About Allbirds Shoes
Allbirds.com is the online home of Allbirds Shoes, a new company which says they are the only company using merino wool to make high quality, incredibly comfortable footwear for both men and women.
How Does It Work?
The creator of Allbirds Shoes, Tim Brown, says that growing up in New Zealand made him very aware of all the great qualities of merino wool, and he was curious why it had never been used in footwear before.
In addition to being incredibly comfortable, Allbirds Shoes also says that merino wool is able to regulate temperature, wick away moisture, and minimize odor – all qualities that are important in day-to-day footwear.
This company also puts a lot of emphasis on their social and environmental impact, saying that their wool is ZQ-certified, which means that it meets the most stringent standards of sustainable farming and animal welfare, and that their wool has a carbon footprint that is 60% less than the typical synthetic materials which are used in shoes.
Finally, this company is also pursuing their B Corporation certification, which means that they meet “rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.”
Currently this website is only selling a limited number of shoes for both men and women and it appears as though they are priced at $95.00 at this time. Shipping prices will be dependent based on where you live.
Their website does say that they sell all their shoes with a 30 Day Trial Period – customers are welcome to return their shoes or their insoles with no questions asked, even if they have been worn outside the home.
To initiate your return process, they ask that customers with call or email their Customer Service team and they will provide you with a prepaid shipping label. They do ask that customers return their shoes in the original packaging if at all possible. Refunds will not be processed until the shoes are safely returned to their warehouse.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 888-963-8944 or by email at [email protected]
Even though this company and their products are still fairly new, there are many different positive reviews about them which can be found online. Most of the reviews speak highly of how comfortable these shoes are, even without socks, and how breathable they are, making them well suited for activity.
In general, however, it seems as though these shoes are made for day-to-day activities and not necessarily for long distance running or other intense sports or activities.
Competitors and Alternatives?
This company claims to be the only one currently making shoes from Merino wool material, but there are many different shoe companies that are making their shoes from innovative new materials and donating money and footwear to people in need, so if customers are looking for an alternative to this company there are other options which may better suit their needs.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Allbirds Shoes reviews below.