Naot 'Cymbal' Sandal
Comfortable but not functional
I returned them, they fit perfectly and are very comfortable, soft lether BUT the design makes them not functional for walking around, my feet moves around because the strap is around the ankles! and it rubs on the skin around the ankles with every step!
I have been wearing these Naot's for about a month now. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn and I have a very hard time finding comfortable shoes. The arch support and metatarsal support are wonderful. The Velcro closing makes it very easy to take them on and off, especially in a dressing room. I like the Velcro much better than a buckle and I have had not problem with it rubbing, cutting or being stiff. Oh, yes, I almost forgot to say that they are very cute and that I get a lot of compliments on them.
Fabulous and Comfortable
I am a Realtor and every year I go to our convention and there is miles and miles of walking. I always suffer from achey feet and legs because my shoes just don't provide the comfort, and support that I need. I also wantd a pair of shoes that were stylish that I could wear with jeans we well as skirts, etc. So, this year I was on a mission to find the perfect shoe. One that would provide me with the comfort and support I need along with the style I was looking for. I wanted a shoe that would feel good at 7:00 am and still feel the same at 10:00 pm at night. I am sooooo happy to report that this shoe totally fits the bill. I bought these shoes a couple of days before I left, wore them one day to sorta break them in, and the next time I put them on my feet was at the convention. They took me through the entire convention without any aches and pains, an no blisters, thank God (something I had experienced in the past). These shoes are absolutely wonderful, and they are cute too. I would highly recommend these to anyone who wants a comfortable shoe and does not want to sacrifice style for comfort. Thanks NAOT for bringing us this shoe. It is definitely a staple in my wardrobe!
Good sandal, but why not a buckle?
This is a very comfortable sandal, except that I've had a little bit of rubbing from the ankle strap with more extensive walking. I would love to see NAOT use a minimal buckle on their sandals instead of velcro as I think some of the rubbing may be from the stiff velcro part. I would not find a buckle any less convenient than the velcro and I would prefer the look and feel of the buckle. Be aware that the footbeds are supposed to be removable, which means hopefully they can be switched out in the future if needed. When I received the sandals I thought maybe the company had forgotten to glue them in; however, they work fine without being fixed to the sandal. I am a huge NAOT fan.