Product Spotlight: Naot Kirei

Published by Englin's Fine Footwear on 9th Sep 2016

In today's blog post, we would like to share with you one of our favorite shoes: the Kirei from Naot! This sleek and stylish casual shoe is sure to charm you as well. A smart Mary Jane with grace and personality, the Kirei combines a sporty silhouette with gorgeous contrasting leathers and feminine detailing for an incredibly versatile complement to any outfit.

Naot Kirei Burnt Copper

Naot Kirei in Burnt Copper/Cocoa/Antique Copper 

The Details

There are so many things to appreciate about the Naot Kirei. The Kirei's convenient hook-and-loop closure is adjustable to allow the upper to fit any foot. The front section of the shoe features a soft, padded lining that wicks away moisture to keep your toes cozy and dry. The outsole is one inch of durable, slip-resistant, lightweight polyurethane that will protect your feet and keep you going. Finally, the Kirei is handmade using the Strobel construction method, which means that the upper is stitched to the insole by a Naot craftsperson, which is then securely cemented to the outsole. The Strobel technique creates greater strength and flexibility than other types of shoemaking. 

What we love most about the Kirei is its luxurious comfort. For women on the go, it's critical to find a shoe that can be worn all day without causing blisters, aches, and pains. The Kirei's footbed, like those in all Naot shoes, is made from natural latex and cork, so it conforms to the individual characteristics of your foot over time for a truly personalized fit. This allows healthy weight distribution, improved balance and stability, shock absorption to relieve pressure on joints, and more. It's also odor-resistant, covered in suede for maximum softness, and easily removable to accommodate custom orthotics. Naot cork footbeds mimic the experience of walking barefoot in the sand, transporting you to paradise with every step.

The Naot Kirei Life

The Kirei is versatile enough to be worn with all your favorite casual ensembles. Available in a palette of gorgeous colors from shimmering Metal to elegant Sterling to classic Black, there is a Kirei for every day of the week—and we're willing to bet that once you take a walk in the Kirei, one pair just won't be enough! The Kirei pairs perfectly with skinny jeans, especially if you choose a draped blouse or a long jacket. For a dressier look, wear the Kirei with a pencil skirt or slacks and a blazer. Go sockless to show off the cuteness of this Mary Jane to greatest effect, or if you prefer, wear with nude hose or funky colored tights. Whether you choose to dress it up or down, the Kirei is a valuable addition to any wardrobe.

Naot Kirei Metal    Naot Kirei Sterling Shimmer     Naot Kirei Black Madras

Naot Kirei in Metal/Vintage/Pewter, Sterling Shimmer/Gray, and Black Madras/Suede/Patent 

The Kirei is perfect for the transition from summer to fall. If you're back at school and roaming campus or just looking forward to the gorgeous leaves, bonfires, and perfect temperatures, the Kirei will be your go-to shoe for those casual autumn days. Deck yourself in effortless fall style from head to toe with a cardigan, belted dress, and leggings, or a cozy flannel shirt and your favorite faded jeans—and of course, finish it all off with matching Kireis.

The comfort, security, and simple stylishness of this adaptable shoe make it perfect for travel. Shopping in NYC? Sightseeing in Rome? Dancing in Paris? The Kirei can take you wherever you want to go and keep your feet happy all the while. Add another stamp to your passport and let the Kirei pamper your feet from the car to the airport to exotic lands and back again. Discovering the secrets of a foreign country or walking down the block to your nearest café, you'll love the way your feet feel when you wear the Kirei, and you're sure to draw admiring eyes wherever you go.

About Naot

Have you heard about Naot shoes? Since 1942, this company has grown from a one-room workshop to the largest manufacturer and exporter of shoes in Israel. Their name translates to "oasis," a meaning that reflects their commitment to comfort and relief for weary feet. Truly a balm in the desert, Naot shoes stand out from other brands with their cozy cork footbeds, quality craftsmanship, and premium materials like fine Italian leather. For more about this unique company, read our blog post on Naot shoes.

More Like This

Love the Kirei and the Mary Jane look and want to see what other Naot shoes we have to offer? Naot has you covered with popular styles like the eye-catching Naot Motu, the quirky Naot Rongo, and the sleek Naot Matai. If you want the ankle strap but with a little more heel, try the Naot Muse or the Naot Trendy. Naot also offers sandals, lace-ups, loafers, boots, and more, so you can enjoy Naot comfort through all seasons.

Naot Motu Berry

    Naot Rongo Metal    Naot Muse Ink

Naot Motu, Naot Rongo, and Naot Muse

Order the Naot Kirei today and give it a try! If you're not totally in love with it from the first step, you can return it in new condition for free—but we're sure the Kirei will be your new favorite. Slip into the stylish Kirei and you'll be ready for whatever adventures life has in store!