NAOT shoes

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by jkl, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. jkl

    jkl Well-Known Member

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    I have some huge problems with my feet and only wear "good" shoes. I usually wear Clarks. A new NAOT store has opened up near me and I am curious to know everyone's thoughts on them. The shoes are about two to three times what I pay for Clarks and I am wondering it they are worth it.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    LOVE them! They cost twice the amount of Clarks but they last three or four (or even five) times longer. A certain FSUer who shall remain nameless turned me on to them. ;)
     
  3. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

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    I only have one pair of NAOTs -- black ankle boots -- but they're very comfortable and look good.
     
  4. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    NAOT tend to be too narrow for my forefoot, which is a shame because I otherwise like them.
     
  5. mag

    mag Well-Known Member

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    I love the open toe slip on Naots. The closed ones don't work for me because they end up being either too small or too big. I have both Clarkes and Naots and I haven't noticed a difference in the durability. They seem to last about the same length of time. Oh, I have very narrow feet and most of my shoes last a long time. Might be different if you have wider feet.
     
  6. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    My feet aren't wide, they're stable. :drama:
     
  7. Desperado

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    LOVE them! I've only bought sandals from them so far but I really like the fact that I can wear my orthotics in a lot of their models. Expensive, but so worth the money.
     
  8. Lacey

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    I have both open-heeled sandals and closed-heeled Naot sandals. I agree that they do tend to run narrow, especially the open ones.

    Mephistos are slightly wider, but not too wide, perhaps a little less expensive.

    I have worn both of these a lot, like almost daily, and they last for years, even with heavy wear. I have gotten the bottoms of Mephistos renewed.

    Birkenstocks are by far the widest.
     
  9. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    Not all Naot sandals run narrow, it depends on the style. Some of the styles definitely run narrow and some run wider, there was a website that was good about noting if a particular style ran narrow or wide, maybe it was Zappos but I don't think so. The ones I've bought all accomodate my, ahem, stable feet.
     
  10. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

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    I ♥ Naots! I have only sandals but want to try out their boots and wedges for fall.
     
  11. dinakt

    dinakt Well-Known Member

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    This. My SIL swears by them, but I have wide feet and have not yet found a great fit ( not that I tried obsessively, but that was the case a few times I tried). They are supposed to be a great company, though.
     
  12. Zemgirl

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    This is true, so it's worth dropping by the store to try different styles.

    I bought sandals there at the beginning of last summer and wore them almost daily for work and errands. They're really comfortable.
     
  13. paskatefan

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    My husband has a pair of Naot sandals, & he is very happy with them. They definitely will last a long time. There is a store near us that sells women's shoes, and Naot is one of the featured brands. I like the styles they have in Naot shoes, and will look for sales on them.
     
  14. PRlady

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    I am Southpaw's mysterious Naot saleswoman. :p And I have about eight pairs of sandals and shoes, am wearing a pair right now. Admittedly, I buy them at lower cost in Israel, but I would pay full price if I had to.

    I've had plantar fasciitis, foot surgery on a big knot of arthritis and have very little natural arch. Naots are among the only shoes I can wear while walking more than a mile on pavement.

    Clarks are too wide for me and so are Danskos.
     
  15. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    I was wondering when you and your mouth were gonna get in here. :saint:
     
  16. PRlady

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    I don't want anyone to think I own stock in the company. :drama:

    Basically there are two Israeli companies that make first-class clothes/shoes and sell overseas and Naot is one. Gottex is the other and I can't wear their swimsuits, but they look good on a lot of women.