There’s a new version of the ‘world’s most comfortable shoe,’ and it’s made from trees — here’s our verdict
Allbirds recently released shoes in both a new style and new fabric.
They’re made from tree pulp fiber and look closer to boat shoes than traditional running shoes.
I took the new shoes on vacation to put them to the test.
I found the light, stretchy knit fabric to be perfect for hurrying through the airport and walking all day through theme parks.
Still, I’m not sold on the look.
When I heard that Allbirds was releasing a new shoe made from tree fiber, I was naturally skeptical.
How could that be comfortable? Would that be durable? What would that even look like?
I’ve finally tested the shoes — a version of the Tree Skipper in the “stone” color — and what I found, I liked. While they aren’t great for every situation, neither are the original wool Allbirds, dubbed “the world’s most comfortable shoes” (ever wear them in the rain?).
The new Tree Skipper is certainly a summer shoe, designed for wearing in warm, sunny weather. So I took advantage of a trip to warm, sunny Orlando, Florida, to really put the shoe through its paces.
What I found was that it’s the perfect shoe for breezing through the airport and walking all day through theme parks.
First, a little bit about the shoe’s attributes
The shoe is extremely light. There’s almost nothing to it, really. The fabric has a great stretch to it, and it’s soft to the touch. It’s also a loose knit, which keeps your feet cool even if you’re wearing socks.
The stretchability basically makes it so that you never have to tie the shoe, and you can slip it on and off. This makes it especially useful for going through airport security lines, helping you to breeze through in a flash — well, as fast as possible, anyway.
The stretchability also …read more
Source:: Business Insider