Jambu Lily Reviewed
Made in China, the Jambu shoes are not only fashionable footwear choice but a socially conscientious one as well. They’re entirely vegan, meaning that the shoes contain absolutely no new animal products, and even they package every shoe in 100% recycled, recyclable and re-usable packaging.
Secondly, the Jambu Company takes the social responsibility to the next level, by producing quality shoes with outsoles out of partially recycled and re-usable compressed rubber. They even partnered with American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit in the US that works towards protecting and expanding our forests, and as the result of that partnership, some 50,000 new trees were planted since 2014.
Jambu was founded in 2010, but in the short 9 years that’s been on the market, the Company managed to develop a strong bond with some well-known vegan advocates and fashion/lifestyle bloggers. The partnership that the Company has with them is just the continuation of their advocacy for merchandise that’s made without animal cruelty and the unnecessary threats towards the environment.
Jambu Lily Platform is one of the Jambu’s great offerings and the details of this great sandal can be read below.
Microban antimicrobial treatment
Perforated pattern along straps
Textile footbed with memory foam
Runs a size smaller
The scaffolding or scuff marks that some shoes leave on hardwood floors can be damaging to the floor and the Lilly models ensure there will be none of that. And the recycling of the rubber gives Jambu an innovative way to reduce waste while creating amazing pairs of shoes that are not only practical, they’re also environmentally friendly. The Lilly model’s heel is a wedge type of a heel. It measures approximately 2.25" in height, while the platform is approximately 1 inch in height. These are quite high sandals, but the platform and the rubber that surrounds the platform offer stability and comfort in every moment.
Together the Microban and the memory foam will give your foot a very comfortable and soothing feeling that lasts long after you take the shoes off your feet. Think about it. If your feet are stinky, sweaty and not very pleasant, it will make even the best footbed in the world insignificant. Why because these are sandal type of shoes, and your feet will get dirty and smelly fairly quickly. So, it’s good to have them in order to keep your feet odor-free and bacteria-free at all times.
Oh and let’s not forget about the perforations that can be found on the footbed of the Lilly model. Yes, the perforations are present on several other parts of the shoe, but they’re also visibly present in the midsole, which ads not only to the comfort but also to the breathability of the shoes.
One thick strap sits comfortably in the toe area of the sandals, while two other straps in a crisscross pattern hug the foot for a more firm grip and stability. The ankle straps are perforated (just like the footbed) which allows the air to penetrate within the sandal and to keep your feet aerated at all times. Highly comfortable synthetic lining in the upper offers a great next-to-foot feel, while those straps are secured with a hook-and-loop closure at the ankle. Also known as hook-and-pile fasteners, the closure used in the Lilly model offer some added security, and tightens the shoe to the desired need of the person that’s wearing it.
The sandal not only has a heel that measures 2 and a half inches in height, but it also has a one-inch high platform that just amps up the comfort. But these are not sandals that can go well with your little black dress or your cocktail number. They don’t possess the finesse and the regiment that other sandals have and the elegance is also absent. The comfort and the support of the sandals are more evident than that style, but if you’re looking for a more sporty type of sandals, that these are the perfect choice for you.
The recycled rubber in the outsole pairs nicely with the vintage suede of the upper, and together they make one fantastic shoe that’s not only durable and comfortable it will soon become your favorite piece for the entire season. Like with the other shoes, the lack of diversity in the color palette is a real setback, and it would be nice if there was more pronounced padding in the footbed. For a shoe with such high heel, the footbed with memory foam is just not enough to ease the pain and to add to the comfort part of the shoe. The pain becomes evident after a prolonged period of wearing these sandals, and the memory foam can help, but it can’t complete the mission of avoiding the pain and discomfort.
But all in all, the shoes are highly practical, comfortable and environmentally conscious. If you’re looking for a more sporty choice of footwear, then look no further. They come all the way from China, and they have the power to become your new favorite shoes. All you have to do is give them a chance to impress you.