Ahhsoles – Offensively Comfortable

ahhsoles offensively comfortable

As an Arizona resident we Phoenicians live in flip-flops. When wearing our favorite thonged footwear, we want something comfortable. Ahhsoles are the offensively comfortable flip-flop that brings joy to ever step. More than just letting the tarsals be free, our feet really take a daily beating, from walking, running, heels, socks and dress shoes. We do not treat out feet to enough TLC. Ahhsoles provide a unique feeling of comfort and style with each step. Continue reading “Ahhsoles – Offensively Comfortable”

Kushyfoot to Massage Your Feet Giveaway


An outfit is never complete without the right leg wear and Kushyfoot provides the ideal finishing touch for dresses, skirts, pants, and even shorts. Kushyfoot helps to enhance the look of your legs and wardrobe. They carry extensive style options good for any occasion you may need, and their careful construction helps provide you with comfortable feet and hosiery solutions no matter what type of shoe you’re wearing. Continue reading “Kushyfoot to Massage Your Feet Giveaway”

Dearfoams Winners Choice Giveaway


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Sponsor: Dearfoams

Known for consistently delivering trend-right products that offer the ultimate in comfort, their flagship Dearfoams brand is the world’s best-known name in slippers. Dearfoams lineage can be traced back to the original foam-cushioned slipper pioneered by their Company in 1947.

More than 60 years and a billion pairs later, people still love the exceptional comfort, style and quality provided by every pair of Dearfoams.

Prize: Choice of Slippers from Dearfoams.com

Dates: 12/13-12/27

Open to: US Residents 18+

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Give Cold Weather the Boot with BEARPAW

Now that the days and nights are getting colder our fashion begins to turn to boots. My daughter has been embracing her own fashion and style and has spoken so animated and passionately about how she would love to have a pair of boots. She raids my closet often to tromp around the house in my heels and boots. This Christmas I only felt right that she have her own pair of boots. We are fans of fashion brands that make a statement in more ways that just style, ways that impact the greater good with a bold statement and I found BEARPAW.

bearpaw boots, bearpaw logoFounded in 2001, BEARPAW was created with the intention of utilizing sheepskin in the redefinition of casual footwear. Sheepskin is natures fabric that helps regulate body temperature to keep feet warmer in the colder weather and cooler in warmer weather. BEARPAW strives for sustainability with setting expectations in their offices for recycling with their employees, encouraging their suppliers to act in the same manner and commit to environmentally friendly packaging and practices.

bearpaw boots, macey bootsI received the Kid Macey boot in chocolate. They are made of cow upper suede, the sheepskin footbed, wool blend collar trim and lining. The boots are absolutely adorable! My daughter simply lost her mind. The boots are easy to slip on and off yet have classic laces to keep them from falling off. They have sturdy outer soles, but have enough give and bend for my daughter to run around and have fun in without being restrictive.

The boots are not limited to just little girls. Ladies, get your fix by choosing from the various styles of boots, booties, knits, slippers and even wedges. Throw your husbands into the mix as well with boots, slippers, slip ons and hikers. BEARPAW is a one stop shop for all your footwear needs and styles for the whole family. Who said just ladies have to have boots.

The Five Fish, Gift guide, The Five Fish gift guideBEARPAW are also affordably priced so as not to break your bank when looking to purchase sheepskin style boots, compared to other brands that are comparable to a car payment. Shipping, well don’t fret shipping as shipping is free with delivery in 7-10 days. You can always upgrade for an additional fee if you simply cannot wait for your new kicks.

Go explore BEARPAW for yourself where you can stay up to date on recent news or check out the latest fashion trends. Maybe you have a pair already, why don’t you snap a shot and share with them on Instagram. What boots would you choose for yourself and or your family members?

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Jambu Footwear Nomad

Shoes are a bit of a side hobby of mine. Admittedly I have probably over 100 pairs of shoes in my closet, in storage in my closet, yeah they are a problem as my husband would say. But hey, you can never have too many shoes, variations and or colors of the same shoe. However, boots are a whole different story.

One woman cannot have enough shoes, let alone the right pair of boots. Boots are the perfect fall and winter weather accessory and face it ladies, when the weather even begins to show signs of cooling off, we dig into our closets and bring out our boots.

I found Jambu shoes a few years ago when I was originally seeking out vegan and eco-friendly footwear options. The shoes are absolutely fantastic. Soles that bounce and give and support when you walk. Materials that move with you and are soft to the touch.

This time when I wanted to review their products I saw they have boots, a wide variety of boots, including an electric boot that keeps your feet warm. Seriously, electric boots? A bit frivolous, even for me. So I was offered the opportunity to review the Nomad waterproof, lined boots, second to my first choice of the Colorado Vegan.

Standing at about 11- inches high and weighing one pound the Nomad – Waterproof truly lives up to its name. Made with waterproof leather and brushed suede this shoe is the perfect example of comfort and security. This boot is built with laces so that you may design your own comfort! It is available in black/grey and brown/saddle. This shoe is surely t be the perfect fit against any surprises that the weather might bring. Cold, rain, hail, snow move over! The Nomad-Waterproof is here to make sure that style and comfort prevail against any weather surprises (Jambu, 2011)!

The boots came in an eco-friendly wrapper and box. I immediately tried them on for size and comfort. For fur lined boots they were extremely cool, very little, if not, no sweating at all which is what you normally experience in fur lined boots. I wore these boots today to work with a pair of skinny jeans, loose, off the shoulder elbow length tee with a tank underneath. All in the name of cool weather. The moment I stepped foot in the door at work I was flooded with compliments. “Cute boots!” “Oh my god, let me see your boots!”

Needless to say these boots are a Fish favorite and they will be for years to come.

Let’s not forget that shoes come with more than just the accessory factor. With them they carry a name that supports their mission and how it affects the environment. Additionally the company has people behind the name, with that being said, know your brand, know the people behind the brand. While I may think these shoes are fabulous, knowing the company I work with is even more fabulous.

Jambu Footwear

Last year I was in search of the perfect comfort shoe. My search started in part because of my upcoming Gift Guide event but I am a shoe fanatic, connoisseur, lover of all things footwear. Seriously I have two closets full of shoes, and that does not include shoes I have donated over the years. So last year I found a brand that was formerly known as J-41 and I held a great review and giveaway. Well they were in the process of rebranding to Jambu at the time, along with launching their new website and this year as part of their launch they wanted me to help spread the word on their name and the fabulous brand.

Truly these shoes ARE the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. EVER!

I like my shoes to be versatile. As a woman and mother I like to be able to wear shoes that I can maneuver with the kids and still wear out on a date with the hubs. I also love a comfortable shoe that can move with me when I move with the kids, but still be stylish and not a “tennis shoe.” Basically I am not your average sweats and t-shirts or t-shirt and jeans mama. My step-father coined me best as a “classy broad.” Need I say more. In addition to style and functionality I also am conscious of the brands; are they eco-friendly, are they trade friendly (equal rights and labor in developing countries), etc. Here is why Jambu was so appealing to me, in addition to their fabulous line of stylish footwear.

The Evolution of Jambu

Inspired by the beauty and mystique of the rainforest, Jambu™ Footwear is designed to guide you in style and comfort on your next personal journey – at home or across the globe. Let Jambu™ join you as you zip line through the rainforest, stroll the beach, navigate the city, or travel the world. Be you with Jambu™.

JAMBU™ uses only 100% recycled, recyclable and re-usable packaging. Jambu™ outsoles are made with partially recycled and re-usable compressed rubber. In this small way we hope to preserve our great outdoors for future generations. Renew with Jambu™.

Be You with Jambu

Versatile: Unlike other outdoor brands, Jambuâ„¢ shoes are designed by women for women, therefore, details such as floral motifs, contrast stitching and materials keep Jambu a step ahead creating an outdoor fashion feel.

Comfort: With its Memory Foamâ„¢ Footbed, Jambuâ„¢ will cradle your foot and keep you comfortable all day.

Eco-Design: Because conserving our environment is important, Jambuâ„¢ shoes use partially recycled rubber outsoles, animal friendly materials available in Vegan collection, recycled and recyclable packaging.

The pair of shoes I received for review were the “Journey” which are part of the Sporty WedgeDesign line of Jambu. This cute, sporty wedge features pretty floral motif detail, soft, nubuck leather and is quick and easy to put on. Perfect for a lady on the go, the Journey has a contoured foot bed and extra cushioning for additional support and comfort (Jambu, 2010). Truly these shoes are perfect for on the go, are stylish for casual everyday activities like running errands, chasing the kids at the park, but are chic enough to wear out for an evening.

The shoes are similar to a clog, with the feel of wearing a wedge and the comfort of wearing your favorite tennis shoes. Growing up in Arizona I have always loved to be barefoot so shoes are always so cumbersome and what I ADORE about the Jambu line is the breathable design of their shoes, the no stink insoles, and the extra cushioning for comfort. Plus the soles are rugged and tough and show little to no wear with how much I am in them.

My favorite pair? I could not pick just one. Narrowing my decision was hard enough, but needless to say that any shoe from the Sporty Wedge line would be a favorite. So to pick a true wedge or a sandal wedge? That was the question.

If you love a great shoe but are wanting a multi-purpose, fully functional, COMPLETELY comfortable shoe I would recommend Jambu. You can find them online too at Planet Shoes and Zappos. But feel free to browse their site and find out more about each line of shoes and their eco-friendly materials and animal friendly Vegan collection.

Supporting Toddlers Feet with Pediped

A few weeks ago I had a post about a great shoe company on a great mission for a great cause
with a great non-profit. You recall?
NO?! Where have you been hiding! Well here is that post again so you can refresh your memory.

That company was Pediped and I was unsure on how to react to their shoes. I mean kids shoes are kids shoes right? Why all the technology. Well I will tell you why all the technology, the specifications, the tweaks and modifications to standard shoes. Our kids need great shoes for healthy feet and an overall healthy stance.

I bought Big G new shoes at the beginning of the school year and he picked them out because they were “cool.” He grew out of those shoes like PRONTO and I was wondering why he A) ran funny and B) why he was walking funny. I figured out it was the shoes. All this unnecessary garbage in the construction of the shoe and flat out he outgrew the shoe. So while hunting down shoes I also came across Pediped for the Gift Guide and I was so happy they let me have a pair of shoes to review for Grant.

Pediped has this fabulous innovation of soft rubbery shoes that reduce the shock in children’s feet. Pediped also allows for an adjustment insert for growing feet so that the shoes last longer and the uppers are a sturdy leather to ensure even longer wear.

We know how kids blow through shoes in school, so the sturdy leather construction with the flexible rubber sole, not a hard rubber sole, allow kids to get full use out of their shoes and they last well past the time they were “assumed” to expire per normal shoe standards. Did I also mention how his gait is completely different in these shoes?

Grant has a tendency to walk on the balls of his feet and in these shoes he uses his entire foot which is healthy for posture and for your feet. Needless to say the Pediped Flex Fit shoes that we received to review are a big winner in our home and a must buy again since they have the flex fit system with the added insole to extend the life and wear of the shoes. Nowadays shoes are not cheap and the ones that are cheap, in my opinion, are not working for my kids for everyday walking, running, and being a kid.

I know Grant loves his shoes. He truly enjoys them and the style is fashionable, they are not the standard white, blend in shoes like everyone else, they have style, pizzaz, and go with just about everything the boy wears. He personally chose the Kyle in Navy and Orange and we like them because he can put them on everyday without a ton of hassle with the laces. He was really struggling and he likes that they are personal to him since he picked them out.

Pediped is a great choice for parents who are concerned with the development of their children’s feet and is approved by the American Pediatric Medical Association for healthy foot development. [Pediped, 2009]

So if you are looking for shoes this year for your tot, toddler, or small school aged child, checkout Pediped.