Summary

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what walkers think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The Vionic Tate came highly recommended by almost all of the owners because it was very comfortable to wear for extended periods.
  • A myriad of users were happy with the arch support on this model because it prevented overpronation.
  • According to plenty of consumers, the trainer fit perfectly.
  • Given how this model was able to relieve foot, leg, and back pains, numerous shoppers noted that the price was acceptable.
  • Several folks appreciated the lightweight construction of the merchandise.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several purchasers complained that the trainer ran long, but the forefoot was narrow, while others stated that it was short.
  • The Vionic Tate’s footbed disappointed some wearers because it lost its plushness quickly and the arch support caused discomfort.
  • A few testers griped that the collar chafed their Achilles.

Bottom line

The Vionic Tate exceeded the expectations of buyers when it came to comfort. It relieved pain in the lower extremities which made up for the price. Critics also lauded its lightweight construction and arch support. However, there were complaints about the size running long for some and short for others. There were also issues about insufficient cushioning and too much arch support. But in the end, it was a well-loved walking shoe because it prevented overpronation.

Facts

Use: All-day wear, Travel
Arch support: Stability
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Mesh upper
Features: Orthotic friendly | Lightweight | Orthotic friendly
Foot Condition: Flat feet, Overpronation, Plantar fasciitis
Price: $130
Weight: Men: 9oz
Brand: Vionic
Colorways: Black, Grey, Red
Size
Small True to size Large
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  • The Vionic Tate is an all-around trainer created for active men. It is meant to serve as a walking companion for both casual promenades and outdoor adventures.
  • The upper employs a soft engineered knit for a lightweight and breathable coverage. A synthetic overlay at the heel adds support and stability to the rearfoot.
  • The platform is made of a cushiony EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam which buffers the impact of foot landing. At the bottom, the forefoot and the heel sections are lined with rubber for grip and abrasion-resistance.

The Vionic Tate comes in a range of men’s sizes, from US 7 to 13 with half sizes in between. It is offered in a standard D – Medium width. The shoe tends to run true to size and width. Due to the orthopedic construction of the footbed, it is recommended to wear the trainer only for a few hours a day within the first week to let the foot adjust.

The underside of the Vionic Tate is guarded by a durable rubber compound. It is placed in the forefoot and the heel areas where protection is most needed. The diamond-shaped lugs add traction on smooth surfaces.

A full-length EVA foam layer delivers primary cushioning in the Vionic Tate. It compresses upon impact and restores its original form when the pressure is removed.

Additionally, a removable EVA footbed is placed on top of the midsole. It is covered in mesh to keep the underfoot aerated.

The upper unit of the trainer utilizes an engineered knit material. It features a combination of smaller and larger ventilation pores to deliver a balance of support and breathability. The knit also has a soft nature to wrap the foot in a comfortable, chafing-free way.

A synthetic overlay forms a heel counter at the back of the footwear. It renders stability in the rearfoot section by keeping the heel securely inside. 

The interiors of the shoe are covered with a mesh lining which ensures freshness and comfort. The lightly-cushioned tongue and collar also contribute to the pleasant in-shoe experience.

Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, endorses the Vionic footwear for its ability to provide the foot with natural alignment and support.

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