Monday, April 8, 2013

PlanetShoes.com :: El Viajero Mary Janes from El Naturalista - Review & Giveaway! {Ends 4/22} US/CAN #HonorEarthHop


Honor the Earth Giveaway
 Welcome to the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Brittleby’s Corner. Members of the Green Moms Network are excited to bring you great prizes to celebrate Earth Day, all valued at $25+. After entering my giveaway, be sure to visit the other blogs listed under the Rafflecopter form to enter more great Honor the Earth giveaways. Happy Earth Day!
For this event I bring to you a review and generous giveaway from PlanetShoes.com. With over 160 brands to offer, a CarbonFree® Shipping option, and partnerships with charitable organizations, PlanetShoes.com is a fantastic, eco-conscious online shoe retailer that I'm happy to share about. They've been around since 2001 so if you enjoy shopping online for shoes, bags, and accessories like I do, make sure you check them out!
PlanetShoes.com was so kind to send me the El Naturalista El Viajero style to review. Although Spring is already here and warm weather is quickly approaching, I find that I'm always in need of at least one pair of shoes that go with everything year-round. You all know I have a thing for ballet flats, but I also enjoy mary jane styles with that little strap since they have a similar silhouette. It was hard to choose with style I wanted from this unique brand, but these ones from El Naturalista are just gorgeous and I couldn't wait to try them!
With an earthy feel and versatile style, the El Viajero is just what I've been looking for as my new pair go-to pair of flats. They are made from premium leather and a thick rubber sole for the ultimate in durability. They aren't a heavy shoe, but you can feel the weight of the materials used and instantly be able to recognize the premium quality. These will easily last for a few years of regular use due to the high quality construction and sturdy materials which makes their price absolutely worth it.

The slightly square-toed look, classic black color with silvery-grey flair, and dot cut-outs give plenty of personality, but can easily be dressed down with jeans, or paired with a flowy cotton knee-length skirt or a maxi skirt too for a comfy day outing or event. The strap uses strong velcro all the way across and can be adjusted as needed. I didn't find that the strap was needed to hold my foot in at all, but merely more of a cute addition that I have no complaints about! 

 These are incredibly comfortable and support my feet very well, but the low arch support isn't anything to rave about for my needy high arches. However, I'm happy to report that my feet aren't leaning inward despite this (a problem I find with a lot of flats). My feet are loving the spacious toe box that seems to be perfectly formed for slightly wide feet like mine and the footbed is supportive and firm with perforations in the leather to provide breathability. Although I think they're already comfortable for all-day wear, I think that these will only get more comfortable as the leather materials form to my feet as time goes on. And since these are a bit on the casual side, I love that I can run around town in them every day if I wish and know I won't have to worry about sore feet or blisters.
These mary janes were made in the shoemaking region of Quel, Spain, at one of El Naturalista's three production sites. Using real leather, hand stitching techniques and sustainable materials to honor the earth, this is a shoe brand I'm happy to support and love wearing. Just a note on sizing -- I'm usually a size 9 (sometimes an 8.5), and the EU 40 (women's 9.0-9.5) is perfect for me!   

Price: El Naturalista El Viajero - $125
 
Buy It: Check out PlanetShoes.com for these adorable maryjanes and so much more! Shipping is free on orders over $49 and return shipping is always free too!
 
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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review for free. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

63 comments:

Sandy VanHoey said...

One I like is the El Naturalista N002
in brown

Rebecca O said...

I like these: http://www.planetshoes.com/item/el-naturalista-ikebana-n127/8060/157

cw said...

The red contradiction sandals...so cute!!

Jennifer~Vickahh said...

I like the El Naturalista Wakataua N435, really cute.

eclairre said...

red contradiction sandals

Terri said...

The Mary Janes you have posted really is my favorite style of shoes. The contradiction sandals are really nice too. Cute shoes!!

Jackie said...

I'd love the El Naturalista El Viajero N268 in Vaquero
Thanks!

jill24295 said...

OMG - these are so flippin' cute!!!!
http://www.planetshoes.com/item/el-naturalista-iggdrasil-n096/1183/aa0
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Brittney Minor said...

I like the Torcal. :)

jennifer said...

i would get the mary janes!

Amy said...

I love the Senda!

amyallen76 at gmail dot com

Some Lucky Dog said...

I like the El Naturalista N002 in brown!

CINDY B on rafflecopter

mummytotwoboys said...

I would pick El Naturalista Nido Ella N730

(d schmidt in widget)

Carrie Phelps said...

I would so LOVE to have the El Naturalista Iggdrasil N107.

aperry said...

http://www.planetshoes.com/item/el-naturalista-ikebana-n127/8060/157

deb c said...

I would choose the
El Naturalista Wakataua N434
Item Code: 20392-338
Love them!

Audra Weathers said...

I like the El Naturalista Torcal N303 sandals in the black/pierda color.

apple blossom said...

love many of them

http://www.planetshoes.com/item/aerosoles-flashlight/30129/278

polly said...

I would choose the red El Naturalista Iggdrasil N109

Dorothy Teel said...

EL Naturalista Iggdrasil Wood N167 are verfy pretty and I think I would be comfortable in them..

Courtney B said...

i like the tsubo shoes

http://www.planetshoes.com/item/tsubo-daylin/22585/cr4

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Domestic Diva said...

I like the iggdrasil.

Amanda said...

I can't decide between the El Naturalista Duna boots or the El Naturalista Senda sandal

Mary Somerville said...

I like the El Naturalista in Tibet!

Diane Cooper said...

I love these!El Naturalista Contradicion N222

Anne said...

So many nice styles! I particularly like the El Naturalista Iggdrasil N139.

Vanessa said...

I love these: http://www.planetshoes.com/item/el-naturalista-n002/23209/519

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Jessica Forrestt said...

http://www.planetshoes.com/item/el-naturalista-ikebana-n127/8060/l32
I love these in green!!! SO CUTE!!

Wendy Mastin said...

I like the El Naturalista Iggdrasil N096 in Tibet

Velvet Hubler said...

I like the El Naturalista Iggdrasil N096

Schkinner said...

I'd love the http://www.planetshoes.com/item/el-naturalista-torcal-n302/22566/qp0
Rachel B.
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Belinda M said...

I would love the El Naturalista Vereda

ksceviour said...

I would love the
El Naturalista Nido Ella N730

(Karla Sceviour on rafflecopter)

Gail Williams said...

I would love the El Naturalista Wakataua N434 shoe in Balck!

Kristen said...

I like the Ikebana sandals.

Fawn said...

I would love the El Naturalista Ikebana N127 in Green/Musgo/Prado
http://www.planetshoes.com/item/el-naturalista-ikebana-n127/8060/l32

Jaime said...

I like the El Viajeros like the ones you reviewed but maybe in the blue(vaquero).

Tracie D said...

I love the N002 in black but there are many cute ones to choose from.

MCantu1019 said...

I wouldn't mind the el naturalista wakataua N429 (black).
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Melissa Storms said...

I would pick the Iggfrasil No96 clog with the floral embroidered motif in brown.
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Sherry Compton said...

I like so many. The El Naturalista Iggdrasil N139 look great!
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Susan Broughton said...

There are a couple of pairs I like one is the Bearpaw Isla and the other one is the El Naturalista Senda

Kelly A. Tanner said...

I love love love the El Naturalista Anji N890 and the El Naturalista Vereda N789. Their shoes are so stylish and unique!

benz1171 said...

El Naturalista Duna N528 in brown.

Terra H. said...

I'd get the El Naturalista Ikebana N127 pair in brown. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Krystal said...

Wow! I love them all! I'd probably get the Wakataua N434 in black

Lana Bradstream said...

Taos Deuce

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golden storm said...

El Naturalista Iggdrasil Wood N176

lmurley2000 said...

i like the Cushe Flipper W

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Elise P. said...

Love the style "Wakataua" in either Tibet or Black

latanya t said...

El Naturalista Ikebana N127

Darlene Jones-Nelson said...

I like the Iggdrasil wood sandles/clogs

Teresa Thompson said...

El Naturalista Wakataua N434
Item Code: 20392-m47

Gayle S said...

I would love to have the El Naturalista Wakataua N433 sling backs in brown. They look comfortable and stylish.

Lesley said...

The El Naturalista N002 in brown!

Lisa M said...

Love so many - a hard pick

El Naturalista Iggdrasil
Love the look

Bud L - RC form name

susan1215 said...

I love the El Naturalista Iggdrasil Wood N167

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MissMannah said...

I like the El Naturalista Torcal N303

Lisa Garner said...

I love the El Naturalista El Viajero N284
Item Code: 12674-119

Stephanie said...

El Naturalista El Viajero N268 in Vaquero seem my style!

Stacy said...

I love the El Naturalista Iggdrasil N095

Megan Parsons said...

El Naturalista Ikebana N127

meredith m said...

I like the red contradiction sandals