Step into Spring with the Dr. Andrew Weil Integrative Footwear New 'Functional Fashion' Collection

Collection addresses survey feedback highlighting foot pain and comfort

Mar 22, 2011, 10:05 ET from Weil Integrated Footwear

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Andrew Weil Integrative Footwear, featuring revolutionary AMS Aided Motion System™ technology, today announced its 2011 spring collection is now available for purchase online and in select retail locations throughout the United States. In conjunction with the new "functional fashion" spring line, the company released survey results from over 3,800 respondents, providing surprising results that most people do experience pain from walking.


The spring 2011 collection features four new women's sandals, including: Seek, a strappy sling back; Portal, a sling-back sandal; Charm, a slide sandal; and Hope, a slide sandal with embossed Labyrinth print. Styles are available in a variety of spring fashion colors including white, bronze, light grey and navy metallic leather and lavender and red nubuck. Retail prices range from $89.95 to $119.95 and can be purchased at select Dillard's,, and better comfort shoe stores.

"Recently we conducted a survey in which 71 percent of respondents reported having foot or leg pain in an average week while walking or moving around," said Phillip Vasyli, co-founder of Weil Integrative Footwear Collection.  

"Footwear should support, not hinder, a person's natural motion and comfort.  We designed our shoes and sandals to address consumers' concerns and provide real relief to the 88 percent of respondents who clearly seek shoes that can significantly reduce pain when walking," continued Vasyli.  "Additionally, 53 percent of the survey respondents stated that 'comfort' is the most important factor in buying a pair of shoes. Our spring collection addresses consumers' demands for functional, comfortable and fashionable shoes."

Founded in collaboration with Andrew Weil, M.D., internationally recognized leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, and Phillip J. Vasyli, Australian podiatrist and founder of the award-winning Orthaheel® technology, Weil Integrative Footwear features proprietary AMS Aided Motion System™ footbed technologies that offer balance and alignment from the ground up.  The 1st Ray™ Flexor Zone assists forefoot mobility and gait efficiency. The Tri-Planar Motion Control™ footbed aids rearfoot alignment and function.

"People who wear Weil Integrative Footwear are likely to enjoy easier movement, increased energy efficiency, less fatigue, improved balance and posture and relief from aches and pains caused by over-pronation," explains Vasyli.

Andrew Weil, M.D., donates all of his after-tax profits from royalties from sales of Weil Integrative Footwear products directly to the Weil Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting integrative medicine through training, education and research.

For more information on the 2011 spring collection and/or to view informative videos on the health benefits of walking and the Weil Integrative Footwear collection, please visit

About Weil Integrated Footwear

The Weil Integrative Footwear Collection is created in collaboration with Vasyli LLC, whose founder, Australian podiatrist Phillip Vasyli, is among the world's leading producers of orthotics. The line's primary styles include sandals for both men and women and walking shoes for women. Each design incorporates the proprietary AMS Aided Motion System™ footbed technology developed by Vasyli. For more information, please visit

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