Men'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 shown 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
2014 bought this shoe
I bought this pair of shoes in 2014, in southern Delaware. Well worth the drive!! When I put them on? It really felt like walking on clouds!!! They refreshed every step I took. A bit pricey ! Yes I will buy more!!
Very pleased with shoe
I have prodruding bunions and rather flat feet. Gone through many sneakers, hiking boots and shoes in atttempt at finding comfortable footware. I walk 4 miles a day, these gravity defer sneakers a better than anything else I've worn. I gave it a 4 star rather than 5 since the jury is still out on wear our durability. Walking 4 miles a day I go through a sneaker in 3 months. If they last that long or more I'm ok with the durabity.
Gravity Defying Ion Athletic Shoes
by This is a dumb question.
These shoes were purchased for my husband Rob who is a full time grain/hay/cattle farmer and does all work related to that field. The shoes provide good foot stabilization and reduce impact from walking on uneven surfaces. He has plantar fasciitis in both feet and these shoes are providing great comfort. I would recommend these shoes for everyone. Good color and style selection as well. N Grandt
Wish they were in my normal size
by Christopher -
Ordered wide width but only had a 11.5 max size at the time (I'm a 12). My feet hurt due to heel spurs and I really wanted to try these shoes. They feel great though my feet fit the shoe end to end. I'm a die hard N*k* shoe person but these shoes make my feet feel a lot better. Would like to order work boots but they don't have 12 wide in the type I would like.
Very comfortable and light weight!
by Tim’s wife
I bought these shoes for my hubby. We purchased two pairs of shoes and these were on back order, which allowed us to order the right width. He bought xwide, but those felt too loose, even with the insoles, so we went with the wide and they were a perfect fit. He is standing straighter and said he feels good wearing them. He is concerned with the cost but if they prevent all kinds of other issues, they are well worth the price.
Great fitting shoe
My standard shoe is a 9.5. I first purchased a 9.5 in this show, but it was too short. Then I ordered a size 10, and the fit is perfect. I have narrow feet and the insert they provide make it fit better. I have all kinds of issues with my feet and legs, but this fit eliminates all of my discomfort. A great buy and fit! I also purchase two more casual shoes and the fit is similar.
Thank You !
by Charles David Patterson
I have ran mostly 25 miles per week for 40 years and of course have had foot pain at times. Last year I thought my time on the road were over with heel pain and tried these shoes. I am amazed at the way I have lost all of the pain.
Love these shoes!!!
I’ve had these for 6 months and they are my favorite shoes ever.
by Penny Ebeling
1st time buying , I absolutely love it . My left foot used to hurt after a long night of waitressing, since I've had them I no longer have pain in my left foot. I also feel the core in my back is getting stronger
Im an airline employee and on my feet all day. The shoes are very comfortable and takes a lot of pressure off my feet. I just hope they last as long as advertised well see. Overall great product!!
The best shoes, no pain on my Planter fasciitis or my back
by Jack of Clark
I will recommend to anyone.
High price for a chinese shoe.
I bought a pair of mens black athletic shoes a few years ago and gave them to a navy veteran friend who was having foot comfort problems. He has had them for about 3 months and his foot comfort problems are solved. He has ordered another pair since and swears by gravity defyer athleetic shoes. I agree. I bought a pair of casual shoes from gravity defyer and the verso- shock sole is nothing like the athletic shoes. If I had known that I wouldn't have bought them. It seems to me that the quality has fallen somewhat. As soon as your prices get a little more reasonable I'll buy another pair of the mens black athletic shoes. If that doesn't happen, so be it. Best regards,
Got as a Birthday gift
by Bill Freitag
My wife got these for me as a birthday present and I was really upset with her because of the price. She insisted that I wear them and see if I liked them. I have had lower back pain for years. Walking in these shoes was life changing for me. I feel like I'm walking on air and the spring helps cushion the jarring on my back. Needless to say it was the best birthday present ever!
Now my only shoe
This is all I wear now, from gym and work out to board room to Black Tie. Tossed all the expensive dress shoes even. This is my shoe! Love it.
First time buyer of this product
My first time buying these gravity defyer shoes. I had my knee replaced, plus I have/had other foot and knee issues and was looking for a shoe to replace my new balance with a roll bar and extra support for my weight. This ION shoe is working just fine after about 60 days of use. I anticipate they are going to be my new shoes for the future. I will also try the Extora II and the Super Walk shoes based upon gravity defyer marketing ads.
Bartender on feet all day
I walk eight miles a day @ work. I stand w/ leaning over to reach -handing over stuff starts to get you in the middle back. HAVING GOOD SHOES WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I ALWAYS bought the thirty nine dollar shoes @ Kohl's then went to Kisser Permente pharmacy for $30.00 insoles (whatever) now a $70.00 nothing. This was the best thing ever. It starts and corrected some new and small foot issues for me. If I continued to use the $180.00 "SAS" Work shoes my foot condition would have gotten worse.
by Happy Husband
My husband has found these shoes to be very comfortable and perfect fit. He said they are the best shoes he has worn in years! Only disappointment is that within four months they are wearing down on the outside heels.
I've bought 4 pairs already
I've bought four pairs already. Ive notice the past 3 pairs would make a noice on fhe heal after a while. But the ions dont. But the ions wear out fast. The front of my toe started to tear. But then again its being a year that I've being using them. So yea ill buy another pair. I want to say that this shoes did help me tremendously with my foot pain. I walk alot at work and this shoes made a diffence.
I bought these shoes for my husband to try because of the discontinuation of his previous shoe. It was very comfortable and very close to what he had before. He really liked them but they began to squeak when he walked and he despises that. He won't buy another pair because of that reason.
I will buy again
Love these shoes! Takes a bit to get used to them. I have arthritis in both feet. And was painful to walk. Glad I found these shoes!
I recommend this shoe often, esp when someone comments that they look comfortable. My feet used to hurt so bad I could hardly get out of bed. Now my feet only bother me when the shoe is wearing out. I do feel they wear out quickly, however, I walk a lot at work and replacing them often outweighs the pain I used to have.
Perfect walking shoe
The shoes feel amazing. You could walk for miles and miles and miles with the shoes and never feel any pain at all. Justvery comfortable walking.
Great on my plantar fasciitis
Great shoes, funky color but took my pain away, I recommend this shoes to everyone I know.
The colored stripe on the Ion between the sole and the upper started rubbing off within the first week. Disappointing for a $150 shoe. Either make the stripe solid in color not coated or make the entire sole one solid color. The Gamma Rays are flashy but avoid this problem. That is the way to go. I benefit greatly from the technology built into these shoes, but the issue described makes them look substandard in a hurry. I see it as a huge marketing flaw.
I have bought these shoes before and I'm buying them again. I have chronic back pain and for my job I'm almost always on my feet. I was surprised that while wearing these I actually had less pain than I would by wearing different shoes. These are now my favorite shoes to wear. I can now do my job with less pain to my back.
Arch : 2% said it High Arch
Width : 2% said it Feels too wide