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May

Jambu Shoes Review

by Tiffany in Eco Fashion

A few weeks back I tested out some eco friendly flip-flops. This past week I have been wearing vegan shoes courtesy of Jambu Adventure Designs. Many of their shoes (including mine above) are vegan which makes them a great choice for ethical vegans and vegetarians who still want fashionable footwear. They also have an earth friendly bent because their outsoles are made with partially recycled and re-usable compressed rubber. They also use 100% recycled, recyclable and re-usable packaging. So while they are not the perfect green shoe they are certainly a good option for those looking to reduce their impact. A step in the right direction.

What I really like about their line is that most of the shoes seemed geared for environmentalists and adventurers. Its outdoor fashion. The shoes above are their water diva vegan shoes, which are pretty darn comfortable. And if you recall my post on barefoot running then you will know why I was excited to see they have vegan barefoot shoes too. I do not try to make every purchase vegan but where I can, I like to do so… wearing animals on our feet when we don’t have to is a huge waste of life.

Other women might be attracted to the design of the shoes with feminine floral motifs and contrast stitching. They are nice looking shoes. From the straps to the soles. They have a tribal flair that I like.

They are designed for adventuring and actual use. Jambu shoes are trail rated and they can be tightened or loosed as needed. Some are designed for use in an out of the water as well. That is the part that excites me because I am not to big on fashion but I do admit that they are snazzy shoes to look at. Any shoe company that makes ethical shoes or eco shoes need to appeal to a broad market and this brand seems to capture the green Fashionistas along with the outdoor adventuring type.

These shoes are sold via outside retailers so if you want to find them try Zappos or Amazon.

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Winner Announced!! It is Tammie Hutto Egloff. Congrats!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

191 Comments

  • Melodieaubinelliott

    I know someone who owns a pair and they say they are really comfy and might be wide enough for my after baby wider feet… so cute….

  • Melodieaubinelliott

    I know someone who owns a pair and they say they are really comfy and might be wide enough for my after baby wider feet… so cute….

  • Melodieaubinelliott

    I know someone who owns a pair and they say they are really comfy and might be wide enough for my after baby wider feet… so cute….

  • Melodieaubinelliott

    I know someone who owns a pair and they say they are really comfy and might be wide enough for my after baby wider feet… so cute….

  • Mfgalla

    Those are pretty cute shoes! Love that they’re vegan!

  • Melodieaubinelliott

    The pistachio color is delish i may add… so cute… just liked…

  • Mfgalla

    Just went to their fb page and “liked” them.

  • Leigh Muto

     I would love the try the barefoot shoes.  I’ve been trying to move that direction with all my footwear.  I find my legs are much less tired at the end of the day when I have less shoe.

  • Sealpup

    I love the barefoot vegan berry!!! 

  • http://www.wherethewindwilltakeus.blogspot.com Teresa

    I love the Taurus in the chocolate with blue stitch detail…but the pair you chose (Water Diva) is also so sweet.  I feel a coin toss coming on.

  • Anonymous

    Love the water diva and odyssey…. I didn’t see the barefoot shoe. :(  Would love to check it out!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.k.cannon Jessica K Cannon

    Well, I bought 3 pairs of the Okabashi eco-friendly flip flops you reviewed a few weeks ago! (one for my mama for mothers day, one for my sister, and one for me) We are all in love and truly appreciate your review of these amazing products! Would love to have a pair of Jambu shoes and just “liked” them via facebook! Thank you!!

  • Marla

    The vegan shoes I like best are Cherry (for me) and Kitty (for my daughter). 

  • Melissa

    Jambu Women’s Himalaya Sneaker
    in charcoal.
    Thank you! 

  • Marla

    I just liked Jambu on FB! 

  • Weddedbliss05

    i think i like yours the best. i love the mary jane look. :)

  • Joseanna Watters

    I am loving the  Acapulco sandal! They would look super cute with my new summer dress’ I can now wear after losing 30 lbs and counting :))

  • Joseanna Watters

    I just “Liked”  the  Jambu FB page!!  Thank you :)

  • Weddedbliss05

    just liked them on facebook!

  • Lizabeth

    i am digging the barefoot JBU404-Water Ready. also like your mary janes :) great giveaway…thanks! 

  • Cassie

    Awesome!  Love those brown Swedens….great accent from the pink.

  • Kassidy Cozzens

     I like the water diva taupe and the eclipse mesh brown! I love your blog

  • heather

    what beautiful shoes!  I like the thong sandles in particular.. 

  • Amy

    oh, the mary janes and the water divas are awesome-looking.
     

  • H_lamour24

    Yay!  I just liked their facebook page! 

  • Melissa M.

    I have been looking for shoes just like this. Your timing is impeccable! I like the Women’s Water Diva Vegan Slingback Sandal and the Sonya Slingback Sandal.

  • Marika Carademos

     Great shoes for hiking!

  • Barefootmystic

     I would love to win these! You’ve already got me buying a pair of Barefoots so winning a pair of these girly pretties would have me set for summer.

  • Jbjlmfam

    Oooh they look comfy and waterproof!  Excellent for all the rain we’ve been getting lately! 

  • Kelly Pinkham

     I really like the Water Divas and the Odyssey.  These are awesome shoes!

  • Kelly Pinkham

     I liked on Facebook!

  • Rntvogel

     What a fantastic looking Mary Jane/ballet/casual eco shoe that looks super comfortable! With interior beauty to boot! I would love to own a pair.Thank you for sharing a fantastic shoe!

  • Jennifer E

     I just checked out their line and like many of their styles.  My favorite ones are the water diva, miami, dune, cherry and sicily.  Great looking shoes!

  • Jennifer

     I just “liked” their page :)

  • Lisa Sinnes

    I absolutelt love the Taurus shoe! 

  • Jeskace

    I love those water diva’s! The Odysseys look super comfy too.  I’m a big fan of a minimal shoe, but need something versatile since I’m toting around 4 little ones with me all day long :)

  • Abigail (aka Mamatouille)

    Just checked out their website and really LOVE the Jambu stingrays in red. I’m partial to those puppies.

  • Lisa Sinnes

    I liked them fb as well. 
    *absolutely* oops!

  • Brookea

    I like the water diva shoes and the Miami style shoes.  It’s nice to see vegan shoes that can be worn with nice outfits.

  • Jenny

    Oh these are great! I really liked the Coconut and the himalaya. I would have a hard time deciding!
    Thanks for the chance to win! 

  • Jenny

    I just “liked” them on Facebook! 

  • mary somerville

     I like the Bermuda Sporty wedge in Grey.

  • mary somerville

     I Like their Facebook Page. Thanks~

  • Tchase72

    They are so cute and vegan too!

  • Jrbecklehamer

    I love them all.  I think I like teh water diva’s in brown best….
     

  • Kubiak7176

    I am loving the Cherry Mesh and the water diva!
     

  • Kubiak7176

    I liked them on facebook! 

  • Gabreial

    I like the
    Women’s Scorpio Flat also the Cherry T Strap

  • http://anounceofcreativity.blogspot.com/ Nathalie

     Very cute shoes!!! I just spent 10 minutes on Zappos looking at their selection of great shoes!!! My favorites are the Eclipse! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  • Hrenayec

     Loving the Barefoot Vegan with the green straps.  These would be perfect as I just had to throw out my Columbia’s last season that I had been wearing for years.  This is a great looking shoe.. and I love what the company supports!

    • Hrenayec

      hrenayec at hotmail dot com 

  • Kristen Fagan

    love these shoes and the company! i have been eying them for awhile and would be so grateful to win!  i like the stingray, odyssey and water diva

  • Kristen Fagan

    I liked them on facebook

  • Hrenayec

     I liked the on facebook.

    • Hrenayec

      them.  ;-) 

    • Hrenayec

      them.  ;-) 

  • Hrenayec

     I liked the on facebook.

  • http://twitter.com/EcoBlogz Anastasia Borisyuk

     I really like the Stingray style shoes  ecoblogz at gmail dot com

  • saradaniel13

    Love the Espy! 

  • http://twitter.com/EcoBlogz Anastasia Borisyuk

     I like them on FB  ecoblogz at gmail dot com

  • Christina

    What a great selection of shoes. I like the light/tan Odyssey 

  • Nikki529

    Love the cherry and cherry mesh!

  • Nikki529

    Just liked them on Facebook too!

  • Maggie McKinney

     I really like the Stingray sandals

  • Laura

    I like Eclipse-Mesh shoes.  Very neat!

  • Laura

    I liked them on Facebook

  • Wendy

    I like most of their designs, but I just love the Water Divas. I’m a flip flop-aholic too and I’m excited about the fact that they’re vegan.

  • Wendy

     I liked them on Facebook

  • kim schmidt

    Papaya, Eclipse or the Milkyway! CUTE SHOES!!!

  • Anonymous

    Love the Water Diva, Coconut, Cherry, and most of their barefoot shoes! 

  • Anonymous

    I have liked them on facebook. 

  • Fourhappyhoskins

    I liked them on Facebook!

  • Fourhappyhoskins

    I like the Jambu style Brighton!

  • KathieW

    Cute shoes. Love the purple stitching. Love the excellent reviews as well. Always looking for a comfy shoe!

  • Milanne

     I really like the Cherry and the Odyssey!  

  • Sunshine-mama

     The water diva-vegan and the eclipse are so stunning!

  • Sunshine-mama

     I like them on Facebook as well!

  • Deb Heerema

     I love the cherry-mesh ones!  So cute!

  • Colleen D.

     I like the eclipse mesh. THey look bunion friendly.

  • Kristy Garceau

    These look great! I like the Barefoot, and Dune, and Water Diva, and, and… :)

  • Kristy Garceau

    I liked them on Facebook as well.

  • Aunt D

    Love the Eclipse Mesh. Great shoes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Aunt D

    I “liked” them on facebook too – thanks for another chance to win!

  • Akpurath

    I like the odyssey. I found your blog a few months ago and live it, thanks for sharing with us!

  • Cheryl Townend

     Love a lot of them but really liked WATER DIVA-VEGAN

  • Cheryl Townend

     Liked them on facebook also.

  • Erin McNeill

     My favorite would have to be the Odyssey! 

  • Erin McNeill

     I “liked” them on Facebook as well.

  • Jude’s Mom

     I do love the Odyssey, too!  They are so sweet and perfect for the summer!  

  • Jude’s Mom

    And totally liked them on Facebook too!  Thanks for the 2nd chance! :)

  • Anonymous

     Jambu’s “Cherry” shoes caught my eyes – they are super cute and look so comfortable!

  • Anonymous

     I have “liked” Jambu’s Facebook page.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angelique.miller Angelique Miller

    Lots of cute shoes on their web site!  The ones I like best are the water diva vegan and the barefoot vegan – both look really functional yet stylish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angelique.miller Angelique Miller

    I Like’d Jambu on FB.

  • Sheree G

    I love the Stingray in red!!! 

  • Sheree G

    I “liked” the facebook page! 

  • Jody_d

    I like the sound of these shoes!  Do you know if they are an American company?  Are the shoes made in China?  I will look them up.  Glad to be a part of the drawing!

  • Mandy

     I like the women’s Taurus sandals.

  • Alicia Bayer

    These look fabulous!  I love that they’re eco-friendly and humane but also look comfortable and stylish.

  • Tammie Hutto Egloff
  • Tammie Hutto Egloff

    I also liked them on FB :)

  • Gratefulmama4

    I really enjoy your posts by the way, I have learned and passed on some cool stuff! This past few years, the comfy shoe/sandal world has just exploded. Some weird stuff, unclouded, like high heeled Tevas, that make you go ‘huh?’ with these I love the girly look combined with the recycled, vegan, *fun-ctionality.*

    Thanks for taking the time to review all this stuff, tho I imagine it is a pretty fun mama job, and you do it well–thx again!

    • Gratefulmama4

      That would be “included,” not “unclouded,” this mama needs some coffee!

  • Sharonann727

    There are so many I love. Just what I am looking for..being pregnant throughout the summer..these look super comfy AND stylish. I love the Espy in tan, the water vegan and the cherry mesh!  Too many to pick just one.

    Thanks Tiffany for introducing me to these. 

  • Sharonann727

    I ‘liked’ their page on FB..so funny and I JUST got the email about them on Zulily!
     

  • Christy

     So nice to see eco-friendly shoes look so jazzy, I think I need a pair, my kids call my current shoes, ugly toad shoes.

  • Cindy

    I like the Water Divas. 

  • Passion4cakes

    Vegan AND stylish? totally Awesome. When I look at these, they look SOOOOO comfortable. I would love to show them off if I had a pair and enjoy them. 

  • audrey

    I would like that they offer vegan options,  I would try the
    Jambu JBU606 Barefoot – Vegan

  • audrey

    I would like that they offer vegan options,  I would try the
    Jambu JBU606 Barefoot – Vegan

  • audrey

    I liked Jambu on FB

  • audrey

    I liked Jambu on FB

  • Javasnickers

    The water diva caught my eye..amoung others :) 

  • Amandalynn

     They are all so cute! But especially the Casa.

  • Amandalynn

     I like Jambu on Facebook.

  • Julie

     The black water divas are cute shoes.  I can see wearing them all summer long….

  • Lisa Montgomery

    The water ready Jambu shoe catches my eye!  In pistachio.  So perty in green.!

  • Lisa Montgomery

    Liked on Facebook!

  • Lori Alper

    Love these shoes. I am all about comfort and style. My fav are the vegan Water Diva in black.

  • Lori Ogden

    Love love the white and purple water ready Jambu!

  • Katherine: Unemployed

    I love the barefoot vegan or water diva in pistachio or white

  • Anonymous

    Love these shoes.  Beautiful colors. 

  • Hailey F.

     i like the pistachio color!! 

  • Hailey F.

     i liked them on facebook!

  • Keri

    The Eclipse-Mesh in brown is AWESOME!  What a great giveaway!

  • Keri

    Liked it on FaceBook!

  • Mvs027

    I would like black size 6 Taurus All Terra Designs

  • Mvs027

    I liked Jambu on facebook

  • LIndsyW

    I think the eclipse mesh are my favorites! 

  • LindsyW

    And I like them on FB:-) 

  • Sybil

    I like the barefoot vegan ones.  I’m a personal trainer and a runner so I typically wear vibrams but I would love to give those a try.  I love barefoot shoes.  

  • Sybil

    I liked them on FB as well! 

  • Sara S-V

    I really likes the Espy in Brown! Super cute shoes! Thanks

  • Sara S-V

    Fan of Jambu on f/b

  • Jkm4s

    Tiffany, I really like the Odyssey Women’s Sport Sandal.  It reminds me of some Sketchers I once owned, only I’m sure it is more comfy and eco-friendly.  I like the black ones, in a size 7.5.  Thanks for the article on home-made laundry detergent.   

  • Karen

    Tough to decide, but I think I like the Espy! 

  • Carol Gay Sklenar

    Nature Mom,
    I love your blog, found it today doing a search for carob dessert recipes and found the peanut butter carob balls.  So I am leaving a comment to enter the Jumbu shoe give away.  My 42nd birthday is the 24th, it would be great to get a new pair of Jumbu shoes.  I really  like the Papaya Style in Black Nubuck, the Water Diva in Black or White is beautiful, and then the Cherry Mesh in Black.  The are great looking shoes. I have worn Keen but not Jumbu.  I also visited their Face Book page and used the ‘Like’ Button.  I look forward to getting a pair of thier shoes, either way. I really enjoy your blog as well and look forward to reading more. 
    Carol Gay Sklenar
    Aromatherapy Health Today
     

  • Anne

     There are so many super cute ones! I definitely think I like the Water Diva ones the best. I’m actually going to Africa for a missions trip in July and these seem like they would be perfect for traipsing on a bit of a safari or up a mountain. I love the Oasis shoe, but it’s not available which is rather a bummer!

  • Pam

    I love that they are summer shoes, but with a covered toe. 

  • Homemade Girl

     The relaxed look is perfect for camping this summer!

  • Alind

     They are not only stylish and super cute, but they also would be great for all my favorite summer activities: chasing kiddos at the park, playing in the river, shopping the Farmer’s Market!

  • alind

     I liked them on FB!

  • Kara

    Ooh! Love the cute strappy vegan shoes!! 

  • Kwhorton

    I like the Eclipse-Mesh Vegan Designs.  Very cute!!

  • Ellie

    theese shoes are soo cute soo soo hah good night

  • Alison Heintz

    Ooo! I love these! I think I would want the 
    Jambu Women’s Taurus Sandal. Fun!

  • Alison

    I like Jambu footwear on FB.

  • http://mividarosada.blogspot.com/ Eli

    I like the look of the Linda, which seems to be from a year or two ago….But out of the current collection I like the look of the Espy. 

  • R Lucente

    The JBU404 Water Ready barefoot shoe in Red is amazing!

  • R Lucente

    I also posted a like on Jambu’s FB…they rock!

  • Anonymous

    My favorite pair is the Barefoot Vegan.  Love them!!!

  • Anonymous

    Also, I liked Jambu Footwear on Facebook.  :-)

  • shala_darkstone

    I love the Magnolia shoes!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

  • shala_darkstone

    I “like’ Jambu on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

  • Flowerseeder

    Oh, my gosh! I love the Jambu Odyssey shoes! Too cute!!!

  • Jenn

    The Odyssey shoes look particularly cute!

  • Brainbookworm

    cute!
     

  • Anonymous

     I love these shoes, they are adorable!  The straps are dainty and feminine and I love that they are waterproof with a covered toe.  I can wear these to work in our Greenhouse and still have a covered shoe that I don’t mind getting soaked when watering! 

  • Sarah

     love the barefoot shoes in brown/pistachio–what a great color combo!

  • Laura Lewis

    I’d love to try the barefoot vegan! 

  • Nancy

    Great idea.  They look great too.

  • Lisabarman

    A quick look at Zappos had me drooling.  Of the vegan shoes, the one you have pictured here is lovely, espicailly in the lavendar.  Their other shoes are admittedly tempting, I appreciate knowing they are making environmental efforts.

  • Joannajammie

    I love the water diva shoe.

  • Leannansi

    I think the style you have is really cute, but I also really liked the Eclipse style. :-)

  • Joannajammie

     and I “Liked” their fb page

  • Leannansi

    I liked their Facebook page also. :-)

  • Dgurdog

    What a great giveaway! I really love the Eclipse style!

  • Michele

    I like the Water Design in Red 

  • Treenz

     Love the water diva vegan in black! Is that the one pictured? I love the one you have pictured above but couldn’t find that colour on their site.

  • Treenz

     I liked their facebook page too!

  • http://wildhope39.blogspot.com/ Deb G

    I loved the Espy in Navy. Stunning!

  • http://wildhope39.blogspot.com/ Deb G

    I liked Jambu on Facebook too. :)

  • Katie K

     I would love a pair of these shoes! So cute!

  • Katie K

     I would love a pair of these shoes! So cute!

  • Deanna Knoll

    Wow, hadn’t heard of this brand before, but I’m going to check them out…(and would be SO excited if I won a pair!)  I really like the Cherry Jambu 

  • Deanna Knoll

    I liked them on FB, too…where they are sponsoring a haiku contest currently… 

  • Eugenie

    I like the Himalaya. It looks like a good shoe to do some hiking in.

  • Eugenie

    I “Like” the Jambu Facebook page.

  • Tanya

    I like the odyssey. Would love to wear them this summer!

  • Amber Preston

    Loving the stingray or dune – these look awesome for summer time.

  • Amber Preston

    I liked the fb page too.

  • Shannon B

    What gorgeous shoes!! I really like the Cascade in taupe. Thanks for the chance!

  • Shannon B

    I like them on FB. Shannon RB. Thanks!

  • Melissa Farrell

    I like Water Diva in Taupe or Brown. Surprise me!

  • Diana P.

    I love love love the barefoot vegan cherry!  I’ve never heard of this company but they look adorable.  I have three little boys at home ages 3 years to 4 months so I don’t often get to splurge on myself and so I would love to win a pair of these! 

  • leslie

    I like the Jambu Women’s Water Diva Vegan Slingback Sandal on pistacho!

  • leslie

    I like Jambu’s facebook

  • Ryann Pinnegar

    I hope I’m not too late! I like their Odessey brown, Taurus black, and Stingray cream. I know that is more than one… but they’re all so pretty!

  • Ryann Pinnegar

    I FB Liked Jambu :)

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