If you spend any time on your feet — whether you’re a runner, a dedicated fitness walker, or just spend your days running errands and chasing after children — you know how important it is to have comfortable, supportive shoes that cushion your feet and absorb the impact of the thousands of steps you take each day. That’s why we’re excited about the newest offering from wildly popular shoe brand Allbirds!
Allbirds running shoes — dubbed “Tree Dashers” ($125, Allbirds) — are made to provide maximum support for all types of feet. If you normally wear a stability shoe because of a pronation (collapsed arches), they’ve got you covered with a cushioned yet firm dual-density foam midsole. They’re also breathable, lightweight, durable, and super flexible, so they move with your feet.
Another reason we love them? The design doesn’t scream “running shoes,” so you can pair them with your favorite shorts, comfy jeans, and even casual dresses for a super-cute, stylish look. They come in seven color choices including all-black, all-white, black with white soles, two different shades of gray, light green, and red (a light red that’s almost more pink).
If you frequently run on muddy trails, or otherwise find yourself needing to clean your shoes often, you’ll love that these sneakers are machine washable. Just toss them in the machine and they’ll come out looking like new! If you’re concerned about sustainability, you’ll be glad to know that Allbirds running shoes are crafted from renewable materials, so they’re carbon neutral and have a tiny environmental footprint.
A wool heel lining centers and supports your foot, giving it plenty of cushion and keeping it in place, so blisters won’t happen. Allbirds tested its Tree Dashers with more than 50 runners, from amateurs to professional athletes, who logged thousands of miles over the course of a year and gave their seal of approval.
Here’s what reviewers are saying:
“I waited in order to give this a longer road test. I have been walking almost daily during the quarantine. These shoes are comfortable and have great support. I tend to have blisters, but not with these shoes. They are a big winner in my book!”
“I now have three different styles of Allbirds. So far I haven’t tested this out for running, but I’ve worn them to do everything else and they are incredibly comfortable, lightweight, and easy to put on and lace up. I especially like the material and design used to for shaping around your ankle.”
“Initially, I wasn’t sure about ordering shoes online — as a former dancer, I need to try shoes on to be sure they are wide enough in the toe box. I tried on a pair belonging to a friend, and used that as a guide for fit. These shoes not only for, they are lightweight and comfortable as well. Super comfortable and I can wear them all day, which is no small feat!”
Where to buy: $125, Allbirds
- Available in 8 color combinations, including white, gray, black, green, and red
- Whole and half sizes from 5-11
- Free shipping
- Free returns within 30 days if not satisfied, no questions asked
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