I'm really excited to share with you my experience with a new line of shoes. I think you'll love them.
My middle sister put me and my youngest sister Laura in contact with a former colleague of hers (ya with me?) who is part of the Ja-vie team -- creators of innovative, stylish-yet-comfortable flats. They sent me a pair to try out in order to give an honest review.
All I have to say is, where was this company when I was walking all over Europe last year?! These would have been perfect for the miles and miles we walked each day! Oh goodness, and when I was pregnant with lower back pain? I would have lived in these. Walking around campus during my college days, I could have actually looked cute without bandaids plastered to the back of my heels.
They are definitely my new favorite shoes. I have the nude/black combo in the top right above, and the animal print flats are already heading my way as the second pair I'll own. The insole is what makes them so undeniably comfortable.
Today I paired them with leggings, a tank, and a cardi-wrap for an easy work-at-home "uniform."
As you can see, they were bad off.
I just removed the leather insoles, tossed the shoes in a laundry bag and put them in a cold-water quick cycle. Thirty minutes later, they were good as new, and they air-dried surprisingly quickly. The photo below was taken after they were all washed and dried. Clean as a whistle.
Regarding sizing, I typically wear a 7.5, and the size 38 fit me perfectly. If you wear a half-size, they recommend sizing up, and their site contains a helpful sizing chart.
Starting today, they have just added a lot of new colors and patterns to their line. You can find your favorite style here.
Shipping is very reasonable on their site, however you may use the code SMIDGE for free shipping (up to $15) through Saturday, October 4th.
Additionally, my sister Laura of The Reedy Review and I are teaming up to host a giveaway for a pair of shoes! Here's how to enter to win a pair of Ja-vies of your choice:
+ Visit the Ja-vie website to browse their current shoe designs
+ Leave a comment below with a pattern or color idea for a pair of Ja-vies that you would like to wear (ex.: I'd personally love to see a black and white striped pair)
+ One comment per person, please
+ Giveaway will run through midnight on Sunday, October 5th
+ Laura and I will announce the winner on our blogs on Monday, October 6th.
Good luck to you! I can't wait to hear your experiences with these shoes. :)