Alegria Supports Nurses

Nurses have fast become our new superheroes, aiding in the COVID-19 fight while carrying on their everyday duties from delivering babies to helping a senior recover from a fall. As always, Alegria by PG Lite® is behind them every step of the way with a collection of Professional styles that deliver on comfort and support. Functional and fashionable, the shoes feature easy-to-clean leather uppers, while underfoot there’s a cushioned footbed and slip-resistant outsoles.

We at Alegria are looking forward to keeping the next generation of nurses safely on their feet.  

What to Look for in a Nursing Shoe

There are several factors to consider before selecting a nursing shoe that meets your personal and professional needs. The following tips will help you find just the right fit and style.  

  • COMFORT
  • FUNCTIONALITY
  • DURABILITY
  • STYLE

     

      For many nurses today, 12-hour shifts are the norm. That can mean racking up from three to five miles per shift on hard hospital floors. To combat all that wear and tear on your feet, a comfortable pair of shoes is just what the doctor ordered. Alegria offers a range of trend-driven looks from its Professional series built around a proprietary comfort system that features a footbed designed with layers of soft polyurethane, cork and memory foam, which molds to the natural contours of the foot. The footbeds are even removable, so you can add your own orthotics or replace with a fresh pair of Alegria footbeds sold separately. And, don’t forget about Alegria’s extra comfort details such as padding at the instep and heel quarter for a one-of-a-kind fit.

   

   In order for shoes to perform their best, they need to fit properly. There are some simple steps to follow to make sure you get the right fit for your foot. If you haven’t had your feet measured in the last year, it’s time to stop by your local shoe fitter or find a measurement guide online. As we age, our foot size can change, often getting longer and wider. These changes are typically due to gravity or the result of weight gain. With Alegria’s offering of Professional styles in medium and wide widths, it’s easy to find a customized fit. Next, underfoot support is essential since the fat pads that cushion the bottom of the foot grow thinner as we age, resulting in greater impact to the body. Here, Alegria’s unique cushioned footbed design comes into play with its layering system that features soft polyurethane, cork and memory foam.

     

      Alegria's Professional collection incorporates long-wearing, slip-resistant, polyurethane outsoles. Many styles also feature Alegria’s signature rocker bottoms designed to help promote a more natural walking motion and better posture. The collection has even been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance. Over 35 years ago, the APMA established the program to inform both podiatric physicians and consumers about products whose quality, safety, and effectiveness allow for normal foot function and promote good foot health. The APMA approval board, which is made up of ten podiatrists, wore select Alegria products for 30 days and tested for comfort, shock absorption and durability.

     

   Just because you have to wear a uniform on the job, doesn’t mean you can’t express your personal style when it comes to your work footwear. Alegria's Professional collection is inspired by the leading shoe trends and includes the versatile clog and classic Mary Jane. To coordinate with today’s scrubs, the shoes are available in a wide range of solids and novelty prints that include geometrics, florals, and even fun animal prints. The uppers will continue to look like new since both the leather and vegan styles are treated with a stain-resistant coating for easy care.

COMFORT

      For many nurses today, 12-hour shifts are the norm. That can mean racking up from three to five miles per shift on hard hospital floors. To combat all that wear and tear on your feet, a comfortable pair of shoes is just what the doctor ordered. Alegria offers a range of trend-driven looks from its Professional series built around a proprietary comfort system that features a footbed designed with layers of soft polyurethane, cork and memory foam, which molds to the natural contours of the foot. The footbeds are even removable, so you can add your own orthotics or replace with a fresh pair of Alegria footbeds sold separately. And, don’t forget about Alegria’s extra comfort details such as padding at the instep and heel quarter for a one-of-a-kind fit.

FUNCTIONALITY

      In order for shoes to perform their best, they need to fit properly. There are some simple steps to follow to make sure you get the right fit for your foot. If you haven’t had your feet measured in the last year, it’s time to stop by your local shoe fitter or find a measurement guide online. As we age, our foot size can change, often getting longer and wider. These changes are typically due to gravity or the result of weight gain. With Alegria’s offering of Professional styles in medium and wide widths, it’s easy to find a customized fit. Next, underfoot support is essential since the fat pads that cushion the bottom of the foot grow thinner as we age, resulting in greater impact to the body. Here, Alegria’s unique cushioned footbed design comes into play with its layering system that features soft polyurethane, cork and memory foam.

DURABILITY

      Alegria's Professional collection incorporates long-wearing, slip-resistant, polyurethane outsoles. Many styles also feature Alegria’s signature rocker bottoms designed to help promote a more natural walking motion and better posture. The collection has even been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance. Over 35 years ago, the APMA established the program to inform both podiatric physicians and consumers about products whose quality, safety, and effectiveness allow for normal foot function and promote good foot health. The APMA approval board, which is made up of ten podiatrists, wore select Alegria products for 30 days and tested for comfort, shock absorption and durability.

STYLE

Just because you have to wear a uniform on the job, doesn’t mean you can’t express your personal style when it comes to your work footwear. Alegria's Professional collection is inspired by the leading shoe trends and includes the versatile clog and classic Mary Jane. To coordinate with today’s scrubs, the shoes are available in a wide range of solids and novelty prints that include geometrics, florals, and even fun animal prints. The uppers will continue to look like new since both the leather and vegan styles are treated with a stain-resistant coating for easy care.

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