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El Naturalista Reviews

Stella ND57
Stella ND57 Posted:
Reviewer: from Colorado
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I have only one other pair of El Naturalistas -- in a peep toe flat similar in shape to these. I bought a 9 in them and they fit, but are a tiny bit tight on my larger foot (it's a 9.5). So I bought these in size 9 also and they're tight on both feet. I love the look, so I'm exchanging them for a 10. Here's hoping I won't rattle around in them. I love the stretchy elastic fabric like strap and the D'Orsay look. There's an interior heel, so they're not really flat -- more like 3/4 inch, which I love also. if anything, they are a size 9, as indicated, but are a bit narrower than some mediums. If you have feet anywhere near real medium or wider, you might size up some for a better fit. I really really hope the 10 fits me. We'll see. The "kaki" is more of a neutral taupe than a Khaki, for which I am grateful.

Wakataua N412
Wakataua N412 Posted:
Reviewer: from Arizona
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love the look of this shoe. It is simple and sleek. The Wood 2 is a neutral shade that works with a variety of colors. It would look nice with skirts, pants, jeans, anything. The toebox is a bit wide. My foot measures medium, but needs a slightly wider toebox. The footbed is firm and there is very little support. Since I have a high arch and like a soft footbed, I'm returning these, but encourage you to try them if those factors don't concern you.

Lichen NF76
Lichen NF76 Posted:
Reviewer: from Washington DC
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

The look of this shoe-- ankle strap with moderate, chunky heel-- is just what I was looking for (though I think the rubber parts look a little weird). However, I have very narrow and thin, bony feet, so most shoes, my feet are swimming in, and these were no exception. My usual size was the right length, so sizing down would not have worked. Insoles did not make enough of a difference either, so sadly I returned them. (For you other narrow, thin-footed ladies, the Naturalista Leaves (closed-toe) run more narrow/slimmer and fit me without having to even add insoles and/or moleskin, which is rare. But they don't have the style that these shoes do.)

Leaves N5001
Leaves N5001 Posted:
Reviewer: from Washington DC
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

2 things impress me about this shoe. 1. My feet are very hard to fit, but these fit without me having to add any padding or insoles to bulk them up and raise my feet up in the shoe so maybe the straps hit right, which is a typical practice for me. I end up returning 90% of the shoes I order because my feet are very thin, narrow, with very low arches, so usually the front of my foot is swimming in shoes like this. It looks ridiculous and my feet are not secure in the shoe, and the top of the shoe keeps hitting my foot with my every step. In open-toed sandals, my foot usually slides right out of the shoe. Insoles and moleskin are often not enough to make shoes wearable. So I usually rely on reviews and on the video when I buy from Zappos (and the return policy!). There were not reviews, so I watch closely in the video. Luckily for me the model appears pretty slim so I hope that means her feet are slim-to average, and the shoes appeared to fit her feet snugly so I took a chance. I also have very skinny ankles I can put my thumb and ring finger all the way around, but even the straps don't need any holes punched. So if these shoes fit me without altering them, I'd say they run slightly narrow, but average width feet should be fine as they are still a bit roomy on me width-wise. The other thing I really like about these shoes is that they look very well made. They look like the sort of shoe that will last at least 2 summers, which make them worth the $ to me. The only thing I'm not thrilled about is the style. I was hoping that in person they'd somehow have more pizazz, but they just look boring and plain to me. If they had an ankle strap or mary jane strap, or came in bright colors like red or blue, I'd buy multiple pairs. I got the dark brown since I needed a brown sandal and it just doesn't add much to outfits. I'm still contemplating whether to keep these.

Leaves N5002
Leaves N5002 Posted:
Reviewer: from Utah
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I like the shoe but the straps are too tight. My foot is narrow but the straps are still too tight. Too bad.

Mola N5030
Mola N5030 Posted:
Reviewer: from Pacific Islands
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great, comfortable shoe. Birkenstock-esque footbed, and elastic on the straps to ensure they stretch. They send and extra set of heel caps to ensure longevity. These absolutely do not hurt at the end of the day. I don't know if it's possible they could?

Koi N5093
Koi N5093 Posted:
Reviewer: from Raleigh NC
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Wanted to love this -- nice leather, soft footbed, decent support -- but the strap closest to the leg just gapped open and kind of flopped around. The shoe is just a teensy bit clunky-looking to start with (and I have small feet), so I could never snug up the ankle strap enough to make it look right. Returned. :(

Leaves N5003
Leaves N5003 Posted:
Reviewer: from Georgia
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I wanted to love these shoes. I tried wearing them three times, hoping to break them in. They rubbed the top of my big toe and the sides of my little toes so badly I had to return them. Cute otherwise!

Sabal N5012
Sabal N5012 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love the look of this shoe. They are really cute, well made and comfortable except for the strap which rubed against the side of my foot in an uncomfortable way. I thought it was a defect in the shoe, but the second pair was no better. Zappos customer service was great though; sending me the only other pair in my size to try the next day without charging me! But unfortunately these too will need to go back.

Stella ND57
Stella ND57 Posted:
Reviewer: from Spanish Fork Utah
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Beautiful shoe. Looks so good on. But the forfoot edge cut into my foot on the inside. Hurt to walk.

Sabal N5010
Sabal N5010 Posted:
Reviewer: from Boston, MA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm very pleased with this shoes! Super high quality, comfy, and stylish. I had not heard of the brand, but I also love the mission -- 2.14% of profits to charity.

Stella ND54
Stella ND54 Posted:
Reviewer: from St. Louis, MO
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are really cute, but seem to run a bit narrow. The leather is soft enough that I think it would have stretched. The toes are fairly pointy, so if it did stretch to fit my slightly wide foot, I think it may have looked kinda weird. And they seemed a bit too dressy for what I was wanting. So I'm returning. Disappointed because the foot bed felt good on me, a bit of cushion and support, lightweight and flexible. If you have a skinny foot, these could be a real winner!

Yggdrasil NG50
Yggdrasil NG50 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the most comfortable shoes I own. I love all shoes by El Naturalista. They are stylish, and very comfortable. I did have to order up a size.

Leaves N5003
Leaves N5003 Posted:
Reviewer: from Connecticut
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

It is hard to find a semi dress shoe that is comfortable, with good arch support. These are both! As with my other El Naturalista shoes, I needed to order a larger size (42 instead of 41)

Leaves N5003
Leaves N5003 Posted:
Reviewer: from Branford, CT
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I'm so disappointed in the color...ordered khaki but not at all what I expected. Darker than shown in picture and green toned, like a loden green. I wanted more of a dark beige-y. Sending back, but I love the shoe, the style, the comfort, the ease of slipping on because of elastic in the straps.

Yggdrasil NG51
Yggdrasil NG51 Posted:
Reviewer: from san luis obispo, ca
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Perfect for Teachers - On your feet all day! A fan of the Yggdrasil for years, this cream color was not available in the style with swirl embroidery and mary jane strap, so I tried this variation - fits my narrow heel and pronated arch perfectly! Even more comfortable than my previous pair (if that's even possible).

Leaves N5000
Leaves N5000 Posted:
Reviewer: from Texas
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

This is an attractive sandal and it looks good on. My usual size is 9.5 but in a sandal I often take a 10 so I ordered a 41 and the length and width are good. My foot is narrow-ish and I expected the toe hole to be too wide like with most sandals but not so with these sandals - only 3 toes are visible. Nonetheless I am considering returning these because the stirrup style of ankle strap makes the sandal look a bit dated. This sandal would be way more current and more attractive with an ankle strap that encircles the ankle.

Leaves N5003
Leaves N5003 Posted:
Reviewer: from Monroe, LA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is so amazing! I wear a 9.5 or 10 and the 41 fit me perfectly! It's soft and cuter comfortable! Wore them right out of the box all day with zero problems! Seriously, I can't say enough great things about this awesome, beautiful show!!

Leaves N5004
Leaves N5004 Posted:
Reviewer: from Park City
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These shoes are cute on the foot but the cut of the top dug in to my foot and I knew it would lead to a blister in short time. The footbed was comfortable, but no-go because of the digging in. I am 5/8, 140lbs with slender feet.

Yugen NG22
Yugen NG22 Posted:
Reviewer: from austin, tx
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

really nice looking boot. felt great, only it was easily a 1/2 size too big. I usually wear a 7.5-8 depending on brand/style. this one could was listed as 40 (7-7.5), but still too big, otherwise a could have been a winner.

Tulip NF30
Tulip NF30 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Buttery soft leather; comfortable; dress up or down...a classic!

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