Parks shrouded in a blanket of ochre leaves, rainy afternoons, hiking, delicious evenings in front of the hearth… winter has arrived in all its glory and at El Naturalista we’ll be accompanying you yet another season along this journey of life.
From New Zealand to the Amazon passing through Cambodia, this year we’ve been searching hard and unearthed incredible stories from around the world, which have led us to create a collection bursting with novelties. Nature, ecosystems and animals which inspired us and brought us to each of its corners.
New collaborations with people like ourselves, that is, confident they can change the world. Recycled truck chambers, shells, bamboo, recycled rubber, etc., new shapes, colors and textures flooding this collection that overflows in freshness. We want to surprise you again with new materials, lines and models.
Autumn/winter 18 collection is made up of colors, textures and shapes that’ll transport you to hidden cities and landscapes.
Dóvela, the elegance of a piece capable of joining straight lines with curved and being an essential element for large constructions to supporting floods of water. History, architecture and passion define this element which managed to conquer and inspire us to create a new line, because what better for such an important element than to inspire a line of heels? With Dóvela we want every step you take to be sure and comfortable, so you can continue enjoying life’s experiences.
Despite its name, the planet Earth is chiefly blue since 70% of its surface is water. Water regales us with millions of pictures and shapes, i.e. seas, rivers, lakes, etc., not to mention the most insignificant yet the cause of large water masses, namely water drops. We have endeavored to inspire ourselves in them to develop the soles for this new line. Elegant, sophisticated with rounded lines.
Oceans were created drop by drop which at the same time have shaped most of the planet where we live and step by step how we should take care of it. Because if we want to look after our planet, we have to look after water.
Under the blue coloring our planet we encounter immense life. If we let our mind travel to Australia, we can find the largest coral reef in the world. In fact, it is the only living structure visible from space. It stretches 2,300 km and is thought to start in Papua New Guinea and end on the southern coast of Queensland state.
Among so many lives, the colors and shapes of coral are responsible for providing us with inspiration for this new line. Irregular shapes, bright colors and delicate designs are the result. Just like the coral, each model’s got a different shape and is made from different material. All brought together by the same sole which represents the essence of coral.
Undoubtedly, contemplating marine life which offers this marvelous thing among whales, dolphins, coral, etc., with your breath as the sole background sound is rather magical, encouraging us to take even greater care of nature’s gifts to us.
The Amazon is known to be one of the largest rivers in the world and with the greatest discharge. It contains a fifth of the entire planet’s liquid water. It’s the most important river in Latin America and its waters cross 3 countries, i.e. Peru, Colombia and Brazil.
Its waters provide life for the people living around it from fishing, irrigation, navigation and even drinking water. The region created by the Amazon basin is called Amazonia, an ecosystem offering a wide variety of habitats for different living. 10% of the species known in the world and a third of animals live in its rainforest. The Amazon has generated the largest rainforest in the world covering 6 million sq.km, where we can find: savannahs, forests, swamps, etc. And it’s precisely this ecosystem which we wanted to recreate in the soles of this new line. A tough rugged sole as strong as any Amazonian tree, to accompany you while walking through life. Every step will teleport you to the most incredible place on the planet.
A collection inspired by water could not ignore this world wonder consisting solely of water. and capable of creating the largest ecosystem in the world.
RECYCLED TRUCK CHAMBERS
(in collaboration with Nukak)
Along the road of life, we are coming across many people like us who hope to be able to change the world. This is the case of Nukak, a company which started out in Barcelona with the sole purpose of reusing innumerable discarded materials. On this occasion, El Naturalista has joined forces with them to launch a shoe line created from recycled truck chambers.
Thanks to the preliminary process prior to becoming a raw material for manufacture, where they are classified, graphic selection made, and they’re cleaned, we’ve analyzed the qualities and characteristics of the chambers to enable better adjustment to the shoe shape and function.
Once again, we’ve gone for a quality sustainable comfortable footwear.
If there’s one characteristic that stands out in this collection is that it’s the coziest and warmest. We’ve left no stone unturned to find the best materials for its creation. And lo and behold we found the Burel Factory (since 1947) in Portugal which works with wool.
Premium wool is a 100% Portuguese woolen fabric traditionally used by shepherds from the mountain tops. It’s a warm highly resistant fabric.
For the coldest winter days, you’ll like our two-in-one shoes, natural lambskin waterproofed in 3 processes with high quality finish on both sides. The lambs fleece gives a unique feeling of warmth making each step feel cozy.
On the one side rough cozy wool and on the other nubuck look perfectly aged.
If you wanted to define this collection with just one word it would be cozy. We’ve looked all over the world for materials which could provide each model with comfort and quality.
Jump onto the marvelous journey of this new collection and live unique moments this winter.