I wore Noat sandals during the time I developed my foot pain, and so I strongly caution anyone against them. This might be particular to me, though.
I still think back to that innocent day before pain and credit card bills, my birthday it so happens, when I was in the shoe store trying on my new birthday sandals, deciding between the Noats and the Birks. The Birks were hard and uncomfortable and the Noats were nice and mushy. What did I know back then? Happy birthday to me!
If only I could go back in time...