Trend Alert – Strappy Sandals Are In!

TREND ALERT: STRAPPY SANDALS ARE IN! According to Glamour magazine, they’re one of the hottest trends for summer 2018.

Since summer is in full swing, we’re ready to help you rock all of the latest fashion styles this season. Strappy sandals add the perfect final touch to sundresses and colorful skirts, but can also be used as a statement piece to spice up a laid back outfit. If you’re into trying out the latest trends, then you’ll want to check out the list we’ve compiled of our favorite strappy sandals.

PEYTON

Our Peyton sandals are unique and sleek! The colorful straps come in a variety of bright and neutral colors, making it easy to match whatever your style may be. Not to mention, the slip on feature is an added bonus. We have no doubt that the Peytons will become your go-to summer shoe when you’re in a hurry out the door but still want your outfit to look put together!

Grab a pair at Englin’s Fine Footwear.

VIXEN

If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe, look no further than our Vixen wedges! The color blocked design and hook & loop closure make these sandals fun yet practical enough for everyday wear. Throw them on with distressed jeans or a sundress and you’ll look stylish in no time!

You can find a pair at Peltz Shoes.

YARROW

You will definitely be in on the strappy sandal trend if you snag a pair of our Yarrow lace-ups! These trendy sandals are a fashion staple and look great when paired with jeans or denim shorts. They’ll keep you comfortable all day long thanks to the lace-up closure ensuring a comfortable yet adjustable fit.

Photo by: @complete_feet_homewood

Check them out at Instep.

MARITA

The Maritas are a must-have this season and it’s because they pair well with pretty much any summer outfit! They’re right on trend due to the sandals strappy design features, but with a double hook & loop closure they’re functional, too. The sandal has a woven full coverage design and a padded heel and front which provides extreme comfort!

Photo by: @birkenstockmidtown

Get yours at Simons Shoes.

Comment below and tell us know which strappy sandal is your favorite!

 

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It’s National Outdoors Month!

Did you know that June is #NationalOutdoorsMonth? In celebration, we’re featuring some of our favorite pictures from adventurous Naotics that wore our sandals while traveling the world.  

Here are a few places our sandals have traveled in the past few months!


Photo by @c.m_wanders

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This adorable duo had a great time exploring and embracing the warm weather in Yellowstone National Park! Dawn wore our Women’s Haven sandals from our SOURCE by NAOT collection. They were perfect for her trip because they are durable, comfortable and fast-drying. They were even supportive enough to run around and play fetch with Millie the pup!

Find a pair at Clog Kingdom.

Hey it’s Mei
Our Kayla sandals were a great travel companion for blogger Mei as she explored Bagan. Kayla is a three-strap sandal that provides the utmost support and stability. You’ll look stylish yet still be able to climb and explore when you throw on these classic sandals!

Check out our Kayla sandals at Simons Shoes.

Maui Ryan
There’s no better way to celebrate #NationalOutdoorsMonth than exploring beautiful places with your kiddos! Our SOURCE by NAOT Jungle Sandals have been a hit in Hawaii with Ryan and his gorgeous family. This style was designed with our fast-drying Onestrap system, making it perfect for anyone looking for their next spontaneous tropical adventure.

Find a our Jungle sandals at Just Our Shoes.

Canary Jane
How cute is blogger Natashia in our Alpicola sandals!? If you need comfortable shoes to travel in, but still want to look fashionable these are definitely the right pair for you. Just like Natashia, you’ll be able to embrace the beautiful scenery around you, without worrying about achy feet!

Pick up your own pair at Zappos.

Jess Likes To Hike
What a view! Jess wore her Women’s Shore sandals while hiking Neon Canyon. If you’re looking for comfort-packed sandals, you’re in luck! The SOURCE by NAOT Shore is built strong enough to welcome any adventure and the Onestrap system ensures a flawless and secure fit.

Snag a pair at Footwear Etc.

What #Naot shoes will you be wearing during #NationalOutdoorsMonth? Tag us on Instagram @NaotFootwear for a chance to be featured!

 

3 Stylish Summer Sandals for Summer 2018

Summer is finally here. That means it’s time to pull out the sandals, sundresses, straw hats and everything else you need to help complete your stylish, summer look!

Our sandals are perfect for long summer days because they’re not only fashionable, but they provide maximum comfort and support. Whether you plan on vacationing, relaxing near the pool or embracing any outdoor adventure thrown your way, there’s no doubt that our sandals will comfortably help take you to your desired destination.

Take a look at a few of our favorite picks for the season and what outfits we suggest pairing them with:

1. Sabrina Sandals

Calling all fashionistas! Our Sabrina sandals are the perfect match for sundresses and maxis because of their neutral color-blocking and feminine design. The Sabrina’s are lightweight and easy to slip on and off, making them a great travel companion, too! We’re totally obsessed with how travel blogger, Amber, paired them with her maxi skirt. She wore them throughout her trip to  Greece!

@wanderlustway.amber

Find a pair at Instep.

2. Caprice Wedges

The Caprice sandals are a fan favorite, and for good reason! They can instantly dress up any outfit due to the neutral straps and wedge heel. They’re great for those cooler, summer days when you’re just dying to wear a casual pair of jeans but still want to look put together. And of course, the hook & loop closure makes them a quick and easy shoe to slip on when you’re in a hurry out the door!

@lipstickheelsandababy

You can snag a pair at Clog Kingdom.

3. Fiona Sandals

If you’re into trying out new trends and always being the first to rock a new look, then you’ll love our Fiona sandals! They’re definitely a statement piece and yet still pair well with any outfit, whether that be dressy, casual or in between. This stylish sandal has a soft, full coverage upper with a buckle closure, a durable sole and will feel super lightweight on your feet. We are loving how Katee styled them!

@kateebunch

Find them at Englin’s Fine Footwear.

How will you style your favorite Naot sandals this summer?! Tag us @naotfootwear so we can see!

Our Top 5 Shoes to Gift for Father’s Day

Hiking, business meetings, vacations, sporting events – you name it. We know Dad will definitely be on-the-go this summer, so why not treat him to a new pair of shoes this Father’s Day?

Help him embrace his favorite hobbies by adding durable yet stylish new kicks to his closet! Whether he’s up for lots of adventurers or plans to lounge by the pool all summer long, he deserves a fresh new pair of shoes to join him.

Photo by Maui Ryan

We’ve arranged a list of our favorite shoes that can support any interest or summer plans your Dad may have! Take a look:

  1. The Climb

The men’s Climb sandals are perfect for the dad’s with a simple and laid back style! They’re great to throw on as you’re running out the door but are still durable enough to embrace adventure and a nice summer outing.

Find this sandal at Shoes.com.

  1. The Magnate

Our Magnate shoes are a must-have for the dad who loves stepping up his fashion game. Whether the day calls for a business meeting or a romantic dinner, it’s obvious that this shoe can support any dressy occasion! The shoe’s premium leather and latex footbed will keep dad comfortable yet stylish all day long.

Check them out at Morgan’s Shoes.

  1. The Lappland

There’s no break-in time required for our Lappland sandals! These comfort packed shoes are a great addition to any dad’s wardrobe. The hook-and-loop closures make them easy to throw on and adjust comfortably. There’s no doubt that they’ll support all of his adventure-filled summer days.

Find them at Dodds Shoe Co.

  1. The Audience

Premium leather and a sleek lace-up closure, these shoes will definitely capture an ‘Audience!’  Grab him a pair of our Audience shoes to spoil him on his special day. You never know when the next wedding or fancy excursion will creep up on him!

Check them out at Simons Shoes.

  1. The Santa Cruz

These sandals are the perfect in between for the dad who wants to look stylish but feel comfortable! Our Santa Cruz sandals are ready and durable enough for anything. They will definitely become a summer go-to for the days that dad is lounging by the pool, taking care of the lawn or driving the kids around town!

Find them at Healthy Feet Store.

Which pair best suits the man in your life?

Hiking Season is Upon Us!

Warmer weather means that hiking season is officially here!

While hiking can be a fun and exciting way to explore breathtaking landscapes, there may be a lot of challenges along the way. From steep hills to rocky terrain, to unexpected rivers and streams, you need a shoe that can keep up with whatever challenge nature throws your way. This is where the our new line of adventure sandals come in– SOURCE by NAOT was created with adventurers like you in mind!

Below we’ve compiled a list of three must-see hiking trails across the United States and matched them with a pair of SOURCE by NAOT sandals! No matter where your travels may take you this summer, we’ve got shoes that can keep up with all of your outdoor adventures!

1. Yellowstone National Park – Northwest Region

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Photo via yellowstonepark.com

There’s no limit to what you can see and do at Yellowstone National Park! Hailed as the first national park in the country, Yellowstone spreads across three different states in the northwest. In addition to hiking the park’s many trails, you can also observe wildlife, fish, camp and go rafting.

 

With all the different outdoor adventures available at Yellowstone, you need a shoe equipped for every terrain! Our Harbor sandals for men & women feature a triple layer padded fast-dry strapping system, so you never have to worry about getting your feet wet.

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Find our Harbor Sandals at Footwear Etc!

2. Starved Rock – Oglesby, IL

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Photo by Daniel Schwen

Voted the #1 attraction in the state of Illinois, Starved Rock is visited by a multitude of nature lovers each and every year. When you enter the park, you are immediately greeted by towering trees and sites unlike anything else in Illinois! With 13 miles of trails to explore, there’s tons to see and do at Starved Rock!

Because of all the hiking to be done, we recommend our Haven shoes for men & women.

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Tested in every kind of weather and terrain, this non-slip shoe will take you from adventure to adventure while remaining comfortable and stylish.

Find our Haven sandals for women at Just Out Shoes

Find our Haven sandals for men at Golden Shoes.

3. Jacks River Trail – Northern Georgia

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Image via atlantatrails.com

Jacks River extends over 16 miles, following its namesake river. After nine miles, the trail turns from a rocky terrain to a lush waterfall, dubbed Jacks River Falls. If water adventures are your favorite part of summer, then this trail is a must-see!

With all of the rivers and falls, you need a shoe that can withstand getting wet and that dries quickly. The women’s Shore & men’s Retreat are great water shoes that are slip-resistant and feature our patented Onestrap tug system for a secure fit for all-day wear.

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If you’re planning a trip to Jacks River Trail soon, you’ll want to pack these sandals!

Find the women’s Shore at Clog Kingdom.

Check out our men’s Retreat at Shoes.com.

Shoes That Support Mom

Photo by greivy.nyc

Mother’s Day is right around the corner which means that the hunt for the perfect present is, too! If you’re still unsure on how to spoil Mom on her special day, consider treating her to something that is as supportive and reliable as she is. With all that she accomplishes each day, she deserves a pair of shoes that can keep up!

We’ve compiled a list of three sandals that can keep up with even the busiest of moms, especially with jam-packed summers on the horizon. Check them out!

1. The Verbena

Photos by Positively Oakes

This Mother’s Day, spoil her feet with the comfortable fit of our Verbena sandal! This sandal features a platform sole, giving it the perfect amount of height while still being supportive enough for her to chase after her little ones. The flat buckle and hook-and-loop closure call for a perfect fit, all while making it easy to slip on and off. Check out what one of our Naotics had to say about the shoe!

“I needed at least one good pair [of sandals] that I could really rely on for lake trips, walking, family fun and everything in between. WELP, I FOUND IT and it just happened to work out perfectly. I had the opportunity to work with Zappos on Naot shoes so I got the sandals I chose, here, and I fell in love. Literally – in love so much that I bought a second pair.” – Jess, Positively Oakes

Buy our Verbena sandals for mom on Zappos: http://bit.ly/2HNu3Jq

2. The Beatnik

Photos by KateInLove

Looking for a shoe that Mom can take from day to night? Our easygoing Beatnik sandal will compliment any outfit in her wardrobe! The adjustable faux buckle and hook-and-loop closure call for a comfortable fit, even when Mom is on her feet all day long. From trips to the grocery store to taking the kids out to the pool, the Beatnik will be her summer go-to!

Find a pair at Simons Shoes: https://www.simonsshoes.com/products/naot-beatnik

3. The Santa Barbara

Photo by Raising Little Women

Looking for a more laid back shoe for Mom? Check out our Santa Barbara sandals! Wrapped in soft leathers, this shoe is ready for anything and features adjustable buckles to accommodate every foot. Since Moms usually don’t get a lot of time to get ready each day, this is the perfect shoe to just slide on and still look chic!

Find a pair at Kokopelli: https://kokopellimd.com/products/santa-barbara-naot-sandal?variant=31225060931

Which pair would you pick out for Mother’s Day?

Shoes for the Mother of the Bride (or Groom!)

A child’s wedding is such a monumental day in a mother’s life, and while there’s no doubt that everyone’s attention will be focused on the bride, that doesn’t mean the mother of the bride shouldn’t look spectacular as well! After all, you’ve helped make this day possible, so you should feel special, too.

Moms, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Naot shoes that will ensure you’re able to stay on your feet all wedding long. Say goodbye to those dance floor flip flops and say hello to these gorgeous and supportive styles!

The Innovate

If you can only have one pair of formal shoes in your closet, our Innovate heels should be it! These fabulous sandals feature feminine rhinestone accents to help you stand out in the wedding party. Best of all, the shoe offers the look of a lightweight 2-inch heel without the feel of wearing heels.

The Onward

Similar to the Innovate, this strappy heeled sandal features delicate rhinestones throughout the straps as well as a rhinestone buckle. The supportive heel cup and padded front will allow you to take these shoes from the altar to the reception without any pain!

 

The Vixen

Going for a more rustic look for an outdoor wedding? Try out our Vixen sandals! This strappy shoe features contrasting leathers throughout. The padded backstrap adds additional stability so you can greet and thank every guest free of pain. Best of all, the wedge heel will prevent you from sinking into grass!

The Intact

If you’re not into rhinestones and cutouts, check out our Intact heel! This sandal features a 2.25-inch heel and contrasting materials for added details. These minimalist shoes will be a perfect addition to your wardrobe even after the wedding!

 

All featured styles are available at Instep.

Is your daughter still looking for her perfect wedding shoes? Check out our list of bridal shoes here!

March 2018 Naotics of the Month

It’s true what they say–March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb! There certainly has been a mix of temperatures, and one thing we’ve been looking forward to seeing is the change in fashion that warmer weather brings. In our minds, all roads lead to spring, and if your shoes are comfortable, every step toward it will be that much more enjoyable!

Take a peek at some of our favorite #NAOTIC pictures throughout the month of March.

MARK & AMANDA – The NYC Couple

While warm weather calls for more barefoot adventures, you’ll need proper footwear for hitting the trails, too! That’s why Mark and Amanda selected our SOURCE by NAOT Harbor hiking sandals when gearing up for their recent hike to the Redstone Trailhead at Lake Mead National Park, NV. Best of all, these Harbor sandals let Mark and Amanda keep up with their adorable pup, Coco. 🐶

Find them at Simons Shoes.

SONYA – The Globalite

Near, far, wherever you are, Naot shoes are the perfect travel companion! Finding a pair of shoes that are stylish AND comfortable can be difficult, but with these versatile Pixie wedges, you’ll wonder why you ever packed any other shoes in your suitcase.

Naotic Sonya says, “I walked all over Malecon Puerto Vallarta in these platform sandals and no ache at the end of the day.” I don’t think we could have said it better ourselves. 🤷‍♀️ From walking around to shopping in the local markets, we can’t wait to see where Sonya will take us next.

Check them out at Shoe Spa.

JAIME HUFFMAN – The Charleston Blonde

How cute is this backroad photo of Jamie and her hubby? Her Arizona Tan Leather Helm booties work perfectly with capris for a flirty, yet practical look. They are ideal for those in-between weather days and a great option for any outdoorsy trips you have planned.

Get yourself a pair at Dodds Shoe Co.

GABRIEL – The Mensch

We are in love with the way Gabriel styled these Naot Pilot boots! This lace up boot and sock combo gives this outfit a little extra flare and can take you from winter to spring seamlessly. Thank you for your long-lasting support and incredible style, Gabe. 🙌

Shop now at Shoes.com.

Who else is springing into this warm weather with their favorite Naot shoes? Share your photos with us by tagging us @NaotFootwear on Instagram or using the hashtag #NaotShoes for a chance to be featured on our pages.

Best Naot Shoes for Travel – Part II

At Naot, we always want our customers to look and feel their best no matter where they’re heading. This means ensuring that our Naotics are not only comfortable and supported, but that they’re well-dressed for whatever adventure comes their way!

If you checked our blog last week, we shared some of our favorite Naot shoes to pack for outdoor adventure vacations, resort hopping and trips abroad. This week we’re sharing our top choices to wear when setting sail on a cruise, relaxing at a winery or gearing up for a theme park with your family. Take a look at the pairs we highlighted below!

Setting Sail

If you’re heading on a cruise this spring, you need to bring our Prescott sandals on board. These leather beauties scream “vacation mode” with their colorful and intricate details. The adjustable hook-and-loop closure means that they’re not only easy to slip on and off, but that they’re adjustable to your feet.

They’re the perfect vibrant and comfortable sandals to help you explore new neighborhoods or to lounge around the deck.

Find our Prescott sandals at Peltz Shoes.

Family Fun at a Theme Park

Bringing your little ones to a theme park? Comfort and flexibility is key! In order to keep up with their high energy, you’ll want to pack our Papaki sandals. As always, these padded sandals come with our removable, anatomic cork and latex footbed so they mold to the shape of the foot with wear. And with the 1″ polyurethane sole, they’re extremely lightweight, durable and slip-resistant.

Best of all, their hook & loop straps will prevent them from slipping off when hanging out on the swings or chasing your kids through the park. The only break you’ll need to take is for some ice cream to cool off!

Find our Papaki sandals at Instep.

“Wine-ding” Down at a Winery

Whether you’re heading to Napa or “staycationing” at a local winery, you’ll want to wear a pair of shoes that are cute enough for group photos but comfortable enough to wear through grassy vineyards. That’s where our Caprice wedges come in!

The Caprice wedge pairs perfectly with jeans or a dress and are dressy enough for a cocktail event or winery tour. The fully padded upper creates ultimate comfort while the faux buckle allows for adjustability. And with the microfiber center, you won’t have to worry about slipping after you’ve had a glass or two. 😉

Find our Caprice wedges at Clog Kingdom.

Which pair would you wear on an upcoming vacation?

Best Naot Shoes for Travel – Part I

No matter where you’re heading, Naot shoes should be the first item you pack in your suitcase! That’s because we’ve mastered the art of creating comfortable, built-to-last shoes that are just as practical as they are fashion-forward. After all, when you’re on vacation, you’ll want to look and feel your absolute best.

Below, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite styles of Naots for beach vacations, travel abroad and outdoor adventures. Stay tuned for next week to find out which styles we recommend packing for cruises, theme parks, wineries and beyond!

Resort Vacation

Ready, set, relax! If you’re heading to an all-inclusive, be sure to include Source by Naot sandals on your packing list. Our brand new Island thong sandals are perfect for hitting the beach or sitting poolside. And with a pampering leather footbed, you won’t want to kick them off until your toes are in the sand. You’ll find yourself slipping into them to travel anywhere and everywhere on the resort grounds.

Find a pair of our Island Sandals at Clog Kingdom.

Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Whether you’re going glamping or are gearing up for a real outdoor adventure, our Source by Naot Harbor sandals are ready to keep up. They’re perfect for hiking, trekking, traveling, climbing or just hanging around a campsite.

If you’re backpacking or have long nature walks in your future, be sure to try on our Harbor sandals. Find them at Simons Shoes.

European Adventure

Is it just us, or does roaming the streets of Italy or France make you want to step up your fashion game? Of course, you’ll want to be comfortable while taking long walks on cobblestone ground but it shouldn’t be at the expense of looking chic. That’s where our Pixie sandals come in!

We love our Pixie wedges because you can dress them down with casual jeans or dress them up with a dress for a night on the town. Best of all, they’re lightweight, comfortable and supportive enough to carry you through a full day of walking.

Find our Pixie sandals at Shoe Spa.

Stay tuned next week for more vacation packing tips from Naot!