I’m recovering from vacation (lol) today, catching up on all the comments, and preparing a packing list “debrief” for tomorrow. But in the meantime…
Before we left, I decided to take/wear my Nike Free sneakers, which are on their last legs (a lot of mileage since I got them) thinking that if they got really muddy I’d just leave them in Costa Rica* and order a new pair of shoes to arrive when we got home. The shoes I intended to order were the allbirds wool runners.
I’ve been looking at the allbirds shoes for quite some time, but the fact that Marilyn called out her allbirds runners as her favorite purchase under $100 on my Money well Spent post yesterday serendipitously sealed the deal (that, and a catalog in the mail when we got home). All the recommendations I’ve seen indicate that they run true to size, and of course, I love that they’re made from lightweight wool, and that the company is concerned with sustainability and innovation:
Our merino wool is ZQ-certified, which means it meets stringent standards of sustainable farming and animal welfare. In other words, no sheep were harmed in the making of these shoes.
I will start with the runners, because that’s where my need lies at the moment, and I am tempted to get the white pair, but will probably stick with black for now. If I like them, I may get a pair of the loungers this fall, for a slip-in version.
Does anyone else have a pair of allbirds runners? What do you think of them?
*it turns out that my shoes got really muddy, but were washed clean in the rain in San Jose, so I didn’t leave them there, but I still need a new pair of running shoes…