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AllBird Tree Runners

I've read posts about the Allbird Merino wool shoes but I haven't seen anything about wearing the Tree Runners for a 2-week trip to Europe. I just got a pair and find them super comfy but they are brand new and haven't been tested "in the field" yet.

Anyone out there have experience with them?

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I got a pair for the Greece tour we took last month and they were awesome. Cool and comfortable, they're my new favorite shoes. The only down side is that there's not a lot of traction, so I had to be careful on stone paths and stairs that were slick from centuries of travelers walking on them.

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Wore my tree runners every day when visiting Greece for two weeks last year. They were very comfortable when we were walking miles every day. However, I don’t have trouble with my feet (knock-on-wood) and can walk long distances in shoes without any support, so someone who needs more support might have a different experience. Also, upon returning from Greece, I washed them per the directions and they seemed to have slightly shrunk. Not quite as comfortable now when wearing all day as they were while we were in Greece.

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I love my tree runners and wear them everywhere. I also have the wool runners, which are also very comfortable, but after a little while they stretch out and look a bit sloppy. (Think of how a wool sweater can get stretched out.)

They are probably better for warm/dry weather. They absorb water pretty easily, from rain or puddles. They do dry quickly, though.

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My g/f and friends all got a pair.

They walked around in them, went shopping in them, basically broke them in a few months before our trip. They didn't take them, actually one did, the others left them back home. They said their feet smelled as their feet were sore after a bunch of walking. The wool upper looked nice and packed well but, the lack of underfoot support and the inability of the wool to manage body oder was the crux.

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Trip Report: I just returned from 2 weeks in Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris, mainly wearing my Allbirds Tree Runners. They were great. They never got wet so I can't speak to whether they would smell if they got soaked (we lucked out with no rain) and I always wore socks to avoid any smells and they were perfect! I did bring a pair of Ecco leather shoes along in case I needed something with extra support but the Tree Runners were comfy, breathable and light. Will be getting a second pair in another color very soon.

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I received an email from Allbirds this past week. It was promoting the new Wool Runner "Mizzle." It's advertised as water repellant. Anyone familiar with this new style?

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My experience was that they were extremely comfortable. I am always on the hunt for comfy walking shoes because I have plantar fasciitis and also tend to get attacks of gout every so often. The Tree Runners gave me all the support I needed and have held up great. We walked on a lot of cobblestone streets in Amsterdam and I had no issues.They are now my go-to shoes when I am not working although I admit that I do not wear them in the rain.

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I noticed that they now have a line that claims to be water proof

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Janis, I have a pair of the Mizzles and I like them. They are warmer than the regular wool Allbirds, so they won't work for summer, at least for me. I also like them because the sole has better traction than the other styles. I wore regular wool Allbirds to Stockholm last winter and almost wiped out a couple of times.

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Kim, thanks for the follow up. Sounds like the Tree Runners for summer temperatures & Mizzles for cool, damp weather! The tread sounds perfect for inclement weather. A necessity for the PNW, etc. We have an Allbird store close by. ;)

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Excellent. Not sure waterproof but quick drying since wool is real. Extremely versatile travel style shoe