I'm obsessed with these sustainable running shoes — and they're finally on sale

·Lifestyle & Features Editor
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Allbirds Tree Dasher running shoes are on sale for $130.
Allbirds Tree Dasher running shoes are on sale for $130.

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Whether you're looking to tackle your 2022 health and fitness goals or simply stock your wardrobe with some new kicks, now's the perfect time to snag a pair of Allbirds Tree Dashers on sale.

These eco-friendly running shoes are beloved by stars like Kate Hudson, Eva Longoria and Camila Cabello, and currently on sale for $130 — marked down from their regular price of $175.

I've been wearing Tree Dashers for the past year and have come to love this durable and breathable shoe for every workout. Scroll down to read my honest review, and whether they're worth the investment.

Allbirds Tree Dashers

Allbirds Tree Dashers are on sale for $130 (regular $175).
Allbirds Tree Dashers are on sale for $130 (regular $175).

$130 $175 at Allbirds

First impressions

At first glance, the Tree Dasher has the same, minimalist, sleek look of the brand’s sneakers and high tops. The upper part of the shoe is made from woven eucalyptus for increased flexibility and breathability, and has a merino wool lining at the heel to help support and keep your foot in place.

The texture of the upper is unique for any performance shoe I’ve ever worn. During my run I could feel the air coming through the lightweight fabric with every step, which is something I’m not used to with my other pairs of synthetic running shoes and cross trainers. Although it took me off guard initially, I found it somewhat beneficial. As someone prone to feet sweat during workouts (super glamorous, I know) I can see how the woven upper can help keep feet comfortable, dry and ultimately help prevent odour.

Allbirds Tree Dashers in Neptune.
Allbirds Tree Dashers in Neptune.

The Tree Dasher's sole contains two different densities of bouncy sugar cane-derived SweetFoam in its midsole as well as a flared outsole design to provide increased stability and pronation control while you run. It’s not exactly the lightest shoe I’ve worn to run, but you can definitely feel the midsole support while landing and has ample traction for road running.

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The verdict

As a (very) casual runner I found the Tree Dashers to be more supportive than I originally anticipated. There’s enough of the Allbirds comfort that I love but the different densities of SweetFoam in the midsole and the traction pads make the Tree Dasher far sturdier than I expected.

The sole, although comfortable, is also the only potential downside of the shoes. The Tree Dasher is definitely heavier than some synthetic runners and cross-trainers. If you’re someone who prefers a super lightweight shoe, this may not be the one for you. Likewise, if you’re a serious runner or have some pre-existing issues with your feet, you’ll probably want to have your shoes professional fit and your gait assessed before making your purchase.

Allbirds Tree Dashers in Erupt.
Allbirds Tree Dashers in Erupt.

Overall, the Tree Dasher is a solid offering from Allbirds and a game-changer for the world of sustainable athletic footwear. As a consumer, it’s important to me to support a brand actively seeking to improve and protect the environment by treating the planet as a company stakeholder. The Tree Dasher is another example of Allbirds’ commitment to innovating the footwear industry, slowly but surely, one step at a time.

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