Imperial, California (NAPSI) - Women do want it all, especially when it comes to shoes. And when it comes to summer sandals, they’re looking for more than a vehicle to show off a snazzy pedicure. They want the perfect balance of style, support and substance.

In keeping with this year’s clothing styles off the runways and in stores, this year’s top crop of summer sandals incorporates the look of an elongated leg, silhouettes that work with a variety of outfits (from the office to date night to the beach), and cheerful colors and textures that wake up even the simplest ensemble.

Think “strappy,” “striking” and even “sensual”! The season’s biggest sandal trends have turned up in Naot’s collections. Although the brand is regarded as a worldwide expert on creating sandals designed for walking and comfort, it is surprising even its most loyal customers with accents and styling that are right on trend.

This year’s group includes luminous metallic leathers, color blocking, leg-flattering wedge heels, sparkling grommets and rhinestones, and a few clever reinventions of the gladiator and Grecian styles that continue to conquer women’s wardrobes around the world. Even basic styles (such as the “Kayla,” at left) are being dolled up with a new pallete of fresh summer colors, textured leathers, soles and embellishments.

Many savvy shoppers are also looking for things not visible to the eye—comfort and quality that stand up to lots of extra walking and movement that come with summer. While sandals like Naot’s are considered an “investment” shoe, they earn their welcome and merit their price in their longevity and their practicality. They last well beyond the yearlong life span of the average sandal, both in their construction and their appearance.

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