To our employees, customers & consumers,

“Hate is a cancer, and left unchecked it destroys everything in its path. Its scars last generations. History has taught us this time and time again, both in the United States and countries around the world.” -Tim Cook- Apple CEO

Over the last few days we have witnessed the ugly face of bigotry rear its head. We have seen horrific displays of racism and of anti-Semitism. This week we were painfully reminded that the evils of Neo- Nazism and white supremacy are still very much alive.

These events were motivated by hatred and filled with despicable acts of violence. 

Growing up with a mother who survived the Nazi death camps and who lost most of her family to their vitriolic hate, I cannot remain silent. As a family, as a company and as humans we cannot stand idly by. No one should be permitted to exhibit these horrendous displays of unmitigated abhorrence.

There is no place in the United States or anywhere in the world for such horrific words and actions.

Our prayers go out to the grieving families of those that lost their lives while standing up for justice.

We will not be silenced. We will continue to spread our message of universal compassion, kindness and peace through our actions and through our shoes.

 Sincerely,

Steven and Susan Lax

Naot Footwear

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Back-to-School with Naot Footwear

For both teachers & students the first day of school is just around the corner and the carefree days of summer are dwindling down. With back-to-school shopping in full swing, we’ve compiled a list of on-trend shoes that every teacher needs to get through those long school days. Because every Naot shoe is handmade with a uniquely engineered cork and latex insole, each pair provides the comfort & confidence needed to stand on your feet all day.  

Start this school year off on the right foot with our top teacher picks below.

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The Brava

With a polished 2.75” heel, the Brava is perfectly designed to provide the look of a pump without the feel.  This update to a classic style offers a faux buckle closure and padded heel cup for extra comfort. Available in black, this shoe will match just about every outfit in your closet!

Available at O & B Shoes.

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The Papaki

Perfect to transition yourself from warm summer days into the cooler months ahead, this sandal boasts sleek cutouts and ruched detailing for a feminine look. The padded strap in the front ensures all day comfort.

Available at Footwear Etc.

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The Forward

The Forward is a fashionable maryjane style with a 2” heel. The braided strap features a hook and loop closure making it easy to slip them on as you are running out the door. This shoe is extremely versatile pairing perfectly with dresses, skirts and trousers.

Available at Shoes.com.

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The Sycamore

This shoe a staple for every teacher’s closet. With a faux buckle padded ankle strap, the Sycamore provides the support & comfort needed to get through strenuous days. Additionally, the two tone combination will complement any outfit.

Available at Simons Shoes.

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The Magnate

The Magnate laceup in cognac is a must have for every male teacher. With padded technical lining in the front for comfort and moisture absorption, the inside of the shoe will keep you comfortable all day whereas the hand-painted color treatment on the wingtip upper will keep you right on trend.

Available at Zappos.

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The Evidence

Broguing gives an update to this men’s classic monk strap, the Evidence has a hook and loop closure for easy accessibility and a padded heel cup for all-day comfort.

Available at Nordstrom.

 

New Arrivals: The Fall Collection is Here!

In just a few short weeks, the air will start to grow colder, leaves will change colors and everything will become pumpkin flavored – signaling the start of fall. Soon, we’ll be saying goodbye to sandals and hello to booties and clogs. To celebrate the start of the new season, we wanted to give you a first look at our new Fall 2017 Collection.

Which shoes will you add to your collection?

Naot Helm

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If you’re searching for the perfect fall bootie, look no further than the Helm. Although this bootie may be small, it packs a lot of fine details. The Helm mixes textures of suede and leather in a way that is sure to make any outfit stand out. While the double zipper provides greater accessibility, the 1.5 inch stacked heel allows this bootie to transition flawlessly from work to play.

Naot Timu

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If you are a fan of the Kirei, you’ll love our new Timu. The Timu emulates a classic mary jane but the lace up details make them one-of-a-kind. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a trendy ghillie-lace up?! The comfort and style of these shoes makes them perfect for everyday wear.

Naot Leilani

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The Leilani is the perfect shoe for a seamless transition from summer to fall. Available in black and vintage camel, the contrasting textures on this shoe are sure to match any outfit in your closet! The faux buckles provide a vintage detail and the thick sole will add height and length to you and your outfit. These are the perfect comfort shoes for fall.

Naot Sycamore

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One of our favorite additions to the popular Bloom Collection is the gorgeous two-tone Sycamore. This shoe has a 1.75” heel, providing height while still managing to be extremely lightweight. It features a bold ankle strap with a faux buckle, giving added support to keep you going through the day. With the padded heel cup, there’s nothing you can’t do in these shoes.

Shop the new Fall 2017 Collection at Simons Shoes.

 

 

 

Keeping Up With Your Little Ones

Every mom needs at least one pair of shoes that can keep up with her busy lifestyle. From the playground to the grocery store, it feels almost impossible to find a shoe that can keep up–especially without sacrificing style for comfort. Luckily, with Naot Footwear, you never have to make the choice between staying on-trend and staying comfortable. We asked some mommy bloggers to pick their favorite Naots! Here’s what they had to say.

Naot Kayla

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For Madison of The Midwest Skinny, the Kayla is the perfect sandal to keep up with her active son, Spencer. The Kayla boasts three straps along with a backstrap for added stability. Even better, like all Naots, the footbed molds to the shape of the foot, getting more and more comfortable with each wear.  Shop the Naot Kayla at Simons Shoes.

Naot Rianna

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For a trip to the park with her husband Dusty, and son, Rowan, blogger Samantha  Elizabeth opted to throw on a pair of our Rianna sandals in vibrant Teal. With a faux buckle hook and loop closure for adjustability, this sandal provides the comfort and flexibility needed to chase after little ones all day. Available in four different colors, it will be easy to find a pair for everyday wear!  Shop the Naot Rianna at Nordstrom.

Naot Beatnik

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Moms looking for a great day-to-night shoe can find solace in the Beatnik. Expectant mom Simply Hannah has her Beatniks paired with a classic pencil skirt and boho blouse, these sandals complement any outfit. With a trendy 1.75” stacked heel, they offer the perfect amount of height to elongate legs while keeping you on your feet all day long.  Shop the Naot Beatnik at Pedestrian Shops.

Moms, what Naot shoes are you wearing?

Our Favorite Styles for Wide Feet

For those of us with wide feet, shopping for cute & comfortable shoes can be an absolute nightmare!  Really – who has time to deal with aches and blisters from wearing shoes that are too tight?  It just isn’t fair, which is why we rounded up a list of fuller fitting Naots that will walk you right through summer in comfort & style.

Each shoe mentioned below has a wider base and adjustable straps, allowing you to adjust throughout the day as needed.

Naot Malibu

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Christina from Detroit says: “Most wonderful footwear! I have a wide foot, high arch and this style is perfect for anyone with that type foot. I did go up one size and it fit perfectly! I bought two pairs. I have never written a review before, but the shoes make your feet feel good.”

Shop the Malibu at STEP! Shoes.

Naot Melody

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Melody from San Francisco says: “Love these sandals. Just got them, put them on, and still wearing them hours later. I’d been wanting a pair of silvery-gray sandal for a while, so when I saw this one by Naot, I ordered, and am not disappointed. This is my second pair of Naot sandals, and I’m happy with both pairs. They are very comfortable and fully adjustable with velcro straps. They are good looking and well made, with a replaceable foot liner.”

Shop the Melody at Simons Shoes.

Naot Prescott

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Janet from Miami says: “Not all footbeds are alike on Naots but those on this shoe are perfect for me. I love the design of this particular sandal and wear it with both casual and semi-dress clothes – looks great with skirts. First I ordered in the white/pewter color and it felt so good I ordered the black/gold. I love them both and they last for years – so the investment is a good one as is the comfort.”

Shop the Prescott at Englin’s Fine Footwear.

Naot Cornett

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Mary from San Francisco says: “Very cute shoes with a comfortable foot bed. This shoe has very nice adjustments that work for very wide feet.”

Shop the Cornet at Bodell’s Shoes Rx.

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Pat from Georgia says: “Love the look and feel. Ordered two more in the same style but different colors. Have bunions, wide feet with narrow heel and high arch and must wear orthotics. Very comfortable for long periods. Strap is long enough for a high arch and feels secure and comfortable. Cute too!”

Shop the Kirei Wide at Vernon Powell Shoes.

*KAYLA WIDE AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2018*

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You asked for it and we answered!  If you have eyed the Naot Kayla sandal for the past 16 years, get excited because we’re coming out with Kayla Wide for Spring 2018!  

Contact us to be the first to know when the Kayla Wide is available for purchase.