Saturday, September 18, 2010

Jambu Footwear: Valencia {Review and Giveaway}



Fall is slowly creeping in, and I love it! Truly, it is my favorite season. It's a time of sweatshirt weather, football season, pumpkin patch visiting, hot apple cider drinking, and so much more! I love breaking out the flannel shirts, jeans, and boots for treks with the kiddos for apple picking or treasure hunting for the prettiest leaves. With all the walking we do, it is important to me that I am wearing comfortable shoes.

Recently, I was given the opportunity of reviewing a pair of eco-friendly shoes by Jambu from their fall line.

{About Jambu}
Inspired by the beauty and mystique of the rainforest, Jambu™ Footwear is designed to guide you in style and comfort on your next personal journey – at home or across the globe. Let Jambu™ join you as you zip line through the rainforest, stroll the beach, navigate the city, or travel the world. Be you with Jambu™.

JAMBU™ uses only 100% recycled, recyclable and re-usable packaging. Jambuoutsoles are made with partially recycled and re-usable compressed rubber. In this small way we hope to preserve our great outdoors for future generations. Renew with Jambu™.


Jambu sent me a pair of black Valencia boots to review. This boot is one of the many styles available in the Jambu Sporty-Wedge design.

{About Valencia}
This bootie is a perfect transitional shoe. The sleek design and attention to details makes it stylish as well as practical and comfortable. The exposed stitching and imprint design on the front, combined with the imprint detailing on the heel and fur trim makes is a great looking shoe. A zipper on the inside of the boot allows for an easy closure system. The Valencia comes in black and brown.


{My Review}
As soon as I saw the Valencia boots, I liked them! The design is fun and stylish. The faux-fur trim is my favorite detail, as it is not only super-cozy, but extremely hip too (a fact this 41 year-old mom can still very much appreciate!). I also like the contrast stitching. It adds flair without being too flashy.

I have been wearing my boots for about a week, and honestly, I can tell you that these are THE most comfortable shoes I have EVER owned! I ordered a size 7, which is what I normally wear, and they fit perfectly, even with a thicker sock. There is plenty of wiggle room in the toe box which makes me happy as I really dislike squished toes.

Though casual, the Valencia boot is also versatile. I love that I can wear these boots with jeans or with my casual black pants that I sometimes wear to work. Speaking of work, I want to add that as a teacher, I am on my feet ALL DAY. I need a shoe that is comfortable. This is a must. The Valencia boots are perfect for work because after standing and walking in them for eight straight hours, I felt no discomfort at all. I am not sure if that is because of the wedge design of the heel or because of the extra cushioning in the boots which is actually a memory foam insole. Whatever the reason, I am sold that these shoes are simply the best shoe for my feet. Period.

The real bonus feature of any Jambu shoe is the fact that they are eco-friendly. I like knowing that my Valencia boots are made of partially recycled materials. Wearing Jambu shoes is just one more step I can take toward living a more earth-friendly life.

I highly recommend Jambu shoes! Check out their website to see all of the beautiful styles available for both women and children.

{Where to Buy}
Visit the Jambu website for a listing of online retailers of Jambu shoes. Additionally, you can enter your zip code to locate a store near you who sells Jambu shoes.

{Win It}
Jambu
has very generously offered one of my readers a chance to WIN a pair of these amazing Valencia boots (a $165 value!)! Yay! :)

{How to Win}
Required Entry- To enter, visit the Jambu website, take a look at all of the fantastic shoes, and then come back here and post which pair is your favorite (aside from the Valencia boots) and why.

{How to Score Bonus Entries}
After you have completed the first required entry, you are eligible for bonus entries. Make sure you leave a separate comment for EACH entry. Each counts as one extra entry (unless noted otherwise).

1. For five extra entries, blog about this giveaway with a link back to living life one day at a time (http://colleenstearns.blogspot.com/) and Jambu (http://jambu.com/index.htm). Be sure to post the url to your post here in a comment so I know where to find it.

2. Subscribe to my blog via email.

3. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar and become a public follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect.

4. Leave me a comment on a non-giveaway post and then let me know where you commented.

5. For two extra entries, add my button to your blog- leave me a message with your blog address so I can check it out. :)

6. Follow living life one day at a time (@livelifereviews) AND Jambu Footwear (@JambuFootwear) on Twitter AND Tweet about the giveaway. Leave the URL to the Tweet in your comment.

You can tweet once a day, but remember to leave the URL to each tweet. You can tweet "I entered to win a a pair of Jambu Valencia boots @livelifereviews. @JambuFootwear http://tinyurl.com/26kz2om #giveaway"

Make sure to leave a link to your twitter message in your comment. You can do this once a day. Please make sure to come back each day and leave another comment with your new twitter message link.

7. For two extra entries, "Like" Jambu on Facebook and leave a comment on their facebook wall saying you entered this giveaway.

8. Add this giveaway to a Mr. Linky, Blog Carnival, Sweepstakes site, forum etc. Be sure to leave the url in a comment. (1 entry per submission)

{IMPORTANT}
Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. If you earned two or more entries for a specific item (such as #1, #5 and #6 above), be sure to leave me a comment for each of the entries you've earned.

*Enter by 11 pm (EST) on Friday, October 8, 2010.

One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If she or he does not respond within 48 hours, a new random winner will be chosen.

Disclosure:
The product(s) provided for the review were sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. The product(s) offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part.

128 comments:

Shirley said...

I love the Cruise boots in brown. Love the fur on top.

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I am in love with the cruise in brown. I love the sporty look plus a little heel! perfect for the long cold winters in utah now. amypugmire@live.com

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Anonymous said...

Love the Colorado Vegan! These boots are so super cute!
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SJ said...

WOW! I had a hard time picking a single favorite, they are all awesome! The Mumbai was one of my picks, I love the handwoven texture of the shoe. And I loved the vegan Colorado boot. It's stylish and rugged at the same time, totally something I'd want to add to my wardrobe!

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I love the Bali style in black!
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Kathleen said...

My favorite shoe is the Colorado boot in brown. It's so unique looking.

On a related note, I find their website difficult to navigate.

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Louise said...

I love the Allure mary jane in both red and gunmetal. So cute!

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I love the Sweden-Vegan in Brown.

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linda228@woh.rr.com Linda Hofacker said...

They all look comfy - I think the Cruise Boot would be great for our Ohio Winters!

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Maggie said...

I like the allure in red - so classy! My ultimate favorite that I have tried are the Jambu Planet maryjane shoes (cannot find them on the website?). Jambu Rocks! magz_23 AT hotmail DOT com

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Timster said...

I love the Cruise boots in brown.

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theladya said...

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I love the Colorado boots! I love the wedge heel, rather than a hi-heel- it's so much more comfortable.

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I love the Tyra boots.

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love the allure in red

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