Be confident and dream, life will reward you! With the El Naturalista Wakataua N433 sling backs on your feet, you will feel like a “Viking of the South” – strong, secure, and bold. Row your canoe and go where you dare to go….These sling backs are a representation of the Maori people, of their aesthetic qualities, their extensive symbolism, their great sense of freedom, and their respect for the sacred as well as their nobility, determination, and honorability. Cork seemed to be the perfect material for these sandals. With its purity and durability, cork is very similar to Maori craftsmanship and their complex and artistic products... the woodcarving, the poetry, the music, the dance, the oratory, the tattoos, and other forms of arts. The texture, lightness, liveliness, and flexibility of cork make it a perfect choice. And of course, it also complies with El Naturalista's philosophy and does not contaminate the environment. This gorgeous women's flat is set in a pull-grain leather upper with cut-out detailing and an adjustable strap for a perfect fit. The midsole of this El Naturalista shoe pays homage to Wakataua, as it is composed of cork.