Finally! Some rainy days came through Sacramento so I could test-run my stylish Ahnu rainboots. I was recently contacted by the folks at Ahnu to do a product review. I (puddle)JUMPED at the chance. I'm a fan of this San Fransico based active footwear company and their mission: To create uncompromising footwear performance while utilizing an ethical supply chain. Ahnu also is committed to contributing to charitable organizations. Quality, ethical and style are big on my list, so I was eagar to try out a pair of Ahnu footwear for myself.
I chose the stylish yet practical Embarcadero waterproof boot in black. I was struck with the quality construction of the boots, and the charming design. Upon putting them on, I could tell that the waterproof boots were made for comfort- the inside of the boot is well padded and my first stroll out in the rain was effortless. No breaking-in needed here.
The outside seems seamless- there is no space in the stitching for any water to seep through. These boots are made for all sorts of terrain in any kind of weather. Rain, snow, sleet: my foot would most assuredly stay warm, comfortable and dry. What impressed me most about the Embarcadaro boot was found on the bottom- deep treads to prevent any slipping while walking on wet surfaces. The grip was incredible, and I felt safe to walk through flooded sidewalks, soggy lawns and stomp through mud puddles. I could easily see this working well outside the city too, in a more rural setting with or without pavement.
The Embarcadaro boot is a stylish natural for all habitats. I enjoys several cityscape adventures in the rain wearing them, walking all over Midtown. The foot cushioning is so padded, I had zero discomfort in spite of the amount of ground I covered on one particularly long urban "hike." I would definitely recommend these boots for winter and rainy seasons.
I intend to purchase a more suitable pair of Ahnu shoes for our upcoming spring weather. The company really knows how to create a shoe for folks seeking balance. I now know that I've got some great options for active footwear that doesn't skimp on style or ethics. I'm thinking a good, cute as a button walking shoes like this one, in bright orange and navy patent, might be in my future. What better excuse to be explore new sights and sounds than a cute pair of comfortable shoes?
For those in the Sacramento area,
you can try Ahnu footwear for yourself at the following locations:
2500 J StreetSacramento, Ca 95816
2311 J StreetSacramento, CA 95816
1790 Expo PkwySacramento, CA 95815
Ahnu Footwear is also available at these online sellers:
Disclosure: I received a complimentary pair of these shoes from Ahnu for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was given. The opinions expressed here are my own.