Okay I’m convinced, Allbirds are the pair of leisure sneakers we all need this season! These oh-so-comfortable merino wool shoes are the brainchild of New Zealand former pro soccer player, Tim Brown, who paired up with a Californian engineer to create an immensely comfortable, breathable everyday shoe. We’re excited about them for their effortless blending of style and coziness, and recent collaboration with trendy activewear brand Outdoor Voices. At $95 a pair, I’m thinking that these will be perfect gifts for family and friends whose shoe game could use some updating. Keep scrolling for our favorites and info on why this is a brand to know!

If you’re a gearhead or spend a lot of time in cooler climates,  you know how effectively merino wool regulates temperature and minimizes moisture and odor. Typically you see merino wool in camping clothes or socks, so discovering shoes that are super functional and fashionable has been quite the treat! I love slipping on my Allbirds before and after pilates and yoga – and they’re my weekend shoe of choice. Besides offering up shoes for men, women and kids, Allbirds sneakers and slip-ons are a sustainable choice! The shoe is made using wool that is certified to sustainable farming and animal welfare standards, and insoles made from castor beans which avoids the waste created by synthetic plastics. So it’s not really a question of if you should get a pair, it’s more a question of which pair?



(Allbirds $55-$95)