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Launched in 2008 by a leading maker of therapeutic footwear, Alegria® by PG Lite has become a place where happiness meets wellness. The Spanish translation for Alegria means joy and happiness and Alegria feels that shoes should make you happy. Backing the belief in color therapy, Alegria's bright and unique prints are not only fashionable, but are sure to enhance your mood. With the bold colors and prints on their popular Paloma mary jane and unique rocker outsole, people from all walks of life including nurses and doctors are now able to add personal pop and comfort to their uniform.
Each pair of Alegria shoes are hand-stitched and made from genuine leather and suede with their signature rocker bottom outsole. Alegria shoes not only look good on the outside, but also make you feel good thanks to the Perfect Fit Footbed System and rocker outsoles. Their patented, interlocking footbed system features arch support and is loaded with latex, memory foam, and cork to create a uniquely perfect fit every time by forming to the natural contours of your foot. The greatest aspect of all with Alegria's footbed is that they are removable giving you the opportunity to insert you own custom orthotics if you choice to do so. Not to be forgotten is Alegria's special rocker outsoles. Engineered to roll naturally so that you reduce heel and central metatarsal pressure, the lightweight rocker outsole also encourages proper posture and a normal gait.
Whether you are a full-coverage shoe customer or like to spice it up with clogs and mary janes, Alegria footwear is sure to impress you with their style and comfort. With collections such as the Professional Collection, now doctors, nurses, chefs, and hairstylists can enjoy fashionable workforce footwear that not only looks good, but is also stain and slip resistant. Seek color therapy. Seek comfort and style. Seek Alegria.
Based on the rave reviews, I expected this shoe to be much more comfortable than it was. I purchased the hippie chick Dottie in a size 43 for an upcoming trip to Europe because I need a good walking shoe. I wear a 12. Immediately the shoe was a lot stiffer than I understood. My big toes were also hitting the front of the shoe wall at times. I figured I just needed to break them in for the day. By mid-morning I noticed my feet were extremely hot inside the shoe, which feels like a hard Birkenstock material. Although the arch support and the cushion are fine, the feeling inside the shoe is extremely warm to the point that my feet had actually swollen. Sending these back.
I wish I'd tried Alegria shoes years ago!!! I have arthritis, fallen arches, hammer toe on one foot, and tendon problems. I also have stability issues with my ankles and was worried I'd be stuck wearing Fatbaby's because of that. Also, because of foot and ankle pain and shoes that didn't help those issues, I also started having hip pain. I kept thinking a shoe that nurses love must be great and I'm so glad I bought my Alegria Paloma Pro shoes especially with the pretty floral design. I LOVE these shoes...I have been wearing them everyday since they arrived and my feet are in heaven. I walk without pain and the pain in my hip is gone as well. I can't say enough good things about these shoes. If you have foot problems get a pair. I feel silly saying this but it's true, these shoes have improved the quality of my life. I am so grateful to zappos for the one day delivery and excellent customer service. I am looking forward to buying more from this brand. I hope Zappos will carry Alegria boots because they look great too. BEST SHOES EVER, WISH I'D HAD ENOUGH SENSE TO BUY THIS BRAND YEARS AGO...I LOVE THE ALEGRIA PALOMA PRO!!!!!
I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this shoe, and I'm glad I did, since I ended up purchasing a 38 instead of my regular size 39. The quality of the shoe is great, the arch support and overall footbed is fantastic, and I would definitely purchase Alegrias again.
Had to send these shoes back two times. Thankful for Zappos free return shipping!!! I usually wear a 9-9.5 so I bought the 39. DID NOT FIT! I returned the 39 for a 40 and my toe is still at the end of the shoe. Once again, returning for a 41 (women's 10.5- not even remotely my size). Hopefully the third pair will fit. I'm a nurse and several of my work friends have these shoes and love them. I'm just ready to find my size!
These are super cute, but unfortunately did not work for me. I have a very wide foot by my toes but a very narrow ankle, and this shoe slipped on my heel quite dramatically. This is a common problem for me and has more to do with my unusual anatomy than anything else - if you don't have extremely narrow ankles these might work great. Otherwise these shoes were very comfortable, insole was cushioned and had decent arch support. Well-made shoe but I have to keep searching due to my particular foot problems!
I'm crazy in love with these shoes! So very cute and were comfortable from day one. The only problem I've had is that the velcro (after a year) has worn out and it's a little tough to keep the closure ... closed. I love them so much though, that I may just have to order a 2nd pair. I can wear them all day at work, sometimes up to 12 hours, and my feet NEVER hurt. I wonder if Alegria would replace the velcro for me since the shoes aren't worn out yet??
The Black Emboss Paisley shoe is very nice. I like black shoes but plain black often looks like I'm wearing my farm irrigating boots. So the Black Emboss Paisley helped with that problem. The Alegria Alli Professional is a full coverage shoe which I prefer. It can be hard to get your foot into the shoe due to the extent of full coverage but it gives me so much support I don't feel like the shoe will fall off or I'll slosh around in it and twist an ankle. The regular insole that came in the shoe made the shoe seem too shallow for my toes and instep so I ordered the Alegria Wide Insole Replacement. This made all the difference for me. I have worn the shoe for a full week now and am very happy. The shoes are cute, comfortable, provide great arch support and cushion for my sensitive feet. I can hardly wait to put my shoes on in the morning...they feel that good. Thanks Zappos for your great customer service and allowing me to find the right shoes. I advertise for Zappos all the time!
I've been looking for an everyday loafer to wear with my casual sun dresses, leggings and shorts. I've found it in the Alegria Taylor. They provide the necessary support needed for me to run behind my young granddaughter, for walking my little Yorkie, and going on day trips with my husband. They are very stylish and I love the easy care patent finish. The insole has a great cushion and I don't feel leg fatigue while wearing them. I find that they are even more comfortable when I wear the no-show nylon lace peds/footies. I always look polished and put together when I wear them and always receive numerous comments, as well.
Very comfy shoes while being very stylish. Beautiful pattern in the leather. Highly recommend.
These shoes were a bit too small especially across the top of my feet with the insoles that they came with. However, I took out the soles and put my orthotics in these shoes and they fit much better. I have very high arches and my orthotics also help with metatarsal pain. I have had the best luck with these brand of shoes for my "problem feet". They feel good and look great. You can even wear them dressed up.