I'm guessing we clocked 25-30 km a day, literally from sunup to way beyond sundown, through neighbourhoods and museums, over bridges and rivers, stopping to check out cute stores, eat or take refuge from the intermittent rain. And I walked it all in brand new, never-before-worn shoes.
I know! It's a gamble, right? Well no, not when your brand new shoes are from Naot.
These are my new Jennifer Flip-Flopsicles(tm) - cute, huh? They were unbelievably comfortable, thanks to Naot's renowned footbed engineering. Featuring cork over a layer of natural sponge latex, these shoes absorb shock, moisture and, as I already said, over 25 km of daily pavement pounding. My foot probably hasn't had time to yet become moulded into the cork (seriously one of the best features of Naot shoes - like a footprint in the sand), but that did not make my little Jennifer's any less comfortable.
Because I am a lucky, lucky girl, Naot also sent me another pair of shoes that were perfect for our evenings in Chicago. Going through the Naot catalog is an exercise in pure joy for me, but choosing my shoes can be a painful exercise - I want them all! So usually I browse for a few days, constantly changing my mind about which shoes I'll pick, and in the end, it is the shoes that I simply can't get out of my mind that win. This season, I went for these beauties:
Gorgeous, right? These are Naot Prestige sandals (I got them in Brushed Black/Slate). They looked amazing with everything I wore, from skinny jeans to flowy skirts, and, according to my husband, were quite sexy. I was a little bit worried at first, as I am not a very graceful woman and to me, these qualify as high heels, but I had to pick them. I needn't have worried - they're Naots! Of course they are comfortable, and of course I could walk in them. They are dreamy to wear, thanks to a pillow-like footbed, super-soft leather upper and adjustable straps. I love wearing these shoes. They make me feel amazing, and I think women should always feel that way about their shoes.
I want you to feel that way about your shoes as well, so I have a pair to give you! I chose a pair that I absolutely love, and I think are the pretty darn close to the perfect summer shoe.
These are the new Panama sandal, featuring everything I love most about Naots - the cork and latex footbed, real Italian leather upper, adjustable straps for a perfect fit, and adorable styling to ensure that you never mix up your comfortable shoes with your grandma's. These would look cute with pretty much any summer outfit, and I guarantee that they will be comfortable from day one, whether you are chasing a baby or catching a bus.
To enter, simply leave a comment telling me where you'll wear your new Naots this summer!
- The winner will receive a Naot gift card for the full retail value of the Panama sandals. This gift card must be redeemed at a Naot Footwear Retail Store, with locations in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary.
Winner must have access to a Naot Footwear Retail Store.
- One winner will be randomly picked.
- Contest closes Sunday, May 20 at 11:59 EST. Winner will be announced on Monday, May 21, 2012.
Disclosure: This contest is being offered in cooperation with Naot Canada. I am a proud partner of Naot, and receive complimentary product from Naot in exchange for my partnership.
**Winner winner chicken dinner!**
A huge congratulations to Rebecca of Playground Confidential, winner of the Naot Panama sandals! Woot!