I do suggest ordering a 1/2 size larger as my first pair of shoes needed to be exchanged for a 1/2 size bigger, and the customer service was personal, efficient, and quick to respond. I have tried out my friend's shoes, and I am so excited to wear my new pair of shoes today. Thank you OESH!!!read more
martha stinson
00:38 08 Mar 18
I love my Elite leather clogs in Dark Earth. I've been wearing La Vida for years for Jazzercise. I decided to spring for a pair of the Elites and I'm so glad I did. They are simply the most comfortable and supported shoes I've had. Lightweight and I don't feel like I have a cast on. My feet and legs feel great in them. I went away for a few days with a lot of walking and the only thing I noticed about my feet was they weren't sore! I have a little neuropathy in the balls of my feet - tingling and soreness if I walk a lot outside - but none of that in my Elites. They are heavenly! When I come back inside I am sometimes a little hesitant to take them off - they feel that good. I like them snug and use a shoehorn to ease them on under my heel. Thank you Oesh! PS Love the brown and would like a pair in a lighter more
Elizabeth Dinwiddie
00:39 04 Mar 18
My feet love Oesh. I had ordered two pairs of new La Vida's in the same size as my old ones. They fit differently so I took them back in person. We retried them and agreed that they were not what any of us wanted me to feel like; tried on the next smaller size and happiness ensued. Super interest taken and cooperation, best possible more
Sandee Kern
14:06 22 Jan 18
I love these shoes! These shoes are my favorite go to shoes for every day use! I have sore feet and knees and on bad days these shoes make walking possible for me. They fit true to size and are light on your more
angel whalen
23:27 29 Nov 17
I bought a pair of the “Lea” shoes in Storm Cloud color. In photos on the website this shoe appears to be a light green color or a lavender color, depending on the photo. I would have been happy with either one. The shoes I received are neither color but are definitely gray. This is also a good color and I was happy to see them. They are extremely comfortable. I’ve had surgery on both feet and currently have a neuroma plus 2 stress fractures. These shoes have helped tremendously to decrease my foot pain. The only problem I had was to see a label inside the shoes stating “Made in China”. As per the following, I was lead to believe that these shoes were made in Virginia. VISIT US ON SATURDAYS BETWEEN 12PM – 3PM AT 705 DALE AV.OESH manufacturing is clean, green, and sustainable—the envy of the Goliaths—and we ship our footwear to OESHers on every continent. In the heart of Virginia, for just a few hours every week, the factory is open because our customers say they love seeing an international business in action. Click this play button to discover what women all over the world have come to love—and we love to ask—WHERE WILL OESH TAKE YOU?read more
Diana Davis
14:35 25 Nov 17
I have had painful feet for several years with fallen arches and bunions. I researched shoes that could help alleviate the pain but also look professional for work and I found OESH. I purchased a pair of the Elites in jet black and I am thrilled with them! They are extremely comfortable with or without my orthotics and they look great for work or to wear casually! I love them so much that I just purchased a pair of Elites in dark earth! They are well made shoes and very light weight! My feet are happy for the first time in years! My next purchase will be the La Vidas!! The quality of customer service is as excellent as the quality of their shoes and highly recommend OESH!read more
Danielle Smith
03:41 20 Nov 17
I love my OESH running shoes! They are a great fit and pretty comfortable If it's wet outside, you're feet will likely get wet. Definitely recommend this company!read more
Julia McGregor
15:48 31 Oct 17
I'm a convert to zero elevation shoes -- and Oesh's sandals -- Athena model, I think-- are great. I have received so many compliments. They are wonderfully comfortable and the slight slant to the front of the toe (not in elevation) prevents catching the front of the sandal on a walkway, etc. Great colors, more
18:11 30 Oct 17
I have a pair of black Oesh sneakers. They're very comfortable and lightweight. Their zero-drop, foot-shaped design allows for ample room for the toes to spread, and the sole is soft, flexible, and well-cushioned. They also have a pretty streamlined appearance compared to other foot-shaped shoes. I hope they manufacturer will consider making a lace-up shoe in more
Lisa C
16:19 18 Oct 17
How much difference can a shoe really make? A whole lot! Try OESH and see for yourself. Your OESH will provide you a completely new and greatly improved standing and walking experience (I'm not a runner). Foot discomfort -- gone! Pinching, squeezing, rubbing, tingling -- gone! Lower back pain -- gone! All because of a shoe? Yes, OESH. Read about Casey's years of research and feel her passion. She is in this to help us get things right with our feet, shins, knees, hips, lower back. OESH is about our quality of life and our mobility for the long haul. Feel good today and know that you are buying into a more flexible and active future. This is a small company committed to doing things right. They choose to maintain control of a quality product that is continually refined and improved. They are responsive to your needs and feedback. The service you receive from online shoe shopping with OESH surpasses many in-person shoe buying experiences. Bob will be sure you get the right fit, no matter what. He is friendly and he knows his product. He responds promptly and you receive your shoes or exchanges quickly. Casey & Bob want you to be happy and healthy in properly fitting OESH. If you're ever in Charlottesville, VA, you should try to visit the OESH workshop. The experience reinforced my OESHER pride. I strongly urge you to give OESH a more
Karen Cook-Enlow
04:34 15 Oct 17
I have several pair of Oesh. The sandals are fabulous for everything—especially walking to the grocery store and post office and neighborhood coffee shops. The La Vida make Jazzercise class so much easier than other kinds of shoes I’ve tried. Sizing has been a little confusing. My street shoe size is 7. The size 8’s are a little big but workable. I think I’ll go for 7.5 size next time I more
Maryann Watkins
01:36 14 Oct 17
These shoes are the most comfortable I've worn in years and years! I have three pair of the La Vida v2.0 and a pair of the Athena sandals and they have made a huge difference in how my feet and legs feel on a daily more
Kelly Bassett
13:22 12 Oct 17
These sneakers are the best. I got them just before a trip to Disney World and I am so glad I did! Tons of nonstop walking over 6 days and I was the only one not complaining about sore feet after the first day. Even at the end of the week, no pain. If I wear shoes with less support I generally end up with back pain as well and experienced none of that this trip. These shoes are amazing. I did wear my normal sandals out the last night and totally regret not just wearing the sneakers . Might be time to get some OESH sandals as well!read more
Sue Frank Veale
21:41 27 Sep 17
I really like these shoes. They are comfortable and light weight. I want more.
Jenna Blaustein
16:59 26 Sep 17
Hands down, these are the most comfortable clogs I've ever worn. They are a terrific walking shoe and can also be worn with a dress. Couldn't ask for anything more!read more
Darleen Horton
23:20 15 Sep 17
I ordered the brown elite because I had severe pain from my morton's neuroma. I would have trouble sleeping because of the pain. After just 1 day of wearing these wonderful shoes, I was able to sleep thru the night with very little pain. I feel so much better with the Oesh shoes. Within a couple of days I ordered the black pair. I also have 2 pairs of the tennis shoes, which are also very good. But I do think that the elites are the best for my nueroma. GREAT SHOESread more
Alice Malcolm
15:57 20 Jun 17
The two pairs of shoes, one, sandals, the other brightly colored sports shoes, have proven to be what I hoped for. They are comfortable tomy oft complaining feet. Extra benefits: the shopping experience was casual, not rushed, sales people were exceptionally more
katy grohens
22:43 18 Jun 17
I have had 3 pair of your tennies now. I liked it best when we could order 1/2 sizes and wide. Still it is a comfortable shoe. I like the new comfortable thicker springy sole. I'd like you to also offer the previous thinner sole which is good for packing to travel and was a comfortable shoe (like a sketcher brand). New design is good but I'd order another of the previous design if you'd bring it more
Louise Browne
20:48 27 May 17
I injured my knee in 1992 but never had the recommended surgery. I've had good luck until recently when trying to go for a light jog and suffering for 2 weeks after where I had originally injured my knee. I read about these shoes for walking/jogging without causing knee pain, and when my knee started feeling better, I decided to order them and give them a try to see if I could get back out there. They arrived the size I ordered and normally wear, but my feet were squished. I contacted OESH by email and they sent a pair in a size larger immediately, while I sent the tight ones back to them. I tried on the larger size and going from size 8 to size 9 did the trick. They are wonderful and I have been jogging on a track with them and no knee issues and feet feel fine! Hooray and OESH was wonderful about the exchange and made it easy. I'm motivated for exercise again, thanks to these more
Edrie Bays
20:39 21 May 17
I began with one pair of La Vida in saguaro and a pair of Athena sandals in maroon--the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. I wore those two all summer with few others. I can wear them all day and have no foot pain! Amazing! I added another pair of La Vida (Rococo ) and the new sandal in red. There was a small flaw in the sole of the La Vida, which I had not noticed when purchasing. A quick email to Bob and I had a new pair in days. I wanted The Elite for winter and had a little problem with discomfort under one ankle. I sent them back; there had been a manufacturing flaw and again within the week, I had a replacement pair. I haven't worn the Elite yet; they have a different feel, so I'll have to wait to review them. I just ordered my third pair of La Vida ( in oxford); the sole is thicker and I haven't worn them yet, but the fit seems good. I'll add more after wearing the Elites and the newest La Vidas. Thank you for great shoes and super customer service !Update: Loving the oxford and wisteria La Vidas. So attractive and no foot pain--no breaking in required.There was a manufacturing glitch that left several pairs with cuts in the uppers. The corrections were only an email away! Best products and best customer service ever!!!read more
Barbara Church
18:41 08 May 17
Very comfortable. Haven't had them long enough to know how durable they are or life expectancy for the rather high more
judy jolley
13:52 04 May 17
I Googled "What kind of shoes will help me, I have had surgery for Morten's twice? Help me. I was directed to the Oesh Shoe site. Since, I now have tennis shoes, 2 pairs of sandals and a closed toe leather shoe. I will say the tennis shoe runs much smaller than normal, but the others are true to size. I have been blessed richly. Thanks OESH❣️read more
Samuel Caughron
15:19 31 Mar 17
These are the best people to work with. My wife and daughter have bought several shoes and love them. They are the best!read more
Robin Felder
18:18 14 Mar 17
The shoe professionals at OESH really know the physiology and physics of human gait and its impact on log term foot and leg health. They use this knowledge to create the ideal shoe experience that provides healthy comfort without sacrificing style. Do your joints a favor and wear OESH Shoes!read more
Rachel Pisor
04:23 04 Feb 17
I ordered a pair of black elites, and they didn't quite fit. I received excellent customer service and was able to exchange then for a pair of dark earth elites that fit much better. I'm very happy with my more
Mary Beth Webb
00:22 24 Jan 17
OESH keeps getting better and better. I began wearing OESH shoes when they first came out due to long standing foot and knee pain, which are now gone. Family members have gotten on board and now family from 20 to 90 years old wear OESH shoes. They are so comfortable - like wearing pillows on your feet, but still supportive. With the varied style and color options and amazing customer service there is no need for any shoe but an more
Elizabeth Geiger
11:55 08 Jan 17
These shoes are truly what they say - better for your body. You will feel it the minute you put them on. After a few months wearing nothing but OESH shoes, I can actually walk around barefoot now when that was unthinkable before. I have high arches and thought I shouldn't wear flat shoes. Wrong! I will say the sandals seem to have a denser sole than the covered shoes, which feel a little spongier. I can wear the sandals longer without sore more
Colleen Melody-Robinson
19:12 24 Dec 16
Love love love these shoes! I have two pairs of the sneakers and one pair of the sandals. They're light weight, great for running, walking, anything really. They alleviated my toe pain and seem to correct my stride. I might have to purchase the dress shoes because I'd like something a little less casual sometimes, but a pair of boots would be even better (are you listening design?) . Would definitely recommend!read more
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