Have you heard of vegan shoes? When we say vegan we are generally referring to a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. When its shoes we’re talking about they are shoes made from 100% animal friendly materials (there are no animal byproducts in the shoes).
Jambu™ has been on my radar for a few years, but I’ve never had an opportunity to check them out. Big thank you to Planet Shoes.com who graciously offered to send me a pair of shoes for review. Now I’m the proud owner of my very first pair of vegan boots: Jambu™ Colorado Vegan boots. Jambu™ doesn’t only make vegan shoes-they have an entire line of non-vegan comfy shoes in addition to their vegan collection.
A few factoids about the company- Jambu™ is eco-friendly
- Jambu™ takes care to protect our environment while producing their shoes.
- Their shoes use partially recycled rubber outsoles.
- The company uses only 100% recycled, recyclable and re-usable packaging.
- The shoes are designed by women for women. Right now they carry shoes for children and women.
I’ve been wearing the boots for a few weeks and here’s the low down:
The boots are extremely comfortable. I usually wear my orthotics with all my shoes and boots, but I haven’t felt the need with these boots. I have worn them all day and my feet were very happy.
They look pretty stylin’ if I do say so myself. I have been wearing them with skirts, jeans and leggings and love their versatility.
I have a feeling these boots will be around for a long time. They’ve already endured the winter ice, snow and frigid temperatures and they are holding up quite well.
The exterior isn’t as soft as a leather boot (it’s not leather!), but they look fantastic. I had some difficulty with pulling the side zipper up and down. My guess is that will become easier as the boots are broken in. My feet also became a little warm and sweaty in the boots -which doesn’t happen with leather or other breathable materials.
Another pair of Jambu™’s caught my eye. I’ve wanted to invest in a pair of bare foot running shoes. Jambu™ makes Bare Feet Designs, which is a minimalistic approach to footwear for women on the go. A blend of rice husks and natural rubber make the Bare Feet™ outsoles eco-friendly, lightweight and flexible. Could be next on my list…
Jambu™ has several different styles of shoes to choose from. Some are extremely casual and some a bit more dressy. Head on over to Planet Shoes to check out their entire collection (there are even a few Jambu™ styles on sale!)
Have you tried Jambu™ shoes? What do you think?
Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary pair of Jambu™ Colorado Vegan boots from Planet Shoes.Com for review. The opinions are my very own.