Maher Wedge Sandal (left), and Eastlake Thong: from The Knotted Luxury Collection of Naya Shoes
It's no secret that I get high on heels. The higher, the better I say, when it comes to viewing the world in which we live.
But the world itself is having its own issues with balance, and it behooves us to take a conscious stand to protect it. So when the company Naya Shoes contacted me to review their eco-friendly footwear, I was honored to do so.
Surfing through their collection of footwear, I realized that the emphasis is not on 130mm heels, but on their "environmentally-thoughtful designs". I was relieved to see a selection of wedges, which is one of the biggest trends this season.
I selected their Maher wedge in the nude shade of Moonstone to have shipped, and today's abundant sunshine was the perfect day to test-strut them. Slipping them on, the first thing I noticed was the comfort. Made from chrome-free leather, they do not have the stiff feeling one thinks would occur with eco-conscious footwear. The footbed is what I'm most impressed with; made from biodegradable latex foam pads, it was like I still had on my slippers from this morning.
And unlike my bevy of stilettos, wedges distribute a level support, so the teetering we associate with heels is alleviated.
I also like the fact that the Naya Maher Platform Wedge - made from recycled cork and rubber perched on a recycled cork sole - is a realistic 3 inches, compared to some pretty staggering heights I've seen.
Earth Day may be April 22, but Naya Shoes are the perfect way to step into awareness now.
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