Dear Friendly & Helpful Oesharian
Wow! Thank you for your swift and very helpful reply. I’m now Indigogo Backer #506 and am really
excited about my new shoes.
Your advice guided me towards the Lea shoes which hopefully will give me miles of running comfort.
-Debbie (a soon to be Oeshophile :0)
I hope you are doing great.
The Dream is the dream… literally.
Allow me to tell you that you have the best shoes in the world. I always talk about them to anyone
around me with feet/ knee problems and aches. Online ordering discourages the older women in my
country. But I keep on encouraging everyone and give them my shoes to try and see how they feel.
OESH is a brand I am beyond glad it exists.
Thank you 🙂
And best of luck on The Dream project!!
Have a wonderful day
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. My sandals order got through.
Great about the Dream shoe project. Was so happy to see and participate at IndieGoGo, look forward to
trying them later in the year. Have shared link with others.
Best wishes to everyone at Oesh. Fantastic shoes, life changing and liberating for many women
Yes, the world is ready for the Dream!!!! The world desperately needs this. I am amongst the lucky ones
who can wear the La Vida at work, as we have no dress code, but many other women cannot (and I’d
like to wear something that goes better with dresses too 😉 ). Looking forward!
These 8’s are nirvana. I am in Clemson where the spirit color is orange. Go Tigers.
I just have had them on my naked feet for 30 minutes and they are crying for joy. Thank you so much
for being so amazing.
The size 9 sandals are perfect-and they arrived the day before my trip to the West Coast. I’m VERY
thankful to have had them, as I was on my feet so much!
Thank-you again for these extraordinarily comfortable Sandals and Clogs. All my family and friends are
hearing about them from me!
Thanks so much for your prompt response and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANKYOU for creating “cute
flats” in my lifetime. I’m counting the days until they arrive. NOW please start working on knee high
YES – I love them and will limp along with current shoes until October than have a non OESH shoe
My new La Vida 3.0 OESH shoes are fantastic!. There are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.
I have always been happy with my Merrili jungle mocs, but developed a Mortons Neuroma which has
been challenging to work with. I also have history of bilateral hip replacements because of severe
So so happy to report no neuroma pain. It is such a gift to be able to walk the grocery store without
stabbing nerve pain. I can tell my gait is more natural because of the muscles I am using wearing them.
It just feels natural.
Will happily spread the word of these outstanding shoes. Really happy I bought them!
Will be ordering more.
I just received these sandals in the size 7 and they fit very well. Took a walk in them this morning and
I had to write back to tell you how much I love my new Oesh shoes! I have two pairs and wear one to
work and one at home. I live on 5 acres and am outside all the time gardening, weeding, etc. I had the
worst pain from arthritis and Morton’s neuroma. I tried several pairs of shoes and various inserts with
no relief. It got so bad surgery was suggested, and I had to get carried into the house by my husband
after working in the yard too long one afternoon….just so frustrating. Then I found Oesh! I have had
NO pain what so ever since I started wearing them. I can be on my feet all day working at the Mayo
Clinic, and come home, switch to the sneakers and keep on going. I have reduced swelling as well.
What a god send! Thanks so very much for giving me direction on sizes and styles. I am an Oesher for
I love my OESH Shoes!
I was wondering if you are planning on coming out with more of the Lea in the fall. I have both the
orange and the gray and I am wearing them all the time, especially the gray ones. I like the La Vida but
the Leas are the most comfortable ones to wear during my ten hour shifts and long walks. I just love
them. They saved me as I had morton’s neuroma and some other issues with my feet and I work long
hours on my feet as a nurse and I also walk a lot.
Just wondering because I will be in the market for another pair soon. I have two pairs of elites, two pairs
of La Vida and two pairs of Lea. I like the black La Vida because it is so hard to find a totally black athletic shoe that can be dressed up too. I would love the Lea in black but I would love that shoe in any
Subject: I love Oesh!
Hi, I just received my pair of oesh’s yesterday & I love them! I wore them to work this morning and they
are so comfortable.
I have very bad arthritic knees and because I am on my feet all day, I come home and ice my knee.
Guess what? I didn’t have to ice my knee today! I am now online shopping for another pair!
Thank you so much for this comfort!
Thank you for sending me the Athena Sandals, which I am wearing at home, especially when doing
kitchen work. I must say that they are a remarkable cushion for my ceramic tile kitchen floor! They are
a totally new experience in walking, and even in standing still; remarkably, I get more exercise just from
*standing still* in the sandals than from any other shoes that I have ever had.
Amazingly, even though my muscles are tired and a bit charley-horsed after I wear them, my sore knee
Thank you very much for this extraordinary product line and for your terrific service.
Thank you Bob for making it so easy to switch. Oesh are my favorite shoes and I have many pairs. I have
told all my friends about the shoes. People who I don’t even know have made inquiries about the shoes.
I let them know about the website.
Looking forwards to receiving my other pair.
THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER!! I received both my Artemis sandals and my La Vida’s yesterday.
The sandals fit so much better in the 8’s. I wore them yesterday and received several compliments on
how cute they are! Comfy AND cute—can’t get much better than that!!
I bought the La Vida’s for my farm shoes—I do a ton of walking on rough ground, and these soles look
like they will be perfect for that!!
Thank you again for making a SUPERB product and for your TERRIFIC customer service! I’m so thrilled
with all my OESH shoes!!
First day of a 2-week European trip. This marker was in Barcelona. Shoes were like waking in pillows,
around town, on cobblestone streets and dusty walking trails. They still look new.
Love them. My friend will be shopping on your website.
Good Morning! I received my sandals and they feel amazing! I can’t believe how comfortable they are!
My Morton’s Neuroma is almost undetected when wearing them! Thank you so much for making such a
great sandal! I thought my sandal days were over when I developed this problem but not anymore❣️
I received the Oesh Lea shoes and love them. Thank you so much! The bright yellow laces are very cool.
Hello! I just got my order from you and can’t believe how quickly you processed that. Thank you~! I have never had shoes that feel like these! They are so comfortable yet supportive and pressure relieving. I walked without a limp! I appreciate your input on sizing too. They both fit really well.
Thanks so much for your help. PS, I just sent a link to my sister in law. She needs these too!
OOOOoooh! Super! Thanks!! I was just telling some friends about OESH shoes last evening! I’m
excited to try the sandals!
Thanks again for your help!
Okay Oesh, Pencil me in as an official Oesher. 😉 I woke up and put my new shoes on first thing. I wore
them through the house with no issues at all. At first the right one seemed a little tighter, but I adjusted
quickly and realized that the shoes are wildly comfortable. …really really comfortable. I wore them for
hours until I decided to kick back and relax for awhile. I also took them for a quick spin outside and
spilled olive oil on them by accident while cooking…aka: I have claimed them as my own. Haha.
When I pondered why I had an issue yesterday I remembered that I had walked for about 4 miles shortly
before receiving my shoes. The shoes I have been wearing prior to the Oesh do little to nothing for the
benefit of my feet. They always swell and writhe in pain once I stop moving. Im looking forward to
hitting the trail in the Oesh, standing in them, and even cooking more in them…
Thank you for all the communication and assistance! I will be ordering more of these in the future!!
I love the sandals. Lightweight and a little spongy. Gives a real bounce to the foot. Just bought my
second pair. Now I have both the Athena and Artemis. Like both.
I must say that my Lea Storm Clouds have become my current favorite shoe. The blue in them is
beautiful and they fit wonderfully. If you provide some notice on your next sale, I just might have to
have another pair to wear indoors only. Besides being a very comfortable shoe, it has a great look. The
blue is cool and vivid in the gym during a hot, tough workout and also goes well with spring clothing
colors and jeans. It’s an all-around great shoe.
I just received my shoes and they are great!!!!!! Thank you for the quick shipping.
Here is a question – are you planning to make this shoe as a ballerina? That would be fantastic for work situations.
Thank you Bob,
I just ordered my 2 new pairs of Athenas, hooray! Thank you for your help,
We are doing great here in Florida. Love the sunshine! I have the best sandals ever to help me enjoy it!
Hope all is well with you too!
Thank you so much for your kind words. I did love the sandals and look forward to watching your company grow because you really have created a great product!
Well we didn’t quite climb Mt. Everest (next lifetime) but my amazing OESH shoes took me most of the way to Mardi Himal base camp in Nepal – had to change to boots for the snow.
Pic #2 is on the trek back from the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched on a cliff in Bhutan – it’s breathtaking! Again, OESH came through!
Finally, some poolside r&r in Bali and a temple visit.
On our way home from our 6 week awesome adventure and not a day went by that I wasn’t grateful for the comfort of my OESH shoes, which now have taken me many miles and built up even more memories.
Hi! I have a pair of Lea shoes size 8 1/2 and love them for my Morton’s Neroma. I want a second pair of shoes and want to buy the La Vida shoes.
I just received Lea in grapefruit and am so pleased both with the appearance and the fit. I was worried that they would be too narrow for me, as most women’s shoes are, but I ordered my regular size (US 7.5), and they are just perfect. Many thanks!
Dear Bob and all Oesh staff,
Well, my conscience has been pricking me for not writing a thank-you note sooner…it is time!
Honestly I was so very discouraged about my feet and was losing much quality of life due to inability to even go for a walk. (See above letter).
Since the day that I picked up my shoes in Washington state on Mar. 26th, I have had hope!! The instructions you sent said to wear them only an hour or two the first few days, but they felt so good that I just kept wearing them! And walking! And working! And getting stuff done without pain! My foot problems have not disappeared yet because the few times I have tried wearing some of my other (very expensive) shoe brands, the pain and discomfort come right back. So now I am basically just living in my Lea Storm Clouds and Artemis sandals all the time! And coping well. In fact, just this morning I ordered the Athena sandals as well, just to have another sandal option without the toe strap.
I know that my feet are on their way to healing and being restored to proper function, and I can’t thank you enough for your great product. Also your great customer service, responding to my email within half an hour—that also gave me hope. And the phrase you used “We know what we are doing here” has really stuck with me and I have to agree that yes, you do! When it comes to restoring problem feet through the use of proper footwear, I’d say that you definitely do!
Thank you again!
-Lila (from Oaxaca, Mexico)
Well….I got my Lea Storm Clouds and I love them! There really was a night and day difference from when I last bought Oesh. So much more roomy. I walked 4 miles in them on Saturday and I can’t usually walk a fraction of that. I did use my orthotics, but no issues with metatarsals or neuroma. The toe box is just so much more roomy!
With Much Thanks!
Received my shoes and I am thrilled. Just what I wanted in cushion, enough but still feel the ground. Thanks,
WOW!! You are so right! I got my Lea’s today and LOVE them!! They fit perfectly and are SO comfy!! (Now I’m hoping to be able to order a pair of the La Vida’s when I can afford it! 😊)
Thanks so very much for all your help and for making shoes that allow me to feel comfortable on my feet!! 😊
AND A WEEK BEFORE…
I received my Elites today! I am SO thrilled with the fit, comfort, and quality!!
Thanks again SO much for your help!
So, I returned the size 9 and kept the 8.5, which I love…. So much that I now purchased another pair (different color)!!!! Thankx for all your help. I think the wide toe area allows me to really wear my size and not have to bump up. Love it!!!!
Hi Bob, I just had to write to let you know that I had an opportunity to wear my new LV3s all day long yesterday. They were super comfortable. I am now just transitioning to more natural footwear and have tried many brands.
Hands down, the LV3 is the best fit for me so far. Can’t wait to see when the color, oxford (dark blue) will be available in size 11.
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!
Thank you for your quick reply.
Your reply was truly wonderful. (make no mistake, that phrase is in bold font)
You have clearly and carefully considered both my order and experience and that is just terrific. Thank you. It is an unusual level of customer experience, on a Saturday, and you need to start teaching other firms how to do customer experience,
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!
You guys are really too much. I love your customer service. How can I do a review for you? I want to thank you for your kind response. I appreciate your warmth and efficiency and your product.
And have a blessed day !!
Excellent. Thank you so much! This has been the easiest exchange ever. 🙂
Want to tell you that I do absolutely love my OESH shoes. I get people asking me all the time where I got them from and send them to your site. I quit running for a long time because my feet just hurt. I run every other day now because of your shoes. This is just one of those things that happens, these were the second pair I bought and loved my first pair completely worn out :). Was actually debating on buying a third pair in orange to wear just for running as I wear them all day at work too.
Thanks a bunch,
Hope all is well. Are my Leas machine washable, like the LaVidas (OESH ed: Yes they are!)?
Just love these OESH. They have kept my feet warm all winter and provided all the comfort and benefit of the LaVidas.
Thanks so much,
I hope you could include me in the draw!
Oesh shoes have helped my feet recover and stay healthy ever since I started wearing them. Once you try one, you’re hooked(: Thank you and keep it up!
And thanks again for your great shoes. They are actually helping me with my IT band problem!
There was an adjustment period when I first started wearing them – It felt like there were parts of my feet that hadn’t been used/supporting me in a long time. But I think this was a good thing. After I got used to them, I think they helped me with my plantar fasciitis. I pretty much can’t walk around without them now, without significantly more pain.
By the way Thank You for sending another new pair of Charcoal. Your shoes are my life saver.
I have neuropathy in both feet from cancer 13 years ago and 2 neuromas on 1 foot. So needless to say I need some shoes that don’t bother my feet too bad.
I am so pleased with your service and quality of shoes. I probably will get the Grapefruit shoe pretty soon.
A happy customer
I like my lea so much that I am getting one for a friend who is a size 8. I hope you start making Lea in even more colors!
:-)… I just got home and found that they were, in fact, delivered by the USPS. Thank you so much! I have tried them on and I find that they fit perfectly. They are comfortable from the first wearing!
Thanks again, and best wishes,
I want to tell you that these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn!!
I purchased your sandals after reading about the man who walked the entire appalachian trail in Oesh sandals
I was not disappointed
Just to let you know so far I really feel so much better in these shoes—helping the old knees. I can now walk on concrete floors in stores and don’t have to grimace and look happy. Close to a miracle! Just to give you a heads up I had ordered the Lea in Grapefruit but they sent Storm Cloud which I have decided to keep the Storm Cloud since they feel so so good. So I am sending another order in today for the Lea in Grapefruit and also for an Athena sandal which I would like these for summer. Thanks for your assistance and assume I would still stick with the size 10 and you were right as to the Elite the 9.5 size.
Dear OESH Service team, your remarkable La vitas that we bought Zona, she has worn them every day at walmart and her feet don’t hurt anymore, she even was asked if something was different about her having a spring in her step.
I’m exceedingly grateful! I received my first pair of OESH shoes, La Vida v.2.0 Rococco, and I’m in love!
I’m a surgical technician in surgery and in labor and delivery, and I’m on my feet for 12 hour shifts. The last seven years, I’ve had so much trouble finding shoes that fit properly, don’t make me feel like I’m tipping forward, and are at least mildly comfortable; I’ve resorted to defeat and pain. Needless to say, I’m no longer defeated. Thank you, OESH, Dr. Casey Kerrigan, and all who make up the team that make these fantastic shoes possible!
I just placed an order for two more pairs of the La Vida v2.0 style shoes. I just adore the color combos. I noticed two colors missing this time: the black and white ones, and a purple and pink pair. Will you be getting these back in stock?
Again, much thanks for the much needed relief!
The barking dogs,
belonging to one,
So I have my new Leas and have one question: is it alright to wear them
to bed? I don’t want to take them off.
Thank you so much, just discovered your shoes and they give me great relief from Mortons neuroma!
OK – got the label printed and will take the box to the post office shortly.
I will go ahead and order the Elites now.
Looking forward to my new shoes.
Many thanks for being so nice to work with – you guys are certainly living up to your reviews online! Again, I appreciate the innovation/thoughtfulness/work that has gone into Oesh shoes. I’ve had difficult foot issues since my teens and have always wished someone would design shoes differently – and I’ve thought about it but never done it myself!
The reviews weren’t kidding when they said Oesh has great customer service, they meant it. I greatly appreciate the speedy service.
In trying on the size 10 Elites, other than being too big, they felt fabulous on my feet. I’m sure the 9 1/2 shoes will be fine. I will mail back the size 10 shoes Monday morning and await the size 9 1/2 shoes.
Again, many thanks.
Wow, now this is what I call customer service. I ordered a pair of Leas a couple of months ago, and I LOVE them–and wear them almost everyday (well, except when I have to be in the office, then I wear my “dress” Oesh shoes!)!!!
Thank you very much! And Happy 2018 to you and yours! All the Oesh I have are fabulous…and just keep getting better.
Okay… well never mind then.
I usually use Paypal anyway. And as long as I can still receive the newsletters with sales/offer/product release information no problem.
Thanks for getting my order off so quickly. I’ll look forward to receiving them.
My first pair of LaVidas have been wonderful since I bought them a few years ago. These shoes and the Elites are the most comfortable I have ever bought.
My husband was a bit peeved to see me give up high(-ish) heels but as I MOVE better it’s been a good trade-off.
Why waddle when you can walk?
Merry Christmas and all the best of the season to you and the team at Oesh!
-Amanda (from Japan)
Thank you for help! Your customer service has always been fabulous. Happy new year to you as well!
I just want to say thank you.
At only 46, I developed multiple neuromas in my feet and could barely walk. Previously super active in yoga, running, hiking etc. I got my OESH La Vida’s a day or so ago and I can walk!
I can’t believe it! I’ll be seeing my podiatrist Saturday to discuss treatment and orthotics but in the meantime my LaVida’s are the only thing I’ll put on my feet. I’ll ask him about fitting orthotics in these and order an additional pair larger if necessary.
Also, please make slippers! And boots! And anything else I am forgetting.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
I am wearing my Leas as we “speak”! Love them.
Great, thank you so much. I originally purchased these shoes when I was suffering from Plantar and they really helped me. I thankfully don’t have it anymore, I still love these shoes for Zumba – the comfort and the colors are great.
Thank you again.
My Oxford La Vidas arrived today… Annnd, my feet are in heaven…..!!!
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!
I have one pair now and i swear by them, so I’m ordering two more today. I tell every one about them.
Thank you again.
I bought a pair of the “Lea” shoes in Storm Cloud color. This is 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.
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!
My 2 pair of Oesh shoes are the only ones I wear now. my feet have improved so much that even though I may put on a more socially appropriate pair I always end up in the Oesh. hard to believe how much they have helped.
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.
THANK YOU, Bob!
Yes, it worked; I logged in as a guest. It’s Monday, so the sale is still on; I just ordered a pair of Yalie Elites. That is now my 5th pair of Oesh’s. I obviously like them a lot. They are beautiful and they do seem to help my pore ole arthritic knees. These and the sandals are great. Maybe in the future I will consider LaVida 3.0 or the new Lea’s.
Hi, Bob … just a report on the Lea: You were right. The Lea provided lots more cushion than the LV2.0. I wore them Monday as I walked all over the Wildlife World Zoo with my camera. There’s really a big difference in cushion. Then I wore them all day yesterday starting early morning with my dog at obedience class, running errands, and housework. Very nice shoes for sure! Folks at dog class were inspecting them. LOL! The LV3.0 … they fit nicely and feel really good but I haven’t yet worn them for a long period of time. I expect they will work, too, because I felt more cushion when I tried them on.
Thanks for the info … love the shoes!
My husband was suitably amazed by the 17 pairs. I had to gently explain that I bought some for other people😁I think I’ve been with Oesh almost from the beginning.
And I do mention Oesh whenever I’m with females, especially those with long work hours on their feet (nurses, teachers, etc.).
The new Leas are gorgeous and on my feet right now. These are so beautiful, even my husband likes them!
Did I mention they’re beautiful and feel great?
Still a confirmed Oesher at 67!
Oesh shoes are really the only shoes that work for me—just love them. I have quite a collection now. Looking forward to seeing the Lea Storm Cloud.
All the best,
Thanks! And just so you know, I do love my polar bears!
Thanks! I can’t wait for the storm clouds. I really want the grapefruit color but need something I can wear everyday to work. I will hopefully be able to get another pair at some point and the grapefruit Lea will be at the top of the list. Love your shoes so much. Thank you!
Have owned multiple pairs of OESH shoes and no others compare having foot issues.
After a significant knee injury, I researched shoes that might help. As an RN who works 12 plus hour night shifts, I decided to try OESH. At first, I alternated “nurses shoes” with OESH. I have definitely chosen OESH and absolutely feel the difference.
I love your shoes and they’ve cured my metatarsalgia.
I received the La Vida 3.0 size 11. This is my third pair.
I truly love these shoes,
I do like the oesh shoes. I have 4 pairs, 3 pairs of shoes and 1 pair of sandals. I have not worn anything else for the past year. They are extremely comfortable. I ordered a pair of La Vida charcoal approximately a year ago and wore them almost daily all winter and spring for I have Morton’s neuroma and it certainly helped wearing oesh shoes. Would recommend to anyone with or without foot problems!
Thank you so much. It sounds like a great idea. And when I get home I will order another pair of the sneakers. I took my new pair w/me – and not surprisingly they are covered in bike grease. But I have been so happy with them. I am very impressed with the service you have given me too. It is most appreciated.
Couldn’t live without my OESH!
Thank you so much. What great service!
Hi, just got my shoes. I’ve worn through 3 pair of La Vida 2’s and loved them. Switching to the 3’s was tough (change is hard) but I’m here to report that I love them. Super comfy. I haven’t had them on the open road yet but looking forward to it.
Thanks, stay safe
I love my Elites. Have had them for six months now and wear them everyday to work. I stand and walk all day long and my knees, ankles and feet are not as painful as before my purchase. I have the LaVida style also and I like them as well, just can’t wear them to work.
Dear OESH team,
I’ve been thinking of you because I am living the Houston flooding. As of yesterday, my family and house are ok (live close to Brazos River). In my time of physical work, I reached for my OESH and put them to work! My feet, despite countless steps and stairs, are well. Now I head to my hospital to work…
Hi, I ordered these shoes a couple of weeks ago. I LOVE them, I think I can skip my Mortons Neuroma shot because of your shoes. THANK YOU!
Dear Oesh makers,
I have two pairs of your shoes and they are the only reason I can walk four miles a day again! (I developed Morton’s Neuroma in both feet and had to give up running and even walking until I found your shoes.) Please know you have my sincere appreciation!
The most innovative shoe in the world!
Hi Bob and Casey,
I have severe hip pain related to my needing a four level fusion of my lumbar spine. I also am still recovering from septic arthritis of my left knee (strep) caused by a cortisone shot. Unfortunately, pain has become an unwanted companion.
One day I wore the Elites and really seemed to feel like the pain backed off in a very noticeable way. I am beginning to wear the Elites around the house to continue my “study.”
I will keep you posted. I think of the Elites as dressy shoes.
For me, the possibility that a pair of shoes will help me seems like such a godsend. Everyday seems to be dictated by pain.
I just want to thank you for “being there” and being a part of our community. I love your shoes.
I received my sandals and they are wonderful. I’ve been wearing them everywhere.
It has been almost a month since I first tried on my Oesh Elites, so I believe that I may now give a fair and accurate review. My review is: THESE SHOES ARE GREAT. I am in my early thirties, but I have always had ‘problem’ feet. A dancer since childhood, I damaged one of my arches at a very young age, and I think that I have broken more toes and metatarsals than I actually have. I also have a bunion on my left foot, my painful companion for the past twenty years. Needless to say, shoe shopping has always been difficult, daunting, and frustrating.
Finding shoes which accommodated my bunion without flopping off of my narrow heel was near impossible. My level of pronation always made me feel like I was ‘spilling over’ the mid-foot of most shoes, causing a painful digging sensation at my arches. The low toe-boxes on most shoes usually meant that one of my pinky toes (which sticks straight up due to multiple features and displacement) would ‘snag’ on the shoe’s upper and be yanked backwards with every other step. When I found shoes which were ‘good enough,’ I would wear them until I had walked holes all throughout them -and for I would feel forced to wear them for miles past that point.
Within the past eight years, I have read a lot more about how to care for my ‘problem feet. I tried multiple comfort brands, knowing that friends in the dance world loved clog-styles for their wide forefoot and structure, but the drop of those shoes ended up causing tension in my low back and hips. I saw physio therapists to help me take active, non-surgical steps to ease my foot pain. I then began to ‘dip my toes’ into the barefoot movement, and I have even taught myself how to make a few pairs of shoes on my own! Recently, one of my favorite ‘barefoot’ brands started to change the model of their shoes, making it impossible for me to use, and while I have enjoyed crafting my own casual shoes, I do not have the skills yet to make a ‘dressy’ shoe for work or more formal social events. I found your company through much research and review-reading, and I was hopeful that your shoes would offer a passable cross-section of my footwear needs.
I am proud to say that they are far more than passable. I have never been so happy with a first try of any shoe. Usually, I have to walk around in shoes for ages to try and decide what painful feature I am willing to accept. With my first try of Oesh, I kept walking around to try and FIND a painful feature. I could not believe the comfort, including the fact that with a raised sole, my mid-foot was not ‘spilling over’ the instep. My bunion is not pinched and the toe-box leaves room for all of my toes.
At my current place of work, I do a great deal of standing in one place. I had only been on the job a few weeks before my Oesh Elites arrived, but I could already feel pain on a daily basis in my low back, hips, and shins. After a few days in my Oesh Elites, I could feel the pain subsiding, no longer leaving each day with extreme body fatigue (and the onsetting shin splints were gone in full)! In fact, I often must run home during the work day, which involves a literal ten minute uphill run and climb up ten flights of steps, and I can do it with ease in my Elites -even after having stood for hours. In fact, the break-in period was about two days in these shoes. No painful blisters…no days of waiting for there to be room to spread my toes. The shape of Elites have the same upper benefit of clog styles, while offering a far superior, zero-drop sole which is flexible, responsive, and does not lock up one’s hips. I was ready to walk (and run when necessary) in my Elites from day one, and that has not changed.
Your company’s customer service is another HUGE reason why I must rave about these shoes. I cannot thank you enough for answering my questions, helping me make my purchase as soon as possible, and providing such fast shipping. I was shocked that, even though you are a small company, you would offer free back-and-forth shipping for exchanges. That was a huge reason to trust purchasing with you online, and I am so glad that I did. I was excited to receive my box which dubbed me an official “OESHer” -a title I now wear proudly and share with everyone I can. I am very excited to save up for my next Oesh purchase, and support your company’s creations and research.
Thank you for making a shoe which helps me to see my feet as more than a ‘problem.’ Thank you for giving me hope that I can continue to improve my mobility and comfort in shoes. Thank you for giving me options. Thank you for your excellent customer service and quality product.
I am sure you will not be able to post this entire tome on your website, but please feel free to use any part of it you would like. I also hope that you will share my gratitude and testimony with your staff because I am extremely grateful for their work!
With wishes for continued success,
Thank you for your clear explanation of how the custom sandal will help my toe stress fracture and hopefully prevent any future fractures. It is really great that I will be able to wear the sandals without a lift. And you will add a little length so my big toe won’t hang over – hooray! Love this shoe customizing 🙂
I have put the 6S sandals in the mail. I will take care of Paypal ASAP.
Magnificent customer service!
Bob, thank you so much,
I purchased a pair of Elite size 6.5 brown shoes for work and love them. I had read on another website to order Elites 1/2 size smaller and that worked. Thanks very much. Your shoes are life savers!
Thank you SO much for rushing my replacement Slate Sandals! I wore them once for about 30 minutes before I wore them to fly to China only a few days after I picked them up. Here, I wear them to walk at least 2.5 miles a day (between the hotel and the University building where I am teaching) and sometimes 5 or 6 miles around the city or hiking at some local mountain. From the very first day, they have been incredibly comfortable. I don’t generally wear the same shoes two days in a row because I find most shoes uncomfortable in some way and so alternate between various mildly uncomfortable pairs. However, I did not have room in my luggage to bring a lot of shoes, which is why I decided to give these a try. I have worn them every single day for the three weeks I have been here and they have been PERFECT. I initially balked at the price, especially because I had not been able to try them on, but I am so glad that I decided to buy them. I can’t imagine how I would be feeling if I didn’t have them! Less likely to walk a mile to try some restaurant my students recommended, for sure! Thank you for giving me the comfort to be able to happily explore during my time in China. I really appreciate the rush.
To Whomever It May Concern,
I placed an order, #7650, and received it very quickly. I have two neuromas in the same foot and have been buying shoes like crazy trying to find something that will work so I can not be in constant pain and these shoes are it! Thank you in advance for your assistance and thank you so much for making such a life changing shoe! I will make sure to let my podiatric surgeon know about this amazing product so he can start promoting it!
I started out with a Stress Fracture in my right foot last year followed by pain in my left foot which required surgery. My diagnoses were Hallux Rigidus right great toe and Craw toe 2nd metatarsal left foot. I had surgery in January 2017. I am over 60 and found out that going bare foot is the worse thing I can do. As we age we lose the padding in the bottom of the foot and the pressure as we walk is exerted on our toes. Prior to surgery my Orthopoedic Clinic had me try the Clark Wedge with a short Birkenstock insert which just made the pain worse. Two months before surgery I decided to look online and found your site. We went on vacation for 2 weeks prior to the holidays and the only shoe I wore was your La Vida. No pain at all including an ALL DAY trip to Disneyland with our grandkids. I can’t believe how comfortable they are. I am going back to my Orthopedist on Monday for my 6 week post op check up and I want to give him information on your shoes. I was told to order a half size larger and the was perfect. I also own a pair in Blue.
Hey Bob & Team Oesh —
You have just completely redefined “customer service” — at least for me.
Any place else would have just taken my return and that would’ve been the end. But you picked up on my comment when I said I wish your shoes had worked for me, and you worked with me to suggest a different style (one that addressed my issue with the wide heels) and to help me when my new Spectrum-powered email kept spamming and losing the return label.
I’m happy to report that you were oh so right, the new pair is perfect. We are going on our first walk today, and the original pair is on its way back to you in exchange.
Customer service to the absolute max.
Many many thanks,
Thanks for triple checking my size. Yes, please send me size 9.0 Elites. I appreciate the superb customer service. Thank you.
Hello wonderful people over there,
Your customer service is So Great! and Wonderful!
Very thorough, professional and fast even though it is weekends!
Thanks again, have a Blessed new week!
A lot of toe room. I can jump in these shoes.
Hi Bob, thanks for your prompt response, tip regarding cutting the laces, and unbelievable customer service!
I am happy to report that my feet seem to be improving and it’s helpful to have footwear that does not exacerbate the pain from my Morton’s neuroma. (I have 3 pairs of your shoes).
Today’s sunshine is making quick work of the snow and we are speeding into mud season. I bet Spring has sprung in beautiful Charlottesville–I was in DC last week and the cherry blossoms were still lovely.
Hello OESH Team,
I just got my shoes and I just HAD to write to you immediately [after] I got home and tried the shoes on. I don’t know how to express my delight and sudden satisfaction. I can’t say enough about how extremely comfortable these shoes are. Honestly, no exaggeration I’m dumbfounded. Shoes have been such a struggle for me because of my bunions and I just resigned to accepting the fact that every pair will hurt…. that is until I wore these! They’re the La Vida v2.0 by the way. I don’t want to take them off, I’m just walking around the house with them on, it’s ridiculous how ecstatic and elated I am. So I want to sincerely thank you, specifically thank you Dr. Kerrigan! My sincere gratitude! And they look great too!! I’m going to surf your site and look for more shoes 🙂 You’ll hear me again soon 🙂 Thank you again and again and again!!!!!
-A very happy Sarah
Just got my new shoes. It is amazing. I want to get a pair to my mom who is living overseas. Do you ship international?
Thank you so much for getting this resolved. I got the label and I will return the duplicate pair that I received.
I love the sandals. My knees are so much better when I wear them.
Have a nice day!
I wanted to comment on the impeccable customer service I have received through dealing with Oesh. The product in itself is superb- and I will be sure to order more of these comfortable shoes (ahhhh, my feet have finally found relief!) in the future- but what has earned my loyalty here in Canada is the attentiveness and warmth in my interactions with Customer Service.
Phenomenal product, phenomenal people behind the product.
Thank you Oesh! From my feet and my heart!
Everything about the experience was fantastic! Ease of purchase, exceptional customer service, timeliness in receiving product etc….
Your shoes are amazing! I LOVE them 🙂
Thanks so much for extending the promo for me. I just placed the order for the Wisterias. This is my sixth pair of OESH so I guess you can tell how much I love them!
Love my shoes! Once I put them on I don’t want to take them off! Best,
Thanks so much for your quick response. Based on your response, I put on my greenies and out the door I went. Again, that feeling of walking on a plush pillow and, boy, did I feel steady on my feet. For the first time in almost two and a half months, I walked the complex at my normal pace. I felt the problem in my foot but there wasn’t pain. I know I’m in for long-term foot exercises and massage on a regular basis to try to loosen things up but how great to have a pair of shoes that work and won’t sabotage my efforts. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’ll be ordering again.
I purchased some navy blue tennis shoes at your Charlottesville facility in December. I have bad bone spurs in the bottom of both of my feet, and have also had plantar fascitis in the past. I have found your shoes to be comfortable, with a very nice toe box.
I bought the navy La Vida 2.0 size 7. I usually wear a 6.5W or 7M. I love them. I love the wiggle room for the toes and find the foot bed comfortable. I was concerned about my big toe nail creating a hole in the top which they assured me in email had never happened before. And after 6 months of almost daily use, the fabric has stretched but hasn’t torn. The mesh in the winter wind is a bit chilly but I imagine it will be welcome come summer. I like the all-navy design – unassuming and goes with jeans and other pants. Worth every penny.
I have loved my 2 new pair of sandals and my black tennis shoes. I am telling many people in my area about your wonderful shoes and customer service.
OESH return policy and customer service is unbelievable! I ordered Elite/Dark Earth slip ons in my normal size but they were too big. I exchanged (free shipping again) for 1/2 size smaller which – still too big, so I did another exchange (free again!). I always received an immediate response on any inquiry.
Just wanted to tell you how much I love your shoes. I have arthritis in my knees as well as Plantar Fasciitis, so I did an online search and discovered your shoes. I was a little nervous to buy shoes online, but I figured I should try them because store bought shoes haven’t helped my knees much. I bought a pair of the LaVida 2.0s. I. LOVE. THEM. I can now do much more walking than I could do with other tennis shoes. My feet don’t feel cramped or sore afterwards. I also bought a pair of the Elites to wear to work. They look really good with nicer pants or with jeans, and again my feet feel so good in them. I did have to send my first pair of those back because they were a little too big (my personal opinion is that those shoes run big) so I got a half size smaller, and the new ones fit perfectly. Exchanging them was really easy. In a few months I’ll be trying out the sandals. So thanks!!
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 OESH.
Thank you Robert. I work on my feet all day as a teacher and the OESH Elite are the most comfortable shoes I have right now. I am also pregnant and the little bit of extra room is for when my feet swell up near the due date. I am excited to try the sneakers. OESH actually came up in an article I found when I googled “best shoes for pregnancy”. That is how I discovered them.
Thank you thank you thank you for the shoes. I received the 8.5 today and after a 12 hr shift at work I wanted to see if the shoes could really make a difference. Well….I was able to walk my 2 miles in 30 mins. That is so good for me. I had no knee pain ankle pain or FOOT pain. These shoes are incredible!
I just bought my first pair of OESH shoes last weekend. Feet never felt better! I very quickly increased to an hour walk in my Wisteria La Vidas, and it feels like walking on clouds! Thank you!!!
You went over and beyond what i expected and I am so pleased with not only your customer service but your product as well. Thanks to you and your team.
With much appreciation,
I am an 8 in your Athena and your clog. But I wear a 41 or a 9 in Lems running shoes. I really want the oxford color in your running shoes, but you don’t seem to have any 8.5 left so I was thinking I might try the size 9. What do you think?
I have to say, I love the Lems, but your shoes are a whole new foot experience. I had foot surgery for bone spurs on first metatarsal on right big toe almost two years ago and have other bone spurs and very “sensitive feet” my whole life. Bloody and blistered —that’s how I would describe my feet from shoes hence, all the issues with them now at 62 and very active. I will be starting to work again after not being able to do so because of my physical issues with spine and feet. It will require standing and using my body for an hour at a time. I really need more pairs of your shoes to give me the “spring” from gravity that my spine needs to stay decompressed and elongated. And my feet from not bleeding and aching. I can feel myself reaching up and away from the ground in your shoes!!!
The oxford color would be a good work option for me.
Thank you for following your passion—which will in turn—allow me to follow mine and not be in pain!!!
I have had plantar fasciitis for five years which flares up off and on. It is in the flare up stage right now. I am concerned about what size shoe to order.
I wear a dress or sandal size 7 medium shoe. I have special orthotics (sort of half size) that fit into my dress shoes. (I rarely wear heels as I am too uncomfortable walking in them). I also have full orthotics that I wear in my walking shoes. I found your discussion of how athletic shoes are not made for women extremely enlightening. Because I have full orthotics, I wear a size 8.5 walking shoe to give me enough toe room to comfortably walk.
It would be wonderful not to wear my orthotics but would like your advice about what size shoe to order and whether to wear them with orthotics or not. It might affect the size I order. Thanks for your assistance.
…and two years later, from September, 2015:
Thanks so much, Bob! You guys are the best! Have been bragging on these shoes for some time now. They have changed my life because my feet don’t hurt every day.
I have worn out my other three pair and really want to try the new color. Someone gifted me with the third pair. Also, I appreciate free (and fast!) shipping. All the best,
Your customer service is the best only equaled by the wonderful LaVida Oxford shoes. Having knee/back problems and Morton’s Neuroma, I searched for a shoe which would address these issues, offering COMFORT and SUPPORT while being worn for various activities. These shoes meet my needs beautifully; it is a treat to wear them! Keep up your good work and further success will come to OESH!
Hi, my name is Kimber, and I’d like to first tell you how amazing your shoes are. So, here goes. In my mid 30’s, I developed Morton’s Neuroma, passed down from my mother. She has it, my aunt has it, and it limits not only what shoes you can wear, but how long you can wear any shoes or even stay on your feet. I’ve searched for shoes or anything that would allow me to be more active again, even though I know I will never be able to run like I used to. When I ordered my first pair of Oesh shoes, La Vida v2.0 – deep wisteria, I put them on and it was like walking in fuzzy socks, they felt so great. This past summer, I started walking a lot, and I’m up to 5 miles a day! It’s amazing, a miracle! I can walk for 40 minutes before the pain begins, but if I walk twice a day, I can get the exercise I want and need on a daily basis, thanks to your shoes. So thank you so much for designing and selling them, you have literally changed my life in terms of physical activity. Thank you for listening and I am so grateful for your company, I love your shoes! I recommend them to everyone I know who has foot problems.
I have Morton’s neuroma and have suffered in both feet for 30 years. I had one operation but it grew back. Even as a youngster I had bad feet (pronated feet). I have searched for years to find shoes that specifically address Morton’s Neuroma and just last week located the OESH Shoes website. I ordered them, got them in two or three days and put them on last night. My world has changed. These shoes are unbelievable! Never in my life have I experienced comfort on my feet! I have had to wear all kinds of inserts, I have had several podiatrists prescribe orthotics which I paid a fortune for. I have purchased other orthotics at specialty stores and even at fairs. What a relief to have a pair of shoes that need no inserts. My bad feet have held me back from exercise, running, standing on my feet for long periods, traveling where a lot of walking is required. I have paid a fortune on shoes I couldn’t wear. These shoes are a miracle. My friend has similar problems and after telling her about the shoes last night, she ordered two pairs. I will be buying more as well! Thank you!
Thank you so much for the quick response. The first pair of Oeshs that I purchased I had only worn them a few days when I found that we were going to Universal Studios in Orlando Florida. Hoping that I made the right choice I decided to wear my new Oeshs. I was on my feet for twelve hours and not once did I have any problems. They are the most comfortable shoe that I own.
Thank you again,
I don’t know what I would have done had I not found OESH a year ago to deal with my neuroma…I applaud you and thank you all. You allow me to continue to do what I love most, which is stand on my feet in my kitchen and cook, sometimes for hours!
I am overdue in sending this rave: I DO love love love the Athenas. Great feel, great fit, great look, puts a whole new bounce in my summer. I feel like I am walking on air at my son’s 3 day lacrosse tournament at Colgate University. Stand all game? Carry the cooler for miles? No problem!
Thank you, Kellyn for the quick fix, and I am rooting for you in The Great College Quest. That school in New Haven could use a make-it-happen person like you. (See “Risky Business” if you haven’t already, even though the writers’ choice of ideal college was a little off. It will also explain why Tom Cruise got to be such a star before he went completely gonzo.)
Hello from Canada
I just wanted to let you know that since I started wearing the OESH tennis shoes I have lost 1/2 size in shoe size. I have worn orthopaedic shoes, had very expensive inserts fit for me over many years and had the supportive shoes that also cost a small fortune.
I have metatarsal osteoarthritis along with fallen arches and pronated feet.
Now that I wear OESH shoes I have rebuilt the muscles in my arches and because of this my feet are back to my smaller size and stronger. The osteoarthritis bothers me much less.
I am a nurse and work 8 hr shifts and they prefer I wear white leather when possible but have been wearing you tennis shoes. If you have a call for nurses shoes it would be awesome to have white leather elites.
I never leave reviews but these are worth a word from a very satisfied customer.
Great Sandals! I don’t know what magic you did with these sandals, but all the problems are gone- fits my foot, no slipping and sliding- fits perfectly. I’ll wear them around the house a bit and it feels really comfortable.
By the way, the Wisteria are great exercise for the legs and thighs- took a 4 mile walk and really felt a good healthy exercise stretch.
Thanks oh patient one,
I haven’t been able to take the Elites off since receiving them.
I have literally lived in my original pair of Oeshs all spring, summer, and fall–at least when I’m not at work–so I’m very glad indeed to have a pair of leather Oeshs that I can wear for the office and for winter (that covers just about every shoe season/opportunity).
Thank you again for everything! I truly appreciate all that you’ve done to help get me your remarkable shoes. Have a wonderful 2016!
Awesome!!! Thank you for the discount!! You guys worked out the kinks on the Athenas—I wore these this morning for a 90 min brisk walk with no blisters, no Mortons neuroma pain, and no clanking like the older model. I LOVE them!! They are so light and fit so perfectly, like wearing nothing–same orthopedic relief of foot pain as with earlier generation Oesh, but lighter and easier to wear.
Bob your prompt reply was great, thanks! I just went ahead and ordered a pair, and, have sent out notes to all my friends w/ailing feet… I won’t say they number in legions, but, there’s a bunch. We are going away Friday for ten days, so I cannot come in on Saturday. I am in hopes the shoes arrive b/f leaving and that they fit so I can take them with me. If they don’t that’s OK, we’ll have someone getting our mail and I can try them when we get home. There’s perhaps a gender thing with women and shoes and I think you addressed many great points in your site as well as the DP article. Years of literal abuse has caused such dysfunction and pain, so these new designs are really exciting. And if the first pair we try doesn’t work, we’ll try another.
Thank you so much,
I loved my Elites so much that I just ordered the LaVida v2.0 Oxford.
Can’t wait to receive them! The soles on these shoes are amazing. I love wearing my Elites!!! Thanks again for the great customer service!