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Naot Kumara Shoe Review | Finding The Most Comfortable Ethical Shoes

Second in my shoe review series is the 
Women's Comfort Leather Lace Up
Categories: Comfort/Fashion, Comfort/Walking

Check Out The intro and the Naot Matai Review:

These are amazingly comfortable, even though these are a fashionable shoe, I had no trouble doing a brisk 90 minute walk on the first wear...Much like the Matai. and the Kumara's lace-up design make them secure and comfortable enough to wear to the gym.

Online Price range: $175.00 - $180.00

Genuine Italian Leather Upper Hand Stitched, Vegetable Dyed
Lace-up closure
Padded Tongue & heel cup for stability & comfort.
Water-based glue used during production
Removable, anatomical, suede-covered cork and natural latex foot-bed
Lightweight Polyurethane Sole
Anatomical Foot-bed that replicates the image of your foot

Skilled Shoemakers Paid Fair wage.
Naot Canada (solemates inc) donates to homeless shelters, victims of natural disasters
Canadian charities and proceeds also go to cancer research.
Natural Materials


Naot started out as a small factory in Israel producing work boots back in 1942. Today Naot’s products include a mix of shoes, boots, and sandals for men, women and children with anatomically correct insoles that will conform to the shape of the wearer’s foot.

Naot offers a unique combination of comfort shoes that support the foot in a manner that doctors would approve of yet the uppers and detail treatments make the wearer feel current in today’s fashions. 

Corinne Lissoos, President of Naot Canada, is the top enthusiast for the super comfortable and casual Naot footwear line. Her enthusiasm began when she first learned of Naot shoes from her husband, who, while they were living in Israel purchased, and loved, his first pair of Naot’s.

After moving to Canada, Corinne launched Naot Canada. Working from her garage and displaying shoes in only two Toronto- area health food stores, Corinne sold 100 pairs of shoes in the summer of 1989.

Since then, Naot Canada has become as famous for its testimonials and devotees as for its comfort. 

I wanted to try these shoes as the brand ranks in the top 10 comfort shoe brands in the world, and also because Naot manufactures their shoes in a manner that is as environmentally friendly as possible. They use vegetable dyed leathers, water based glues and renewable cork in their shoe construction.

These shoes fit amazingly well, conform to your feet, and if you have sensitive or painful feet as I do, these are extremely comfortable to wear. I love the cute design and the roomy toe area which has a sleek slanted toe, rather than the typical boxy design.

These shoes are true to size, a women's 38 fit perfectly.
There are no irritation or rub points.
The lace-up design make for a comfortable secure fit.
I used them for both short and long walks on pavement, gravel, grass and on gym equipment.


Color Reviewed: W27 Quartz


Natural Materials

Searching For The Most Comfortable Ethical Shoes:

About My Feet:
Sensitive ankles & arches
Pain in ball of right foot
Right foot larger than left foot
Neutral arch
Egyptian toes
Size: 7.5 or 38

Daily walking on pavement
Weekly light hiking on rocky & wet ground
Occasional shopping

Priority: Comfort
Secondary: Natural Materials

Categories: Comfort/Fashion, Comfort/Walking, Comfort/Hiking, Comfort/Leisure

Bonus Points For: Stylish, Ethics, Price

My final results for the most comfortable ethical shoes will be posted at the end of the series.

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