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wondering about Allbirds wool shoes

 
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Has anyone here tried allbirds shoes?
 

It is an affordable wool and eco-friendly shoe.  But I'm curious how comfortable is it and how long it lasts for someone who spends a lot of time on their feet.  
 
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I haven't! But, now, I might! I've been making plans for making my own felted slippers, after sharing time, next spring - but slippers are kinda limited wear...
 
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I only wear mine in winter time and love them, they are super comfortable. Having said that, I dont wear them for work or when i take the dog out, they are more of a casual wear at home or down to the shops shoe for me.
 
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And, unfortunately, right now, at least, the only style they have for women, is the skimmer (which is very similar to my Rothy's), and the smallest rubber they have in men's, is an 8. I'd need a 5 1/2 o a 6, in men's sizes.

I'm very interested, though!
 
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My partner has a pair and she loves them. Apparently super comfortable and light. They are her go-to shoe when we're traveling and we are inevitably going to be walking for miles and miles exploring a new place. On her behalf, I would recommend.
 
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Okay, I bought a pair.

I hope their return policy is as good as they claim because I'm not used to having flexible sole shoes (they aren't great for farmwork) but I figure I'll wear these in urban or hiking come spring.

But first, I'm going to wear them around the house for the winter to make sure they are comfortable.

The company has some excellent marketing and greenwashing - but it looks like they have some actual greenness underneath the wash.  I need new shoes this spring so I'm keen to put my money towards companies that use renewable resources like wool.
 
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You might also look at Xero shoes, they have a wool pair that is on super sale right now!!!  I am currently in love with this brand.
 
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The shoes arrived.

1.  VERY FAST SHIPPING.  
Things I ordered from other sellers two weeks prior still haven't arrived.  But these took only 5 business days to get here.  

2.  PLASTIC FREE PACKAGING
I'm hugely impressed with the thought and quality of the packaging.  No plastic.  All recyclable and compostable materials.  Instructions on the packaging and very clear.

I especially enjoyed the creative element to the packaging

3. COMFORT

So far the shoes are comfortable.  The packaging suggested I try it without socks, so I've been wearing them around the house today.  It's lovely to have shoes that don't need socks.  

It's taking some getting used to for this shape shoe.  They are wider than I am used to, which is kind of nice.  

I like the insoles.  I have collapsing arches and really should have custom supports, but I gave up on them years back.  But these shoes have the right amount of support so that my toes don't go numb like they do in normal shoes.  

I'm glad I bought these but I worry about wearing them outside.  The farm is very muddy and I couldn't get the waterproof ones with black soles.  So these are probably going to be house shoes until the spring when I take them walking.  
 
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I am so glad I got these shoes!

It's like the freedom of being bare foot and the comfort of having cushioning and protection.  I can do my day job and not have any pain in my feet (except when I forget I'm not wearing steel toe shoes like I used to wear and drop something on my big toe)

I'm wearing the wool ones even in hot weather and they are holding up fine.  I'm surprised by how cool they are.  

I'll be buying more of these once I can save up some more cash.  
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