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El Naturalista Yggdrasil N095 Reviews

77 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

51% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

74 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/5/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

This is the shoe for someone on their feet all day. They are heavy, but really comfortable. Listened to other reviews and I ordered a size up. I generally wear a more sophisticated shoe, but I am tempted to keep these for those long days when I need happy feet. I hope the Velcro holds up.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/27/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Runs small, not for people with high arches since the top of the shoes isn't stretchy enough to accommodate. It's actually a very stiff shoe.

Additional 57 Yggdrasil N095 El Naturalista Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

I am very glad that I read through all of the reviews and ordered my regular size as well as the next size up (since each size and color were the last ones in stock). Turns out, that although I am a medium 10 in Keens and a medium 41 in Dansko clogs, in this particular shoe, I was a medium 42! So, yes indeed, I had to get these shoes one full size larger than I typically wear, so I thank each of the previous reviewers for sharing that important ordering tip. The Lila color is a very beautiful deep cool plum (a new type of neutral), and the shoe, because of its thick sturdy rubber sole, is heavier than my flexible Danskos, but the weight is more like a pair of Doc Martens. In fact, these are pretty sumptuous in terms of overall comfort, and I am on my feet quite a bit. I've never been a big fan of Mary-Jane styled shoes, and I've never owned any the color of purple, but I am so glad to discover El Naturalista! Original, well-made, Earth and human-kind, they're simply great fun for the feet. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Dansko, Born, Clarks & Dan Post

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 30, 2012

Ann G

from Orlando, FL

These are very cute shoes. The the quality seems great. However, the sizing is not generous. My size did not even begin to fit. Try to order up a size, if possible. I cannot really give them less than five stars - I wish there was a "no star" selection as I do not want to vote these shoes up or down. i just want to give feedback for other buyers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 18, 2011

Anonymous

from rhode Island

These shoes are fantastic. They are very comfortable, require little breaking in, and are super cute. I receive compliments whenever I wear them. I did have to exchange these shoes for a larger size (they run a little small), but Zappos handled my exchange with speed and grace. I continue to be impressed with the customer service I experience at Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Rhode Island

My Dansko clogs had finally seen better days after, oh, about seven years of wear, and I decided it was time to invest in a new shoe. I liked the look and color of the El Naturalista shoe and the fact that it was different than the Dansko -- but looked equally comfortable -- for a change. Now, I am a nearly 6-foot tall woman, and I don't ever feel the need to suggest my large size nine feet are anything other than what they are, and this shoe (ordered in the size nine equivalent) was absolutely off by an entire size. Once I ordered up, the shoe fit well. I do love the look and the red color. They are comfortable and supportive, but I kind of miss the ease of the Dansko slip on clog. I guess a seven year habit is hard to break!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 16, 2011

Anonymous

from Raleigh, NC

Love this shoe! It is very comfy right out of the box. Very cute and fun. Works great with no socks or thin or thick socks for winter. Looks great with dresses or pants. This is now my go-to shoe for work in the wintertime. Love the brand - very sustainable and ethical company, you know your money is supporting a responsible company.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 3, 2011

Shay L

from Northville, MI

I love this shoe. It is very comfortable and so cute. The straps can be loosened or tightened to make it fit just the way you want.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 30, 2011

Cathleen S

from gloucester Mass.

These shoes are comfy and funky. I am on my feet for hours at a time. They look great with long skirts or jeans...love 'em!

Brands I'd also recommend: Alegria Merrell wolky

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Monterey, California

I am a sucker for a sweet pair of Mary Janes! El Naturalista's are like walking on a cloud. This is my third pair, thank goodness they finally make purple! Zappos makes it easy and fun!

Brands I'd also recommend: zeeta

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Bethel, VT

Very comfortable shoe-runs small. Order one size up. Heavy, due to sole. Great support (I have flat feet). I bought the Lila color. A very dark wine - more like brown. Very nice, soft leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Keen, Merrell, Ahnu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Palmer, AK

I absolutely love this pair of shoes. They are so comfortable and take no time to break in. I just ordered another pair in black! Well worth the purchase!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Scholls

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 1, 2011

Anonymous

from California

I love the look of these shoes. I ordered the Tibet which is a very pretty deep shade of red. At first I wasn't sure about the comfort of this shoe. I usually wear Danskos. But after wearing them around a bit they seemed to soften and break in and are now really comfortable. They have the excellent foot support that I need.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2011

Libby B

from Virginia

Very comfortable. Lots of compliments on them. They go with everything! Love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 18, 2011

Anonymous

from San Diego

I love these shoes. These are the third pair of El Natualistas that I own and I love them all. Well made, and they fit my feet well. I get complements on them all the time. And I can wear them all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 19, 2011

Anonymous

from knoxville

I love this shoe! Very comfortable. I have it in 5 colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Fairfield CA

I have had these shoes for two years and they are the best. So comfortable. I wear them at least twice a week and they are not showing any signs of wear. I get more compliments on them. These are the only shoes from El Naturalista that fit me to a "T". Well worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 21, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love El Naturalista's shoes. However, this style is a whole size smaller than marked which means a size 42 is a U.S. size 10 not an 11. I wish this company would extend their size range because the shoes are so comfortable and cool looking.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 20, 2011

Kate F

from Cambridge, MA

I like how these shoes look and generally find them to be comfortable. However, they are definitely heavy and the leather is a little unyielding. I have small and bony feet, and these shoes can feel tiring. I'm hoping that they will break in some more, though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 2, 2011

Anonymous

 

These shoes are super cute and perfect for casual wear. I was hoping that with their contoured footbed -- which no doubt is good part of the cost of the shoe -- they'd have enough support for my terrible arches. Alas, they do not. So I ended up taking the footbed out and popping in my orthotics, and that works. Bottom line, if you're interested in this issue: there is some arch in this shoe but the support is nowhere near what you get in a Dansko/Sanita or a Chaco. (On the other hand, these are better looking!)

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 6, 2011

Millie

from Bel Air, MD

Bought a pair of N095 and N096 hoping still that they are stretching and breaking in. The footbed is very nice and my soles don't hurt at the end of a day of teaching high school; however, the top of my foot over the high bonier part hurts on the inner part of the V. Both styles hit me the same way. I have virtually no arches from years of ballet so adjusting the velcro doesn't help. They are a bit heavy with the recycled sole, but I applaud the recycling effort. The leather is softening up and they are sensitive to scuffs but nothing major. Not certain I would buy another pair with the same vamp in the design.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Earth

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2011

Anonymous

from New Hampshire

These are very cute shoes, but the cut-out section cut into the top of my foot. It's possible it would have stretched out over time, but I tried wearing them around the house for about 20 minutes and afterwords my feet felt quite sore. I ended up returning them. Sigh.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 5, 2011

Sandy G

from Cedar Rapids, IA

I had so wanted this shoe to work, super cute and stylish. If you do not have a high instep, consider this shoe. Leather is great, soft and supple. I tried both the green and brown and found the colors to be perfect. However, for my foot the area across the toe was just too tight. Very grateful for Zappos return policy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pat

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Williamsburg, VA

These shoes run a little small. I am a size 8 and normally wear a 38 with room enough for a snug fit. I ordered a 38 in this shoe and my toes were scrunched up at the end. I am returning the 38 for a 39.

Brands I'd also recommend: Jambu and J-41

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Runs small, not for people with high arches since the top of the shoes isn't stretchy enough to accommodate. It's actually a very stiff shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Tallahassee

So cute & comfy. I was originally attracted to the Lila color in this shoe, but when the brown ones were on my feet -- they were remarkably cute for brown shoes. They looked really good with polka dot & striped socks too. My feet are narrow and I have high arches and these were comfortable wearing all day right out of the box. I'm usually a 7 1/2, but got the 39 so they would be comfy with socks too. Really like that they are made from recycled materials. Didn't really need a new pair of shoes -- but, what heck -- it was like donating to the world green economy and getting some fun shoes too. Even bought the Lila pair too, but in the slip on style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Allegria, naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

I loved almost everything about this shoe. Loved the style, and it was the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn - until, and buyer beware, the velcro gave out within a few months. For a shoe in this price category, that is unacceptable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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