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Dr. Andrew Weil’s Integrative Footwear Review

Living in Florida, I was devastated when my podiatrist informed me that I could no longer wear my favorite everyday sandals because it does not provide enough support (or go barefoot) because it exacerbates my extremely painful foot condition known as heel spurs.

My day brightened when I learned that Dr. Andrew Weil has a new line of integrative footwear that uses the AMS Aided Motion System™ to “combine innovative and clinically proven technologies that will take you where you want to go, balanced, energized and in comfort.” This really got my attention and then I took a peak at the styles and was really impressed with this fashionable line of stylish footwear for women and men.

The secret is “balance and alignment from the ground up” so after reading more about the footwear line I was very excited to try the Restore sandals in black. I selected my exact size and it was the perfect fit. I took a deep breath and tried on my new sandals and I could not believe how comfortable it was to wear. The excruciating pain from the heel spurs was minimized while wearing these sandals and I even got the “green light” from my podiatrist. I wear these shoes everywhere and feel a spring in my step that I haven’t felt in a long time unless I am wearing bulky orthopedic sports sneakers.

Additional benefits of Dr. Andrew Weil’s Integrative Footwear include the potential for:

  • Easier movement
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Improved balance and posture
  • Less fatigue
  • Relief from aches and pains due to overpronation
  • Reduced risk of leg and foot injury from misalignment

I am very impressed with my first pair of sandals that I have tried in the collection and it is perfect for heading to the gym or my yoga class, walking the dog, lounging at the pool or the beach and running errands. I have always loved to walk because it is healthy and so relaxing but it has been very difficult because of my foot condition. Though I still have painful heel spurs, I can function so much better when wearing my sandals and I even wear them around the house to avoid going barefoot and getting a scolding from my doctor.

You are invited to check out Dr. Andrew Weil’s Integrative Footwear website and learn more about these fabulous sandals. There are several informative videos that show you how it works in action. There is also a store locator so that you can see for yourself how comfortable these shoes really are to wear. I will definitely be checking out more styles in the collection at my local Dillards department store very soon.

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*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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