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the Allbirds shoe
If the Shoe Fits...
March 16, 2016

You know how much I love wool. I've reviewed countless skeins of it, I've written a book about it, I've even created a business around it. I want to insulate my house with it, and if I were to be completely honest, I wouldn't mind being buried in it.

This is why I hope you'll understand my excitement about Allbirds, a San Francisco-based startup that aspires to make the simplest, most comfortable shoe using—wait for it—pure New Zealand wool. I've never reviewed a shoe before, but then again, I've never worn anything like this.


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