I have this obsession with shoes and even more so when it comes to comfortable shoes…I have flat feet and as a result I have ended up with very painful and needless to say uncomfortable Plantar fasciitis which is the most common cause of heel pain. For those not familiar with this common foot problem, the plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) on your foot that joins your heel bone to your toes.
It is also what supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, you can find yourself with pain on your heel or the bottom of your heel whenever you stand or walk due to inflammation.
Since my feet are as flat as they can be, I have strained my plantar fascia and it can be really painful whenever I have to stand.
I found very quickly that some shoes aggravate this situation and therefore I tend to gravitate to comfortable shoes that offer some support.
This might sound rather off topic, but it really is not.
Do you know Emeril Lagasse? I am pretty sure you have heard of him and one of his signature phrases “Kick it up a notch”… I heard about him not long ago after I moved in the US, and quickly learned that he is much more than meets the eye.
While the very first thing that probably jumps to mind when you hear the Emeril Lagasse name are restaurants, food, and cooking, the truth is that Mr. Lagasse is a versatile entrepreneur.
Keeping the restaurant business in mind but in a different aspect, Emeril Lagasse launched a line of comfortable shoes geared towards the restaurant labor force.
He has put together a rather short but appealing catalog that offers shoes with the must have qualities and features for a person working in the restaurant business.
His shoes are slip resistant, comfortable, water resistant, feature Agion® anti-microbial breathable lining, and …wait for it…. anti-fatigue comfort midsole ( kind of like those super neat anti fatigue mats), yes, personal anti fatigue mats inside your shoes.
The shoes are available in a handful of designs and among my favorites are the canvas shoes which are available for both men and women and offered in a classic high top lace and a classic lace to toe casual oxford sneaker.
I love both styles and I admit that I am obsessed with canvas shoes this season and because there is no rule that says that even if I am not part of the restaurant business world, I can’t enjoy a pair of these super comfortable shoes.
A must have
Just between us, if you do not owned a pair of these, you are simply missing out. These have been my to go everyday shoe ever since I got my hands on them and they look and feel incredible.
These were the pair of shoes I packed for my Ohio trip and with the exception of the day I went hiking, I wore them every day.
They have a white toe which can get a bit dirty, but nothing that can’t be fixed with the help of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
The truth is that I have put these shoes through a lot these last few weeks and they still look amazing, with the exception of a few dirty spots on the toes, they look spotless
The best part is that momma has been rocking her shoes with shorts, jeans, leggings and yes, dresses.
So versatility is a fact and there is no compromise between looks and comfort…Work shoes…Sure lets go with that!
The hard part?
Trying to pick between the high tops and oxford sneaker style!
Emeril Lagasse footwear has kindly offered one lucky Jen’s Fun Finds the chance to win a free pair of the high tops canvas sneakers in choice of men or women.
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