The Allbirds Dasher is the first performance running shoe from the brand that’s better known for its sustainable fashion footwear. It’s made from materials – including a sugar-cane-based EVA midsole foam, a eucalyptus-tree fibre upper and merino wool lining – which Allbirds says reduces the shoe’s carbon footprint by 30% against your regular running shoes.
It joins existing sustainable running shoes like the Adidas Futurecraft Loop 2, Veja Condor and Vivobarefoot Primus Lite 2 Bio on the eco-friendly shelves, but the big question is: how does it perform on the run? We’ve put in the miles to find out if a planet-friendly shoe can rival some of the bigger brand shoes – like the Nike React Infinity Run – for performance. Here’s our detailed AllBirds Dasher review.
And apologies for the slight crackle on the audio. We’ve sacked the sound person.
Jump straight into the details…
@0:50 – The sustainable running shoe challenge, the brands and shoes leading the way
@2:32 – The AllBirds Dasher’s eco-credentials and claims
@7:28 – What you need to know about the Dasher
@12:43 – How’s the fit?
@14:48 – What’s the AllBirds Dasher like to run in?
@19:27 – Should you buy them?
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