Allbirds Just Released a Waterproof Version of Its Wildly Popular, Affordable Runner

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From Esquire

Allbirds' affordable, sustainable wool runner has been nothing short of a smash hit since the shoe was first released. You know this, not only because Barack Obama wore them to last year's Duke-UNC game, but because you'd be hard pressed not to step outside, right now, and find someone wearing a pair within a few minutes.

The one problem with the original wool runner? It's not so great in the rain. When you think about it, that makes total sense—and clearly the folks at Allbirds caught on quickly, because today they released a waterproof version of their wildly popular sneaker: the Wool Runner Mizzle.

For just twenty extra bucks (versus the price of the OG wool runner), Allbirds' loyalists can add another pair to their arsenal—one they can be sure won't create for a wet-sock moment on a rainy day, thanks to the brand's new Puddle Guard technology. What's that, exactly? We'll let Allbirds explain.

Keep your feet cozy and dry with our Puddle Guard™. It’s a waterproof, breathable bio-based shield living beneath a reinforced wool upper treated with a fluorine-free water repellent that’s ECO PASSPORT Certified (by OEKO-TEX®). Dry toes, happy planet.

There you have it. Still sustainable. Still affordable. Still the shoe America fell deeply in love with. And now, you'd be hard pressed to find a forecast that doesn't call for them.

Okay, maybe keep them stowed during a blizzard.

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