Allbirds Tree Runners

Silicon Valley's favorite shoe now made from trees

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Turns out, comfort grows on trees. With the help of our planet’s incredible natural materials, Allbirds is delivering the same comfort you’ve come to love in a soft, silky-smooth new material: Tree.

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Steven Rueter
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
Hi! Is being made from trees a good thing? Paper is made from trees, and it’s kind of frowned upon.
Sven van der Zee
Sven van der Zee@svenvdz · Founder AcceptCrypto
@rueter I think with shoes it's the carbon footprint you leave behind, because most shoe manufacturers use a lot of chemicals to make shoes.
Steven Rueter
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
@svenvd_zee fair enough, it’s not a criticism, just a question. I think the use of the word “tree” gives off a sort of, “we chopped down this tree to make you some sustainable shoes,” and it comes off as a bit ironic.
Erwin James Will
Erwin James Will@ejameswill · Software Engineer
@svenvd_zee @rueter cutting down trees for paper is actually not that bad. The companies set up fields and replant trees when they are done so that when they finish with the last field the 1st field is ready to be cut again.
Duane Wilson✌️
Duane Wilson✌️Pro@helloduane · Product Designer
Did anyone else’s wool loungers stretch out really badly, or just me 🤷‍♂️😢
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Me, and everyone I know, bought Allbirds for their parents this past Christmas. I'd say that's a real win for the company. 👟👞👟👞
orliesaurus
orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
@jacqvon whats so good about allbirds, for the uninitiated?
jjjjared.
jjjjared.@jeddyhsu · Founder of StreamWork, Student
@jacqvon @orliesaurus Supposedly, the comfiest shoe in the world.
Daylen
Daylen@askdaylen · Student and Wikipedian in Vancouver
@jacqvon @orliesaurus @jeddyhsu I haven't tried anything other than regular running shoes, but compared to them, the wool Allbirds are like a pillow.
Jon Sutherland
Jon Sutherland@jmsuth · Just a lefty pushing pixels and code ✌️
It's funny that this is in the Tech category on PH 😄
jjjjared.
jjjjared.@jeddyhsu · Founder of StreamWork, Student
@jmsuth It's the official shoe of techies in SF haha
Tyler Clark
Tyler Clark@pinksad · Graphic Designer, Gramercy Tech
Hopefully they last longer than the wool versions.
Daylen
Daylen@askdaylen · Student and Wikipedian in Vancouver
@pinksad How long did yours last? I wore my first pair all day for 13 months (with socks).
Tyler Clark
Tyler Clark@pinksad · Graphic Designer, Gramercy Tech
@askdaylen About 3 or 4 months, hand washed my grey runners and they split, my black runners are so loose they look like ill-fitting socks, and i don't wear my loungers enough for them to stretch out so they're in the best shape out of any of them - pic here: https://twitter.com/pinksad/stat... ft @nydrewreynolds
Daylen
Daylen@askdaylen · Student and Wikipedian in Vancouver
@pinksad I have never washed them, as I wear my Allbirds with socks; but very good to note that for the future. Did the company send you a new pair?