Have you heard of JustFab.com? If you’re a shoeholic like me, and Jimmy Choo, Steve Madden, Valentino, and Kate Spade make you drool, you need to know them. I saw their T.V. commercial and the shoes looked hot. Then when they advertised the price, I thought hmmm – I’m a born skeptic. When I see something that seems to good to be true, I investigate. Continue reading
I have heard it about all the shoe clubs, ShoeDazzle, ShoeMint, SoleSociety, and JustFab. People say the shoes are cheaply made and lack quality.
I cannot advise on the other clubs because, although I have purchased from them, I don’t purchase continually (like I do with JustFab shoes).
To me, one of the key elements of quality is durability. Things built for quality last a long time, even when used a lot. So I decided on buying a pair of JustFab shoes (actually boots) to run them through the paces. I had help, my niece wears the same size as I do and when I wasn’t wearing the boots, she, more than likely, was.
I picked Jola (bootie) as my guinea pig. High heels would take a lot longer to test as I usually only wear high heels for a span of 2-4 hours at a time and I wanted something both me and my niece could tolerate wearing all day.
We ran these booties through the ringer. I wore them at work all day. I walked several miles in them during a local wine crawl and Ice sculpture event. They never got a break (except when they were in the trunk of my car for a few days).
I gave them to my niece and she wore them to school for two weeks straight.
These boots experienced hard concrete, snow, mud, and more.
We both think the boots were comfortable and they held up like troopers. So to all the haters who scream about shoe club shoes being cheaply made and junk, explain this: This picture is of JustFab’s Jola bootie after four weeks of continuous wear and downright abuse. No TLC what so ever. We didn’t even wipe the winter salt off with a cloth.
As I posted previously, I am trying to rework my blog. I have learned a lot since I first started and I feel comfortable enough to change it this week.
Before I post new shoe and bag content reviews, I want to post a few selections that I like and see if you will help me pick what to purchase.
First up is Justina:
I like the natural color and the heel height looks like it should be a good “wear this shoe all day” shoe.
Next in the lineup is Filomena:Once again the beautiful color pulled me to this Sandal. It’s got a bigger heel that just looks right with the style of this shoe.
And finally there’s Madrid:
I really like the wedge and cutout combo in this exotic shoe.
I could go into detail about which shoe out of the three I like best, but I want you to give me your insight on which shoe I should pick. Please leave me some comments to help me decide.
WHile I have been deciding on how best to revamp this blog, I have been buying from Just Fab. I have a purse and some shoes that I haven’t gotten around to photographing but I have worn. I will probably post a lot of the reviews for them after I redo the blog. I have a lot to change.
I need to rework the “How Just Fab works” section because they have changed they way they handle memberships. You don’t need to be a member to buy shoes now. So I have to reflect that.
A person has been commenting and sending me emails about how much JustFab sucks. I will reiterate my stance on criticisms: If you have a complaint about Just Fab and want to comment on them here, great! But DO NOT use profanity and talk in generalities. If you have a legitimate gripe then you should be able to provide details Like the name of the shoe and what specifically the problem is. Also, when you say Just Fab is a scam and they are terrible, then you start saying how another shoe club is the greatest thing on the planet, that pretty much gives you away. I will not show comments like that.
Recently my niece had a violin recital and I wanted to get her some shoes. I decided on these:
My niece and I share the same foot size so we share shoes! The only issue I had with these shoes was the opening pinched right above my big toe, but my niece didn’t have the problem. The lace pattern is pretty and these flats are comfy. They looked very nice during the recital too. Here’s a close up of the bow detail:
You may have noticed I haven’t posted much here. I have been moderating comments but not adding much as far as new content.
There are a few reasons.
One is personal and I may post about it but it’s a little too soon to talk about.
Just Fab is still sending me very consistently fashionable selections and I have purchased items. I am keeping them stored until I can photograph and review them.
I am also working on redesigning my site to look a little more fresh and professional (Well, as professional as I can). I am thinking about reviewing Just Fab against competitors.
We’ll see. All depends on my mood
You’ve seen the great shoes from JustFab, but have you seen their denim?
When Just Fab first started offering denim, I was still relatively new at blogging and thought I didn’t have enough reviews of their shoes yet to talk about their Denim Line, but now, with quite a few shoe reviews under my belt I think I can give their new denim line a go (give them a spin around the block and kick the tires, my brother likes to say.)
There are 5 styles to choose from:
The Cool Crop
The cool crop is probably going to be my Favorite because of the color choices. There’s a dazzling Cobalt Blue, stunning Poppy Red, crazy cool Vibrant Purple, and a dark natural denim if your color tastes are more subdued. All they are missing is Mint Green!
Here’s the specs straight from Just Fab:
- Approx. Inseam: 25″
- Approx. Front Rise: 8″
- Approx. Front Back: 12 1/2″
- Approx. Leg Opening: 11″
- Fabric Type: 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex
- Closer Type: Zipper/ Button
- Fits One Size Large
This is a double feature review!
I have been wearing Avril Lavigne’s Abbey Dawn collection. I really like Rockstar in white. The shoes have a grungy stars and stripes pattern that I dig, with a dramatic green interior and underside. These would go great with some black leather or a pair of Jeggings.
Both sets of shoes are well constructed and fit well. They are comfortable for their heel size (don’t expect more than a few hours in them with out some fatigue though, these are high heels.)
One thing I really liked about the Abbey Dawn shoes was they came with a replacement pair of heel tips. I’m going to email Just Fab and let them know how nice that is. Maybe they will start doing that too!
I admire people with artistic ability. I wish I could see something in my head and recreate it for everyone to see. I love to browse Deviantart.com. There are countless talented people there.
I have http://lora8.deviantart.com/ bookmarked and I love when she posts new art. When she showed her fantastic painted creations on shoes, I was extra happy and impressed. Right then I knew I had to share. Check these out:
After seeing her creation It got me to thinking. Wouldn’t it be cool if JustFab started selling indie artist’s designs on their shoes? I would buy these up in a second.
These just scream cool! I bet if enough people commented here, JustFab would see how perfect it would be to start an indie shoe design line.
Just Fab and Abbey Dawn Collaboration
Will the sweet, petite, punk rocker and the famous, fabulicious, shoe club make beautiful music together?
In 2008 Abbey Dawn launched a rockin’ fashion line for girls. The styles were hot and bold. I liked them and my nieces demanded them!
More recently Abbey Dawn has become a “completely online” retailer, offering screaming hot, music inspired clothing and accessories for women and men.
Now, next month, Avril Lavigne and Abbey Dawn will be releasing select shoes and bags from their line exclusive to JustFab members! 12 Shoes and 5 bags in total.
And There’s a Contest
To start things off with a bang, Abbey Dawn and JustFab are having a contest. I originally found out about it when I got a message from Just Fab through twitter. The lucky winner gets VIP access to the Abbey Dawn / JustFab Launch Party, You have to enter on their facebook page!. You know that party will be off the hook. I’ve already submitted my entry… Wish me luck!
I really liked the bold, in your face style of the Iron Fist shoes I ordered. I am really excited about seeing the Abbey Dawn Collection.
“Overall, the style of Abbey Dawn is rock ’n’ roll, so you see a lot of spikes and skulls and black… “They are bold pieces… They make a statement…They are a lot of fun…” -Avril Lavigne
“Avril, I feel, is such a punk rock sweetheart… She really has a distinct look, feel, flair and style, and certain elements of that, speaking from a design standpoint, will cross over and resonate with our members…” -Kimora Lee Simmons
I have had little to complain about Just Fabulous. Their track record is great in my opinion. So this month, I decided to give Iron Fist a crack. JustFab feels confident enough to offer these designer shoes. I figure if they put their reputation on the line, the shoes must be good.
Iron Fist has very “In Your Face” designs. These shoes are not for your grandma! With designs featuring zombies, Skulls, and blood red lips, these shoes are not for the faint of heart. But if you have a wild side and aren’t afraid to be noticed, These shoes, and bags are for you!
The black box has a very modern grungy (think hardcore tattoo) logo. Upon opening the box, I was wowed with the bold, deep red and black striped pattern. It’s a very powerful visual. It would be impossible to miss these babies. I ordered the Break In’s, one of the tamer styles in the Iron Fist line up.
You can click the picture to see a hi resolution version, but I don’t want to hear any remarks about my flaky dry skin!
One note about the size of these shoes. I am a 6. These shoes are a 6, but because of the open toe and the height of the heel, they are slightly loose. I can wear them and walk around comfortably but I think a lady with size 6.5 would fit in these perfectly. I don’t think this would be the case with the closed toe shoes. If you’re a 6.5, I bet you would need a 7 closed toe Iron Fist.
The quality of these shoes are noticed immediately. They have nice tight seems, nothing frayed. The colors are vibrant and bold, and they feel durable. After wearing them, I understand why Just Fabulous works with Iron Fist.
Let me know what you think about Just Fab and Iron Fist, and if any of you have purchased a closed toe Iron Fist shoe, please let me know about the fit.
I have seen quite a few posts on other sites complaining about JustFab.com and shoe of the month clubs in general. I have seen some pretty outrageous complaints and I wonder who is running those sites. If I was new to shoe clubs, it would turn me off and I would leave them alone like the plague, thinking they were all scams.
Luckily I tried JustFab before rendering my verdict. Continue reading