Women's GDEFY Ion Athletic Shoes
Re-energize your life with the Ion. When it hurts to move—when your joints seem worn by
years of use—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 the clinically demonstrated VersoShock® pain-relief sole**, the
Ion wraps your foot in protection. With a maximal sole for those who need extra cushioning
at the arch and forefoot, the Ion is designed for increased balance, stability, and support
to ease your pain. Need even more reasons? Every pair of Ions include our exclusive
Corrective Fit orthotic as a free bonus—a podiatrist-grade solution that helps with
plantar fasciitis* by restoring joint alignment and supporting your arch for lasting pain
relief. Minimize discomfort and maximize your performance with the Ion.
plantar fasciitis* | diabetic friendly | 8 hour comfort
- VersoShock® patented technology is clinically proven to relieve pain in the ankles,
knees, feet and back by up to 92%*.
- Front Rolling Design designed to reduce foot stress by isolating 28 bones, 30 joints,
and over 100 muscles from harm.
- Roomy Toe Box intended to improve circulation by relieving stress on your toes
- Removable Insoles to accommodate custom orthotic support
- Free Podiatrist-Grade Corrective Fit Orthotics included– $50 Value. *Orthotics can
help with plantar fasciitis and provide full-body alignment and perfect biomechanics to
help with pain relief.
**In a 2017 double-blind study by Olive View UCLA Medical Center.
Ratings & Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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 recommend to my nursing peers. Got great pain relieved.
wish I had found you sooner
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!!!!;)
by Tee Tee
I needed a comfortable shoe because I suffer from Planter Fasciitis in one foot. My job requires me to be on my feet six hours a day, five days a week and I had been searching for a shoe to accommodate my needs. The moment I tried this shoe on, I knew they were the ones for me. I absolutely love the trampoline type feeling in the heel when I walk. I would highly recommend anyone to give these a try. I will definitely be considering buying another pair for outside of work as well!
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)?
I will definitely purchase these again.
I wear them most of the time. They are very comfortable, and I place great importance on comfort. Very sturdy. Someone noticed them in a store, and asked me what they are like. I told him that once you put your foot in them, you would mortgage your house to buy more. I am ordering more today. I have recommended them to everybody I know.
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?
I put it on and felt like running.
by Ms. Big Foot
I had these shoes for two days. Day one, they weren't great because I put my orthotic in without the provided innersole. My feet hurt. Day two, I put back the included innersole with my orthotics on top and spontaneously started running. Running and walking fast felt effortless. I was bouncing along the sidewalk with none of my usual foot pains. I noticed that when walking slowly in these shoes, I didn't get the bounce.Therefore, it made me feel like walking fast and I got lots of good exercise all day. When I got home, I usually leave my shoes at the front door. But, I found these so comfortable, I didn't want to take them off. The innersoles made all the difference in absorbing shock. A little heavy, but once I got used to the weight, I love this shoe. Will buy more.
I found Comfort and much needed support in this shoe.
I like this shoe. I have weak knees and my ankles roll in, so finding a shoe that helps me walk without pain and discomfort is a pleasure. These are supportive and allow me to wear my orthotics with them. I would tecommend them to anyone who needs a lot of support.
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.
back to buy again
I've been buying Gravity Defyer for a few years now and I'm not even sure how many pair I've bought. At least 4. I have this style currently and it's been working so well, I got too comfortable and started wearing other shoes to work. Well, that was okay for a while but then I started having trouble with my plantar fasciitis again so I'm back in my Gravity Defyers again. And since they're a little worse for wear, I'm back to buy another pair. I'm normally pretty cheap when it comes to shoes but these are well worth the expense.
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.
I have lower disc pain & not able to walk far or for long. I got these shoes, put my own orthotics in & in 2 days, I was walking straight and the pain was decreasing. After a few more days I walk straight and tall and no longer have pain. I plan to order another pair in a different color. It sounds "too good to be true" & I am not easily swayed, but after trying everything else I figured I had nothing to lose & I don't want surgery. Truly love these shoes!
I will for sure buy again and again!!!
I’m in love!!!! Finally I have a shoe that works for the pain I have in my feet!
<br>I loveeeee these shoes!!! Did I say I loveee these shoes!!! :) I will always be a return customer!!!
<br>I did a Google search for: gym shoes for hurting feet and this company popped up.... I’m so happy I didn’t give up on looking... I love the non-impact feel on heel... and now I can get back to walking proper again...
<br>I’ve never spent this much for a gym shoe before and yes I’ll always love a discount at times when they happen... but with this shoe it’s worth it!!!
<br>I’m a customer for life!!!
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.
These shoes are outstanding! My feet, lower legs and back hurt when I stand for to long. I have tried so many different types of shoes and I finally found the perfect ones will definitely will buy again!!!
Best Shoe Ever / Life Changing
I already have a pair of mighty walks, which are wonderful, so I decided to try another pair of Gravity defyers. I love this shoe even more then the Mighty Walks. I have the world's worst feet. For years I have been on a quest to find a shoe that would not hurt my feet. I had never found one, until I found Gravity Defyers. This shoe has truly been life changing. I can now walk without my feet killing me. They are so comfortable. I am amazed. I never thought that I was actually going to find a shoe that allowed me to walk and feel good on my feet. HIghly recommend.
Great excellent sneakers these are the only sneakers that I can also use have tried other expensive sneakers and also had to return them but these are my everyday use the only thing that’s a bit akwards is the high heel looks a bit funny looking wish It would be a little stylish overall there wonderful to walk in I’m also on my feet 8 hours food service supervisor and Have plantar fasciitis but these are like marshmallows walking with them no more pain love these I would order over and over again I have had these for just over 2 years
Deffently would buy again!!
I work in retail and I am on my feet 10 to 12 hours a day. I needed a comfy shoe, so my back, legs, knees wouldn't be so sore. So I decided to try these shoes. THEY ARE AMAZING!!!! MY BACK ,FEET AND KNEES FEEL GREAT!!!. But the only thing I wish the carried different colors instead of black in slip resistant shoes, with a composite toe!! Otherwise Great Shoes.
These shoes made my workday much better!
These shoes have almost diminished my knee and hip pain. I have RA and have had knee problems. I didn’t realize how misaligned my body was to compensate for the pain. You have to follow the directions and wear them and get used to them. They have changed my life.
I am buying this product again.
by Hurricane Bec!
Bought these to help with a hammer toe issue, and needed a wide toe box, but my whole foot feels better. Love them.
LOVE these shoes!
I have plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. These shoes are amazing! So comfortable and my feet don't hurt even after a full day at work. I will definitely order more!!! Extremely happy.
Arch : 3% said it High Arch
Width : 2% said it Feels too wide