Women's G-Defy Ion Athletic Shoes
Re-energize your life with the Ion. When it hurts to move—when your joints seems worn by years of abuse—when managing foot pain, aching joints, knee or back pain seems to have become your full-time job—you need maximum protection—maximum pain relief only the Ion can deliver. With a midsole 30% thicker than the original, clinically proven VersoShock® pain relief sole, the Ion wraps your foot in comfort. With a maximal sole for those who need extra cushioning at the arch and forefoot, the Ion promises increased balance, stability, and support to ease the pain of plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, bunions, stress fractures, and more. Need even more reasons? Every pair of Ions include our exclusive Corrective Fit orthotic as a free bonus—a podiatrist-grade solution that restores joint alignment for lasting pain relief and comfort. Minimize discomfort and maximize your performance with the Ion. I made some very minor changes in the above
✔MEDICARE / HCPCS code = A5500, may be eligible for Medicare reimbursement
✔ BREATHABLE MESH UPPER produces proper ventilation & flexibility
✔ REMOVABLE INSOLES to accommodate custom orthotic support
✔ FRONT ROLLING FOREFOOT DESIGN Smooth movement and stability. Reduces foot stress by isolating 28 bones 30 joints, and over 100 muscles from harm
✔ ROOMY TOE BOX extra room for comfort and better blood circulation
Ratings & Reviews
I will buy these shoes, again & again!!!!!!!!!!!!
by DB, the walker
I absolutely love these made in USA shoes!! I wear sz 8 wide width, so, I bought 1 size up 9 ww, i put the extra insert in, & it fits perfectly!! These shoes are so COMFORTABLE!!!! I have plantar faciitis and they help tremendously!! If you buy 1 pr, u get 10% off, 2 pr 20% off, 3 pr 30% off, they're worth the money spent on them!!!! Thsnk you, gravity defy company!! Keep up the great work!!!!;)
I recommend to my nursing peers. Got great pain relieved.
wish I had found you sooner
Bought these for plantar faciitis
by Bev, an active senior
I bought these hoping to control my plantar faciitis, and could not be happier. I've bought an additional pair of sandals and casual shoes for myself, a pair of walking shoes for my husband (who has flat feet) and a pair of walking shoes for my mother. We are all extremely satisfied with these shoes. What a difference in everyday activities and all day walking. I encourage anyone concerned about taking care of their feet to get a pair.
I bought these shoes four months ago and wear them most days. No flare-ups of plantar fasciitis. We have been on two vacations and I have walked miles in them with no pain in my feet, hips or back. I wouldn't be able to do that without these shoes. In fact, in the morning I hobble around until I'm back in my shoes. Thank you for so much comfort and the ability to enjoy my life. I have passed my catalog on to someone I know who is on her feet all day long. My only complaint is that I have been trying to order a dressier shoe and can't get my size.
FIXED MY PAIN!!!!
by Stands on concrete
I recently had a broken bone in my foot and was in a lot of pain. I stand on concrete all day and teach classes and could never get away from very sore feet even before the break. When I received my shoes I did as instructed and put the yellow sizing insert in first. The shoe fits perfect and I can now walk around with no pain. I can feel the cushion between me and the hard floor and I am now actually a few inches taller lol. I will be ordering a few other styles from GD to keep my feet happy and pain free.
Problem with shoe material
Shoe is comfortable, but top at big toe and at bend of toes mesh has torn for no reason, just normal walking use.
I have heel spurs and have orthotics from foot doctor. I didn't even need them with these shoes. I just use both insoles that came with the shoes. They are very comfortable and wide enough. The only complaint I have is after wearing them for a couple of weeks a hole in each shoe appeared in the mesh area above the toe where it creases when walking. After a couple more weeks the holes got larger. They aren't the whole way through just the top layer of the mesh. If it wasnt for that i would have rated them 5 stars instead of 4.
Amazing relief from my plantar fasciitis!
by New Gym Member
I recently joined the gym and was having excruciating arch cramps, to the point that I had to stop frequently due to the pain. I have had this issue in the past, but never this bad. My trainer said it sounded like plantar fasciitis, so I began my search for ways to help ease the pain. Found these shoes (the Ion) and cannot believe how well they work! I can get through my entire hour-long workout now; I'd say that my pain is reduced by 90%. I would recommend these shoes to anyone suffering from plantar fasciitis. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is because the color choices/design are pretty unattractive. I got the black/white, and the white really accentuates the way the shoe is built up around the bottom. They look silly, frankly, though the relief they give is well worth it. I see there is now a gray/blue version that looks a bit better, but how about some more neutral colors (with the bottom half of the shoe the same as the top, so the height/huge bottom portion of the shoe is not so obvious)?
The comfort is well worth the buy
A year later and I am satisfied with this buy. I work 12 hour shifts in healthcare and these shoes are with out a doubt one of the best for comfort. The wide flat feet I have means that by the end of the day my dogs were killing me. These shoes help me cope with that misfortune. The spring makes a HUGE difference in the ease of walking. Although it is not advertised as slip resistant, It performs well in slippery situations. My critique is some of the aesthetics. The accent color starts to fade after a few months. Also, since it is used for healthcare I would prefer it to not have the mesh. I know gdefy has the work shoes but they just don't look like they would be as awesome as these are for my kind of foot problems.
I wish I could have tried them on first
I used the print out for sizing and wound up with a shoe at least a full size to long and wide, probably worse since I tried putting the fitting insoles in. I'm sending them back for a refund. I didn't even have a chance to walk in them as they would have fallen off my feet.
Not quite sure yet
These shoes were highly recommended to me so I thought I would give them a try even though they are pricey. When I tried them on, the right foot seems a little bigger than the left for it slips on my heel some. I have tighted the strings so much I am afraid they will not last very long. Went for my first 4 mile walk and my feet didn't hurt but the shoes seem heavy. I usually try to "jog" some on my walks but wasn't able to due to the weight. Trying to decide whether to keep trying them or return. Any suggestions?
Best Atheletic Shoe I have ever owned!
I have arthritis in my ankle from a talus break about 10 years ago. I dreaded the thought of walking around Disneyland for 5 days, knowing how much pain I would be in. I worried I wouldn't be able to walk the whole time and would have to sit out. I walked the entire time! I wouldn't say I was pain free, but the pain I felt was tired "Disneyland" feet, not from the pain in the ankle from the injury. I am 100% sold on these shoes, I am back to try other types of shoes. I have never written a review, and I knew after my first day at the park I would be writing one as soon as I got back! Thank you! It is more than a shoe to me, I am making memories because I can walk more without pain!
I love my shoes!!!!
I have worn gravity defyers for years. This style in particular for 3 years. I never wear anything else. No ankle or knee pain and no more plantar fasciitis!! Your have to wear them a little at a time for a few days. I wore one pair every day for 2 years and they still look new!
Love these shoes my feet feels so much better plan on buying more
I love these shoes they help my feet I can walk again. I plan on buying more they do costs but boy they do help I am on my feet all day.
My knees are happy!
I had been suffering knee pain for the past month, and I even had to ice my knees a couple of times for the first time in my 46-years of life. These shoes truly are wonderful. I choose them very time when I go out and walk my 87-pound golden retriever. I highly recommend these shoes.
Best shoe ever
I walk 6-8 miles a day.....was experiencing foot pain and hip pain.....but no more....these shoes are the best I have ever owned!!!
Most comfortable athletic shoe I have ever worn!
by Austin Texas Native
Excellent shoe for anyone with foot problems. Love the stability and cushioning!
Best Athletic shoe there is !!
I had Achilles tendon problem. Wore a medical boot for 3 mths, I needed to find something with full 2" heel height to help ease that. These are the best athletic shoes I have ever bought & I was an athlete for many yrs, I have a high instep & arch & wide width across toe area. Also sometimes even in other popular, expensive athletic shoes, the depth of the toe box is not tall enough and puts pressure on toe nail area, even though shoe is a wide width, NOT the case with these. I ordered my regular size 9 1/2 wide and they fit perfectly. I have expensive arch inserts, but did not need them with this shoe. NEARLY PERFECTION in every way u could want.
In Love these Shoes
by Kelly the Home Depot associate
I work at Home Depot in the garden center. I've got a bad knee and by the time I get home my entire body was in pain. I did a lot research and decided I would spend the money and try them out. After one 8 hour shift it was amazing. My knee didn't hurt, I had more energy, plus it felt like I was walking on a trampoline all day. I don't feel the cement, rocks or anything else I walk over. I actually have been tell everyone I know about them and spending the extra money is well worth it.
My miracle shoes
by Patricia F
Love these shoes. I can't tell you how much pain & pressure they relieve from my knees and hips. If I could wear them to bed I would. My only complaint would be I wished that the toe area would be a little wider. Other than that, these are great shoes and would definitely buy more. Very lightweight too.
Best shoe ever made!
I have so much foot and ankle pain. I would hurt so bad every time I walked, whether just around the house or for long walks, I was contemplating giving up my walks. I couldn't find a doctor that could help. These athletic shoes saved me. I cannot wear the other styles but I love the athletic style. They are fantastic. They seem to run a little small so I order a size 10 instead of 91/2. I have recommended these shoes to others and have had the pleasure to witness the benefits when they also loved them. Eternally grateful to the inventor of these great shoes. Thank you with all my heart!
I will buy this shoe again
I work in a hospital and I am on my feet all day. From the minute I put these shoes on it was wonderful! The Iokia quick straps make it easy since I have arthritis in my hands and feet and it is easy to put on and take off. Thank you again and again.
I would definitely be buying more sneakers from Gravity Defy
Best sneakers I ever wore.Bought Ion app 2 months ago and helped my planters facitais tremendously..Buying my second pair . Would highly recommend to others..Told my knee doctor and he's buying a couple of pair and passing the word around to his patients...
I will buy this shoe again.
I love this shoe! I am buying my second pair. I'm so happy with them. I work on concrete floors full time and they lasted 6 months. Usually shoes only last 3 or 4 months. My knees ankles and legs did not ache every evening! Well worth the investment. I read reviews that they run small, so I ordered 1/2 size bigger. Perfect!
I bought these for Christmas gift for myself and I'm finally coming around for a review on them after wearing them they're comfortable and it feels like walking on a marshmallow I don't have heel pain I'm thinking of buying a second pair there one of my favorite so far I can walk fast and stay on my feet standing for hours I also suffer from Heel Spurs these are my sneakers for now on love them
Arch : 5% said it High Arch
Width : 3% said it Feels too wide