Allbirds Mizzles Review: Can Allbirds improve their instant classic Wool Runners? We test out the latest iteration of Allbirds – the Allbirds Mizzle Wool Runners.
Allbirds Mizzle Review: How can you make the most perfect, most comfortable shoe better? Make it waterproof so you can wear it in winter!
To say our family has an affinity for Allbirds is a huge understatement (read our full Allbirds Review or Small Birds Review)! The luxe wool shoes that allows you to go sockless means we hardly ever have socks in the laundry (high-five!). There is one small downside to the Allbirds Wool Runners and Allbirds Wool Loungers: we live in Colorado. Colorado has far too many drizzly, snowy, puddly days to wear them on repeat during the winter. BUT – the clouds parted and in floated the Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles. The Mizzles are made of a thicker merino wool and covered with Allbirds Puddle Guard for protecting your feet from the drizzle.
What is a Mizzle?
Good question! Here’s what Allbirds says about the Mizzle:
Miz·zle /ˈmizəl/ noun: misty drizzle.
If you look up Mizzle in the dictionary, that’s what you’ll probably find. But if you ask us, Mizzle just means your shoes are equipped with our weather repellent Puddle Guard™ so your feet will stay dry and comfy, no matter what the weather report has in store.
In other words, Mizzles are for the misty/drizzly days in your life. They probably aren’t the best choice for walking in two feet of snow, but they are a great choice for those drizzly days with water on the street.
Allbirds Mizzle Review: What we love about Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles
- The same amazing Allbirds comfort you are used to!
- The Allbirds Mizzles can be worn with or without socks – just like other Allbirds.
- The Mizzles have the versatility to be worn in more winter weather conditions.
- True to size with other Allbird styles – they only come in half sizes and we always size up.
What we don’t love about Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles
- Okay, this is going to be a stretch… but the merino wool is thicker and therefore they are slightly less comfortable than the original Allbirds Wool Runners. However, that is the entire point, so this is not a dealbreaker by any means.
Allbirds Mizzles: Who is this product for?
This product is for anyone who loves their Allbird Wool Runner or Allbird Wool Loungers but needs a pair for winter weather. If you don’t own a pair of the original Allbird Wool Runners, you may want to start there unless you plan on wearing them mostly when it’s wet outside.
Mizzles: What’s included
In the box, you will find your Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles made out of premium merino wool and covered in an invisible Puddle Guard to keep the water out of your shoes!
Overview of features
- Cozy merino wool uppers.
- Natural rubber treads.
- Puddle Guard to help your feet stay dry.
- Removable insoles that make the shoes washable!
Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles: How to Style
These shoes would be great paired with an athleisure outfit and a puffer jacket. You could also wear the Mizzles with jeans.
You can wear the Allbirds Mizzles with anything you’d wear the Allbirds Wool Runners with.
An alternative to the Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles would be snow boots or rain boots, but they will not be nearly as comfortable as these shoes!
Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles Review: The Final Verdict.
These truly are great shoes to add to your wardrobe. Here in Colorado we have so many days where it snowed and the sidewalks, streets and parking lots are wet but the snow is mostly melted. If you wear snow boots or rain boots these days it seems like a little much, but regular tennis shoes can leave your feet cold and wet.
Enter the Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles, which are really the shoe that I have been missing (and according to my husband I’m not missing many shoes!). I would definitely encourage you to give these a try and Allbirds has a 30-day return policy for any reason if you aren’t happy with your new shoes, so there is nothing to lose!