Naturalizer is staking its reputation on one big pointer: comfort. And the brand may have a point: if there’s one thing that reviewers consistently wish for in a pair of work pumps it is that they are comfortable.
Naturalizer’s response – which is fully utilised in Natalie – is a system called “N5 Contour technology”. This system boils down more or less to these simple points:
CUSHIONING – The shoe has extra cushioning in the heel, ball and arch of the foot with double-density cushioning in the whole sockliner.
BREATHABILITY – the heel has microfiber linings which limit bacteria and smelly things while letting air through.
BALANCE – the sole is designed to contact as much of the foot as possible. This helps with not falling over in circumstances where not falling over is key.
FLEXIBILITY – Natalie has flexible leather and other materials rather than hard uncomfortable ones.
LIGHTWEIGHT – everything is designed to weigh as little as possible. For a work pump that you’ll be wearing day in, day out, that matters.
As well as black, Natalie is available in shades of nude too.