How to Wash Allbirds Shoes

How to Wash Allbirds Shoes
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Tim Brown, a New Zealand native, got together with Joey Zwillinger, a San-Francisco based engineer, in 2016 to create Allbirds. This footwear company has one mission, to make environmentally sustainable and renewable products. The brand is known for its comfortable shoes made from merino wool, such as the original Wool Runners that made it so famous. Allbirds manufactures its footwear in South Korea, China, and Vietnam.

Allbirds has several footwear options in its catalog and apparel and accessories, all designed with the environment in mind. The brand’s philosophy of sustainability extends to everyday use and maintenance of its shoes, as we’ll discuss later. For example, Allbirds shoes are machine washable, saving you much time.

Allbirds Trending Styles

Allbirds prides itself on making comfortable shoes; it’s no wonder its trendiest picks are its most comfortable. The men’s and women’s Wool Runners are the most popular Allbirds products. These understated shoes easily pair with most outfits and suit formal and casual occasions. This shoe switches between the track, the office, and out-of-office scenarios; you’ll soon wonder why you need other shoes. You don’t even need to wear socks with shoes!

The Wool Loungers have grown in popularity recently because of their ease of use while having all the Wool Runner qualities. The wool upper gives it a comfortable fit without being too hot, while the SweetFoam midsole gives it a comfortable bounce. Note that the SweetFoam midsole is ethically made from Brazilian sugarcane. These lightweight shoes are ideal for a weekend stay-in or relaxed outing.

Allbirds Women's Wool Runner Mizzles
Allbirds Women’s Wool Runner Mizzles

Another noteworthy Allbirds shoe is the women’s Tree Runners. These have an athletic spin to them but remain extremely comfortable. Their uppers are manufactured from lightweight and breathable eucalyptus fiber, with the SweetFoam midsole and merino wool lining.

The men’s and women’s Runner Mizzles have a water repellent design, ideal for rainy weather. In addition, their merino wool upper is also suitable for winter as they act as foot warmers. Furthermore, they have a non-slip layer to keep you steady on wet streets and other places.

The men’s Tree Dashers round up our list of Allbird’s trendiest shoes. These are the performance-focused versions of the Wool Runners because of their superior technical qualities. For example, the Tree Dashers have a more rugged eucalyptus fiber upper with a wool lining for more resilience while running. Additionally, the midsole has double the density of the Wool Runners.

Allbirds Men's Wool Runner, Mist
Allbirds Men’s Wool Runner, Mist


Allbirds shoes come in full sizes. Therefore, if you’re a half size, you’ll need to take the next full size. The brand assures customers that the wool or wool-lined upper fabric will stretch and fit their feet. In addition, the brand gives you 30 days to test out the shoes and determine whether the size is right for you. Furthermore, those with wide feet will appreciate the flexible upper.

There is a size chart in the US, UK, EU, and cm conversions next to each shoe in the online store to help you find the right one.

Allbirds Women's Tree Sneakers
Allbirds Women’s Tree Sneakers


Customers praise Allbirds shoes for their unmatched comfort and understated style. Additionally, using environmentally sustainable materials and manufacturing processes makes the brand more appealing. The shoes are sturdy enough with non-slip soles, bouncy midsoles, and plush uppers.

  • The Runners are the most comfortable and all-purpose sneakers from Allbirds.
  • Allbirds Dashers are more rugged with a more dense midsole to support your workouts.
  • Loungers are the slip-ons that fit your relaxation sessions perfectly.
  • Skippers offer more breathability than the Runners, perfect for all-day wear and only made from tree fabric.
  • Toppers are high-top sneakers made from tree fabric covering your ankles and offering excellent cooling in hot climates.
  • Breezers are women’s breathable tree fabric ballet shoes that mold to fit your foot, offering excellent support and comfort.
  • Mizzles are the high-top versions of the Runners with a water-repellent coating and non-slip soles, suitable for wet weather.
Allbirds Men's Tree Sneakers
Allbirds Men’s Tree Sneakers

How to Wash Allbirds Shoes

You can machine wash Allbirds’ shoes after removing the laces and insoles and placing them in a linen bag. It’s best to use cold water and mild, non-bleaching detergent and set the machine to delicate. In addition, you need to air dry these shoes since machine drying can damage the wool and sole. Expect the wool to take longer to dry than the tree fabric.

Lighter-colored Allbirds shoes tend to stain, which machine washing can’t completely eradicate. Therefore, you should invest in darker colored ones if your usual routes introduce such dirt.

Allbirds Women's Tree Flats
Allbirds Women’s Tree Flats

Where to Buy Allbirds Shoes

You can buy Allbirds shoes on the company’s website, www.allbirds.com. The brand offers a 30-day return and exchange policy, with the shoes priced between $40 to $155. In addition, Nordstrom is an authorized online store. Furthermore, there are physical stores in the US, UK, China, South Korea, Japan, and New Zealand.

Allbirds Men's Tree Pipers
Allbirds Men’s Tree Pipers

Where to Buy Dupes

You can buy dupes through amazon from a brand called Urban Fox. These imitations lack the real thing’s build quality and premium materials, and it shows after a while. In addition, they don’t feel as comfortable as genuine Allbirds shoes.

Allbirds Women's Trail Runners
Allbirds Women’s Trail Runners

Image Source: Allbirds.com

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