April 26th, 2012


Topeak Rear Bike Basket

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Who: Topeak

What: Topeak MTX Rear Bicycle Basket

Where: Amazon – $28.40

Why We Love ‘Em: This rugged metal basket is the trunk of bicycle baskets. No, it won’t be the new storage place for your golf clubs, but it can transport a watermelon with aplomb! As well as groceries for two, large Zappos returns, the occasional suitcase repair, stacks of library books, and spring plants complete with potting soil. With a carrying capacity like that, you’ll think twice about taking the car on local errands! Plus, it can withstand rain, snow, and the occasional spill.

Pair it with the Topeak Explorer Bike Rack.

Naya’s Summer Sandals

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Who: Naya – New York, NY

What: Tatiana Sandal

Where: Nordstrom – $134.95

Why We Love It: When it comes to shoes, comfort and style should not be mutually exclusive, and Naya’s Tatiana gladiator sandal is the perfect example of how to achieve both. Featuring a trio of colors (love the coral
!) in a geometric basket weave pattern, these comfy t-strap sandals–thank you oh so cushiony sole!–have just enough heel for a flattering lift without compromising walkability–yes, ladies, walkability–so you can walk all day or dance all night. Truthfully–but not recommended–they make you feel like running.

Naya puts sustainability at their core using natural and eco-friendly materials whenever possible as evidenced by the use of vegetable tanned leathers, a cork and rice husk outsole, a cork footbed, and a bamboo heel–just a few of the eco-friendly materials found in the body of this shoe. In addition, they have partnered with Souls4Souls to provide shoes to those in need and to divert shoes from landfills.

*Note: Naya kindly sent us a set a pair of Tatiana shoes to take for a spin, and we’ve been quite pleased! But, we assure you this in no way influenced or swayed our review. As always, we are honest in our opinions and reviews of the products featured on Urban Sherp.