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Jambu Gourmet - Vegan Reviews

23 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

17%Rated 4 stars

11%Rated 3 stars

6%Rated 2 stars

11%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

43% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

19 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/12/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Definitely needed a whole size bigger than I normally wear. Made the mistake of ordering only half size bigger. Otherwise very impressed with comfort, look and quality!

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/3/14
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

These felt like a dream and would have been absolutely perfect if not for one thing: the insole was significantly shorter than the shoe itself, which was quite uncomfortable, because it was very noticeable. After going back and looking at the reviews, I saw another reviewer who pointed this out and even tried three pair of these to see if she could get a pair without this defect. Because of what she wrote, I'm not going to try a replacement pair. It doesn't seem that other people have had this problem, so maybe the problem is limited to size 9.5.

Additional 3 Gourmet - Vegan Jambu Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Upstate NY

Really cute shoes and I wanted to love them, but the liner on the footbed didn't reach all the way to the toe of the shoe and it left a really noticeable and uncomfortable gap. The first time I thought it was a fluke, so I ordered a replacement pair (in black). I was so sure it was a fluke that I ordered a second pair of the brown ones at the same time. Sad to say, it wasn't a fluke. All 3 pairs of shoes had the same problem. Quality control is definitely lacking here.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 15, 2014

Laurie W

from United States

After reading the other reviews I decided to just go with a half size larger than I typically do and they fit perfectly! Very comfortable...great insoles. Love the design! I'm ordering another pair of them in brown.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Colorado

This is a great shoe! The 8M fits perfectly for my slightly wide 7.5 feet. It gives good support and traction and enough elevation to keep you out of puddles and mud, but still dressy enough. The color is a nice medium brown and is not quite as red as in the picture. Really comfy for work or warehouse shopping.

Brands I'd also recommend: J41, Ahnu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 10, 2014

Donna W

from Denver, CO

I ordered my regular size, which is a 6.5, and these were a bit tight. I exchanged then for a 7 and they are perfect. I'm thrilled to find high quality, comfortable, and good looking VEGAN shoes! Hooray!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 6, 2014

Julie-Anna B

from United States

I love this shoe! Like many others I had to return a previous size because they run a bit small. The shipping was fast though, and the next size up fits great. While this shoe is very comfortable, I still have to wear arch supports.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 20, 2013

Betsy H

from Idaho Falls, Idaho

I love these shoes! I no longer buy leather shoes for ethical reasons and I was so happy to discover Jambu's shoes. I have a pair of their boots also. I do normally wear a 9 or 9.5 dependent upon the shoe, but I tried a 9.5 and a 10 and both were too tight to wear socks with them and the toe box was a little too snug. I ordered the 11 because there is no 10.5. With the right socks they are perfect and they are absolutely gorgeous. Well worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: J-41, Merrell, Klogs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Placerville, CA

I LOVE these shoes! Super comfortable (good support, particularly arch support), good looking (beautiful tooled design on uppers) with great attention to detail, and warm. Buy a size larger than you typically wear; these run small.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Reiker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Muscatine, IA

This is a fun shoe to wear with jeans or casual pants. It is comfortable and supportive. AND VEGAN! The selection in the vegan category is slim but I would choose these even if that wasn't a consideration.

Brands I'd also recommend: orthaheel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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November 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Rochester, MI

These are really cute shoes, and a nice alternative to the comparable leather Merrells that I have had for several years, which are rather plain-looking. I bought the Gourmet as a quick slip-on when rushing out the door with my kids in the morning and for running errands and casual walks. I like the fact that the stretchy fabric fits snugly around my ankle so they do not slip off around the back (this means you need to pull them on with a finger rather than just sliding into them). The toe is a tad pointier than I would prefer and unfortunately the heel is a little too hefty for me to be comfortable in them on longer walks, but I have bad knees and heels always bother me. They are a great around-town shoe and I love the decorative details. I also like that they are vegan and can stand to get quite wet. I am normally an 8½ but had to get these in a 9.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 16, 2013

Susan G

from St. Paul, Minnesota

Very comfortable shoe for walking that is stylish too. I inserted an arch support, which I have to do with most shoes. I liked this shoe so much in black that I sprung for the brown version too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Asheville NC

One of the most comfortable shows I have ever worn! Only complaint is that I would have really preferred the lush brown leather, but the black that curves up over the toe made it look too much like an "athletic" show, and wouldn't be appropriate at my work. Went with the black instead...it all blends together and looks better for wearing with professional outfits. But COMFORT is through the roof!

Brands I'd also recommend: Rieker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Eureka CA

Perfect fit! True to size. Comfortable out of the box. Nice design. Looks good with pants not so much a dress. Moderate support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reiker

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Oklahoma

Nice shoes. I think the heal is a little to high for me, and makes me lean forward. If I walk in these shoes in makes the top of my feet hurt. To bad. I really wanted to keep this shoe for winter. It seemed very warm. If you like a little higher heal this shoe would work out.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 11, 2013

Theresa l

from Philadelphia, PA

This shoe is a bit tedious to get into because of the knit collar...but once it's on I can wear it all day. I love Jambu shoes...the footbed is incredible.

Brands I'd also recommend: Jambu, Jambu, Jambu!!!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I really wanted to like this shoe. I got a pair of Jambu shoes last year that I am still getting compliments on - these just look too much like tennis shoes. I admit that I want a shoe that feels like a tennis shoe but looks more professional.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 17, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

Beautiful but so small! After reading other reviews I ordered a full size up, but they were still small - I think it's because the toe is very long and pointed. I ordered another style in the same brand which had a rounder toe and that style fit in my regular size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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Runs Wide

 

September 24, 2014

Codyaya

from New Orleans, LA

I really wanted to love these shoes. It is unbelievably difficult to find cute and comfortable vegan shoes. After reading the positive reviews on this pair, I had high hopes. The style is ok, but as a few other reviewers stated, the insole/footbed does not match the shoe size. It is too short. It's as if the manufacturer used size 8 insoles/footbeds for size 10 shoes, leaving an obvious and uncomfortable gap at the front of the toe box. Also, the footbed has this faux fur like material which causes your foot to slide towards the front of the shoe, cramming your toes against the front of the shoe making them feel too small. Thank goodness for Zappos no hassle returns. Otherwise, I'd be in the poor house paying for all my returns. Shoes are so hard to buy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Wanted, Crocs, Skechers, Rocket Dog, Keen,

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 25, 2014

Anonymous

 

I could barely get the shoe on (and I wear a smaller size in everything). Too bad - nice looking shoe but very strange sizing.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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