Ahnu Footwear is socially conscience in so many ways. They use sustainable materials, such as hemp and charred bamboo. They only utilize factories who have received SA8000 certification, which emphasizes social responsibility. They are also an active member of the The Conservation Alliance’s, contributing towards community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat. Plus, they participate in Soles4Souls.
Ahnu designs shoes for men, kids and women. I had the opportunity to kick up some fun in a pair of Garnet Kicks. I loved them. I wear a size 8 and they were quite comfy! I have bony, narrow feet (attractive?) so there was room on either side of the shoes when I wore them, but it did not cause any uncomfort. The shoes were light and let my feet breath as I broke them in at SeaWorld. They were comfortable for the day of walking and they even withstood getting wet at the kid's water area, drying quickly. The Kick also comes in black, smokey brown and slate. I really love the Garnet, though. Some of the features include:
- Self-Cleaning Lugs provide balanced surface contact to tread depth ratio
- Highly Breathable Hydrophobic Mesh upper for lightweight performance
- Arch Support and Cusioning provide all day comfort
- Cross Directional Lug Patters offer traction in forefront and braking in rearfront.
- 3.5 mm cross directional, non marking, slip resistant lugs provide traction on varied surfaces
- Lightweight compression molds EVA midsole for shock absorption
- Dual density EVA sock liner features ETC lining for reduced friction and heat build-up.
- Easy on/off webbing with secure fit ladder lock system.
What's amazing is the amount of compliments I hear on my shoes. I was wondering if they had a "green look" to them. Maybe "frunchy" (fresh and crunchy). But no, my girlfriends and family were checking out my Kicks and complimenting them! Was it the Mary Jane style? The Garnet Color? The cool material? Who knows! But they definitely were catching people's attention, asking what brand they were and where I got them from. I just told them they were Eco-Friendly Ahnu's!
Honestly, these are my go-to shoes for summer wear. I absolutely love them - and I also think the other women's styles are gorgeous. It's hard to choose a favorite! Just check out the Josie, Ginny, Dolores and the rest of the line and try to decide for yourselves!
Remember, you can fit the whole household - maybe choose a pair of Lodi for your hubby, Bridge for your sons and Benicia for your daughters. You really can't miss out. Remember, buying shoes from Ahnu can put your mind at peace knowing every time you make a purchase, environmental and outdoor nonprofits will reap the benefits.
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BUZZWORTHY: Ahnu means the goddess of balance and well-being in Celtic mythology!
This is solely the opinion of the Mom Buzz. Other people may have different experiences with the product.Thank you to Ahnu Footwear for providing the Kick to review.