Allbirds, the world's comfiest shoes?
Are Allbirds indeed “The World’s Most Comfortable Shoes”? They may well just be! Read on to find out more!
Too good to be true?
When I first tried them, I was elated, it felt too good to be true. When shopping around for style items I seek out things that are multi-dimensional i.e. weatherproof, year-round usage, and are smart-casual (this is great for when I travel so the things I wear bridge the gap between casual and fancy). Most importantly, what I wear has to be comfortable.
Dare I say it: I may have discovered the most versatile, low-maintenance, comfiest shoe, you really may never want to wear anything else ever again.
Who are Allbirds?
A New Zealand based shoe company that pride themselves in using sustainable, natural materials to create shoes that are comfortable, weather-adaptable and machine washable.
Shoes are made from merino wool from New Zealand
Laces are made of recycled plastic
Packaging is recycled
More waterproof than you’d think
Feel like slippers
Warm in the winter, cool in the summer
Machine washable (great for those that love white shoes like me or just like to get dirty)
Wear without socks (something I never usually feel comfortable doing)
Great for someone like me who wears orthopaedic insoles but find they are a pain to switch into every pair of shoes. I leave mine out of these because they come with an incredibly comfortable pair of insoles.
Replaceable soles for when the inevitable smelly-shoe thing starts to happen so your shoes aren’t ruined.
They donate to the homeless if you return shoes or change your mind within one month - no matter what state they are in/how many times you wear them
Free laces in store (don’t hold me to that though! Maybe we were lucky :p )
Put a spring (or cloud) in your step
I don’t buy clothes that often anymore. I go for quality over quantity, and sometimes this means I wait a while until I find the right thing. I can honestly say that I love these shoes so much they really make walking a joy and literally make me feel like I’m walking on air (or clouds!).
I went to my friends house after writing this and wore my Allbirds. She was like “OMG, I just bought the exact same ones, they are amazing!!!” So the moral of the story is: don’t just take our word for it, give them a try! They are such a flexible, easy-to-deal with company, with a great returns policy - just don’t abuse it even if it is for a good cause. :p
Keep the shoe shapers that come with them, as they will help keep their beautiful shape. I threw mine away in the excitement of unboxing them and regretted it, but the Covent Garden peeps gave me a replacement for free!
Let me know in the comments if you’ve discovered any new beautifully designed, comfy clothing companies! I’d love to know. :)
Allbirds website | https://www.allbirds.co.uk/
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