Fall Fashion 2016

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Alegria Glee Monarch

Put down your glass of rosé and pick up a pumpkin spiced treat, fall is here! You know what that means. Time to break out the layers of scarves, knit sweaters, and tights. As you change your nail polish from Essie Pink Parka to OPI Malaga Wine don’t forget to transition the rest of your style too!
We did the work for you to pull together the need-to-know notes so you can enter Fall 2016 just as fiercely as you’re leaving behind Summer 2016.

One can hardly talk about style without mentioning one of the biggest game changing events in the industry’s calendar-New York Fashion Week.

Every year designers, models, and celebrities descend upon The Big Apple to watch runways in hopes of becoming trend setters at the time honored celebration of all things cutting edge and glamourous. Our notes come directly from authorities on the matter- Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. Here’s the scoop:

Bold florals are here to prove spring time isn’t the only season for flower petals and palm fronds with  Tory Burch’s line of dresses and shirts. The boom of blooms on black reminds us of our own Winter Garden colorway boldly displayed on the classic Paloma and many other shoes this season.

Alegria Paloma PRO Winter Garden

The butterfly embellishment is in full effect and Valentino’s trench combines the established trend of military inspired outerwear with this surprising pop of color and whimsy. Just as surprising a pop of whimsy can be seen on a Facebook favorite our ours- the Glee slide-in.

Alegria Glee Monarch

Two of Fall 2016’s bigger inspirations at NYFW include the military inspired pieces with a specific nod to the nautical branch and athletic wear paying homage to the street style of the 90s.

Before you don your double-breasted coat in everyone’s favorite navy blue hue be sure to pick up a pair of your own standard issue Izzy boots to get in formation with this trend.

Alegria Izzy Boots

Looking for something a little lower profile but still highly functional for your sportier side? The Essence in Posh Pewter adds a shine to your shoe collection while being on point with designers obsessing over all that glitters.

Alegria Essence Posh Pewter

Speaking of color- this fall highlights elements of warmth, shine, and gloss. You’ll be seeing plenty of red, rust, mustard yellow, and oranges in rich tones paired with gold and bronze metallics and high gloss varnishes.

Now that you have the outline of what to look for in your new fall favorites don’t ignore what you already have in your closet as you take your fashion from the cabana at Miami Beach to the orchard in Martha’s Vineyard.

Be sure to layer in your cozy new pieces with ones you already have on hand. A red dress paired with a black blazer makes a warm weather favorite go a little further. A pair of booties matched with a leg baring pair of leather shorts is an encouraged blend of the seasons.

Alegria Indi Hickory

Likewise, wearing sandals with layered outfits- don’t forget your “rule of three”- is another way to make the move towards cool autumn evenings. We have one sandal that is the perfect combo of Fall 2016’s deep yellow and bright metallic finishes.

Alegria Colette Posh Gold

Not quite into toe-bearing fashion as you approach October? Transition a little more gently with this crossover sandal in a red hue that is seen much on recent runways as it is on the turning leaves. Just remember, ladies- no matter how you transition your summer footwear leave the white cotton socks out of it.

Alegria Jemma Red Butter

Booties, leather accessories, scarves, and chunky knit sweaters all evoke Saturday afternoon hay rides and tailgating. So take a deep breath of crisp air and raise your tea latte to the official arrival of autumn weather and fall fashion.

Where comfort and fun meet…

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One of the many exciting annual events at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds….

The Dixie Classic Fair is all fun and games…that is, until you’ve walked all over the fairgrounds 5 times and your small children want to walk through the rides and games a few more times!  Your feet are in excruciating pain and now your children are pulling at you to keep up. Your friends are begging you to “just make it to the next ride!”  Oh my gosh, you feel like you’re walking in high heels and your feet are going to fall off and your legs are going to break if you take one more step!  You try to put weight on one foot at a time or dig your toes down to take the pressure off your burning heels.
Well, that’s only a temporary fix.  Instead of thinking about where the next bench is or when your next break will be, you should be enjoying yourself, the company you keep, and the many thrilling events and rides the fair has to offer.  That’s what the Dixie Classic Fair is all about!!!

If you’re looking to be able to take in all the sights, walk for hours while maintaining constant comfort, look no further than Alegria Shoe Shop!  Based locally out of Winston-Salem, a hop, skip and a jump down from the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, Alegria Shoe Shop is the World’s #1 Distributor of THE most popular comfort brand, Alegria Shoes!

Alegria Shoes Paloma Winter Garden Professional Mary Jane
Alegria Shoes Paloma Winter Garden Professional Mary Jane

Alegria Shoes were developed to provide unparalleled comfort, and maximum support to its customers without compromising style.  Whether you want to rock a pair of mules, boots, sandals, or even an athletic shoe, you can find a style and color to match your personality and lifestyle.  Most unique feature is their removable and replaceable insole that forms to the natural contours of your feet.  You’ll always feel like you’re wearing a new pair of shoes!  Our signature footbeds are made up of memory foam, cork, and latex for a cloud like feel.  Alegria Shoes are definitely the shoes of choice to wear when trekking around the fairgrounds.  The rocker bottom ensures proper heel to toe walking motion and relieves lower back pain and knee pain! The only thought on your mind will be, “Where can we walk next!”  Taking a spin on one of the fair rides?  Lace up the popular Essence sneaker to be sure you won’t lose a shoe while zipping around and upside down on one of the fair’s many rides!

Alegria Seville Tetrus Blue
Alegria Shoes Seville Tetrus Blue Professional Clog

Don’t forget the Barnyard Zoo!  Keeping your shoes nice and clean is easy with Alegria’s easy to clean shoes!  Our Professional Line is slip resistant, stain resistant, and some are even water resistant so no worries about getting them dirty while visiting your favorite animals.  Alegria Shoes are versatile, so whether you’re at the fair, out on the town, or at work for a long 12-hour shift, you are sure to find a shoe to get you through the day both in comfort and style.  Shop our wide selection of hundreds of colors, styles and sizes you can enjoy at The Dixie Classic Fair, and really, any event you’re going to!  We assure you comfort mixed with a fashion forward look you can pair with all attire.  We feel confident Alegria will be your daily go to shoe!  Now get out there in your Alegria Shoes and enjoy your ride on the Himalaya!  Just wait to eat until after!

We've Got Your Back!

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Alegria Shoes Paloma Jazzy Black Nursing Shoes

When you're on your feet all day or night, your soles aren't the only thing that can hurt at the end of your shift. Calves, knees, and even your back can suffer if you don't have the support you need while you work. You might think about orthopedic shoes but can't force yourself to buy those ugly white "nurse" shoes just to feel better. You don't have to crimp your style anymore because we've got your look, and your back. See how feeling good can look great with Alegria Shoes.

What Happens When Your Shoes Aren't Supportive?

Shift work usually means hours of walking or standing. If you stand for more than two hours a day, your chances of short-term problems such as muscle cramps and backaches increase. More than two million sick days are used every year by people with work-related foot problems, especially by people working in:
  • Retail
  • Healthcare and Nursing
  • Food Service
  • Mail and Package Delivery
  •  Education
  • Tour Guide Services
  • Hair Salons

In any profession, standing on your feet for more than five hours a day increases your risk for more serious pain and injury. Wearing shoes that don't support your feet, combined with long hours of standing, can result in:
  • Varicose veins
  • Swelling, numbness, and tingling in the feet and legs
  • Risk of falling, muscle sprains, and broken bones
  • Joint damage
  • Back and neck pain and spasms

The simple solution to all of these problems is to wear supportive shoes.

What Makes a Shoe Supportive?

There's more to support than just a thick sole. Orthopedic shoes cradle your feet and provide support by cushioning the soles from the impact of the many steps you take during your shift. Other benefits of orthopedic shoes are that they:
  • Support arches
  • Align feet properly
  • Allow blood flow
  • Prevent blisters and bunions
  •  Provide comfort

Orthopedic shoes help you avoid all of the risks associated with standing on your feet all day. But many people think they have to sacrifice fashion for comfort.

When You Want Pretty Shoes and Support

It's true that the mention of orthopedic shoes brings to mind those ugly white shoes that nurses used to wear. But Alegria has combined all the health benefits of orthopedic shoes with the latest styles and colors, so you can look and feel your best. With an insole comprised of cork, memory foam, and latex, these shoes conform to your feet and keep you comfortable, absorbing impact without added weight.

If you like the look of a classic clog, the Alegria Clog offers a variety of textures, colors, and prints. A few of the choices you'll find in this style are suede, tooled leather, and patent leather.
If you prefer a Mary Jane, the Alegria Paloma gives you additional support behind the heel and a rocking sole that supports your every step. Colorful prints to coordinate with your mood include mustaches, flowers, mandalas, feathers, buttons, and even a whimsical chain mail print.
Another favorite is the Alegria Keli. This professional nursing shoe gives you ultimate slip-on comfort with plenty of style. Crocodile, snake scale, and imprinted leather are a few of the fashionable textures to complete your outfit. Add a pop of color with prints in puzzle pieces for Autism awareness, intergalactic stars, girlfriends on the phone, plaids, and flowers.
Alegria Classic Posh Pewter

Alegria Paloma Hieroglyph

Alegria Keli PRO Sapphire Snake

So, where can you get these pretty, yet powerful, shoes? Visit us at www.alegriashoeshop.com -- that's where to buy all the latest styles and colors to keep your back strong and your feet comfy.

Spotlight Fall 2016: Alegria Debra I Heart U Red

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Alegria Shoes Debra I Heart U Red Professional Comfort Shoe

Alegria is harvesting the new Fall 2016 Collection and it’s coming in HOT!  Red hot actually!

Although the Debra Professional shoe was designed for those in healthcare, we've long known that ANYBODY can enjoy the style and comfort of this amazing shoe! The Alegria Debra I Heart U Red will be a game changer for your wardrobe this fall.  For those of us wearing scrubs, I Heart U Red will certainly turn heads on the hospital floor this season. Wearing these Debras outside of work is just as easy with casual denim capris or distressed skinny jeans for kicking it downtown for a wine down Wednesday atmosphere.

Red shoes aren't just for Dorothy

Wearing red shoes this fall might seem daunting but there are a couple things that make the Debra I Heart U Red an easy choice:
  1. UNIQUE COLOR: The soft, distressed red leather upper has an enchanting embossed heart pattern that will stand out, without STANDING OUT.  So you can pair them with a striped sweater or colored denim and not look like you just got dressed in the dark.  This print is fun and easy and far from overwhelming.  
  2. VERSATILITY: Need to ride your bike to work? Check! Toes and heels are safely covered in the Debra. Grinding out a 12 hour shift at the hospital and want shoes that not only look amazing with your scrubs, but feel amazing too? Check! Heading to dinner with friends wearing skinny jeans and your favorite button down? Check!  I Heart U Red is versatile.  It makes changing from day to night easy and effortless.  Who doesn’t need some of that in their life?!

Alegria Shoes Debra I Heart U Red
Alegria Shoes Debra Professional in I Heart U Red

The Alegria Shoes Fall 2016 Collection is arriving each week with so many other cute prints like the Classic Teal Tooled, Glee Monarch, Paloma Winter Garden, and more.  Explore the new crop of shoes at www.alegriashoeshop.com and click on Fall 2016.

Are you ready for BOOT season?

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Alegria Shoe Shop Boots Clearance

It may still feel like it's 100 degrees outside, but the end of summer is in sight! August is upon us bringing a few cooler nights, Back to School buzz, and a penchant to transition our summer wardrobe into fall. There is no better way to make this transition than with your favorite boots....Booties to be exact!

Alegria has what's trending and we have them on SALE! What makes Booties the perfect go-to shoe for transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall? Well for starters they are short enough to show off your legs while still giving that awesome rustic, fall outdoor flair you crave. Try pairing the Alegria Eva with your favorite little black dress or leggings this weekend.
Alegria Shoe Shop Boot Clearance - Eva Tawny
Alegria Eva Tawny
Alegria Shoe Shop Boot Clearance - Eva Burgundy
Alegria Eva Burgundy

Another favorite for transitioning into fall is the classy and oh so frilly Alegria Hannah boot. Pair the Hannah with leggings or jeans to instantly upgrade the look.

Alegria Shoe Shop Boot Clearance - Hannah Autumn Poppy
Alegria Hannah Autumn Poppy

For a more casual look try the Alegria Ever. Pair the Black Embossed Paisley with a sassy little denim skirt or match with your casual business attire for Friday at the office!

Alegria Ever Black Embossed Paisley

Transitioning your wardrobe this season will be fun and on trend with Booties from Alegria Shoe Shop!  What do you think? Share your ideas on transitioning your wardrobe this summer in the comments below or show us how you style your Alegria Booties on Instagram using #alegriabooties.

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The Alegria Fall 2016 New Shoe Collection

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Alegria Shoe Shop Fall 2016 New Arrivals

If you’re a nurse, doctor, teacher, hair stylist or anyone else who spends the majority of your work day on your feet, you know it can take a toll on your comfort levels and your health, especially if you’re fashion-conscious. But expressing yourself doesn’t have to mean no support and aching feet at the end of the day. You can have the best of both worlds with Alegria Shoes. Take a look at our Fall 2016 New Shoe Collection for a great selection of colors, styles and comfort for nursing and busy professionals.

Why Alegria?
You spend more time on your feet than you might think. Nurses walk an average of 4-6 miles per 12-hour shift. Teachers can walk nearly nine miles a day, and hairstylists spend their entire shift on their feet. Any job that has you on your feet for more than two hours a day can cause muscle fatigue and back pain, and can increase your risk for musculoskeletal disorders. Poorly fitting shoes, shoes with no support and worn out shoes can all contribute to the problems of being on your feet all day. Alegria Shoes counter these problems by:

  • Providing a curved sole that gently rocks your foot and reduces the pressure on your feet and legs.
  • Including replaceable insoles that conform to the natural contours of your foot.
  • Promoting perfect posture and superior arch support with their unique shape.

Alegria Shoes come in a variety of sporty, fun and sophisticated styles to fit your mood as well as provide comfort. And they all clean up easily with a damp cloth, so you don’t have to worry about any of life’s little (or big) messes ruining your shoes.

Nursing Options
Many nurses don’t have a lot of choices when it comes to fashion -- unless you’re one of the lucky ones who get to choose your own scrubs. For the rest of you, standard issue, bland colors are probably the norm. But no matter what type of scrubs you have to deal with, your shoes express your own personal style. And you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for appearance when you choose Alegria Shoes for nurses and professionals.
If you’re looking for mule-style nurse shoes, the Alegria 2016 Fall line offers the stunning Kayla PRO in blue Icey, Licorice Soft Serve and Monarch with pops of colorful butterflies. The partial heel cap keeps the mule from slipping off your foot while you’re making your rounds.
Alegria Shoes Kayla PRO Licorice Soft Serve
Kayla PRO Licorice Soft Serve

Teacher’s Pet
Whether you’re chasing a room full of kindergartners or keeping up with the racing hormones of high-schoolers, you want to look good and protect your feet from fatigue. The Alegria Fall line will keep your feet comfy and give you the fashionable look you want.
Mary Janes and Clogs are both classic fall looks, and Alegria has the colors and textures to compliment your fall wardrobe. Accent stitching adds extra flair on the Belle Raked Garden and Classic Posh Pewter styles. Want something sporty for all those fall games? Alegria Essence comes in delicate black-and-white rose, navy winter garden and a beautiful Monarch butterfly print.
Alegria Shoes Classic Posh Pewter
Classic Posh Pewter

Your New Do
When you’re a stylist, you may want the attention on your hair, but if your feet hurt, you won’t look your best. Give your feet the new do they want this fall by pairing your smock with a red plaid texture of the Seville Cherry Cube or silver Chrome Cube. Sapphire and Garnet Snake textures of the Keli PRO will also keep you feeling sophisticated and smooth. And for sassy sparkles, try the Alegria Paloma in Jazzy Wine, Black or Blue.
The only question you’ll be asking now is where to buy these wonderful shoes. Visit us at alegriashoeshop.com to browse all of these and more of the newest fashion statements for Fall 2016.
Alegria Shoes Seville Cherry Cube
Seville Cherry Cube

5 Styles to Keep You Feeling Happy When You're Pregnant!

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Alegria Shoe Shop - 5 Styles to Keep You Happy When You're Pregnant

You may not be able to see your feet when you’re pregnant, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t still feel great! Alegria shoes can provide much needed relief for your tired, achy, and swollen feet.  Whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall you can still look pregnancy chic in a pair of Alegria shoes! Don’t let a little thing like walking or even standing get you down because your feet are aching. Instead, embrace these daily activities with the help of comfortable, supportive, and stylish shoes from Alegria Shoe Shop.

Key to the Comfort

The key to the comfort has always been the patented Alegria removable insoles. Alegria shoes feature removable and replaceable insoles so your shoes can grow with you during your pregnancy. How is that, you may ask. Well the insoles are available in medium and wide widths and fit in almost every style of Alegria shoe.  So if your feet are feeling a little swollen simply exchange the included medium width insole for a wide width insole and feel instant comfort!

Year-Round Comfort for Mom-to Be

  1. Classic Clog: During the crisp, chilly fall and winter months you may want a shoe that will keep your feet warm; however,  no one wants to deal with laces, buckles or boots when you can barely reach your toes! The Alegria Classic Tan Yeehaw gives  you a wonderful fall feel with rich cognac brown tones and a soft embossed leather texture and is easy  to slip on without assistance.  It also has a roomy toe box so your feet have room to breathe.  The Classic Tan Yeehaw also features a slip resistant polyurethane outsole engineered to produce a natural rocking motion making safety and comfort a top priority for you and baby.
    Alegria Shoes Classic Tan Yeehaw Clog
  2. Athleisure Glee Slip On: For something a little more sporty try the new Alegria Glee slide in shoe. The elastic band across the instep makes sliding your tootsies into this shoe very easy. The elastic band is not restricting, it’s very stretchy and moves with you for all day comfort. In addition, the Alegria Glee also has a removable shim (a secondary, thin insole found under the main insole) in case you need a little extra room or width in the later months of your pregnancy.
    Alegria Shoes Glee Slip On in Monarch
  3. Carina Sandal: Being pregnant during the summer is no picnic, but Alegria shoes can help
    make it bearable. During the warm spring and smoldering summer months, grab a pair of sandals from Alegria Shoe Shop to help cool off. 
    The Carina Gemboree is one of the most beloved and top selling Alegria Carina Sandals, and there's no mystery as to why!  Featuring a full rocker bottom and  built-in memory foam insoles with superior arch support, this sandal is perfect for an expecting mother! A stylish and sophisticated button covers a Velcro strap which provides additional adjustability to this flip flop style sandal.  Not to mention, a Velcro strap is perfect for adjusting sandal size to fit before, during, and after your pregnancy. 
    Alegria Shoes Carina Gemboree Sandal
  4. Jemma Crossover Sandal: Another fantastic option is the Alegria Jemma crossover sandal. The Jemma Red Butter is an Alegria sandal that will make you feel extremely safe and secure thanks to the two adjustable straps, one at the instep and the other around the heel. Also, the full rocker outsole and patented Alegria form-fitting insoles help reduce stress on feet, legs, and back resulting in all day comfort.
    Alegria Shoes Jemma Red Butter Crossover Sandal
  5. Karmen Slide On Sandal: Last but certainly not least we happily recommend one of the mainstays of the Alegria brand, the Karmen sandal. Dress up your maternity wardrobe or go casual with the Alegria Karmen Pewter Dazzler Sandal.  Karmen is all about comfort for the spring and summer with easy Velcro closures allowing you to adjust the fit across your toes and instep and the patented replaceable insoles will have you felling like you're walking on air! Hands down the Karmen sandal from Alegria Shoes has achieved every comfort and security feature an expecting mother wants and needs and it’s super stylish!
    Alegria Shoes Karmen Pewter Dazzler Sandal

Don’t limit yourself to boring shoes (or just plain house slippers) during your pregnancy. Spice up your outfit and remain comfortable with Alegria Shoe Shop no matter the season!  We love feedback! Tell us how Alegria Shoes have helped keep your feet happy!
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