Sunday, August 5, 2018

Ladies Do I Have a Giveaway for You! Choice of Emeril Lagasse Women's Shoes

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my Emeril-Lagasse-shoe-loving-own.

Comfort in a box? You betcha'
These Emeril Lagasse Shoes have revived my achy, tired feet!

Before I became a stay-at-home mom, I worked in a place where business attire was required. I didn't mind at all. My fashion sense was keen and dropping a few hundred dollars on a pair of high heels didn't phase me in the least. Quality was needed for my heels because I lived in them. I remember trekking around Europe and even Las Vegas (where there is a lot of walking) in high heels without even being phased. Fast forward to my new life, and things have changed. A lot. Not only am I older (high heels and older age don't seem to go so well together for me), but I also now have a job where the pay is not enough to drop a few hundred $$ on shoes (are you kidding me? Not happening) and I stand on my feet 95% of the day (ahh to that 5% when I get to sit at my desk), primarily on a concrete floor. By the end of the day, my feet hurt! Heels for this job were never considered, and I quickly learned cute flats weren't going to do the trick, nor were cute flats with any of the batrillion types of insoles I purchased in an attempt to find comfort. So...what's a gal to do? Research!! 




I got a great list of shoe types to consider from a fellow blogger who did the same kind of work I do (thank you, Susan..visit her blog,The Contemplative Cat) and my oldest son reminded me of how comfortable his Emeril Lagasse shoes (yes, that Emeril) are for him at his job. I wrote about those here. I remembered that they do have women's shoes too, and out of curiosity, I headed over to the website. Oh sweet victory, they had shoes that would work with the casual dress code required where I work.


There are no ties to these shoes, so they can't be considered too casual (yes, that's a thing where I work). They have elastic stretches at the top, to make it easy when you're putting them on and taking them off, while still allowing you to have a comfortable fit.


There is a pull on the back too, if you like to hold on to that while you put these on. I've not had to use the back tab, but it's handy if you need it. There are a few choices for women on the website, and I selected the Cooper Pro shoes in black (they also have white) with agion antimicrobial technology, which constantly resists microbe growth. I thought these would go best with my dress pants, and they do. In fact, I predict I'll be wearing black dress pants quite a few times this year, just so I can have these shoes on my feet all day long.  


And that padding you see is built-in memory foam. Ahhh, how I love built-in memory foam. This little perk makes all of the difference in the world for me in either coming home, making dinner, and sitting on the couch to fall asleep (not wanting to, but it just happens), or coming home, making dinner and having the energy to want to play a game, watch a little TV with my boy, or take a walk instead. It is no secret that tired feet wear you out, so finding a pair of shoes that allows you to make the maximum of your awake time, both during and after work, matters a lot to me. The official name of the foam? Balanced Active Movement Memory (or BAM!) Foam Insoles. You knew it was coming. :) The molded EVA mid-sole provides maximum support to help battle fatigue, and it works like a charm. 


Now let's talk soles. Emeril shoes all have a grooved-sole bottom that is slip-resistant. Why would that be important at my job? Well, there are several instances I can name, but one that instantly comes to mind is running. Yes, teachers run, though I never advise doing it.

Last year during the state testing, we gave our students tickets in the computer lab if they remained focused during the entire battery of tests, that would admit them to the gym afterwards for a celebration party. No ticket, no party...no exceptions. At the end of the tests, I escorted my students back to the classroom and promptly remembered that I'd left their tickets in the computer lab, 2 buildings away!! I got a class sitter and took off running (time was of the essence, they were getting ready to go to the gym). It was raining outside, but I didn't have to worry about that, there was a concrete overhead to keep me dry. Never mind that, others had come in from the outside, and the entryway, despite having a large rug was wet. In my lightning speed state of running (just humor me while I insist I was running at a speed to rival FLASH), I ate it, big time. The dean and another teacher he was meeting with rushed out of their office, because of course their door was open and they witnessed the whole thing. There was not time to waste though, so I assured them I was okay as I got up and started running again (something I'd never let my students do), telling the two left in my dust to not replay that tape and laugh over the summer. ;)  The thing is, I had on shoes that got slippery when it was wet!! Had I had these on, albeit I shouldn't have been running, perhaps I wouldn't have fallen down. 

I have other 'oops, I fell down!' stories, because I tend to be a go-go-go person, but I'll spare you (and now that I think of it, I'll be more careful).

Two more quick but important points to make, and then we'll get to the giveaway. These shoes are also water and stain-resistant, as well as odor-resistant. I love them. They have revived my sleepy, achy feet and allowed me to have more time with my son once the work day (and his school day) is done. Huge accolades, and a high recommendation from me to you if you're in the market for comfortable shoes!! 



There are currently 10 styles for women to choose from, all with the amazing properties discussed above for my shoes. One lucky winner gets to choose the style they want, to call their own. US entrants only.

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47 comments:

Suburban prep said...

It has something called agion. Agion is designed to automatically release its antimicrobial components when conditions for bacteria growth are present. What a great idea.

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Barb said...

All high grade materials used in making them. This is my type of shoe I love them!

Elizabeth Miller said...

i love the different styles, especially the ones that resemble the converse style.

Ken Ohl said...

Loves that they protect your feet from antimicrobial components terrific

Lynne said...

After looking at the styles I like the Julia one and would pick that if I win.

peg42 said...

I love the designs. Especially the WOMEN Juliaj shoe.

peg42 said...

I like the different types. My favorite is the WOMEN Julia shoe.

skkorman said...

I like the Royal design!

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Antoinette M said...

I learned that an Agion® anti-microbial breathable lining is added to the shoes to help keep feet fresh.

Pat Hatt said...

Good shoes are a win indeed. So much crap to wade through when it comes to shoes. Ones that work and you can get away with at work are a win. Plus, won't make you slip and fall when you go go go haha

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I learned that their extra comfort midsole provides superior cushioning and added rebound to help protect the foot and provide maximum support and stability.

janetfaye said...

I learned that the extra comfort midsole provides superior cushioning and added rebound to help protect the foot and provide maximum support and stability.

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I like the WOMEN CONTI shoe. They are wonderful to wear.

Jen R said...

I learned that the Emeril footwear line of slip resistant work shoes was established to support hospitality employees who work long hours on their feet.

Jeanna Massman said...

I learned that Emeril Lagasse and Jack Schwartz Shoes formed a partnership to design shoes for restaurant workers.

Wendy Rodriguez said...

All the comfty looking shoes

clc408 said...

I like the Julia shoes. They look comfortable and stylish.

Abigail Gibson said...

I work within the hospitality industry and it looks like Emeril Lagasse has many styles I could wear for work.

Mysharona said...

I like the read canvas

kellyr78 said...

I like that the shoes have a comfort insole for support.

sweepmom said...

I like the WOMENS CANAL.

PAIGE said...

I really like the canal canvas womens shoes most

Leela said...

The women's quarter shoes.

jjmon2012 said...

slip resistant & pull tab for easy on

I have nerve damage in my leg and foot so it is hard for me to get shoes on. But with zipper they will be perfect.

Jacquelyn Cannon said...

I like the woman's Canal shoe.

Natalie said...

I learned that all of Emeril’s Footwear ulitlizes AllShield water resistant hydrophobic spray that is applied to the surface of the shoe to provide stain and water resistance.

JJAY100 said...

free shipping when you spend $50.00

Charlotte Winters said...

I really like the Julia shoe. I could really use a pair of flats.

Chrystal D said...

I learned that they're also sold in some stores ( none in my area, unfortunately )

Theresa Mahoney said...

That built in memory foam sounds super comfy! They look like some great shoes for the ladies who are on their feet all day long!

Derek Miller said...

I did not even know that Emeril Lagasse had a shoe brand. It is very well rounded with quite a few great looking shoes for comfort and style.

Nafeeza Chung said...

I learnt that they are high quality because they are made to standard

Donna C. said...

That they have black tennis shoes, which I get to wear to work.

Ronda Patrick said...

I learned the shoes have a lining to reduce odor!!!!

tatertot374 said...

I like the woman's julia shoe. Thank you

1AlwaysNYC 1 said...

I like that their shoes have and odor-resistant lining. That's great for when you're on your feet all day.

alissa apel said...

I love the Julia shoes on their site. They look like they can be worn with dress up clothes, or jeans. Perfect!

Andrea Engelhardt said...

So many styles to choose from! I would LOVE to win this great prize!

Sara said...

I learned they have a lot of cute shoes on the website and that they do free shipping.

Jeremy said...

Learned they have free shipping over $50

Terra Heck said...

I learned that their uniquely constructed molded EVA mid-sole does the job of balancing comfort, durability, “springiness”, and light weight performance. Thanks.
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Jennifer said...

I like the womens canel in black

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Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

The Canal Canvas shoes are actually really cute!

susan1215 said...

I like the Women’s Quarter Slip On Mesh.

Courtney B said...

i like the cooper pro shoes.

thank you!

Denise S. said...

I learned these are slip and water resistant.

Lisa Weidknecht said...

These shoes are designed for people who work on their feet.