Are you tired of shoes that are stiff, and don’t move with you? Foot pain and discomfort are one of those things that are impossible to ignore when they’re happening to you. Your shoes should function as an extension of your body. Thankfully, Allbirds Wool Runners fit the bill, and are practically guaranteed to fit your unique foot shape.
These shoes are not for people who like flashy, vibrant, and charismatic sneakers. Allbirds Wool Runners are for people who want a shoe that’s comfortable and can blend in with the rest of their wardrobe. If you’re the kind of guy who prefers neutral colours and clothing that doesn’t cry out for attention, Allbirds Wool Runners might be the perfect addition to your closet.
The most ostentatious colour in the Allbirds Wool Runners lineup is marinara red, with one particular model coming in with an unassuming black canvass and sole, with light-brown islets and teal laces. All models are uniform from the toe to heel, and on the bottom and sides of the shoes. Most of the choices are neutral colours. What’s nice is they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, so you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style.
But enough about style. What about comfort, and durability?
The Allbirds brand positions itself as manufacturers of “the world’s most comfortable shoes”, a designation bestowed by Time Magazine. Also, the brand prides itself on using sustainable, eco-friendly and natural materials. Allbirds Wool Runners are made out of soft, high-quality merino wool. The laces are thick and sturdy. The shoe conforms nicely to the foot, giving the wearer a feeling of natural plushness.
The nice thing about merino wool fabric is that is naturally temperature regulating and moisture wicking, so your feet can stay cool and comfortable when it’s hot, but toasty and cozy when the weather turns wicked. When the shoes get dirty, they can be easily cleaned by removing the insoles and the laces and putting them in the washing machine. But, air-drying is best to maintain the shape of the shoe and prevent shrinkage.
The insole of the Allbirds Wool Runner is lined in the same merino wool fabric as the upper, outer part of the shoe. The liner is made out of a plant oil-based foam created from sustainably-grown castor beans. That’s no surprise considering how seriously the Allbirds company takes environmental responsibility.
Also as mentioned earlier, the insole is removable. If you have plantar fasciitis or another pronation issue with your feet, the standard Allbirds Wool Runner insole may not be sufficient enough for your needs, especially if you will be walking a lot. But the insole can be swapped out for something more supportive.
If you suffer from hammertoes or bunions, the Allbirds Wool Runner can offer your feet the right amount of plushness to keep irritation at bay. Wearers who can’t stand itchy fabric, tight toe boxes or rough seams will love the Allbirds Wool Runner.
If you’re looking for a stylish shoe that can be dressed up or down and fits like a cushiony extension of your body, give the Allbirds Wool Runner a try.