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Whether you’re looking to hit your health and fitness goals for 2022 or just fill your wardrobe with new kicks, now is a great time to pick up a pair of Allbirds Tree Dashers on sale.
These eco-friendly running shoes are adored by stars like Kate Hudson, Eva Longoria and Camila Cabello, and are currently on sale for $130 – down from their regular price of $175.
I’ve been wearing Tree Dashers for a year and love this durable, breathable shoe for every workout. Scroll down to read my honest review and find out if they are worth the investment.
$175 at Allbirds
At first glance, the Tree Dasher has the same minimalist, clean look as the brand’s sneakers and hi-tops. The upper of the shoe is made from woven eucalyptus for added flexibility and breathability, and has a merino wool lining in the heel to help support and lock your foot in place.
The texture of the upper is unique to any performance shoe I’ve ever worn. During my run, I could feel the air going through the lightweight fabric with every step, something I’m not used to with my other pairs of synthetic running shoes and cross trainers. Although it caught me off guard initially, I found it somewhat beneficial. As someone prone to sweaty feet during workouts (super glamorous, I know), I can see how the woven upper can help keep feet comfortable, dry, and ultimately help prevent odor.
The sole of the Tree Dasher contains two different densities of bouncy, sugarcane-derived SweetFoam in its midsole along with a flared outsole design to provide increased stability and pronation control as you run. It’s not exactly the lightest shoe I’ve worn for running, but you can definitely feel the midsole support when landing and provides enough traction for road running.
As a (very) occasional runner, I found the Tree Dashers to be more supportive than I had originally anticipated. There’s enough of the Allbirds comfort that I love, but the different densities of SweetFoam in the midsole and traction pads make the Tree Dasher much sturdier than I expected.
The sole, while comfortable, is also the shoes’ only potential downside. The Tree Dasher is significantly heavier than some synthetic runners and cross-trainers. If you are someone who prefers a super lightweight shoe, this might not be the one for you. Likewise, if you’re a serious runner or have pre-existing problems with your feet, you’ll probably want to have your shoes professionally evaluated and your gait assessed before making your purchase.
All in all, the Tree Dasher is a solid offering from Allbirds and a game changer for the world of sustainable athletic footwear. As a consumer, it’s important to me to support a brand that actively seeks to improve and protect the environment by treating the planet as a stakeholder in the business. The Tree Dasher is another example of Allbirds commitment to innovating the footwear industry, slowly but surely, one step at a time.