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When you solo travel, one of the challenges is knowing which brands to use. That’s why I’ve put together a section of solo female friendly products to help make deciding who to book through and what products to take easier. And one of these items that should definitely be in your backpack (or suitcase) is a pair of Loom Footwear. Discover why I recommend these Loom sneakers in my Loom footwear review below.
- Who Are Loom Footwear?
- Benefits of Loom Shoes
- Negatives of My Loom Review
- Are These Waterproof Vegan Shoes Good Value?
- Who Are Loom For?
- Who Are They Not For?
Who are Loom Footwear?
Usually only travelling on hand luggage, I always pack my grey running shoes which aren’t really stylish but are comfortable. I wanted a classic pair of comfortable shoes that were lighter than my running shoes to pack, and could go with anything that I was wearing, especially shorts in the summer. Ideally, I needed one pair of shoes that I could wear for any type of weather, for any activity and that looked good.
I had seen a television commercial for Loom Footwear who produce vegan footwear that are made for comfort and designed for outdoor activities. Their 100% waterproof sneakers claim to do it all, and are made with cruelty-free material from some of the world’s most eco-friendly farms.
These vegan waterproof hiking shoes are stylish enough to wear in the city and then if you decide to stroll up that big hill instead of taking the cable car, they are versatile enough to be able to hike it up the muddy or slushy path to the top. If the heavens begin to open, their vegan waterproof shoes will protect your feet from getting wet.
Because their interior is made from Merino wool, their vegan water shoes will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and their moisture-wicking technology creates breathable waterproof gym shoes as the material absorbs and releases moisture from the air resulting in a shoe that won't make your feet sweaty.
Checking the glowing Loom footwear reviews online, and seeing how versatile they are, even as vegan sports shoes (for those random games of football with the locals), I simply had to have a pair!
Benefits of Loom Shoes
To test my new vegan trekking shoes for my Loom footwear review, I set off for long walks in my Loom sneakers, mixing up my terrain and walking on concrete, grass and beach stones along the coast. I wasn’t able to feel the stones indenting my feet due to the cushioning.
It may seem strange to hear a shoe called ‘flexible’ but these shoes have been designed with flexibility in mind, meaning that you can walk for miles without your feet feeling heavy. And because they are made with materials that absorb and release moisture from the air, my feet didn’t feel moist or sweaty.
Are Loom shoes comfortable? Yes! I could really feel the maximum conditioning, and how comfortable my foot felt after a hike. My feet actually felt like they could breathe. Usually, the toes on my left feet tend to rub together after a few minutes of walking but I didn’t have this problem with these shoes.
I was worried about having to order a size that was half a size larger than my actual foot but when I received them, they fit perfectly with my socks and allowed my feet to breathe easier than my running shoes. By the end of the walk, my feet were still fresh and didn’t have that odour that they get from my hiking boots.
They’re known as one of the best waterproof sneakers! Which is absolutely ideal for England and other countries in Europe where it can rain or shower. And it saves me from wearing my running shoes when I’m sightseeing. Plus they are extremely lightweight, which is essential when you travel with only hand luggage.
Loom Footwear Sneakers
The Loom trainers that I ordered were in white so I was avoiding walking anywhere muddy or on grass as I didn't want to ruin the colour but they are easy to clean and come up looking just like new. So they're not just great for city sightseeing as you can wear them anywhere. But if you are planning on using them more as vegan athletic shoes and hiking across mountains and valleys then the black pair may be more suitable for you. Their white-coloured vegan outdoor shoes are more of a white colour than the cream that is shown on the website.
They also come in half sizes which may seem like a negative if you're not sure if they will be the right size. They advise to round the size up which I did (I'm a UK 6 so I ordered a USA size 9) and to be honest it makes the shoes even more comfortable as there is more room to breathe. This women's sizing chart can help you work out the size that you need to order in USA size.
Are These Waterproof Vegan Shoes Good Value?
Yes! They advertise themselves as making the world’s most comfortable shoes for men and women. And I can honestly say that I haven’t worn more comfortable shoes. They are a great alternative to my hiking boots which can feel heavy and clunky. These are easy to slip on and lightweight too meaning that they won’t affect your baggage allowance too much.
Who Are Loom For?
Absolutely anyone who wants to walk for miles and feel comfortable. If you ask me what are the most comfortable shoes that I own? Without a doubt, it's these. But if you’re worried about whether they will fit, each shoe has several holes so you can lace them up in a way that’s comfortable for your feet.
They offer free worldwide shipping so you can still get your hands on a pair if you're from the UK and beyond. You don't even need to be a woman to buy them, as Loom has created vegan walking shoes men too! You can treat your travel partner to a pair and have outdoor adventures together instead of only solo.
Who Are They Not For?
Anyone who doesn’t like having a plain black or white trainer (sneaker), and who doesn’t like a comfortable shoe. They are without a doubt my most comfortable and versatile walking shoe. Being back in England for the next few months with the unpredictable British weather means that having waterproof shoes is absolutely essential for any plans for domestic travel.
And when it's time to travel internationally again, I'll definitely be packing these white Loom shoes in my pink backpack! I hope that my Loom waterproof shoes review has helped to inspire you to get yourself a pair. So if you're wondering “Is Loom good?” Yes they are! And don't forget that you can save a 10% discount with the code and link below.
Disclaimer – My Loom shoes were complimentary but I love them so much that I have included my Loom review within the Solo Female Friendly section. If you purchase a pair, Girl about the Globe does make a small commission but I donate $1.30 from each pair of shoes sold to Just a Drop, helping vulnerable girls about the globe have access to safe water. Thanks for helping. Lisa x