Size and fit

The low-top Naturalizer Marianne is only available in US women’s sizing. This ladies' lifestyle shoe has a slip-on construction with dual side goring that guarantees an easy foot entry and exit. It has a round toe design that provides sufficient wiggle room. Due to its compact construction, heel slippage is essentially not going to occur.

Naturalizer Marianne Style

Stride with confidence with the Naturalizer Marianne. Built for the modern active lifestyle, many didn’t find it difficult to make this low-top their go-to sneaker because of its wearability. Ladies will have no issues incorporating it to their fashion arsenal because of the modest yet distinctive silhouette.

This Naturalizer sneaker is available in a variety of upper materials that depend on the colorway. The upper could be leather, suede, velvet, corduroy, or fabric. Designs for some of the color options are eye-catching, such as snakeskin-like patterns, floral textures, and embroidered fabric. Still, there are modest upper designs that have two-toned colors like the duvet white and silver frost.

Notable Features

Naturalizer’s N5 Contour technology is utilized on the Marianne. This tech showcases dual-density cushioning and arch support on the insole. This insole is made with breathable and lightweight materials that deliver outstanding comfort and support. A durable non-slip outsole provides traction for different types of surfaces. 

Naturalizer Marianne History

The Naturalizer Marianne is one of the most approved models by the company, thanks to its stylish design and colorways. As part of the Modern Icon collection, it is labeled as “game changers” due to its unexpected patterns and hues. With more than ten colorways released, it is safe to assume that it is one of the marquee models of the women’s brand Naturalizer.

  Company History

A shoe company was established in St. Louis, Missouri, and was called Bryan, Brown & Company. Named after its founders, Alvin Bryan and George Warren Brown began their shoe business in 1878. Brown and Bryan hired a few skilled cobblers from Rochester, New York that will be designated to the factory in St. Louis, and it caught on quick. On its first year, it garnered a revenue of $110,000. In 1881, the shoe company was incorporated. In 1893, its name was changed to Brown Shoe Company, after some changes in management and ownership.

The Brown Shoe Company had about six hundred factory employees who could potentially make about five thousand pairs of cleats and shoes per day in 1895. By the early 1900s, the company was growing strong, at a rate of around $1 million a year. Unfortunately, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Brown Shoe Company struggled to keep costs down, which ultimately resulted in its bankruptcy in 1939. 

After a couple of years, the company began its rebirth by opening a manufacturing plant in Tennessee. At this point, it was steadily moving into the direction of shoe retailing. In 2015, the Brown Shoe was renamed to Caleres, and now manages various shoe brands such as Famous Footwear, Dr. Scholls, Ryka, and Naturalizer. 

Additional Info

  • So far, the notable colorways for the Naturalizer Marianne are cafe creme metallic (leather), alabaster snake(leather), black floral brocade lace (fabric), black/gold embroidery (fabric), bordo metallic (suede), cream print (leather), pewter snake (leather) and rosewood (suede/leather).
  • $79 is its regular price.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.