Allbirds has grown no shortage of cult followers, and it’s not hard to see why. The brand makes some serious claims about its products that are, for the most part, right ring: You can take them to the wash, can be worn without socks, and they boast temperature control features that make them suitable for all climates.
When I have a chance to check Leaflet on the tree, Allbirds’ most technical performance sneakers, I was delighted. As a certified personal trainer, I’ve always wanted to recommend sports equipment to help support my clients’ progress. Read on to find out why these new shoes are showing signs of cutting back.
Allbirds ‘Tree Flyers contain all the specs needed to make them suitable for long runs, from cushioned footbeds with plenty of flexibility to breathable materials conducive to high-intensity and impact activity strong – and they look good doing it.
What is the Allbirds Tree Leaflet?
The brand’s latest foray into footwear designed to increased comfort as you make faster strides and build endurance for longer distances. It achieves this by infusing the midsole with new SwiftFoam technology, developed to reduce impact on joints that often cause injury. The upper is made of breathable, well-sourced eucalyptus fiber and the tread is made from natural rubber. These shoes come in women’s sizes 5 to 11 and men’s sizes 7 to 14 (both half-inclusive), they come in colors like beige, gold, and black and cost $160 each.
When I opened the box, I said plainly, “Fuck, they don’t have to work so hard.” Of course, I am referring to the geometric design on the heel that is immediately striking to look at and tense to run on.
When I put my shoes on, something more magical happened. They fit “like a glove” both in size and because they fit my instep and heel the way some sneakers have. I was pleased to find a zipper on the heel to easily pull them in, but in true Allbirds fashion, you can slip them right into them like a slipper. This is an absolute delight for those of us who rush out the door all the time and can’t be bothered every time.
Putting the Tree Leaflet to the test
I’ve been a runner all my life, so I’ve put my feet in quite a few running shoes with impressive specs. Tree Flyers is no exception. Many running shoes advertise themselves as breathable based solely on their fabric while essentially not taking ventilation into account. The Flyers Trees are not only made of lightweight eucalyptus fiber, but their toe has enough micro-mesh holes in the deep to create a temporary A/C, which makes it ideal for reducing foot sweats and conditions Common skin related to it like tinea pedis. or athlete’s foot.
I’ll admit: The Tree Flyers have a few elements that make me nervous running in them. First, the laces start lower on the instep than I usually do, which compromises some of the ankle support. I’m grateful to have a full ankle stabilizer base from all those hours sneaking around in the dark to the fridge at 2 a.m., but that may not be the case for most people. If you’re going to run, make sure you’ve done enough ankle stabilization exercises beforehand to reduce your risk of injury. It can be something as simple as balancing on one leg to perform side jumps or calf raises.
Next, I predict the geometric heel that causes me to faint while unboxing will be a problem from a functional perspective when I hit the treadmill. My legs tend to lie on my back, when my weight is on the outside of my feet. The shoe’s angled design – intended to provide support, which I appreciate – tilted my foot slightly in the incline, creating a rolling inward effect. I feel a real anatomical change in my gait, and although it’s a bit different from what I’m used to, it’s probably better for my feet in the long run. .
Go for a walk
During my testing, I made sure to choose a walking activity that involved different forms of dynamic movement. I can’t think of anything more fitting than shopping for a wedding dress as it involves frantically gliding through aisles and streets with varying degrees of terrain, walking up a few flights of stairs, putting on shoes. in and out and often learn about them when I’m in a heightened state of awareness. These running shoes are akin to skates or skates in the convenience department because my feet slide right in, while also providing more support and cushioning than something I’m used to shopping for.
These shoes have a significantly wider toe box, which is great for bunion sufferers like me. After a few hours of walking, I felt a bit of pain in the midsoles, which tells me they contain just the right amount of cushion. This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing – it depends on preference, and I happen to prefer sex.
Exercises that mimic actions in everyday life are a great way to gauge how a shoe will work for you. I did several plank, squat, and lunge variations to understand how the shoes “work” when placed on the ground at various angles. I don’t believe the geometric pattern (can you say I’m obsessed?) affects how firmly this shoe grips the floor compared to the traction rubber outsole. The fun zigzag pattern contributes to a solid foothold, while the flexible outsole allows me to flex in the toe without the shoe cleavage in the fold. Due to the flexible sock-like material of the sneakers, I expect them to hold their shape after months of use.
If you have a large budget to spend on a pair of walking or running shoes every day, Allbirds Tree Flyers is a good bet. They contain all the specs needed to make them fit for long distances, from padded footbeds with plenty of flexibility to breathable materials that benefit high-intensity activity and impact. strong movement. Plus, they pair perfectly with any type of workout, walk, or wardrobe, and you couldn’t really ask for more than a pair of sneakers.