Holiday Gift Guide for Your Gal

‘Tis the season to be the best gift-giver in town!

The holiday season is quickly approaching, but don’t you worry – we’ve compiled a list of gifts for the women in your life. From your mother-in-law to your best friend, everyone will appreciate the gift of comfort this year when you give them a pair of Naot shoes. There is no better feeling than giving a gift you know they will be able to cherish and use all year long.

Which Naots are you adding to your wishlist?

The Kona

Get your best friend a gift that is as individual as she is! The vibrant red leather of the Kona boot creates a unique look that will surely be the statement piece in any outfit. From concerts to errands, this is a shoe she can wear day in and day out.

Find our Kona boots at Schuler Shoes.

The Helm

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Help her look stylish all winter long with the Helm bootie. With mixed-materials and 1-inch heel, this is the perfect everyday bootie for a woman who is always on-trend. The Helm will be the perfect finishing touch to every outfit imaginable. Plus, it’s available in five colors!  

Shop our Helm booties at Simons Shoes.

The Wander

The Wander boot is the ultimate shoe for the free-spirit gal in your life! Boho-inspired, this shoe will pair perfectly with dresses or a pair of jeans. With a suede upper and a 1.5 inch heel, these boots are enough to make any shoe lover’s heart swoon.

Give the gift of the Wander boot! Shop them at O&B Shoes.

The Groovy

Have a friend that doesn’t take any guff? Treat her to boots that mirror her bold personality! This grunge-inspired boot features a lace-up front and side zipper for easy on and off. Best of all, they’re handcrafted with pampering suede and leather making them chic and sophisticated, too.

Find a pair for your best friend at ShoeStores.com.

The Kirei

These maryjane-inspired flats are perfect for the woman who spends all day on her feet. The suede and patent leather material creates a sophisticated yet casual look that every woman is seeking. The hook and loop closure at the top allow for an adjustable fit and the padded footbed makes the shoe comfortable enough to wear all day long. We often hear that teachers love this shoe for long school days!

Shop our Kirei shoes at Benjamin Lovell Shoes.

The Tane

Similar to the Kirei, the Tane is a classic shoe that every woman needs to have in her closet. This staple shoe features a hook and loop faux buckle closure for an adjustable fit and boasts a mixed-material upper. It’s an easy breezy slip-on shoe; ideal for a woman who is always rushing out the door. Available in 3 gorgeous neutral tones, there’s a perfect match for every woman in your life.

Shop our Tane shoes at Footwear Etc.

The Forward

Comfortable while still being feminine, this shoe is perfect for the career woman in your life! The Forward boasts beautiful details, from a braided strap to a 2 inch heel. She can be comfortable and confident all day long.

Find our Forward heels at Nordstrom.com.

Need a gift for the man in your life, too? We’ve got you covered. Check out our previous blog post: Gift Guide for Your Guy

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The Holiday Gift Guide for your Guy

The holidays can be a great time to relax, eat, and enjoy time with family and friends… or so we thought! Year after year, we forget how stressful it can be to find the perfect gift for everyone on our list- especially when shopping for men. Luckily for you, we’re here to help!

Gear him up with Naot this season and you’ll never need a gift receipt again. Whether you need a gift for your husband, boyfriend, father, brother or friend, we’ve gathered a roundup of the best Naot shoes to ‘gift’ your favorite guy this holiday season.  

HANDCRAFTED MAGNATE

Want to get your guy a gift that is as unique as he is? Enter the Handcrafted Magnate! This shoe’s handpainted treatments create a one-of-a-kind look. The subtle color change makes it the perfect shoe for adding an extra flare to his wardrobe, while also making him look sophisticated and polished.

Find the Handcrafted Magnate at STEP! Shoes.

PILOT

This boot is the perfect match for your loveable trendsetter. Your man will be dressed to impress in this lace-up boot. Not only that, but these shoes feel as good as they look. Designed for comfort and style, the Pilot is the perfect option for everyday attire.

Find the Pilot at Shoe Mill.

EVIDENCE

Help him look sharp this holiday season with the new Evidence shoe. This fashionable wingtip shoe has a faux buckle hook and loop strap to make it the optimal fit for your guy’s feet. The Evidence will look great at the office and pretty much everywhere else, too.

Find the Evidence at ShoeStores.com.

AUDIENCE

Your guy needs something impressive enough to pair with those perfectly tailored suits. The Audience is an easy classic and ideal dress shoe. It’s a shoe he should probably own already, and as always, serves as a dependable workwear AND formal staple. Get him the Audience so he can show up to meetings and special occasions looking classy & sleek.

Find the Audience at Simons Shoes.

LIMBA

Keep him warm and cozy with the Naot Limba. The padded lining in the front makes this the perfect boot for comfort, warmth, and moisture absorption. This stylish boot is a winter essential for every man – which makes it the perfect present for the holidays.

Find the Limba at Nordstrom.com.

MIKUMI

The Mikumi is a great everyday lace up boot. It’s a travel essential for the hard-working man and can also be paired with jeans for a nice casual vibe. This boot gives a rough yet refined look. It is the ideal casual boot to style with a pair of jeans and hit the road. The Mikumi is a fine combination of dapper and rugged. Can’t you just picture your guy wearing these?!

Find the Mikumi at Zappos.com.

Which pair would you buy for the man in your life? Comment below to let us know!

Trend Alert: Mixed Materials

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If you’re growing tired of your dull and monochromatic wardrobe, winter’s hottest trend – mixed materials – is here to save the day! Injecting a hint of contrasting materials into your outfits can help refresh your look without buying a closet’s worth of new clothes. From suede and leather combos to mixed metals, embracing this trend is totally effortless.

Becoming a trendsetter can be as easy as picking up a new pair of Naots! If you’re wondering how to embrace this fashion trend, below we’ve compiled a few stylish ways to incorporate mixed materials into your wardrobe.

THE BOREAS

One of our most unique boots out this season, the Boreas, boasts a contrasting buckle crisscross strap and toe cap.  If you look closely, there are so many different hues, textures and dimensions at play– making it so much more than just a little black boot!

Shop our Boreas boots at Schuler Shoes.

THE HELM

The Helm is the perfect everyday bootie! Featuring a one-inch heel, this bootie adds the right amount of height while still being comfortable enough for all-day wear. With a leather and suede body, this shoe incorporates the mixed-material trend perfectly, taking each of your outfits to the next level. There’s something so sophisticated about the juxtaposition of tones.

Shop the Helm Booties at Zappos.com.

THE GROOVY

Do you have more of a grunge aesthetic? If so, the Groovy boot is for you! Similar to the Helm, this boot features a leather and suede body, but has a lace-up front for added detail. With a double-zipper enclosure for easy on and off wear, there are no limits to where this bootie can take you. There’s something about it that screams, step out of my way!

Find our Groovy boots at Tops For Shoes.

Lovely in Layers

Brrr! November has arrived and suddenly we can’t get away with wearing a light jacket outside anymore. While we all looked forward to “sweater weather,” it can seem impossible to look chic when you have to cover your cute outfit with a puffy coat! Layering up can be the perfect solution for staying warm without looking like a marshmallow.

Below we’ve compiled three ways to layer up and look stylish with your Naots on the coldest fall days.

Booties + Cozy Socks

If your feet are cold, the rest of your body will be too! Insulate your feet with our leather Kona boots and a thick pair of tall socks. Not only does this add some personality to your outfit, but it will keep your toes nice and cozy. Pair them with leggings and a casual chambray for a comfortable, classic fall look.

Find our versatile Kona boots at Schuler Shoes.

Mix and Match

There is no better feeling than throwing on an oversized sweater with leggings and calling it a day! It’s the most effortless and comfortable look that makes the cold weather worthwhile.

Dress up your favorite look by zipping up these gorgeous Shamal boots. It instantly makes this casual look more sophisticated and on-trend.

On really chilly days, you can add to the look by layering on a faux fur vest or a neutral peacoat. Did we just help you create your capsule wardrobe? We think yes!

Add our Shamal boots to your closet at Step! Shoes.

Double Up

Why wear one trendy outer coat when you can wear two?! Hold off on pulling out the thick winter coat and double up on army jackets and zip-ups for an en vogue, menswear-inspired look. Tie it all together (pun intended 😉) with our funky and practical Groovy boots.

When temperatures drop below 50, bundle on a knit scarf for extra warmth and pizzazz.

Shop our Groovy boots at Simons Shoes.

Did we help you get inspired? Show us how you layer up this season by tagging our Instagram page in your photos!

Naotics of the Month: October 2017

Oh, October– you beautiful and unpredictable month. One week, you have us rocking sundresses and sandals, and then next, we’re onto boots and scarves. It’s for that reason that we had so fun looking through all of our favorite fan photos this month. As temperatures dropped, our Naotics rose to the occasion and found new ways to style their Naot shoes.

Check out the awesome and diverse looks our Naotics were spotted in throughout the month of October!

Stuart Brazell

Blogger and TV host, Stuart Brazell traveled the world with her Naots. With her Kayla sandals in white, Stuart visited the U.K. and soaked up some rays in Havana. We can’t wait to see where they’ll take her next!

  

Len Parent

We can’t help but swoon at these photos of Naotic, Len, in Puerto Princesa! She captured the look of “walking on sunshine,” with her vibrant accessories and beloved Naot Yarrow Sandals. Take a closer look at her gorgeous vacation photos on her blog.

 

Dana of 23Danilla

If you’re looking to ‘step’ outside of your comfort zone this season, check out how Dana styled her Naot Black Gazania boots! These lace-up booties are the perfect statement piece to any outfit in your closet. Read more about her favorite pair of Naots on her blog.

 

Kim Thomas of KP Fusion

Another fall staple is a great pair of clogs, and Kim Thomas just “upgraded” her closet with a pair of our Upgrade clogs! According to Kim, these will be her go-to fall work shoe. Find them at Kaufmans Shoes.  

Kailtyn McCaffery of FearlessTravelers

As if picture-perfect scenery and great wine weren’t enough, Kailtyn knew that the key to a great tip to Italy meant dressing comfortably! From wine tastings to sightseeing, her Naot Kayla sandals kept her on her feet so she could see it all.

 

Another avid traveler, Amber, recently visited Morocco and brought her Naots with her too! A neutral sandal can be the perfect pair for colorful, patterned pants (and patterned walls, too!).

Rachel Herron

As the weather cooled down, Rachel pulled out some of her favorite sweaters, booties and accessories! Rachel knew that the Helm is the ultimate fall bootie as it matches with so many different styles and colors. Check out how she styled them below.

Shop them at Englin’s Fine Footwear.

Where are your Naots taking you next month? Be sure to show us in the comments below or by tagging us on social media!

 

Mix Things Up With Our Berry Red Kona Boots

Most women will agree: shoes are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. While a bold shoe can be that quintessential statement piece in a woman’s outfit, she also wants to make sure she can wear them on an everyday basis. There’s nothing worse than buying an item you fall in love with only to realize that it doesn’t match with anything in your closet. Luckily, our Berry Red Kona Boots are the perfect mix of fun and practical! 

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Below we’ve compiled three different ways you can incorporate these show-stoppers into your everyday looks.

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RUNNING ERRANDS

From the farmer’s market to the post office, the Kona boot will take you wherever you need to be! Pair the boot with a pair of dark wash jeans and a neutral colored shirt and it will become the ultimate statement piece in your outfit. It’s the perfect go-to accessory if you find yourself with a closet full of black and white.

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DRINKS WITH THE GIRLS

Celebrate a night with your girlfriends in comfort by pairing your Kona boots with a black skirt and shirt. The skirt will help dress the boot up for a night out on the town. Throw on some simple jewelry and you’ll have a cool, trendy look all your friends will envy!

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CONCERT

Get ready to rock out in your Kona boots! If you have a concert coming up, we recommend pairing your Kona boots with black jeans, a band t-shirt, and a leather jacket. This grunge-inspired look is just as comfortable as it is stylish. You don’t want your feet to ache by the time the band plays their encore! 

Add them to your wardrobe today! Find a pair at Missouri Bluffs Boutique:  http://bit.ly/2xQyrOG.

Athleisure is Here to Stay!

Is there anything better than when the worlds of fashion and function mesh together?

Athleisure is a fashion trend that’s been on-the-rise the last few years, and needless to say, we’re pretty excited about it!

Athleisure is the lovechild of athletic wear and leisure wear, mixing both style and comfort together for awesome results. The best part? You don’t actually have to be heading to the gym or to yoga to rock the trend.😉

Below we’ve compiled a list of the Naot shoes that will help you embody the athleisure look.

THE TIMU

This classic maryjane-inspired silhouette boasts premium leather and suede for a polished look. The ghillie lacing provides beautiful details that help take any outfit to the next level. With an anatomic cork and latex footbed, you can be kind to your feet all day long. Pair them with leggings and a long sweater and you’re good to go!

Available at Dardano’s.

THE KUMARA

The Kumara is a yoga-inspired shoe that can take you from your morning yoga class to all the errands you have to run throughout the day. Sleek and slim, this shoe is made with premium leather and features vamp stitching which brings added detail to your look.

Available at Simons Shoes.

THE PAPAKI

Blend comfort with creative style seamlessly with this sandal. This shoe features feminine two-tone ruched details and premium leather for a polished look. With padded straps, you’re never going to want to take these shoes off. Consider them your go-to errand-running shoe!

Available at Healthy Feet Store.

THE KIREI

Tried and true, let your style shine with the Kirei maryjane. A combination of suede and leather create a stylish yet comfortable look, and the padded strap calls for all-day support. We have yet to find an outfit that doesn’t pair well with our Kirei shoes!

Available at Englin’s Fine Footwear.

THE TIAKI

Your feet will thank you for slipping on these Tiaki shoes– and your wardrobe will too! These shoes are covered in variegated canvas material with a leather trim, making them stylish enough to stand out on their own. This flexible shoe is perfect for all-day wear; especially if you’ll be on your feet!

Available at Step! Shoes.

A Naot Wedding

Fall wedding season is officially upon us and for many blushing brides-to-be, now is the time to finalize all of the last minute details. From final guest lists to wedding songs, there is still much to be done! One of the most important decisions each bride and groom will make, however, is which shoes they’ll choose for their special day.

Each bride and groom needs a pair of shoes that can carry them from the aisle to the dance floor with comfort and ease, all without sacrificing style. At Naot, we love hearing that our shoes can come to the rescue and be a part of a couple’s big day! Check out one Naot “love story” below.

Taryn and Bryan

For their September nuptials, both Taryn and Bryan knew that wearing their favorite pairs of Naots was a no-brainer. For all-day comfort and style (and an outdoor ceremony), Taryn chose to wear the Mystery shoes in silver.

This 2.75 inch wedge with rhinestone accents down the front strap provided this bride with the perfect details to complete her look. The padded hook-and-loop closure and padded straps made sure she was comfortable whether she was outside on the grass for photos, or bouncing around on the dance floor.

“I could not believe how comfortable they were. My feet didn’t ache even for a second. I was thrilled,” Taryn said of her Mystery wedges.

Taryn’s husband, Bryan, chose to celebrate his big day in a pair of our Audience oxfords. This style has a padded heel cup & tongue and the footbed molds to the foot to ensure all-day comfort. The maple brown leather finish of the shoe helped to accent all of the other fine details of this couple’s special day!

Just ask Bryan– they really were the perfect shoes for him to “tie the knot” in.

Photos by Elizabeth at White Pear Photo

Which Naot shoes will be taking you down the aisle on your special day?

 

Trend Alert: Colorblocking

As we slowly drift into fall, we also begin the transition into a new wardrobe. Suddenly we are trading in our colorful, lightweight outfits for thicker materials in muted colors. But don’t worry, just because summer is bidding us farewell it does not mean we have to surrender our style too!

Colorblocking is the perfect technique to help incorporate interesting pops of color into outfits this fall. You’ll get the best of both worlds — nude tones mixed with bold and vibrant accent colors. Can we all cheers to that?!

Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorite colorblocked Naot shoes.  Which ones are your favorite?

THE PAPAKI

The Papaki is the perfect transition shoe as we go from summer to fall. Open-toed, the Papaki boasts feminine details, like a padded front ruched design and sleek cutout back heel. Shown in teal and latte, the latte will act as a great base color to any outfit while the teal will provide the color pop that sets your outfit over the top.

THE HELM

The Helm remains on our list as the perfect fall bootie; shown in a pecan & olive colorblock, this boot will add a finishing touch to any outfit this fall! The Helm bootie has a double-zipper for an easy on-off, as well as a small heel for some added height.

THE LEILANI

Mixed-finish leathers and trendy faux buckles help this shoe mix comfort and style with ease. The Leilani is the perfect shoe to just slip on and go while matching any fall outfit in your closet!

THE GROOVY

For those who are looking for a rugged-chic option, the Groovy is the perfect boot for you. This unique bootie has double zippers and a lace-up front, as well as mixed-leathers, to provide lots of interesting details. Prepare yourself for tons of compliments!

Love what you see? Get these colorblocked beauties from Simons Shoes.

Wear it now & later…

It’s inevitable, our wardrobes change just as the seasons do.  Come fall we are forced to ditch our strappy tank tops and flowy skirts for cozy sweaters and colorful scarves.  With that we also swap our beloved sandals for more seasonally appropriate clogs and shoes. Having a shoe that can transition from season to season with you will make this process a lot easier.

The Helm is the perfect summer to fall bootie. Lightweight, the Helm boasts a 1.5 inch stacked heel and double zippers for greater accessibility. With fine details like a two-tone upper, it adds an effortless accent to any outfit.

Below we’ve shown how you can seasonally style the Helm bootie.

SUMMER

Pair the Helm bootie with a floral dress for the perfect summer outfit. With bare legs and a colorful clutch, this shoe will be the perfect finishing touch.

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FALL

As the weather grows colder, the Helm remains the perfect bootie. Match your favorite jeans and an earth tone sweater with the Helm for a chic fall ensemble.

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Shop the Helm bootie at Step! Shoes.