Blowfish Fruit Review

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Blowfish Malibu prides themselves in making shoes that are going to give you the feeling of being on a beach in California, no matter where you are. The Fruit sneakers are just another addition to their fantastic line of comfortable and stylish shoes. Customers have come to love the comfortable and lightweight feel of these shoes, they can wear them all day long without having to worry about how their feet will feel at the end of their adventures. They have the wonderful design that anyone would expect out of Blowfish. These ones come in a plethora of colors to choose from and many customers will purchase more than one pair so they are sure to have something that will look great with anything. The relatively low price tag is also a big selling point for these sneakers, paired with the fact that they are super durable and will not fall apart after only wearing them a couple of times. If you are in the market for a great looking and comfortable pair of casual canvas shoes then the Fruits might be a great choice for you!

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • They look great
  • Easy to clean
  • Comfortable to wear
  • They are durable
  • Good traction
Cons
  • Insoles come loose easily
  • No arch support
Upper

Upper

The Blowfish Fruit shoes are made using a canvas upper. The canvas ensures that your shoes are going to offer decent ventilation so your feet can stay cool, even it when it is a bit hot outside. The light fabrics help keep the overall weight of the shoes down which is much appreciated. No need to feel like you are walking around all day with weights attached to your feet. They are also super easy to keep clean so you can keep them looking good as new.

These shoes slip right on and have a lace up design, but that is more for aesthetic reasons and not practicality. You do have the ability to tie them if you want to, but that can prove to be more of a hassle than its worth and it will not really do too much to secure your feet inside. These sneakers do have an appealing and stylish look to them that customers can appreciate thanks to the amazing uppers of them!
Midsole

Midsole

These shoes also feature a comfortable midsole that will keep your feet happy all day long. More than the actual midsole itself, however, most of the padding comes from the included insole that customers just adore. The insole is removable so if you want to take it out and put in your own that is just fine, although most are happy with the level of cushioning this one offers. Even though you do get some additional padding in these shoes something you might want to note is that they are not going to give you much in the way of responsiveness. That should not be much of an issue as these are not meant to be worn while running or participating in sports, but it should be mentioned that they are not going to give you that little spring in your step that some people like. A small irritant about the sole, however, is that some reviewers mentioned that when they are trying to take their shoes off at the end of the day, the insole will try to come out with their feet and can get a bit annoying at the end of the day when you get home and just want to kick back and relax.
Outsole

Outsole

The Blowfish Malibu Fruit sneakers have a flexible rubber outsole which is much appreciated as it will help ensure that your feet will have the freedom to move as freely and naturally as possible while still getting the protection and support they need from a pair of shoes. The rubber sole is also going to give you a decent amount of traction while you are out and about, no need to worry about slipping and sliding around because your shoes cannot hold a grip. In addition to the traction, the rubber outsole will also provide you with a durable base to an already great pair of shoes. You will not have to worry about the bottoms of your shoes getting worn out and falling apart before the rest of your shoes, they are made to withstand a lot and survive so you will not have to replace them any time soon.
Comfort

Comfort

When it comes to comfort the Blowfish Fruit shoes have you covered. They have a flexible rubber outsole that will not restrict your movements and give you some freedom to move around comfortably. The breathable uppers help keep your feet cool and dry which is a big proponent in your overall comfort level. Mostly though, your comfort is going to come from the foam midsole and additional padding provided by the cushioned insole. Consumers can agree that these are one comfortable pair of shoes that they can wear all day long with no worries.

One small problem that customers have with these sneakers is that they do not offer any kind of arch support, but that seems to be normal with a lot of similar shoes so it is no surprise. Some have suggested that if you go up half of a size and remove the included insole then you can purchase a new insert that will provide you with the support you will need for your arches to keep you more comfortable throughout the day.
Style

Style

One of the best things about these shoes, according to many customers, is the way they look. People really like the look and style of the Blowfish Fruit sneakers. The canvas uppers come in a lot of fun colors that you can choose from to ensure that you get something that you are going to love and will best fit your style and your personality. You can choose between baby blue hipster smoked canvas, dirty pink smoked canvas, off-white munkey check print, pure navy smoke canvas, rose clay hipster smoked canvas, sand grey smoked oz canvas, sweet lemon hipster smoke canvas, white smoked oz canvas, black smoked canvas, grey camouflage, whiskey, or wolf grey smoked canvas. There are so many color options to choose from that most customers opt to purchase more than one for their collections.

These shoes feature decorative laces with branded eyelets. The laces are tied in a knot on the end so they will not come loose while you are wearing them. Whereas it is possible to tie these shoes up while you are wearing them, it is not necessary, the laces are for aesthetic purposes and do not do a lot to add to the support of them while you are wearing them. There is a small decorative zipper that adorns the side of the shoe, that is just to add to the great look of them. Blowfish added a stitched panel to the back of the heel for some more detailing, adding to the already great design of the shoes.
Fit

Fit

The way your shoes are going to fit on your feet is kind of a big deal when you are planning on purchasing a pair. You are going to want to make sure that you get something that is going to fit correctly and comfortable without any problems. It can be a little difficult when purchasing shoes online to make sure that you get what you need, but Blowfish tries to make that a little easier on you. The Fruit's run pretty true to size so that takes a lot of the guessing out of picking the correct size. You can take a peek at their size chart if you need to if you are unsure what size you would wear. Additionally, there is a conversion chart so you can pick your sizes in US, UK, or EU sizing.

Some customers have suggested that if you are planning on replacing the existing insole with one of your own then it is recommended that you give yourself an extra half size to ensure you have enough room for the insert and your feet.
Durability

Durability

It can be extremely frustrating to purchase a pair of shoes only to find out that they are going to fall apart after only wearing them a couple of times. You do not want to spend your hard earned money on a product that you would expect to last and then you find out that it will not. You will not have that problem with the Blowfish Fruit sneakers. They are made out of great quality materials and designed to be sturdy and strong. There will be no premature wear and tear with these shoes. The rubber outsole is designed so to keep up with you, mile after mile, and it will not wear down too easily. The midsole is also made out of rubber so you will not have to worry about them wearing down and losing the shape making them unwearable. The only problem that you might encounter is losing some of the padding of the insole, but customers have not said much about this happening. Overall though they are an extremely durable pair of sneakers that customers are happy with.
Versatility

Versatility

These Blowfish sneakers are a fairly versatile pair of shoe. You can get away with wearing them with almost anything. They are more of a casual shoe and customers generally pair them with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt but you are definitely not limited to that. They are going to look great with shorts or a skirt while you are walking down the beach or a pair of slacks while out running errands. They are not a dressy shoe and probably should not be worn for a formal night on the town or into the office unless it is casual Friday. If you are in the market for a pair of work shoes or dress shoes there are better options out there, but these are going to tackle all of your casual needs.

Whether running errands or hosting a house party these shoes are going to fit right in. They are going to give you all day comfort so there is no need to worry about how your feet will feel by the end of the day. They have an all-around great look to them that will look great with many outfits and look great for most occasions.
Support

Support

When it comes to shoes you are going to want something that will give you a little bit of support. The amount of support that you will need in your sneakers is going to rely heavily on what you are going to be doing in them. If you are wearing your shoes for sports or running you are going to want something far more supportive than if you are just getting a pair of shoes for your everyday wear with minimal activity. That being said, the Blowfish Fruit's are a casual shoe and they are not meant to be worn for sports and other such activities. Since they are more for the casual wearer there are not a whole lot of supportive features incorporated into them, but they will offer you a little.

Some customers complained about the lack of arch support in these shoes, but that tends to be the norm for this type of sneakers. They do, however, offer a padded insole that can help for to your feet while you are walking to give you some support, although not a lot. The nice rubber outsole offers you a decent platform to walk on which is appreciated as it adds to the support and protection you will receive from these.
Weight

Weight

Reviewers love the lightweight feel of the Fruits on their feet while they are wearing them. The fact that they weigh almost nothing adds to the overall comfort level of them. No need to feel like you are walking around with extra weight attached to your feet for no reason. They weigh in, on average, at 10 ounces for a size 9M. Keep in mind that the weight is going to fluctuate depending on what size you are getting because they will use more or fewer materials depending if you are going bigger or smaller.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Blowfish Fruit shoes are an all-around great pair of casual shoes. Customers have fallen in love with the comfort and look of them, many purchasing more than one pair so they have something for any outfit. They have a reasonable price tag and a long lifespan which is always a plus for customers. If you are in the market for a great pair of canvas shoes then you might want to consider the Fruits!