Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Ahnu - Review


 Are you looking for some great shoes this holiday season, well I have found some wonderful shoes from a company with a conscience. Ahnu:

About Ahnu (from the Website)
Jenny Fredericks and Jacqueline Van Dine - friends, mothers, athletes and industry veterans who share a work hard/play hard philosophy. Preferring trails over treadmills, they enjoy outside activities with friends and family as a way to unwind from life’s demands.
With careful and intentional choices, they found a balance between fitness and fashion, performance and aesthetics, profit and philanthropy, and work and play. It was only fitting that they named their company after the Celtic goddess of balance between wellbeing and prosperity.

A big part of starting Ahnu was to create a business model that allowed us to act as responsible citizens and to give back by partnering with like-minded organizations. By working together we can achieve great things that truly make a difference in people’s lives. Here are some of our partnerships—we are thankful for all they do and more thankful to call them friends. Ahnu has contributed more than $250,000 to charitable organizations since our founding in 2007.

Ahnu gives back to these great causes…

 Breast Cancer Fund
  The Luna Chix
 Team Farsight

There are so many great shoe styles on the Ahnu site here are a few of my favorites:

My hubby would just love these boots, they are so him!

 I was fortune to be able to try a great boot the Womens Tahoe from Ahnu:

  Chic, warm, and ready to take on winter's wrath Ahnu's Tahoe is armed and lined with a breathable waterproofing system, 200 grams of insulation, and topped off with shearling for style and cold weather comfort. eVent™ waterproof liner removes moisture from the boot for a dry toasty foot climate while Vibram® outsole tooling provide traction and anti-slip on uncertain winter surfaces. The insulation is paired with a ‘down feather’ nylon tongue up's the ante against plummeting temps while adding cushioning in all the right places.

  • Waterproof leather upper and an E-vent waterproof bootie for full waterproof protection.
  • Vibram outsole for traction and support on a variety of surfaces.
  • 200 grams of insulation to keep you warm.
  • Numentum™ Hike technology with high density lateral and medial stability posts on an EVA midsole keep your foot in a neutral position.
  • TPU shank for support and durability.
  • Speed lacing D-rings for quick lace-up and secure fit.
 My Review:

With winter fast approaching it’s that time for me to start dreading the snow that will invariably fall on Philadelphia. It’s been awful the past few winters; we actually had more snow than Buffalo a couple winters ago! With the snow comes a problem……walking in it! I’ve been without real snow boots for several years, and when I mean several I mean waaaay back before I was in High School! I normally wear sneakers which don’t really provide the warmth and protection from the snow a good boot offers and it makes for me having soggy socks at work. Squishy socks are nasty!
I think my days of wearing sneakers instead of snow boots are over, I received a pair of Tahoe boots from Ahnu and let me tell you these things are far superior to my Asics for the snow! These are some serious snow boots, warm, tall, comfy and will keep my socks from getting squishy!
I’ll be able to tuck my pants into the boots to keep them dry and just pull my pant legs out when I get to work, I don’t think I’ll be taking these off at work they look good, they don’t look like those goofy Napoleon Dynamite moon boots that I remember having as a kid, these boots are functional and stylish and comfortable. The Tahoe boots are well made, and are a quality item. Ahnu has a great selection of boots and shoes for men and women that fit any style from fashion to function they have you covered.

With the holidays right around the corner, I would recommend these great boots. If there is someone on your holiday list that lives in a cold/rainy climate… They will simply adore these boots. And you will feel good knowing that the company you are buying the item from is giving to many great causes, such as breast cancer or helping with donations of shoes to those in need worldwide. Check out Ahnu for great shoes, and for the great feeling of giving with your purchases.

Buy it:

Please visit Ahnu to purchase these great boots and so much more.

For more information be sure to like Ahnu on facebook

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a pair of boots to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

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