Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Ahnu Embarcadero Boot: A Product Review

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:

Birkenstock Midtown
2500 J Street
Sacramento, Ca 95816

Fleet Feet
2311 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

REI Sacramento
1790 Expo Pkwy
Sacramento, 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.


Anonymous said...

It must be product review week because I just posted one about my awesome new glasses!

You look amazing as always (that coat is to die for) and those boots look like they would do well down here in sometimes sunny San Diego when the weather is a bit wet.

Great review Bella! I’ll have to check them out :)


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

These sound fantastic. We need something like them in Seattle. It rains way too much here in the winter.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

CUTE!!! We are in a drought..but if the rain picks up I would want to look just like you, Bella!!

Style Eyes said...

I used to always complain about a lack of choice of ethical footwear but I am discovering new and amazing brands all of the time. The great thing about so many of them is that they are super comfy. Your raincoat is amazing!

Estefanni Nicole said...

your blog is so rad!!!


The Style Crone said...

Stylish and ethical! You make the boots shine with your plaid raincoat.

Anonymous said...

I don't own a rain boot...these look perfect! I gotta tell ya, I love you in jeans & t-shirt...the coat is pretty awesome, too. Have a good one!

Stephanie Loudmouth said...

They sound so comfy cozy! Definitely gonna check these out!

Beryl said...

I want those boot - if just for the half-moon tred!

oomph. said...

i know this is about the boot, but i am crushing over your red plaid coat!! the shoes do look comfy and functional, and the treads are cute!


Susan Tiner said...

The boots are great but the plaid jacket is fantastic!

Gabriala Brown said...

Love that plaid coat Bella Q!