Chef Emeril Lagasse and Jack Schwartz Shoes Inc.(JSSI) announced a partnership to produce a new shoe line specially designed for professionals in the restaurant industry. A private company, JSSI has been in the footwear business for over 80 years, designing and distributing footwear. Ermerils Footwear is being distributed by S4 LLC, a JSSI related company. Culinary icon Emeril Lagasse, the founder of twelve restaurants and star of popular shows Emeril Live and Top Chef, brings to the footwear industry his years of restaurant experience and an intimate understanding of the particular demands of culinary professionals. Emeril Lagasse slip and stain–resistant footwear will offer restaurant industry professionals shoes designed to provide maximum protection and comfort for demanding work days. Emeril Lagasse duty shoes reimagine work footwear with innovations in style, safety, and comfort; the shoes will be available for purchase starting November 1.
Emeril’s shoes feature multiple innovations that are specifically tailored to the restaurant environment. Knowing that duty shoes need to stand up to the tough environment that culinary professionals face, Emeril worked with JSSI’s creative and engineering teams to integrate antimicrobial and water repellent technologies into the material of the shoe upper itself, while also introducing a memory foam insole for enhanced comfort. Each shoe also includes an Emeril-inspired slip-resistant outsole to provide reliable traction on any surface, an essential consideration in busy kitchens. Beyond the functional innovations, the shoes are designed to meet the evolving tastes of culinary professionals, offering both style and substance