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