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The Great Recession of 2008 was the worst economic downturn in the U.S. since the Great Depression. It was also the year that the healthcare community of nurses, lab techs, and more discovered Alegria shoes. And, in spite of the struggling worldwide economy, Alegria shoes took the nursing community by storm. Healthcare workers couldn't contain their excitement, and shared the news with peers, coworkers and patients about this amazing shoe they had discovered. Over 10 million pairs sold and fifteen years later, it turns out that those nurses knew exactly what they were talking about.

Having the right support shoes is of utmost importance for nurses and healthcare professionals during their work. These professionals spend long hours on their feet, constantly moving and engaging in physically demanding tasks. Wearing supportive shoes not only ensures their comfort but also plays a vital role in preventing foot and leg fatigue, as well as musculoskeletal issues. The right support shoes provide proper arch support, cushioning, and shock absorption, which help distribute the body's weight evenly, reduce pressure points, and alleviate strain on the feet, ankles, knees, and lower back. Additionally, support shoes with slip-resistant outsoles offer stability and help prevent slips and falls in potentially hazardous healthcare environments.

The staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center show off their Alegria shoes, circa 2010.

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