Monday, April 18, 2016

Jambu! Jambu! Cute Vegan Shoes

 little flower designs on my shoes, little flowers in my garden

 It's always such a joy to find the perfect pair of shoes AND have them be vegan! For a while now, I've been wanting a pair of shoes that met a few specific criteria.  I was looking for something along the lines of a "substantial sandal," not too clunky to wear with skirts or shorts, but also secure enough that I could use them for a quick spin on my bike or a long walk with the dogs. When Jambu reached out to me about reviewing a pair of shoes from their new line of spring shoes, I had no idea I was about to find my missing mystery shoe!

Jambu makes a bunch of shoes, and only some of them are vegan, but they are always coming out with new designs even in their vegan line. I first stumbled across Jambu brand many years ago at a local sporting goods store. I found a super cute pair of shoes there, and then couldn't believe my eyes when they were actually vegan! It even said the word "vegan" on the label. So Cool. I've been a Jambu fan and loyalist ever since then.



Cruising through the Jambu spring line up of women's vegan shoes, I decided to try out the Deep Sea Vegan Sandal in Charcoal color. They also have some cute little slip-ons that look super comfortable. I'm glad I made the choice I did though, because I really love these shoes!

feeling snazzy!

It turns out that these Deep Sea Vegan Jambus are just exactly what I was looking for. First of all, I think they're really cute. I like the cute out flower designs, and the little floral print on the ankle strap, and the contrast stitching. So I feel fun and sassy when I wear them. The upper part of the shoe is made with a comfortable feeling and nice-looking vegan leather.

this is usually what happens on a leash walk with the doggies - two pulling in one direction, one pulling in another direction! ha ha. Stevie loves to go-go-go, and Snoopy and Dottie love to sniff and pee! These are great walking shoes.

They're also super comfortable. The inserts are made with memory foam, so they're smooshy and luxe-feeling on my feet. As soon as I got them, I got all excited and wore them for a dog walk. Of course I got a little blister on my pinkie toe (you'd think I'd know by age 42 about the art of breaking in a new pair of shoes), but the soles of my feet felt great. Now that my feet are used to these shoes, I don't get that blister anymore either. 

joy ride with jambus! wooooot! 

Lastly, I really like how these shoes feel like a sandal, but are secure like a shoe. I mostly wear flip-flops, but supposedly that's not great for your feet. Also, sometimes Mr VE&T and I like to go for little joy-rides on our bikes, and I don't necessarily feel like using my fancy bike shoes and "clipping in," especially since he just has a basic cruiser for a bike. I don't love riding in my flip-flops because my darling little toes feel so vulnerable and exposed. But these shoes are great for joy rides! They stay on nice and firmly, and also with the closed toe - my little toes are protected and looking cute all at the same time!


doggies helping me with my shoe pics

The local store where I used to be able to find Jambus went out of business, but luckily, Jambus are easy to find online, like at Planetshoes. The internet is pretty cool for a lot of reasons, including reading vegan blogs and shopping for vegan shoes. Plus! The folks at Jambu created a 10% coupon code for VE&T readers: the code is jambuveganeats and it's valid from now until May 31. Yippee! Let's be shoe twinsies.  

21 comments:

  1. Cute shoes! I'd be happy to be shoe twins with you again. :)

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    1. yay!! I always think of you when I wear my Simple sneakies!

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  2. You got ANOTHER pair of Jambu shoes to review? Sigh. I wish they'd ask me. I love Jambu and J-41 — so comfortable. I have similar shoes to yours in red and in green. I love to take them when I travel because they are so comfortable to walk in and also look 'nice.'

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    1. I love their shoes so much. I know what you mean about these being good for travel - not too "casual" like sneakers, but secretly comfy like sneakers!

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  3. omg those doggies. Such good helpers!

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    1. hee hee, right?? Always helping! They are great

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  4. These look so amazing and feminine! Most shoes I can fit into that are vegan are usually cheap nonsense that falls apart after a few months anyway :p

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    1. I know, isn't it nice how feminine they are? But still with grippy soles and a comfy foot bed. It's practical and cute!

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    1. We could be shoe twins!

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    1. No! You are a cutie!! Ha ha.

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  7. I just ordered a pair. Thanks for the code. They are adorable!

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    1. Awesomesauce! I hope you like them as much as I do! Let me know!

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  8. Awww that last picture!<3 I always need a shoe that if I need to suddenly run or hike for whatever reason, I can.

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    1. I know, right? And also look cute... so you don't have to be wearing big cloppy hiking shoes all the time.

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    2. I know, right? And also look cute... so you don't have to be wearing big cloppy hiking shoes all the time.

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  9. Wendy6:20 PM

    I have a question-do the insoles come out? I am on the hunt for some cute vegan shoes that have room for my orthotics. I want something that can be worn with skirts, but everything I find just isn't roomy enough. These might work. Thanks for the code, too!

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    1. Hi Wendy, Unfortunately the insoles on this style don't come out. BUT I actually got mine a little too big (9.5 instead of 9) so I could slip in my orthotics and they work perfectly! I don't know if it would work for you. ?!

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  10. Is the discount code for Planet Shoes, or for the Jambu on-line store? Thank you.

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