Please note: Insole cannot be removed. If you're in-between sizes, it is recommended to size up.
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Arch: On a foot, the part that doesn't touch the ground. On footwear, the part that supports that part of the foot.
Ballet shoe: A light, heelless or flat-heeled shoe held on the foot by ribbons, featuring a soft upper.
Bootee: A style that extends slightly higher than the ankle; usually made with a flexible material.
Built heel: A heel built with layers (or lifts); sometimes used for visual interest.
Clog: Traditionally, a boot or shoe with a wooden sole; today's styles often have plastic or synthetic soles.
Construction: Refers to the way a shoe was made; generally the way the sole is attached to the upper.
Eyelet: A hole used for lacing or a fashion detail.
Grain leather: Leather with a grain that is distinct enough to be a fashion detail.
Insole: A light sole that forms the foundation of a shoe.
Instep: The upper surface of the foot; a consideration when selecting a shoe style.
Lift: A layer that composes the heel of a shoe; many shoes have multiple lifts.
Lining: The surface of the upper on the inside of the shoe.
Loafer: A casual and lightweight slip-on shoe, usually with a small tongue.
Moccasin: A shoe featuring an upper and sole constructed as one piece, usually made from a flexible material.
Monk shoe: A shoe with a broad strap that fastens at the instep and features a buckle on the outer side.
Mule: A slipper or shoe without a back part; held on the foot by the forepart alone.
Nubuck: Leather hide buffed on the grain side to create a velvety, buttery feel.
Patent leather: Leather treated to have a shiny finish.
Platform: An element—plastic, cork, wood, etc.—inserted between the insole and outsold to add height or fashion design.
Pump: A light, low-heeled dress shoe.
Quarters: The two pieces of fabric on a shoe that cover the back part of the foot; usually they meet at a back seam and are reinforced.
Riding boot: Knee-high boot that is pulled on and features a low heel.
Sandal: Comprised of a sole held on by strips of material over the top of the foot.
Seat: The part of the shoe that the heel rests on.
Slide: Generic term for a shoe that is slipped on and not fastened to the foot.
Sling back: A shoe with a strap that goes from the forepart, around the hollow part of the ankle; usually it's secured by a buckle.
Spanish heel: A high and narrow tapered heel.
Stiletto heel: A very narrow fashion heel measuring one centimeter or less across.
Tie shoe: Generic name for a shoe fastened to the foot with lacing.
Tongue: A piece of material that covers the instep and fills the gap between the sides of the shoes; protects the instep from the tension of the laces.
Upper: The part of the shoe that covers the upper surface of the foot; often made from leather, but plastic and cloth are common as well.
Wedge heel: A heel formed as an extension of the shoe, where the heel and shoe forefront are in contact with the ground throughout the entire length.
About the Collection
Experience the ultimate in comfort with NAOT Footwear - a line of fun and fashionable footwear you won't want to take off. This collection offers superb quality and is known for its use of beautiful leathers and distinctive looks. Designed with superior comfort in mind, NAOT will become your go-to footwear that will take you through the entire day - relaxed and in style. Since 1989, NAOT has held an unwavering commitment to making the world a better place one "step" at a time. The brand is guided by two basic and essential principles: they offer solutions and they promise trust. Their superbly-crafted products came as a response to the compelling need for healthful, comfortable and fashionable footwear. With Israeli roots, the brand is also adored in the U.S. and has a loyalty fan base known as the "Naotics."
Each NAOT shoe is handcrafted with the finest and highest quality materials combined with superior standards and advanced design. The workhorse behind NAOT's unbelievable comfort is its contour foot bed - a remarkable blend of natural materials such as cork and latex, which molds itself to your own unique footprint for blissful cushioning and superior support. Additionally, the insoles and overall construction leave you feeling light on your feet.
NAOT Footwear offers classic silhouettes with a fun, contemporary vibe and a magnificent array of eye-catching styles and colors. The vibrant collection contains sandals, slip-ons and closed-toe shoes suitable for an array of occasions.
Your feet work hard - allow them to bask in the soothing comfort and style of NAOT Footwear.
About the Guest
Ayelet Levy is the Vice President of NAOT Footwear. She has a Master’s degree in shoe design from one of England’s most notable footwear design schools and has been in the footwear industry for ten years. Ayelet has had multiple articles written about her, and is often quoted in footwear industry trade publications.