​Season Preview: The Naot Fall 2016 Line

Published by Englin's Fine Footwear on 15th Sep 2016

For many of us, fall is the best time of year. The leaves are changing, the summer heat is fading away, and we're trading our shorts and sandals for cozy scarves and chic boots. At Englin's Fine Footwear, we're excited for cooler temperatures, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and the new Naot fall line! Today we're giving you a season preview of the chic new styles Naot has to offer for Fall 2016 so that you can stay ahead of the trends. Hint: It's all about contrasting leathers, ankle boots, and reimagined classics!

The fall new arrivals boast everything you've come to expect from Naot: Gorgeously handcrafted leather uppers, stylish design and detailing, and the anatomically contoured cork footbeds that make Naot shoes so incredibly comfortable. Browse these new Naot boots, booties, slip-ons, and more to find your favorite fashion pieces for fall! 


Naot Sabrina     Naot Sabrina

If you're looking for the perfect sandal to finish out the summer, look no further than the Naot Sabrina. Featuring a smooth front strap and a harness-like rear strap that is reminiscent of your favorite boots, this thoughtfully and beautifully handcrafted Naot sandal offers sensible style on a comfortably flat sole. Premium contrasting leathers take the Sabrina from ordinary to extraordinary. Choose the Jet Black leather/Hawaiian brown nubuck combination for a subtle fashion statement, or go with the Beige Snake and Pewter leather for a more exotic look. Elastic goring on both the back and ankle straps will ensure a perfect, secure fit. For that final cookout or trip to the beach before the temperatures fall, slide your foot into the Naot Sabrina and enjoy every last ray of summer sun.

The Sabrina is part of Naot's Flat Elegant collection, which features a flexible, durable .75-inch TPR sole.


Naot Luga  Naot LugaNaot Luga  Naot Luga

Last week on the blog, we shined a spotlight on the Naot Kirei, a cozy, sporty Mary Jane that is one of our favorite Naot shoes. If you loved the Kirei but you want something with a bit more feminine flair, try its close cousin, the Naot Luga! Featuring a diagonal Mary Jane strap and complementary leathers with lace or reptile textures, the lovely Luga is both fashionable and versatile. The Luga's hook and loop closure give it a simple and dependable fit, and the padded technical lining keeps your foot warm and dry. Comfortable enough for all-day wear, the Luga is our choice for autumn travel: Sightseeing among the changing leaves, flying home for Fall Break, vacationing in the mild weather before winter sets in, it's all easier when you're wearing the dreamy Luga. 

The Luga is part of Naot's Koru collection, which features a lightweight 1" polyurethane sole that is both durable and slip-resistant. Naot Koru shoes are handmade using Strobel construction, which results in a stronger, more flexible shoe than other techniques.


Naot Present

Give your wardrobe the gift of style with the Naot Present! This on-trend shootie is sure to be a fashion favorite. The half-shoe, half-boot silhouette is one of the hottest looks of the year, and its versatility makes it a savvy choice for any season. The Vintage Smoke leather upper and monk strap detail with faux buckles add a timeless touch of class to any outfit. The Present includes partially hidden goring on the side and a convenient hook and loop closure, making it easy to wear.

Shooties like the Naot Present look best with dressed legs versus bare, so style them with jeans rolled up to allow a flash of ankle or with leggings or tights. When it's too warm to cover up, choose an A-line or ruffled skirt to show off the Present to maximum effect. For an effortless way to look like a fashion-forward diva, make the Naot Present your footwear of choice this season.

The Present is part of Naot's Supreme collection, which features a metal shank for protection and stability and offers the look of a 2-inch heel without the usual discomfort.


Naot Stunning

The Naot Stunning truly lives up to its name. This beautiful Naot boot features stretch material embossed with an intricate floral pattern on both sides, making it both easy to slip into and lovely to look upon. Ankle boots have exploded in popularity over the last few years and show no signs of slowing down, so when you don the Naot Stunning, you'll be flawlessly in style. 

The elegant Stunning is capable of transitioning easily from the office to an evening out. Dress up your Stunning booties with black tights and a skirt or slacks and a blazer for work. For casual days, choose skinny jeans and a flowing top, or get cozy in an oversized sweater and your favorite leggings. With the Naot Stunning, you'll make an impression wherever you go!

The Stunning, like the Present, is part of Naot's Supreme collection, so it features the same metal shank and remarkably comfortable 2-inch heel.


Naot Levanto

You'll be seeing tons of trendy ankle boots among the Fall 2016 new arrivals from all the top brands, and Naot is no exception. The Naot Levanto, with its chukka-inspired design and lightly distressed leather, is a serious standout in Naot's fall line. This bootie's pull tab for easy entry and traditional lace-up closure help you get on your way without a struggle. With a more rugged look than the other Naot boots, the Levanto opens up a myriad of style possibilities. Wear it with cuffed jeans, a buffalo check button-up, and a chunky scarf for a chic and simple fall ensemble. Take off the masculine edge of the Levanto with floral prints, ruffles, or lace, or play it up by borrowing from the boys with a felt fedora and a denim or leather jacket. With so many ways to wear it, the Naot Levanto might just be the perfect shoe for fall.

The Levanto is part of Naot's Aura collection, which is constructed using the Strobel method with a metal shank and lightweight, durable 1.5-inch polyurethane sole.


Naot Helm

If you love Naot boots but the girly Stunning or the tough Levanto isn't for you, then the sleek and stylish Naot Helm might be just what you're looking for. The supple black leather and velvety suede of this bootie offer understated elegance that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. The low heel of the Naot Helm takes your look to new heights without giving up comfort or stability. Zippers on either side are both chic and convenient. The Helm has a cozy, moisture-absorbing lining and is padded at the heel and instep for optimal comfort.

If your aim is to be the center of attention, pair the Helm with an all-white ensemble, distressed denim cutoffs, or a metallic mini. For a more laid-back, casual look, choose rolled boyfriend jeans and a cute button-down. You can even take the Helm to work with the right pencil skirt and blazer combo. The simplicity of the Naot Helm allows it to blend with virtually any outfit, so it's a smart addition to your shoe collection.

The Helm is also from Naot's Aura collection, featuring a grippy 1.5-inch sole and made with Strobel construction.


Naot Boreas  Naot Boreas

Strappy and sophisticated, the Naot Boreas is another amazing ankle boot to glam up your wardrobe. The toe cap, textured material, and crisscross strap add appeal to this classy boot. Choose from crackled black or crosshatched brown leather (or bring home both, we won't judge). A diagonal side zipper makes for easy accessibility, while the padded lining and cradling heel cup enhance the existing comfort of the footbed. Like all Naot boots, the Boreas is a dream to walk in all day long. For a bootie that combines subtlety and style, you can't go wrong with the Naot Boreas.

As with most ankle boots, the Boreas is most flattering with leggings, tights, skinny jeans, and other form-fitting bottoms. A cute mini-dress or flutter-sleeved blouse will provide intriguing contrast with the slightly tougher vibe of the Boreas.

The Boreas is also a style from Naot's popular Aura collection.


     Naot Atopa

Though it has a more traditional height than the ankle boots, the Naot Atopa is far from unoriginal. A lace-up with combat boot influences, the Naot Atopa rises to the middle of the calf for all the coverage you crave as lower temperatures sweep in. The Atopa's upper is fashioned from a variety of leathers and suedes in shades of rich brown for an eye-catching profusion of textures. An inner zipper lets you slide into the Atopa at a moment's notice and head out for a football game or an autumn bonfire.

Like most combat boots, the Atopa looks great with neutral earth tones such as olive green, khaki, and black. Leggings or skinny jeans that can be tucked in are a natural choice, but don't be afraid to go for an ultra-girly look that combines lace, pastels, pleats, or floral prints with the no-nonsense Naot Atopa.

The Atopa is part of Naot's Koru collection.


Naot Avignon  Naot Avignon

Boots get most of the attention, but they aren't the only great footwear choice for fall. Mild weather is a perfect time for clogs, and the Naot Avignon is a unique and fashionable take on this classic shoe. Smooth and textured leathers come together in this captivating slip-on, while the adjustable hook and loop closure across the instep is camouflaged by a faux buckle for added charm. The Avignon's cushioned tongue and soft lining make it comfortable enough to wear all day long.

The Naot Avignon is a great shoe for business casual outfits. Pair it with a blouse and cardigan, belted sweater dress, pencil skirt, or other dressy clothes for the perfect office look. Cozy and cute, the Avignon is also perfect for weekend shopping or coffee with friends.

The Avignon is part of Naot's Cosmopolitan collection, which has a 2-inch sole of durable polyurethane with a metal shank for stability.


Naot Celesta  Naot Celesta

A loafer with chic personality, the Naot Celesta is yet another gorgeous example of Naot's love affair with contrasting leathers. Like the Avignon clog, the Celesta marries casual comfort and a dressy vibe. A classic loafer profile is livened up by the straps across the instep, which feature faux buckles and hide adjustable hook and loop closures underneath. Padding in the tongue, heel cup, and lining means that walking in the Naot Celesta is a treat you'll crave, while the mixing of colors and textures makes it an intriguing alternative to other notoriously boring comfort shoes.

The Celesta is a great work shoe if you have a job that requires both business wear and time spent on your feet. Outside of the office, the Celesta will dress up your favorite jeans, or you can go with a bolder, girlish look and pair it with knee socks and a skater skirt. If you like a shoe that can swing back and forth from daring to demure, the Celesta is for you.

The Celesta is part of Naot's Allegro collection, which features a tough but lightweight 1.5-inch sole.


Naot Borasco

Last but far from least, the Naot Borasco is a menswear-inspired monk strap shoe that is striking in its simplicity. The Borasco takes its name from a type of inclement weather, and its beautiful Vintage Gray leather is certainly reminiscent of a stormy sky. The single monk strap features hook and loop closure with a decorative faux buckle. A common design among men's dress shoes, the monk strap is becoming increasingly popular for women. Embrace this trend early for a modern, confident look while you enjoy the stellar comfort of Naot shoes.

Monk strap shoes can be worn as you would wear any other low-heeled dress shoes, like oxfords or loafers. Rock the Borasco as you out-dress the guys in a full pantsuit or your favorite boyfriend jeans. You can soften up this look with dramatic makeup, a romantic hairstyle, or small touches of lace and pastel. Of course, there's no rule that the Borasco has to be masculine! Keep it cute with a printed mini dress and tights, or make it fall chic with straight-leg jeans, a soft sweater, and a plaid knit scarf.

The Borasco is part of Naot's Aura collection.

We hope this season preview has you as excited about the new Naot shoes as we are! What is your favorite Naot shoe for Fall 2016? You can learn more about Naot or find out what's so amazing about their cork footbeds in our previous blogs. Shop Naot new arrivals today and you'll be ready for a fun and stylish fall!