Giveaway & Sanuk Reviews: Junebug, Donna, I’m Game

by on Thursday, October 14th, 2010

If you want comfortable shoes (and Lord, who doesn’t?) then I have a really wonderful shoe brand suggestion for you. Only, they don’t market themselves as shoes. (They’re shoes, don’t get me wrong, you wear the on your feet and all that.) But even the IDEA of shoes makes you think of something tight, uncomfortable, and annoying to put on. So, meet SANUK:”These are not shoes, they’re sandals.” You get what a shoe needs to be, with the comfort a sandal has. Do the math and it adds up to: YES.

Fun fact: Sanuk is the Thai word for FUN.

How to say Sanuk: Saah-nook

You can get Sanuk’s for Men, Women or Kids. They make flip flops and sidewalk surfers, and even a couple boot styles.

I was sent some Sanuk’s to try out. What did I discover? Uh, that I loved them. And then everyone else was trying them on and discovering that they loved them, too. Suddenly, I might be left Sanuk-less if I don’t hide them!

The soles are soft and conformed to my feet as I walked (like a top model, for sure.) Slip-on shoes are pretty much ideal for a slacker like me, and so I love them. I recommend the sidewalk surfers to be worn in spring, summer and fall. They’re a great shoe that doesn’t need socks, making it ideal for transitioning from season to season. (It’s such a drag to wear socks all the time suddenly, unless they’re Halloween-themed.) Sanuk has a ton of different styles and color combination’s.

For sizing, I would say go down a half size when ordering. I typically wear a 10 in sneakers (go on, mock my big feet), but the 10’s were a little too large.  But that did give me a chance to observe one of their popular styles, The Junebug. It’s a perfect, versatile, classic style available in six solid colors. I picked the sage green, which I think is very pretty. And were they comfortable? YES!

This little number will keep you stylin’ and comfy all year long.

* Lightweight and Ultra-Flexible Vulc-Lite Footbed
* Handmade Canvas Upper with Folded Vamp Seam
* Printed Liner Detail
* Vegan and Vegetarian

I inquired about which Sanuk shoes were more wide width. I was directed to the Donna and I’m Game.

I’m Game:

When you go on safari now you’ll be a little more comfy

* Frayed canvas with animal prints

The Donna:

Get back to your hippie roots in these Donna’s. Natural colors with herringbone texture and a little color for your girly side.

* Wash them and watch them come to life.
* Women’s version of the classic Donny slip-on
* Reduced height on vamp lends a feminine side
* Herringbone texture with accent colors keep it fresh

I think the Donna’s are a little more wide. I like how casual these are. Even though I know that the white on the shoes will get dirty easily, I know that you can also put these right in the wash. The only other con to Sanuk footwear is that there isn’t a ton of arch support. But if you are someone who needs that, but still wants comfy shoes, you can get arch inserts. I never pay too much mind to arch stuff, and I felt like the shoes kind of moved up as I walked, fitting to the bottom of my feet naturally.

If you get a pair, trust me. You’re going to be suggesting this brand to everyone (proud to be in-the-know) and getting tons of wear from them. How do I know? Because that’s what happened to me! These are easy to endorse, because they’re so great.

Sanuk Washing Instructions: You can try using a damp cloth or sponge, but if you want a full wash – everything I’ve read indicates these can go right in the washer. Take them out to dry in the sun, and stuff them with newspaper to keep them in their shape.

Find stores that carry Sanuk near you.

Or: Shop Sanuk on Zappos.com. (They’re supposedly great with fast returns, if you’re unsure of your size.)

Disclosure: I was sent items to review, but was not monetarily compensated for my opinion at all.

This is one of our picks for Accidental Autumn Happiness! (2010)

THE GREAT GIVEAWAY PRIZE: One winner will receive a pair of the Sanuk women’s “Junebug” sandals (shoes!) Any color, and in your size. This prize is worth: $45.00.

This little number will keep you stylin’ and comfy all year long.

* Lightweight and Ultra-Flexible Vulc-Lite footbed

* Handmade Canvas Upper with Folded Vamp Seam

* Vegan and Vegetarian

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