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.