BELIEVERS

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First El Naturalista

Country

Croatia

How long have you known the brand?

Since 2007

What is your favorite model?

Nokue N155

What do you like most about El Naturalista?

Two things: the comfort and the design.

Tell us your story with the brand

I bought my first pair back in 2007 and I still wear them. They are old and worn-down, but still so comfortable and pretty! My green beauties. They are one of my favourite shoes because they never made my feet hurt or blister. One summer I spent a whole day walking in them while visiting Maribor. I was very surprised how comfortable they were and that is the reason I am a fan of the brand – the comfort. But the brand first caught my eye in Graz where I had noticed the Organico collection, especially the model N072. I guess the colours are the other reason I love the brand. I am just in love with the colourful designs El Naturalista make. Last summer I noticed the Zumaia collection and that will be my next buy. Shoes are expensive, but they are of very good quality, comfortable and special in design – that is why I like El Naturalista shoes.

Titre de l’histoire

Come una seconda pelle

Pays

Italia

Depuis combien de temps connaissez-vous la marque?

1 anno

Quel est votre modèle préféré?

Kentia

Qu’est-ce que vous aimez le plus chez El Naturalista?

L’attenzione nei dettagli e la comodità

Racontez-nous votre histoire avec la marque

In un continente remoto, all’ombra di una grande montagna i cittadini di Littlebourg vivevano seguendo i ritmi della natura, le giornate passavano lente e gioiose. Nella casetta azzurra di Rue de Desirè viveva una coppia di piedi sfortunati, la loro pelle era così sottile che anche il piu delicato dei fiorellinicausava loro terribili sofferenze, tra bolle, irritazioni e il temibile prurito. I poveri Tie e Toe per questo motivo non lasciavano mai la loro casetta, ricca di comfort e le ultime novitá in fatto di tecnologia. Nonostante tutto il loro più grande sogno era poter uscire e gioire delle meraviglie della Natura, passeggiare tra le foglie secche dei castagni d’autunno oppure stendersi sull’erba fresca in un brillante mattino estivo. Purtroppo le loro fantasie restavano come sempre chiuse tra le pareti dorate del loro rifugio. Fino a quella strana sera. Poco dopo il tramonto Toe avvertí rumori intorno alla casa, strani passi che non riconobbe, poi improvvisamente più nulla. Ad un tratto suonò il campanello, alla porta uno sconosciuto viandante gli chiese ospitalità per una notte. i due lo fecero accomodare in fretta, il poveretto era bagnato fino alle punte delle dita e portava con se due voluminose valigie di ottima manifattura, una pelle magistralmente lavorata, notò subiti Tie. Offrirono allo sconosciuto un psto caldo e vestiti asciutti, senza che questo proferisse parola. Una volta ridestatosi al tepore del camino, lo sconosciuto si presentò, il suo nome era Dàchtylo ed era un artista. Amava lavorare il cuoio e conciare le pelli, ed era sempre alla ricerca delle migliori materie per realizzar le sue opere. Era molto orgoglioso delle sue creazioni, e in particolar modo l’ultima sua opera, quella nella quale aveva messo tutto se stesso lo aveva reso celebre e un grande maestro. Egli però sentiva un vuoto dentro, la sua più grande opera gli sembrava incompiuta, per questo era partito, non sapeva bene cosa cercare e ormai stanco e sfiduciato aveva deciso di abbandonare la sua ricerca. Toe rimase ad ascoltare senza interrompere il racconto del maestro, Tie invece non riuscí a trattenere la sua curiosità e chiese al maestro se poteva descriverle la forma della sua grande opera. Piacevolmente sorpreso dalla domanda il maestro glinrispose che poteva fare di meglio, quindi aprí una delle grandi val igie e gliela mostrò. In quel particolare istante gli sguardi del maestro e di Tie e Toe come in un afrenetica danza, passarono veloci dall’ opera a loro stessi e viceversa per un tempo che sembrò non terminare mai. Il viso del maestro prima stanco e cupo si aprí in un sorriso. La sua opera migliore, alla quale aveva dato il nome di Papoútsi sembrava perfetta per il corpo magro e ben proporzionato di Tie. Il maestro le chiese il grande favore di indossarla per lui e come aveva supposto le calzava perfettamente. Il cuore del maestro si riempí di gioia, il vuoto che sentiva da tempo era sfanito. L’indomani mattina al loro risveglio Tie e Toe scoprirono con tristezza che il maestro Dàchtylo aveva già lasciato la casa per nuovi viaggi e nuovi incontri, ma per ringraziarli aveva lasciato loro le due valigie, Toe con mano tremante le aprí, ciò che il maestro aveva di più caro, nelle loro strabilianti e variopinte forme si mostrarono ai loro occhi. Non riuscirono a trattenersi dal provarle tutte.d’ un tratto la finestra si spalancò per il forte vento e fiori e foglie invasero la casa, Indue piedi cercarono di proteggersi. Preoccupati si guardarono, i fiori si erano poggiati su di loro senza procurargli alcun fastidio. La pelle solida delle Paputsie li aveva protetti. Da quel dì i due non si divisero più dal regalo del maestro e poterono così finalmente vivere ogni giorno i loro sogni.

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Over 50 pairs of El naturalista and counting……

Country

UK

How long have you known the brand?

12 years

What is your favorite model?

Myth Yggdrasil

What do you like most about El Naturalista?

The Eco Policy, and inspiration. They are colourful, comfortable and quirky

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I first discovered El Naturalista Shoes while on a trip to Barcelona. It was the vibrate colours that first attracted me. I love colour and I had always struggled at home to match my outfits and footwear. On my return home I ‘googled’ the name and found very few El Naturalista outlets near by home town. The nearest was Manchester – a 90 minute bus journey away. It wasn’t long before I made the trip and bought my first pair of green Yggdrasil clogs. I loved them and it wasn’t long before I made my second purchase on line. Over the last 12 years I’ve bought sandals, clogs of every colour, ankle boots, lace up shoes and knee boots. My latest pair are the orange/red – Caldera Myth Yggdrasil. When I look at me feet when I wear El naturalista they bring a smile to my face! They are fun, cool, comfy and colourful and eco-friendly – what more can you ask for? I look forward to each season and have encouraged friends and family to wear them.

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

Country

ESTONIA

How long have you known the brand?

12 years

What is your favorite model?

YGGDRASIL FAMILY

What do you like most about El Naturalista?

COOL DESIGN, COLORS, COMFORT, QUALITY, SUSTAINABILITY

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I´m Kaja from Estonia, the tiniEST and smartEST country up North Europe. Do you think it´s possible to fall in love and remain in this condition for years? I´m a living proof of that! My first El Naturalistas – red Mary Janes will celebrate 12 years this summer and these ladies are still going strong. Small scratches on them are like wrinkles on my face – just a part of life, nothing to be afraid of. I truly admire my first ones! All that we´ve been through together – unlimited walks in the park with my daughters when they were babies, mountain hikes with my husband in Austria and Italy, a bit of travelling in cities and rough terrains on countryside! Nothing better than one can take long walks having really comfy shoes! I´m looking forward adventures next summer! Cool design, colors and comfort all in one – could one ask for more? Not to forget about super quality that makes them last forever! After I discovered El Naturalista shoes the next pairs started to find their way to me. All nine pairs are in use! I do care for my footwear with the same passion as I choose them and all my beauties smile back and look good for years. Good old school shoe care I learned from my grandfather who never put his shoes back to the shelf without cleaning and polishing them. For me the process is like a meditation that makes me happy. Let me tell you some more stories of my favourites! Dark purple Solar boots I found in Oslo while working on a travel fair. After some intense working days we had a wonderful concert ahead, time to relax and shine! My lilac hemp dress needed a good company and these fancy boots did their best. Living far north means more cold than warm days. And cold gets you through … feet! That´s the reason I love Yggdrasil family – their solid thick outer sole saves me from cold catching my feet. The Chelsea type of boots are always a must in my footwear collection and the green ones from El Naturalista are perfect for many walks from September to April. Snowy days in Winter I change them for even more solid Yggdrasil family member – the long red boots! They keep me warm and feed the need for attention – very often I notice curious glances on my boots. Once a lady came to ask where did I get such a beauties? I am always happy to tell about El Naturalista and lead to homepage. Luckily we also have Summer here in Estonia. Not too much of Sun and warmth, so a national joke tells: “Yes we had Summer this year, but I didn´t notice it as I was working this day!” Okay, the situation is not that bad, I was brave enough to order me a pair of sandals! My life style is quite green, so I found Torcal green sandals perfect! Love their asymmetric cut! Brilliant in days when we are loved by the Sun. Recycling, sustainability and less consumption are my values (okay, footwear is an exception, desire comes before the need) and I often buy my cloth in second hand shops. Incredible what a treasures one finds there! Once I noticed grey El Naturlista booties and I couldn´t leave them there! Think if somebody would pick them without giving enough love and care! Now they are cute vintage friends on my long walks with our dog. One couldn´t be more happy than me in a grey day of November last year – I won the El Naturalista game on Facebook! While reading the announcement I was just a big smile! Really? Is it true? A pair of Winter boots after my choice? Lichen heels ankle boots are super elegant! I felt like Christmas came so early this year! I´d finish with a secret I share with my El Naturalista shoes and boots – the outer sole – most of them have a story from the wide World! I do admire all these creative people giving so much joy! Thank you! Caminar por la vida con El Naturalista!

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My love for a shoe is shown through hours of internet searching

Country

Canada

How long have you known the brand?

10 years

What is your favorite model?

Recyclus Ella

What do you like most about El Naturalista?

Ethos

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I bought my first pair of El Naturalista’s almost 10 years ago. I had just moved to Canada and a small independent shoe shop carried a few styles. I picked the recyclus Ella wedge shoe as I loved the fact that it was made from recycled material, was leather and was gorgeously styled with a wedge heel and multi-coloured green stripes. Over the years I have had many comments on the shoe, and ended up being somewhat of a brand ambassador, talking people’s ears off about what good quality and how comfortable the shoe was. The shoes are my favourite pair and the one pair I always take with me when travelling as I know I can walk all day in them. After 10 years of abuse (I wear them in the snow snow sometimes too) they are nearing the end of their life. There is a small hole in the insole that has almost worn through to the outside. Knowing this, I have been searching website after website to find a new or used pair in any colour in my size for the past couple of years, even going so far as to search commerce sites in foreign languages which I don’t speak, but translate through online tools. A couple of times I have come close to finding a pair but alas I’ve never found one in my size. I was searching again today and my heart skipped a beat, as it looks like this style is being made again! I found some on the El Naturalista site (in lovely shades of purple) but alas not (yet?) in my size. https://www.elnaturalista.com/en/natu-e928-grain-black-humo-arona-recyclus-ella.html I can only hope that you are testing how well it sells and that if it goes well, will expand to larger sizes (please make a 41 for this tall girl) and other countries (Canada please). I’ll be first in line to buy a pair. Until then, I’ll keep scouring the web for any new one for sale.