The Kayla by Naot Footwear turns 16! This is an iconic three-strap sandal with a hook and loop closure at the instep. Kayla is part of Naot’s Elegant Collection that features a 1.5″ EVA sole. And now, you have an opportunity to become part of Kayla’s history. To celebrate Kayla’s SWEET SIXTEEN BIRTHDAY, Naot is giving you a chance to design a Kayla during the #NAOTCOLORINGCONTEST. The winner will receive a special gift from Naot Footwear, and the winner will be chosen on June 1st, 2016.
The directions are simple:
Print the picture below and color the picture by your design.
Snap a picture of your masterpiece
Post your picture on social media
Use #NaotColoringContest & #Kayla16
Cross your fingers & wait patiently
The winner will be announced June 01, 2016 via social media
The winner will receive a special gift courtesy of Naot Footwear.
Denise asked: I have a hammer toe on one foot and a bunion on the other. When I purchase shoes they are either Dansko or Birkenstock shoes. Both brands start off being very comfortable but as the day goes on my hammer toe gets to be so sore that I have to take my shoes off and my bunion starts to hurt as well. Are there any shoes out there that address these issues? Shoes are too expensive to just keep buying in hopes of finding the perfect shoe.
Irv, Certified Pedorthist: The brands you wear are good brands, but with a bunion and hammertoe, the recommended type of shoe is a tie shoe. A tie shoe will control the foot and reduce the amount a foot movement in a shoe. The shoe will also do more work, so your foot doesn’t have to work as hard. If you enjoy Birkenstock, I would try a tie Birkenstock or Finn Comfort brand. If you wear athletic shoes, a stiffer shoe with a wide and high toe box along with an orthotic will do well too. As for your Birkenstock sandals, they should be limited as a house shoe. If you are local and wanted to make an appointment with one of our Certified Pedorthists, feel free to give us a call.
Arlene asks: Hello. I shattered my ankle and part of my upper foot 6 months ago and I am looking for a casual black shoe that is attractive and obviously comfortable for my condition. I need lots of cushioning and comfort. Please recommend a shoe that you think may suit me. thank you, Arlene.
Irv, Certified Pedorthist: Without seeing your foot, it is hard to make specific recommendations. Without knowing where in your recovering stage you are at.
I would definitely recommend a tie shoe. This will immobilize the foot so the shoe can endure most of the stress to make walking easier. There are shoes out there that will have a rigid rocker bottom that will be the most effective.
As to specific brands I would recommend some styles (not all) by Finn Comfort, Naot, Danskos. These are brands we do carry. I’m sure there are other brands out there.
As to the dressiness of shoes. This is quite a subjective, so I recommend having an open mind. I do understand that certain occasions call for specific looks. But for every day activity on your feet with these specific issues, a shoe can only do so much the dressier it is.
If you live locally I would recommend making an appointment, with one of our Pedorthist. If you live out of town, I would try and look up a local Pedorthist and consult with them. I hope this helps to guide you to footwear to help you stand, walk, and enjoy life.
Angela asks: My job requires me to work at a number of trade shows throughout the year. Often it involves long hours of standing in one spot on cement floors. Am I better served getting a shoe with a lot of cushion versus a lot of support? Is there a company that makes a combination of both in one shoe?
Irv, Certified Pedorthist: A great question. Traditionally a typical person believes they want cushioning when we stand on our feet for long periods of time. I tell people, if your feet, hips, back never bother you, you can wear anything you want……..generally that is not the case for most.
When we stand on flat surface for extended amounts of time there is an extraordinary amount of pressure put on our feet. If the shoes we wear do not support our feet (so as to keep them in a neutral position) individuals may experience: foot issues, shin splints, back and neck issues and a variety of the above.
As a Pedorthist, I recommend having a shoe that controls the ankle, then if you have an orthotic (or others refer to them as inserts) would be ideal. Now there are tens of thousands of over the counter orthotics. Which one is for you? Well, it depends on your foot. This is why having a Certified Pedorthist assist you is important.
Shoes will often dictate the type of orthotic that can be most effective. A cushioned orthotic generally takes up more space in a shoe and usually is most effective in firm tie shoes. Firm orthotics fit in most shoes, but are most effective in a tie shoe.
To get to answering your question of what type of shoe is the best. It just depends. Brands on the market which support your feet include but not limited to are: Naot, Finn Comfort, Dansko, Mephisto, and Birkenstock. You must realize the shape of an individuals foot sometimes dictate a brand which is most appropriate for them.
The simple answer is: there are many variables which determine the best fit for an individual. What is good for some doesn’t work for others. I hope this helps you out, if you are in the Madison area, please stop into our store in the Hilldale shopping center. If not, then look for a local Certified Pedorthist to assist you with the perfect fitting.
Check out Naot Footwear at Morgan’s Shoes. Naot’s replaceable cork footbed is designed to conform to the shape of your foot for maximum comfort. The heel cup is designed to hold your foot in place for support and stability. Naot’s full grain leathers are durable and breathable which also come in a variety of colors. Let our friendly and helpful staff get you fitted for your perfect pair of Naot Shoes.
It is that time of the year again, when everyone wants to walk around in their favorite sandals! Here are a few things to do to ensure Birkenstock Care and give your footwear a long life. The leather of your Birkenstocks should be brushed to remove dirt and dust, and then sprayed with a non-silicone waterproofing and stain protecting spray every 6 months, such as our Morgan’s Spray. You should not spray the foot bed of your Birkenstocks, regardless of whether they are shoes or sandals. If your Birkenstock’s have exposed cork, the cork should be sealed in with a cork sealer or cork renew every 4-6 months or as needed to prevent the cork from drying out. One tip to know when cork sealer needs to be applied is when the cork of your footwear no longer looks shiny. Suede and nubuck footbeds can be brushed to help restore the nap of the footbed. Birkenstocks can be re-soled as long as you have it done before you wear into the cork past the sole. Birkenstocks will last a long time when given the care and attention they need.
The Ecco Trunk Show will be in store May 27th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Check out the new good looking gold and casual dress shoes coming from Ecco. Preorders will be available, long with other great deals and giveaways!
Time for the Birkenstock Trunk Show! Birkenstock will be in store May 20th and 21st from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Check out the new styles and learn proper cork care to make your favorite sandal last. Ask our friendly staff about special offers and giveaways!
Cobb Hill by New Balance will be in store showing off their new styles. Meet the Rep and find out about the new features. Preorders are available for new styles. Register to win a free pair of Cobb Hill shoes and see what other offers are available!
Like walking shoes? Wolky Trunk Show will be at Morgan’s Shoes on April 29th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Check out and preorder new styles! The Wolky Rep will be on site to talk about the features of Wolky. Also, register to win a free pair of Wolky shoes!
Get a sneak preview to everyone’s favorite clogs at the Dansko Trunk Show! Dansko will be on site on April 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Preorders can be made on any of the upcoming styles. Come on by and meet our friendly staff and let them get you registered for some giveaways!