Trying A Better Way

El Naturalista is the story of a group of people that one day dared to dream that companies could be spaces for commitment and social transformation, a group of people that ten years later are making history in more than 40 countries in the world. The birth of El Naturalista was also marked by the place where the company was created: Quel, a traditional century-old shoemaking region, where the art of manufacturing shoes has been passed down through generations for centuries. This tradition and knowledgeable craftsmen are the basis for our shoes, which are manufactured by hand in many sections of the manufacturing process. Hand stitching, the use of processes respectful to the environment, and the use of recycled materials are some examples of our respect for tradition and commitment to quality.

Materials: For El Naturalista sustainability is the guarantee for the future and for life. We believe it is possible to innovate without losing our traditional essence, extending our markets while being more respectful of nature every day.

Rubber: Biodegradable rubber gives our soles flexibility and durability. The 100% synthetic rubber bends easily and acts as a shock absorber with every step, recovering its shape and thickness. Thus we achieve soles that are comfortable, resistant and recyclable.

100% Handmade Jute: We work this material with a rigorous traditional process. We manufacture these soles with a high quality waterproofing system, they do not become deformed and are breathable.

Cork And Rubber: We use recycled polyurethane (PU) and cork chips that give the footwear a high level of comfort.

Wood: The woods we use in our soles are worked manually achieving natural, traditional finishes, which make our styles special. They unite the elegance of wood perfectly with an ecological plus: they come from controlled crops.

The Atauchi project promotes educational projects for the youngest and neediest ones in third-world countries. We continue to think of children as the engine for development and, consequently, representatives of the future. For this reason, we are continuing with our projects in Haiti, Tanzania, and Peru.

Supporting the work of UNICEF in 2011, through the "Multiplica por la Infancia" Program (Multiply for Childhood), to guarantee basic, quality education for all children, helping along with other donors to finance the Schools for Africa Program implemented in 11 countries.

“Luces en la sombra” (Lights in the shade) published in 2009, contributes to enhancing the overall quality of childrens’ lives all over the world-thanks to the work of Save the Children through the healthcare programme "Todos Contamos" (We all count), to which all the profit generated by the sale of each copy will go.

Donation of children's footwear for the I Charity Gala “No más sueños rotos” (No more broken dreams) held on 19 December 2012 in Madrid.

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There is nothing us Planet people enjoy more than talking about shoes! When friends and family ask, “what are your favorite brands?” we naturally rattle off dozens of names we love for their own special reasons. Get to know what it’s like in our world of feel-good footwear as we share our experiences with you.

El Naturalista is all about daring to be different, encompassing a different way of thinking and acting. Their name and symbol, a frog, implies a rich and deep respect and trust in all things nature. Because of this philosophy, El Naturalista is completely committed to using eco-friendly materials and design in all of their shoes. They were one of the first shoe brands to adopt the use of eco-friendly leathers and recycled materials, establishing the brand as one of the industry's leaders in sustainable fashion. They've since expanded this commitment with a plethora of socially conscious donations and programs.  


On top of all these awesome initiatives, El Naturalista shoes simply makes amazing, unique footwear. They incorporate awesome colors and hues into each pair of footwear; from light natural greens to bright reds and deep purples, you won't find shoes in these colors just anywhere. El Naturalista shoes have small details such as interesting stitching and laser cut structuring that make them super intriguing to the eye. From casual mary janes to supportive sandals and super trendy, colorful ankle boots, you really can't go wrong in a pair of El Naturalista.


What many people don't know is that El Naturalista makes natural, interesting men's shoes as well! Their cool chukkas and easy clogs make living a natural, simple life a breeze. Add some El Naturalista to your life for colorful, wonderful shoes that will last for years.