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The Best Allbirds: Wool vs. Tree, Runner or Dasher? Our guide to the Best Allbirds

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The number of Allbirds styles – now around 11, if our math is right – can be dizzying! So, how do you know what Allbirds style right for you? Read on to discover the best Allbirds style for you in our ultimate Allbirds Comparison!

Be sure to take our Allbirds Quiz to get the right style for you!

Overview of the Styles + Why They Might Be the Best For You

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Allbirds Wool Runner

The original shoe that started it all. Classic style, washable, warm on your feet.
Men + Women
Read the full Allbirds Review

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Allbirds Tree Runner

The tree version of the original shoe. Slightly funky style, washable, breathable.
Men + Women
Check out the Allbirds Tree Runners Review

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Allbirds Tree Dasher

Allbirds makes a running shoe. The best of athletic shoes meets the best of Wool + Tree Allbirds.
Men + Women
Full Tree Dasher Review

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Allbirds Wool Lounger

The original shoe that started it all. Classic style, washable, warm on your feet.
Men + Women
Read the full Allbirds Review

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Allbirds Tree Lounger

The tree version of the original shoe. Slightly funky style, washable, breathable.
Men + Women

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Allbirds Wool Lounger Fluffs

The updated, extra fluffy version of the Wool Lounger. So Toasty!
Men + Women

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Allbirds Wool Pipers

A mix between the Wool Runner meets Addidas Stan Smiths.
Men + Women

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Allbirds Tree Skipper

The perfect summer shoe. Light and breezy + super comfortable.
Men + Women

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Allbirds Mizzle High Top

For mist meets drizzle, get it, Mizzle? A water-resistant take on Allbirds classics.
Men + Women
Full Allbirds Mizzle Review

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Allbirds Tree Toppers

An interesting mix of Allbirds Tree material and High Tops – for the adventurish.
Men + Women

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Allbirds Tree Breezers

A super minimal take on the classic flat.
Women

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Allbirds Smallbirds

An awesome children’s shoe – but not available right now. 🙁
Full Smallbirds Review

The Best Allbirds: What do we even know?

This whole blog post started when Mrs. We Tried It had a friend reach out and ask what Allbirds she recommend. She just responded with this picture:

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Just a couple of our Allbirds Collection

Want to know the crazy part? That’s only part of them! We might have a problem…

Needless to say, we love Allbirds, tell everyone about them but it can be a little overwhelming to discover what style is right for you. So, let’s start with the basic: Allbirds Wool Shoes (like the Wool Runner) or their Tree Shoes (like the Tree Runner, Boat Shoes, etc.). Let’s dive in.

Allbirds: Wool or Tree – Which material is the best Allbirds?

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Almost all Allbirds have wool insoles.

This is the first, natural question you must consider when considering Allbirds. Do you want Wool or Tree material. What’s the difference between Allbirds Wool shoes and Allbirds Tree Shoes?

First, how almost all Allbirds are the same: they almost all have some wool on the inside of the shoes. Almost all of the shoes have wool on in insole (the part inside of the shoe). Wool is where Allbirds started and you’ll see that throughout their shoe line.

They are also all made from sustainable materials and have a low carbon footprint – something we can all get behind!

All Allbirds are also machine washable. Read our Allbirds Washing Instructions.

Allbirds Wool Shoes: What they are best for

Allbirds Wool Shoes (the Wool Runner, Mizzles, Wool Lounger, Wool Piper, etc) are much warmer than the Tree shoes. They are better for cooler climates and keep your foot warmer. Mrs. We Tried It loves the wool shoes the most. She calls them her “kittens” – because they are soft and cuddly.

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The OG, the original Allbirds, the Allbirds Wool Runner.

The wool shoes also look more “normal.” The Tree shoes, on close inspection, don’t look as much like “real” shoes as the wool shoes do. That’s due to the perforated texture.

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The Allbirds Tree Runner – See the wool inside and the close-up of the fibers.

Allbirds Wool Shoes: Where they fall short

If Allbirds Wool Shoes are great for cooler climates, they naturally aren’t as suited for warmer climates. While Merino Wool is breathable (which Allbirds Wool is made from), it isn’t nearly as breathable as the Allbirds Tree Shoes, which is perforated.

But, here’s the real kicker on Allbirds Wool Shoes: the Toe Box. I didn’t know what the Toe Box was until I got Allbirds and misspoke on a YouTube video (imagine that!).

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The Toe Box on Wool Allbirds tends to deflate over time. When you put the shoe on, it isn’t nearly as noticable, but it was a big deal to a lot of people (just check out the comments on this video).

So, yes, the Toe box does deflate over time, but when you put the shoes on, it is not nearly as noticeable. This is kinda noticeable on the Wool Runners, but REALLY noticeable on the Wool Loungers.

Allbirds Tree Shoes: Where they shine

This is where Allbirds’ strategy is brilliant: their shoes compliment each other. Where the Allbirds Wool shoes run a little hot, the Allbirds Tree Shoes run a little cool. They are more breathable.

The Toe Box on the Allbirds Tree shoes also tends to hold its shape a lot better than the Wool Shoes.

Mr. We Tried It loves the Allbirds Tree Shoes the best, since they hold their shape. Allbirds even calls the Tree Runner their 98% shoe – because it’s good for 98% of time.

Allbirds Tree Shoes: Where they fall short

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As previously mentioned, they run a little on the cooler side. They also aren’t the most stable shoe in the world – especially the boat shoe. But, boat shoes aren’t exactly known for their stability, are they? They don’t even go over the ankle.

Allbirds Comparison: Which style is best?

This is where things get a bit subjective. Let’s start with the easiest and work our way to the hardest. Deal? Deal!

Best Allbirds for Running: Tree Dasher

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This is a no-brainer: hands-down, if you are going to be running – you need the Allbirds Tree Dasher. Read our full Tree Dasher Review to see how the Tree Dasher stands up to the test.

Best Allbirds Overall Style: Cooler Climates – Allbirds Wool Runner

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NEW ALLBIRDS ON THE RIGHT, ALLBIRDS WORE OVER THE PAST YEAR PLUS ON THE LEFT.

You can’t go wrong with the Original – the Allbirds Wool Runner. The above photo shoes you how the shoe ages, which isn’t that bad – especially since this will become your new favorite shoe.

You can wash these shoes and they are insanely comfortable. Read more in our original Allbirds Review.

Best Allbirds for Lounging: Wool Lounger

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Another no-brainer here: the Wool Lounger is what got Mrs. We Tried It to fall in love with Allbirds. They now have an even more Epic version of the Wool Lounger: The Wool Fluffs. Awesome!

The Wool Lounger suffers from the same issue the Wool Runner goes with the Toe Box, but it’s perfect for around the house or running to and from Yoga classes.

Best Allbirds Overall Style: Warmer Climates (or if you want them to last longer) – Allbirds Tree Runner

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Allbirds Tree Runners

This shoe, as mentioned, is Mr. We Tried It’s favorite. He wears the grey version all the time. In fact, even though it was cold outside today in Colorado, he wore them on a bike ride with the kids this evening.

The style isn’t as awesome as the Wool Runners, but they are pretty awesome, still.

Be sure to take our Allbirds Quiz to get the right style for you!

Best Allbirds for rainy climates: Allbirds Mizzles

This is where Allbirds line gets a little confusing. The Mizzles are simply a term they use for the style that is built for Mist and Drizzle (get it, Mizzle?). They aren’t 100% waterproof but they are water resistant. They come in two styles: a modified version of the Wool Runner and a High Top.

Best Allbirds for the most fashion-forward person

As we said, this is where our Allbirds comparison and finding the best Allbirds is really tough. For guys, we’d consider either the high top Allbirds or the Allbirds Boat Shoes (the Tree Skippers):

Frankly, Mr. We Tried it can’t pull off the high tops, so it’s to the Tree Skippers for him. The Tree Skippers are not as stable as the High Tops (their’s no ankle support), however, the Tree Skippers did go through 2 days at Disneyland with no problems at all!

Best Allbird Flats: Tree Breezer

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Allbirds Tree Breezer

Well, this one is technically really easy, since there are only one pair of Allbirds Flats – the Allbirds Tree Breezer. These are super simple but we just aren’t sure if they are worth the $95 price tag. Personally, we recommend Rothy’s (check out our full Rothy’s review) if you want some great, washable flats.

The Best Allbirds for… what did you think?

Do you have any questions or comments about our Best Allbirds post? Let us know in the comments below! If you’d rather take the Allbirds Quiz, take it right here.

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