Naotics of the Month: September 2016

The weather may be cooling down, but our Naotics’ style is just warming up!

In early September, beauty and style blogger @beingzhenya slipped on our Tampa sandals on her visit to Chicago. She described the brownstones in Chicago as gorgeous, but we must admit, her outfit is what really catches our eye.

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Lori Leinard rocked her Dorith sandals all over Disney World in Orlando, so you know she was comfortable! Can you guess which Disney character she’s representing in this picture?

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Our next Naotic is one we’ve seen before. Risa from Philadelphia returns as a Naotic of the Month wearing her Naot Santa Barbara sandals with her adorable daughter Isla. Read more about her look on her blog here.

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The Naotic that’s last but not least is Amanda from Portland who embarked on a trip to Thailand this month in her Naot Santa Fe sandals.

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To shop all of these shoes and more, please visit Simons Shoes here.

 

 

Transitional Shoes You Need for Fall

No matter where you live in the country, the weather is beginning to cool down as summer comes to an end. We’re now in full fall fashion mode and have selected some of our top styles to help your closet transition into the lower temps.

Lantana

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Dress them up or dress them down, our Lantana shoes are incredibly comfortable and great for in-between weather. Available in three colors at Simons Shoes.

Rongo

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Year after year, the Rongo remains one of our top sellers due to its comfort and style. Shop it at Simons Shoes.

Tiaki

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Our Tiaki shoe gives full coverage to your feet, while remaining extremely stylish and versatile. You can find it in two color variations at Simons Shoes.

Arataki

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The Arataki is lightweight and breathable and its adjustable strap makes it easy to slip on and off. View multiple colors at Simons Shoes.

Click here to view a complete list of our transitional styles.

Naot Ardisia – Versatile Style, Supreme Comfort

Naotics everywhere can attest that there’s no footwear brand that balances comfort and style better than Naot. One of our favorite pairs of sandals this season is the Ardisia, so we created looks for three different Naotic styles. With their half-moon side cut outs, the full coverage upper is not only extremely supportive, but also very versatile. The Ardisia comes in two beautiful colors, Black Leather and Latte Brown Leather. Check out the trendy looks we’ve put together with them both below.

Look #1

Naot Ardisia Maxi SkirtFor our first Ardisia look, we’ve paired the Black Leather Ardisias with a blush-colored loose slash neck batwing sleeve sweater, and a slimming black ribbed maxi skirt. To accent the look, we’ve selected a medium nude leather shoulder bag with black trim, accented by a gold banded bangle and a pair of yellow gold opal stud earrings to make your ears sparkle. To top off the chic look is a black wide-rimmed boho hat with gold accents, protecting your skin from getting too much sun.

Look #2

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For our second look, we paired the Latte Brown Ardisias, with a cozy olive cotton modal-blend t-shirt and vintage speckled gaucho pants. Whether you’re spending a day at the beach, or just walking around town, the wide brim straw sun hat with keep you in shade. Stroll around with a white starfish beach tote to keep yourself organized, and lastly keep track of time with a versatile gold-metal mesh bracelet watch.

Look #3

Naot ArdisiaThe centerpiece of this outfit (aside from our Latte Brown Leather Ardisias of course), is a peach scoop neck racer back tank top. To snazz up the look, we have a cream pair of wide leg cotton-twill pants. This cute outfit wouldn’t be complete without some elegant accessories, so we’ve paired the scoop neck with a gold multi-chain necklace that falls perfectly with the neckline. Glossy gold circle drop earrings and a gold lace cuff tie in the necklace perfectly. To finish off the look, shade your eyes from the warm summer sun with some pink rounded sunglasses, and an oversized tan shopper tote to carry everything you need on a nice day!

Whichever Naot Ardisia fits your taste, your shoes will provide long-lasting comfort without sacrificing style.

Shop both colors at Schuler Shoes here: http://bit.ly/2bY7N1A.

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.

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

Susan

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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

Reserve

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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

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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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.

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.

Naot: New Hues and Fresh Footbeds

Published in: Footwear Plus Magazine | October/November 2015

Naot is undergoing a colorful— and fashionable—makeover for Spring ’16. “We are re-energizing some of our signature styles with new colors, footbeds and soles,” reports Ayelet Lax Levy, vice president of Yaleet, Naot’s U.S. distributor. While Levy assures that customers can expect the same comfort the brand has always provided, she notes that today’s consumers demand both style and function. “Everybody requires style these days. You can’t get away with just having comfort,” she says. “The fashion and comfort worlds have really merged in terms of look.”

Along those lines, Steve Lax, president of Yaleet (and Ayelet’s father) points to the makeover of the brand’s classic sandals. “We’ve always had a brown-colored footbed on most of our sandals,” he says. “For spring, we’ve colored a lot of them to go with the leather and we did the same thing with some of our outer soles.” The Kayla sandal, specifically, will be available in four to five new colors and feature fresh beige and gray footbeds for the first time.

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Lax and Levy are seeking a younger, hipper audience with these color transformations. To that end, Naot is also launching a new collection dedicated to a more fashionable aesthetic. The Bloom line will feature Naot’s signature Flexi insoles, which are highly recommended by the orthopedic community, but they will be re-shaped, along with the shoes, to be sleeker. Soles won’t be basic either: “We’re using really funky colors with gradient,” Levy explains. “The new collection is revolutionizing how the industry looks at a shoe with a removable footbed,” she adds.nwdTGU5izkqYAzfAy6IMrOM4gulaAYsr8_V-_MQ67Cs.jpgSo far so good, Levy reports, regarding Naot’s latest product introductions. “We were told by many retailers that the new collection is the best they’ve ever seen from Naot,” she says. In addition, Lax notes the sneak peak given to consumers has also been encouraging. “Women who would never wear our other orthopedic-type lines with removable footbeds have all said, ‘Wow, I would wear those in a heartbeat,’” he says.

A large part of the success, Levy says, should be credited to Naot’s design team. “They’re constantly being challenged to come up with new ideas and new ways of looking at technologies in footwear,” she explains, adding that the new styles are also in response to consumer demand. “The market asked us to update our technology with a more modern look.”

—L.C