Naot Footbeds

Take a closer look at Naot Footbeds

Your feet are the foundation of your body, with your arch being perhaps the most important structural feature. Making sure your feet are supported with proper shoes is imperative to your body’s overall health, which is why we took a lot of time to select the finest footbeds for every type of foot. Our uniquely engineered insoles are a blend of natural latex and cork that are designed to replicate the shape of the foot with a strong emphasis on arch support.

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Take a closer look at each component of a Naot footbed:

  1. HALLUX SUPPORT – Enables natural hold of the big toe, prevents the foot from slipping forward and improves the foot’s hold on the shoe.
  2. ELEVATED FOOTBED CENTER – The elevated center of the insole releases pressure in the joints of the central part of the foot.
  3. ARCH SUPPORT – Allows the weight of the body to be correctly distributed and reduces pressure generated by the spinal column and joints.
  4. DEEP HEEL INDENTATION – Helps the body’s balance and maintains the natural shape of the pad of the heel that protects the heel bone.
  5. FLEXIBILITY, DURABILITY & SHOCK ABSORPTION – The footbed is made of a unique, high-quality blend of cork & latex, granting it flexibility, shock absorbing qualities and long-term durability.
  6. LATEX SPONGE LAYER – A layer of padding that provides caressing and softness.

Podiatrists and general doctors alike recommend Naots because of their complete support for people with foot, knee, hip and back problems, including plantar fasciitis and arthritis.

So, when you’re deciding which Naot shoe to buy, it’s essential to look at not only the style, but also the footbed that will best fit your feet. Take a closer look at all of our footbeds here: http://bit.ly/2bMB1g9.

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Back-to-School: Naot’s Top Picks for Teachers

It’s hard to believe, but the freedom of summer is coming to end for both students and teachers alike! Because Each Naot shoe is handmade with only the finest and highest quality raw materials, you can know confidently that they’re the best shoes for the teacher in your life.

We took some time to compile a selection of A+ looks for all teachers. Browse some of our back to school styles below.

Handpainted Vogue

Our Teal Handpainted Vogues have a unique 2″ heel sandal and add the perfect pop of color to any Back-to-School look with its contrasting leathers! Available at Instep Austin.

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Dream

Our Dream heeledclogs will leave any teacher’s arches feeling dreamy after a long day on their feet with their anatomic cork & latex footbed which is wrapped in pampering suede! Available at Morgans Shoes.

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Lantana

The Lantana is the perfect feminine transitional wedge, whether recess is indoors or outdoors they’ll keep you covered (and padded), with its hook and loop strap design! Available at Simons Shoes.

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Intact

Our dressier Intact sandal is excellent for a height boost in the classroom with its 2.25″ heel, without the foot ache thanks to its anatomic cork & latex footbed that molds to your foot! Available at Shoe Meadow.

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Men’s Handpainted Director

As part of our Handcrafted Collection, Our Men’s Handpainted Directors will not only keep any hardworking teacher’s feet well-padded all day long, but also give them a one-of-a-kind look for the classroom. Available at Footwear Etc.

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Men’s Denali

Our Denali lace up features a 1.5″ polyurethane sole that’s extremely lightweight, durable & slip resistant, so no matter what chaos the school day brings, you can take it on with ease. Available at Simons Shoes.

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With Naot Footwear there are endless comfortable and stylish options for everyone!

To check out all of the top styles in our Back to School selection, click here.

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Naot Gives Back: Peltz Shoes and Homeless Empowerment Program

Naot ended July with a very warm heart! As Naot fans know, it’s always been important for Yaleet, Inc. to give back to the communities we are a part of. Our Donation Program, which partners Naot retailers with various organizations, is one of the ways we give back to those who are less fortunate.

 

On July 29th, 2016 we partnered with Peltz Shoes in Clearwater, Florida to bring the female members of the Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP) shoes which are both stylish and comfortable for them to wear.

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Katherine Allen fitting Andrea.

The event was more than a success! Following the event, we are proud to say that we delivered 200 pairs of Naot shoes to the gracious women at HEP.

 

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Gary Peltz (Co-owner of Peltz) left, and Brent Weingarten (local Naot Sales Rep) right.

The lovely ladies were excited to have shoes that are practical for long days on their feet.

Read some of their quotes from the event below:

ROSE -­­ “These make my feet feel happy and pretty. Thank you for making me lucky number 7.”

KEMI – “This was my first time participating in an event like this and it’s phenomenal! I stand on my feet at work and I’ve never been able to afford good quality comfortable shoes, and the shoes also look pretty! I’m very appreciative that you did this for our community.”

LAURA – “My feet feel fantastic, these shoes are so comfortable. Thank you!”

Now women like Kemi can work long hours without having to worry about the foot ache of a long day’s work, thanks to her high-quality and handcrafted Naots, and Peltz Shoes.

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Kemi showing off her new Naot shoes.

Naot and Yaleet, Inc. continue to hold Donation Programs events all over the country, and we’ll continue to bring the joy of happy feet to those in need.

For more information on Naot’s Donation Program, click here.

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Katherine Allen fitting Rose.
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Katherine Allen and Dionna saying goodbye to Lori Beinke.

 

 

 

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Naot Sandals: It’s All in The Details

No footwear company knows the importance of craftsmanship and details better than Naot. All of our shoes are handmade with precision and care. Here’s a look at four Naot summer sandals that go the extra mile in both comfort and appearance.

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Footbed: Impulse

Fit: Narrow to Medium width

 Colors Available:

  • Black Luster with Silver Luster Leather
  • Latte Brown with Gold Leather (pictured)

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Why It Stands Out: This unique 2.75” wedge with contrasting leathers can dress up any outfit. You can rest easy about the height boost they provide because their intricate hook & loop ankle strap provides extra support. The cork and latex Impulse footbed wrapped in leather & microfiber prevents slipping and molds to the shape of the foot with wear, which means no matter what summer fun you’re having your feet will never ache.

Where You Can Buy It: Shoe Meadow

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Footbed: Elegant

Fit:  Narrow to medium width

Colors Available:

  • Polar Sea Leather with Glass Silver (pictured)
  • Brass Leather with Glass Gold
  • White Leather with Glass Silver
  • Black Madras with Glass Brown
  • Silver Threads with Glass Silver

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Why It Stands Out: The Susan sandal is a feminine slide sandal with rhinestone accents across the straps providing a look that can be easily dressed up or down to cater to your summer outing. The Susan’s subtle rhinestone padded straps will keep your feet stylish and comfy all day. Naot’s cork & latex Elegant footbed is wrapped in a pampering suede that mold to the shape of the foot with wear, which means they’ll only fit better as the summer goes on.

Where You Can Buy It: Simons Shoes

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Fit: Medium Width

Colors Available:

  • Teal with Brown Leather
  • Ink with Brown Leather

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Why It Stands Out: This unique 2″ heel sandal, is made with impressive and intricate detail. With its cutout designs & rivet accents, the shoe has a personality of its own. The best part about the Handcrafted Vogue is that each pair is a handpainted one-of-a-kind pair, making it uniquely yours. Best of all this sole offers the look of the 2″ heel without the achy feel. The anatomic cork & latex footbed has a microfiber center to prevent slipping, which means you can dance the summer nights away in your Vogues.

Watch how the unique handpainting process works for Naot’s new Handcrafted Collection here.

Where You Can Buy It: Instep Austin

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Footbed: Vineyard

Fit: Medium Width

Colors Available: 

  • Shiny Black with Metallic Road Leather
  • Metal with Pewter Leather (pictured)
  • Dusty Silver with Champagne Leather
  • Sea Pearl with Silver Luster Leather

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Why It Stands Out: The Naot Reserve is a feminine back strap sandal with a beautiful floral rhinestone accent. The Reserve includes a side panel for extra foot support for those long summer walks. The sandal also features a removable footbed, allowing the footbed to be replaced extending the life of the sandals.The Vineyard Collection features a 2″ polyurethane sole which is extremely lightweight and durable, leaving you light and happy on your feet.

Where You Can Buy It: Peltz Shoes

Naotics of the Month July 2016

Naotics of the Month: July 2016

Once you buy your first pair of Naots, you’ll understand why we call our loyal customers Naotics. Becoming a Naotic yourself is pretty easy once you experience the handmade quality and comfort in every style and design. This month we saw these Naotics strut their stuff in all kinds of looks. Take a look for yourself!

@Dana.Lynn was sightseeing in Chicago’s Riverwalk District in her pair of Black Luster Kaylas. They’re the perfect sandal to finish off any causal chic look. Nothing is better than style and comfort! Get them at Schuler Shoes here.

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Blogger and writer @alreadyprettyblog (aka Sally McGraw) went out and about in Minneapolis in a pair of our super comfy Santa Fe sandals, accompanied with an olive dress and denim jacket. You can get your own Santa Fe’s at Simons Shoes here!

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Naot’s very own Cassie Turchi comfortably explored the streets of Nashville in her favorite pair of black Kaylas. Get these comfy sandals at Shoe Meadow here.

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@juliarestrada rocked a pair of Dorith sandals in New York with her furry friend by her side! You can get yourself a pair at@MidtownShoes, located at 1866 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL. Give them a call at 1-850-422-9255 to see if they have your size!

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A Note To My Younger Self: A Touch Of Gray

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Naot CEO Steve Lax looks back on the long, strange trip from ’60s idealist to 21st-century realist – and the wisdom gained along the way. 

Dear Steve,

So, look at me, no longer the dreamer, the longhaired child of the ’60s, no longer the Israeli socialist, farmer or soldier of the ’80s. Would you recognize the international businessman who came to be in this next century? Would you know this 65-year-old white-haired version of yourself? Someone told me when an older person looks at the mirror in the morning, a 17-year-old looks back and says, “How did this happen?” Am I imparting wisdom gained with age, or is what I have to say just more of rhetoric we use to convince ourselves that we have in fact made a difference? Then again, would you even listen to me if given the chance? Which younger me do I even wish to converse with?

Looking back, it is the decisions I made, the good and the bad, coupled with experience I underwent, that made me into the person I am today. I have learned that the spiritual path is a four-phase journey. The first phase is birth, how we all come to be. The second phase is destruction; we are brought down and made to hit our rock bottom. This part of the journey has troubled me. Why do we need pain to change? The third phase is enlightenment; we are able to see an answer. Finally, the last part of the journey is engagement; we start to work towards a goal. The understanding of this journey comes with the wisdom of age, but I wish I had known it throughout my journey. Perhaps understanding would have made it easier on my younger self.

As a child, I was the rebel, the black sheep. I did not fit into the family plan, and therefore, predictions of my failure, in terms of what society defines as success, loomed over my head. I did not seek monetary success, but rather a path to help create a better world. My generation failed. We were so hopeful and so full of belief, but we failed to leave our children a better world.

Young Steve, know this: We change the world one relationship at a time, and it is okay to realize that perhaps that is all we can ask for. The experiment of truly egalitarian society, in which you so believed, did not succeed, but the experience was priceless. Young soldier, know that life is precious and delicate, and although the bold and the brave may win the fight, there is a bigger picture that may not always align with your beliefs. Following orders has a limit and your personal moral code is your strength.

To the young entrepreneur, learn from the failures. It is okay to fail. It shows that you are in the game. Don’t be afraid of your employees. Hire nice people and teach. Understand that the greatest form of charity is to “teach someone to fish.” Always continue to teach and teach and teach. Know that no good decision is made in fear. Remember that your family is the most important part of your life and they, too, will make sacrifices to support your journey. Honor your life’s partner. Remember every day that she is the most important thing in your life. Don’t let success go to your head. The arrogance of power is insidious. You will believe you deserve more because you are successful, but stay true to yourself and those whom you love. Perhaps the greatest lesson is, “this too shall pass.” Breathe and enjoy the ride.

Published in: Footwear Plus Magazine | June 2016

3 Shoe Trends To Check Out This Season

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Miracle

Looking for a sandal that adds height without the pain of a heel? Look no further because we’ve got the perfect style for you, our Miracle wedge! This wedge has a 3” heel with three adjustable straps, making it easy to slide on and off. The latex footbed is wrapped in a pampering suede which will mold to the shape of the foot with each wear. The ‘Khaki’ color is neutral and versatile and the pop of sea foam green on the straps adds just the right amount of color to make a statement.

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The Miracle wedge is available for purchase at Shoe Meadow.

Goddess

Be a fashionista this summer with our adorable Goddess wedge! This is the ideal summer sandal when you want to look trendy while still being super comfortable thanks to the 1.75” heel. Available in three different colorblocked combinations, you’ll be sure to find one you adore.

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The Goddess wedge is available for purchase at The Foot Spot.

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Bonnie

Stay trendy (and comfortable) this season with our Bonnie sandal! Bonnie is a gorgeous flat sandal with unique cut out designs by the heel. This particular style also features a hook and loop strap at the instep, allowing the sandal to easily slide on and off. Available in silver or black, both options work well with nearly every outfit in your wardrobe.

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The Bonnie sandal is available for purchase at Schuler Shoes.

Arataki

If you’re looking for a shoe that can easily transition from summer to early fall, check out the Arataki. This flat is a closed toe sling back with unique cutout designs placed on top. The Arataki is part of the Koru Collection, which features a 1” polyurethane sole making the shoe extremely lightweight, durable and slip resistant.

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The Arataki shoe is available for purchase at Simons Shoes.

Gladiator

Begonia

Gladiator sandals are definitely on trend this summer, which means the Begonias have to be a staple in your wardrobe. This stylish sandal has four hook and loop straps made with faux buckles for easy adjustability. Whether you dress them up with a sundress or down with jeans and a tank, you’ll be sure to make a statement in these hot sellers.

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The Begonia sandal is available for purchase at Bodell’s.

Sara

Not all gladiator sandals have to have buckles or lace up to your knee. They can be simple while still inspired by the trendy gladiator style, like our Sara sandals. This style is great because it features a padded technical lining on the heel and back panels for extra comfort and support. Typically, strappy sandals can cause blisters, but not with Naot – you’ll be blister-free all summer long!

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The Sara sandal is available for purchase at Englin’s Fine Footwear.

VIP Factory Tour

Are you planning a trip to Israel anytime soon? If the answer is yes, we’d love to take you on an exclusive tour of the Naot Factory in Kibbutz Naot Mordechi, located in the Upper Galilee! From starting out as a small shoe factory to becoming Israel’s leading manufacturer and exporter of footwear, this is a tour you won’t want to miss.

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Here’s what the VIP tour entails:

The 45-minute VIP Factory Tour will give you a behind-the-scenes look into how we make the most beautiful shoes in the world while learning the true art of shoemaking. You will be greeted with a professional guide at the entrance and watch the entire process of Naot shoe designs being made into reality through a combination of high-tech computer technology, handstitching and handpainting. You’ll also be amazed when you witness a flat piece of leather being chosen, cut, shaped and sewn into a wearable work of art. Prepare to be inspired by experts from Israel’s different communities working together in harmony to design exquisite footwear. True craftsmanship at its finest!

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Not only will you get the chance to experience different shoe artists at work, but you’ll also be able to enjoy refreshments prepared specially for your group and purchase the shoes you just watched being made at a factory rate. If you’re interested in this one-of-kind experience, schedule your VIP tour now by contacting us at info@yaleet.net or 1-800-NAOT-USA. Israel contact: 073-212-0152.

Here’s what people have been saying about our tour:

“The people who helped us and took us around were super knowledgeable.” – Evie

“The best part of the tour was seeing everyone working together from all different backgrounds.” – Karen

“Learning about the different lasts, leathers and high-tech sketching machines was great.” – Jonathan

“Very interesting and informative!” – Beth

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Naotics of the Month

Naotics of the Month: June 2016

Once you own your first pair of Naots, it’s not long before you get your second, third, even fourth pair. We call these types of shoppers our ‘Naotics’ and we couldn’t love them more. We spotted these lovely ladies proudly sporting their Naots this month and we’re excited to share their Naotic looks with you.

@KoshaFashionista paired our Santa Barbara sandals with her super cute skirt and cardigan in East Brunswick, NJ.

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Next we head to Philadelphia where @herlittledogtoo took her little one to see his first movie (Finding Dory) in the theater! She’s wearing our Arataki sandals, which look adorable with her cropped jeans.

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Joan is looking fabulous in our black and khaki Canaan wedges at Green Ink Boutique in Rhode Island.

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@lorileinard is brunchin’ in style in her Naots at Butcher & Bee in Charleston, SC.

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Shop the Naot collection at Shoe Meadow here.

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Top Summer Sandal: Naot Tahoe

One of our top selling summer sandals, the Tahoe, joined our ‘Handpainted Collection’ this year and now there are more options than ever to walk around in style and comfort. If you don’t already know, each and every pair of Naots is handmade in Israel and this year, we began offering several styles that are handpainted as well. This offers our Naotics the option to get their favorite Naot styles painted in a one-of-a-kind combination of two unique hues.

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Here’s what people are saying about our Tahoes:

“These are awesome and so very comfortable. My last pair lasted 18 years and I wore them every day in the summer!” -Naotic from McHenry, Illinois

Excellent sandal! Always comfortable. You can’t beat the Naot support to alleviate foot and leg pain. I have fibromyalgia and this brand definitely makes life more bearable.”   – Naotic from Ohio

“I have purchased this brand before and it’s one of my favorites. This sandal is so comfortable from the first day. I get compliments on the color every time I wear them. Will get in more colors soon.” -Naotic from Sonora, California

We also made a teal and navy blue pair, sold exclusively at The Walking Company, available here.

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To purchase a pair of Naot Tahoe Sandals from The Walking Company, click here.

Learn more about our handpainted process here.