Allbirds X Wellington Wool Runner

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Sneaker culture thrives on spectacle. Eye-catching details and celebrity collaborations keep devotes lined up for the latest limited edition drop. Allbird’s new Wool Runners walk a different path. They’re designed for people who seek style and comfort in equal stride.
Designed in New Zealand, they use ultra-soft merino wool and a rubber-foam polymer sole. The lightweight build and all-natural design means they’re more breathable than their attention-grabbing (and synthetic) counterparts. The organic material helps regulate temperature and odor, so they’re safe without socks.

Conceived by Tim Brown, a native kiwi and former professional footballer, the Wool Runner began as a successful Kickstarter campaign. When demand exceeded expectations – he took his concept to a Bay Area entrepreneur to launch Allbirds, which now offers the shoe worldwide. Available in three finishes, they’re a smart balance of understated design and eco-friendly engineering.

Cory

Cory

Cory is passionate about design and creativity and how they can expand our understanding of ourselves. He has lived from San Francisco to Japan but found his way, some would say inevitably, to New York City. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, but is thrilled to mark his blogging debut here at Gessato.

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