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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.
This is my first pair of Alegria shoes. I got the Paloma's in the blue color. And they are too cute! I'm in my 50's and people are stopping me asking about them who are much younger than me. I have problem feet. Very narrow, pronate and painful soles. These are so comfortable. The arch support is great and the soles are cushy and create no pain. I was was able to make the strap tight enough for my narrow feet. The only thing I would do differently is order a size up. I am a 10 and got a size 40. My toes come very close to the end. I was afraid with my narrow feet to get a 41, as shoes usually become wider as they are longer.
I love these shoes! Within the last three years I've had a blown out knee and two broken toes ( different accidents) and comfortable, stable, stylish shoes are a real problem. I usually wear steel-shank hiking boots for stability but that's a difficult look to pull off 24/7 for a woman. These offer GREAT side to side support along with great arch support, as well as being just sooo comfy. I bought them in Hippie Chick Dotti to wear to an outdoor wedding - and felt comfortable spending hours on my feet standing and dancing. Wearing these fun shoes with flowy black pants and a lacy purple sweater, I got several questions on what brand and where to get them ( ZAPPO'S, of course!). They required no breaking in, were soft and comfortable from the beginning - but - I do find that wearing a low-cut Peds sock increases the comfort. They don't show above the line of the shoe for me. I wear a size 10 ( but with sensitivity from my broken toes sometimes that can be bit tight) and purchased a 41 which is perfect. The velcro strap adjusts and holds them on my feet. I would highly recommend these to anyone needing secure comfortable shoes that are a bit stylish - but my thought is if you're going to go with these go bold. the more conservative leathers look like orthopedic shoes - but in the more lighthearted patterns they are fun and funky. Wear them with attitude!
Comfortable shoe but not really my style, which is why I am returning it. I normally take a size 6 in shoes and 6.6 in sneakers. I ordered 2 different Alegria shoes both in a 36. This one fit while the other was too big. I have learned sizing can vary depending on the style shoe. Hopefully Alergria will correct this problem. Thank you Zappos for the great service!
Cute shoe but it doesn’t fit. I normally take a size 6 in shoes and 6.6 in sneakers. I have since learned Alegria has different sizing depending on the style shoe. It’s crazy they have 2 size charts. Just standing in the shoe I could tell it was very comfortable. I did not exchange because I thought it looked more like a winter shoe than a spring shoe. If I can somehow figure out sizing I may try another style. By the way, Zappos you are the best! Fast efficient service and when ever I have had to talk to someone in customer service they have been so nice. You are unique. I wish every company was just like you.
Nice looking shoe. Monster insert though. Can't get my foot in the shoe.
This is my 2nd pair of Alegria shoes. My first pair was Belle. I bought the Black Dazzler Paloma and they destroyed my feet with one wearing and now they can not be returned. The back of my heel, the side of my inner arch and the side of my toe have all been rubbed raw by a 1 mile walk.The material of these shoes is not very soft like I thought it would be. I'll need to be more careful when I buy my next pair.
I love this shoe, but I just can not wear penny loafers. The seam over the baby toe is very painful for me.
The Velcro was a poor design choice, they come undone frequently when just walking normally. For shoes over $100 this absolutely should not be an issue.
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!!!!!