Monday, 21 November 2011

Jambus in Somalia

        On a trip to Somalia I knew it would be hot and I would need to dress comfortably and have comfortable shoes on. I remembered I had a fantastic pair of J-41’s that I owned almost 7 years ago, I went on a search for something similar. What I found was my new pair of Jambu Odyssey’s in Grey – comfy, sturdy and versatile enough to use in meetings with officials or on the trail. Although I loved the brown and Oreo colors, I knew the dirt and mud I would encounter would blend a lot better with the Grey, especially if I needed to meet a Minister following a particularly “dirty” day! 
       With having only one paved road that runs the length of the country, south to north, Mogadishu to Hargeisa – our vehicle had to make many 4-wheel excursions into the dry, drought laden desert of Central Somalia. The furthest destination for our team was the village Eyl, located on the Indian Ocean. Here we experienced the fruit of our labors and funding!3 While visiting the school, women’s training center, income generating activity of selling fuel, water well and 4 water points we covered quite a lot of ground.The temperature outside was a soaring 115-120 degrees Fahrenheit and the sweat would run down my face and back with the multiple layers of clothing I had on, but my feet were always dry and comfortable! The small holes and semi open nature of the Jambu Odyssey’s allowed for sand to enter but it also allowed air and that same openness allowed me to shake the sand out quickly and easily without holding up our schedule!                    
             Following a particularly large crowd gathering, when I stopped to visit a water point, shake the sand from my shoes and hold a baby goat,4 I was informed that we needed to move quickly and drink our cokes in the car, because if not, we would be drinking them in the company of pirates, who had just entered the periphery of the village to see what was causing all the commotion! On a daily basis I knew I had made the right choice for footwear. From the moment I put the shoes on when leaving my home in Oslo, Norway to the moment I returned, these were the only shoes I wore and I was just as happy on the first day of the trip as I was on the last day! Thanks Jambu for making me presentable and comfortable all with one shoe!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Step By Step in My Jambus

October 1st, 2011

I am a commuter student so while during the week I am always running around New York, on the weekends I return to my home in New Jersey and relax from the busy and noisy environment of the city. Every Saturday morning my mom and I go to the gym for a yoga or pilates class and as both are usually practiced barefoot, I thought it would be interesting to go to class in my barefoot style shoes. I pulled on my Sport Siders and got a couple of amused looks from the people in the class, but I was determined to try out my theory so I set up my yoga mat and prepared for the class. As we began, the instructor asked me to take off my shoes, yet she seemed interested when I explained that the shoes had a barefeet concept, and let me keep my shoes on. I did every exercise smoothly and soon forgot that I was wearing shoes. They flexed with my feet and it almost felt like every move was effortless. My Sport Siders made my feet feel comfortable and light and saved me from exposing my chipped pedicure.


Monday, 3 October 2011

Kate McVaugh's Experience With the JBU-404's

Kate McVaugh is a wonderful writer who has agreed to be a ghost blogger for our JBU-404's. Not to be confused with our student blogger, Kate is a writer from San Francisco, California, who enjoys nature and has shared her experience in our JBU-404 Water Ready Barefeet style with us, so we can share it with you!

My red Jambu 404 Barefoot pair arrived at the end of September just in time for summer in San Francisco. We never have much of a summer here but are often allotted fantastic sunshine and heat in September and October. My new shoes were perfect for walk in nature, so I headed over to Inspiration Point in Tilden Park. There’s a wonderful trail that wends its way over a ridge affording spectacular views in all directions. 
This was only the second time I’d worn my JBU 404 Barefoot Style and this time I paid attention to my feet and how they were holding up on the footpath. I could feel the earth beneath me; almost as if walking barefoot but without rocks or thorns to encumber my journey.

The flexible rice rubber outsole, (don’t ask me how they make that), easily bent with my foot while maintaining traction down a steep slope and over gravel and eucalyptus acorns. Then I quit thinking about my feet and started to enjoy the aroma of the trees and plants and the songs of the birds.
Generally, there are enough people around so I don’t dwell on being out in the middle of nowhere with the possibility of muggers lurking behind a manzanita tree. Then I remembered that this was also mountain lion terrain and one does need to maintain vigilance. Or rather, be prepared to act if you should chance upon a critter. I ran the safety drill through my head; make yourself big, wave your arms around, and yell. And never, ever, crouch down, and never, ever run. I decided that this was a good enough excuse to not try jogging in my new shoes.
And did I mention the fashion aspect of bright red JBU 404’s? These have to be the cutest shoes I have ever owned. One must look good even when wearing old jeans and a faded t-shirt while trudging through the wilderness. My shoes added just the right bit of style.

The first fall storms are on their way so maybe our mini-summer will be even shorter than expected. And although my shoes are waterproof, when it rains here it is always freezing cold. I suppose I will have to head to some place like Costa Rica to road test their water capabilities. Meanwhile, I still have a few more days of style and comfort both out in the wild and at the local coffee shop.
Kate McVaugh

Thank you Kate McVaugh for the great review on our JBU-404 Barefoot-Water Ready shoes! Check out Kate's travel blog at

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Step by Step in my Jambu's

Step by Step is a diary of adventures and experiences of a 21 New York City student Kate who has recently discovered Jambu and has decided to share her stories with us. Follow Kate through her journey with Jambu.

September 6, 2011
My Sport Siders first day out on the town was a disaster. It was pouring in New York and though my wonderful, new, soft grey and oh so comfortable barefoot sneaker style were water-ready, they did not save my feet from water as I clumsily stomped into an enormous puddle. That incident was not an epiphany, as the shoes have mesh insets and only prevent the water from coming through the bottom. The speed they dried at, once I finally made it to class, was phenomenal and I even got a few compliments from my fashion obsessed peers.
Let me begin by explaining that I am a 21 year old student at a fashion business school who also loves to write. And while Jambu may not exactly apply to my demographic, I fell in love with the Sport Siders the moment I saw them. They were perfect- stylish enough to wear with jeans or summer dresses and comfortable enough to feel like I'm walking barefoot. And I don't mean barefoot as in absorbing every spec of grime the lovely city of New York has to offer, but barefoot in a way that makes me feel like I am walking on air and will never experience blister pain again. And so, I ditched my beautiful crocodile skin tahari flats and submerged myself in the unique world of Jambu. 

Monday, 27 June 2011


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Thursday, 16 June 2011

JBU-606 Barefoot Vegan

I slipped into my new white/lavender JBU-606 Barefoot Vegan’s and wondered how I had just managed four months in Vietnam without them.

95 degree weather with 85% humidity screams out for no shoes, but that simply isn’t practical. Flip-flops provide coolness but give no support and, as their name implies, flip rocks and debris onto the soles of your feet.

I closed my eyes and remembered my 6:00am walks along the beach, waving to the fisherman pulling in their nets and calling out to the various dogs romping along the shoreline. As lovely as it is to tread along shoeless in sand at the water’s edge, it is a bit precarious on the beaches of Mui Ne, Vietnam. There are natural obstacles like the sharp edges of seashells and clumps of jellyfish, as well as the manmade dangers of glass shards and discarded cans. None of these would’ve been a problem for me and my Jambu Barefoot Vegan’s. I wouldn’t have even noticed I was wearing shoes.

I am fairly sure that I would have been able to scale a coconut tree in my light, pliable JBU-606 Barefoot Vegan’s with their All Terrain Traction. Granted, the locals do actually accomplish this with no shoes on, but my feet are not quite that tough. Just imagine the sights I could have seen from the top off a palm tree, secure in knowing that even the sharp palm fronds would not have cut my feet!

I envisioned meandering through the garden wonderlands of Ho Chi Minh City during Tet/Lunar New year; strolling down Nguyen Hue Street lined with its landscaped flowers, plants, fountains, and sculptures. With my JBU-606 Barefoot Vegan’s ensuring that my toes had constant air circulation, I could have walked around for hours knowing that my feet would have been cool and happy and well supported.

And after a long day of putting my life at risk dodging millions of motorbikes navigating the city streets, I could relax in a sidewalk café sipping an ice coffee without feeling the need to rip off my shoes.

These shoes truly are Designed for Adventure even if only in one’s own neighborhood. I can’t wait to take them out on my next journey.

Thank you Kate McVaugh for the great review on our JBU-606 Barefoot-Vegan shoes! Check out Kate's travel blog at

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


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Thursday, 19 May 2011



Tuesday, 17 May 2011

What is Jambu?

If many of you are wondering where Jambu gets its name from well I'm going to answer that question. Jambu is a tree that grows 12 meters tall with evergreen leaves and produces rose colored nutritious fruit. Found in the lush greenery of the tropical rainforests where scientists estimate that more than half of all plant and animals species live. It is also known that tropical rainforests produce 40% of Earth's oxygen and contains undiscovered medicines that will help create many cures.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Where can I find Jambu? In O Magazine!

In the April 2011 issue of O Magazine !!!

Live, Explore, Jambu :)
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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Where can I find Jambu?

Lets face it ladies we love a good shoe deal! The better the price of an already amazing shoes the easier it is for us to fall in love. Women build relationships with their shoes. And we love to know were we can get our favorite brands for the best prices. Well, we are here to help you! Lets face it, online shopping is the way to go these days. We live in a time where women are now super heroes. We achieve more in a simple 24 hours than our ancestors could have ever thought of. So the real question remains: in just how many different places can you find Jambu shoes online for A GREAT PRICE? Here are a few!

Where to find:

Give your feet the luxury of the Jambu experience! Share your Jambu story with us and remember that your comfort is our goal. 

  • Burch's Shoe Party
  • Saturday, 3/26/2011  10am-6pm
  • Join us to Celebrate Customer Appreciation Day!
    Burch's Shoe Store
    Shoe Party
    Eugene, OR
  • Trunk Show st Shoe Gallery II
  • Saturday, 3/26/2011  12-4pm
  • 1207 E Forrest St # G 
    Athens, AL 35613 
    (256) 233-4861

Live, Explore, Jambu

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Monday, 7 March 2011

Shoe drama of the day ! shared her shoe drama with us!

Once purch'd well known expensive brand 4 quality. Wore shoe 3x & sole started releasing. Sent to fix 2x but still no good :(

This kind of shoe drama can easily be prevented with Jambu footwear! Our memory foam is designed with your specific foot in mind. So that the shoe itself can build a comfort designed for you! Our nature friendly and durable material is sure to make your Jambu experience a very long one. And in the case that anything were to go wrong our customer service line is always here to help you! 

Live, Explore, Jambu :) 
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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Tell Us Your Story!

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Every woman's goal in life is to find  pair of shoes that is both fashionable and comfortable. As 
busy as our daily lives are, our feet being in pain is not something that we have spare time to think about. Yes, spikes and pumps are fabulous, but beauty no longer has to be painful!

 - Jambu Footwear

 Jambu shoes are designed with memory foam, meaning that shoe and foot are guaranteed to develop a very personal relationship. Inspired by the colors of nature, Jambu shoes are sure to 
have you hooked  after your first pair.

Grey Milkyway-Water Ready All Terra Designs  
Milkyway-Water Read
Every pair of Jambu shoes has a 
unique personality to match their 
their innovative design. It doesn't
matter if you are going to the
supermarket or a hike, every
 pair of Jambu shoes is designed with                                                                                     adventure in mind. But not just any
 adventure, but an adventure that you
can remember without the interference
of your poor aching feet.

Taupe Milos Sporty Wedge Designs
Black Bangalore Metro Designs
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Blue Water Diva-Vegan Vegan Designs
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