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Ahnu Hiking boots and shoes

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Ahnu engineer products to meet our active lifestyle needs. Whether designed for hiking on trails through the Big Sur Mountains or taking a run through Golden Gate Park, They infuse technology that keeps us centered, balanced, and ultimately comfortable for miles on end. While their passions drive them to create great performance products, their values guide them to be responsible throughout all environmental and social encounters.

Jack III

The Jack III is a traditional slip-on with some fantastic adventure travel attributes. Unlike its predecessor the Jack II, this version boasts a Vibram outsole that provides some nice traction. Being a slip-on we had to make sure it would be easy to get on and off without a lot of a hassle—it is. It is a versatile pair of shoes as it goes well with nearly any look. They are sharp with jeans, khakis or even shorts. The Jack III wears well with or without socks and can take you from a short hike to dinner. You should enjoy these on many adventures.


The Hanna is a comfortable flip that can be enjoyed casually or dressed up with a skirt, making it a perfect travel sandal.

The microfiber suede wrapped footbed is incredibly comfortable for all day wear and the soft leather upper will not dig or irritate the foot or in-between toe sensitive skin. They are cute enough to wear as an everyday shoe with the added benefit of comfort to enhance their function.

As an added benefit they have a microfiber sockliner with antimicrobial treatment so you can feel confident they won’t stink up your whole travel bag after a full days wear!

Women’s Jackie Patent

This shoe is just made for fun! The low profile slip-on complements every woman’s unique sense of style with all day, go anywhere comfort. Now, it comes in patent leather. It is designed for on the go lifestyle because it is easy to wear and easy to pack. The patent leather adds the pizazz that makes all the difference between a boring comfortable shoe and one that captures attention

At first, our reviewer used this shoe for dress, but now she uses it for everyday, even with casual pants. The comfort is Ahnu’s trade, and they have figured out that comfort and style are an awesome combination!


The Jack by Ahnu is a great slip on for men. It is easy to put on because the tongue has elastic on both sides so you do not have to work too hard. The Jack is comfortable thanks to some nice padding in the heel. We both know that we lost some of the padding in our feet years ago. We think the style looks good with a pair of short, dress pants or jeans. Wear them with confidence while travelling or just around the house. You will be comfortable and looking good no matter where you are.

Women’s Tilden IV

How often do you put a shoe on for one activity and use it for just about everything? When we received the Tilden Sandal, we were told they were a water shoe. Because their comfort is unbelievable, we put them on and wore them for a four day conference! They draw attention because of the great look, but once we show how easy they are to get into and to adjust, women get really excited.

The Tilden IV sandal features their new light weight Traverse platform so you can go all day on any surface and be secure and protected. From the quick drying mesh upper to the security of the integrated webbing and the dual density midsole your feet will be comfortable and ready to keep moving.

Our reviewer took them for a week in the Boundary Waters canoe trekking and had over 20 portages. Theses shoes gave her a good grip whether it was walking in the water or on land. How nice to have a great looking sandal that protects the foot and is comfortable!

Women’s Montara II

We had already been using the Montara boot for backpacking so when we reviewed the lower version, a great looking walking boot, we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed. We love this company because they understand the importance of a lightweight, great fitting, stylish shoe. No break in times, easy to clean, and goes with all our pants. We couldn’t be happier!

Montara boot for women

Besides all the technical information in the next paragraph, we loved the boot because it was very easy to put on, comfortable from the first moment, lightweight yet supportive, and great looking. We love the little extras like the reflectors for safety, a full leather toe pad, a breathable boot, a rubber toe protector, Vibram soles, and a large toe box to prevent blisters.

Their mid-cut waterproof/breathable hiker is designed to take you from the depths of the trails to the depths of city puddles. Not only will you stay dry with the eVent® bootie construction, Ahnu's neutral positioning technology, Numentum™ will keep you stable on the most rugged terrain.

Elkridge for men

We tested the lightweight, durable, waterproof/breathable hiker and found it is the perfect choice when you're looking for comfort, support and protection. Ahnu's neutral positioning technology, Numentum™ keeps you centered and balanced for added stability on rugged terrain.

It is perfect for traditional hiking if you don’t want a whole boot, for fast hiking, and all day walking. The shoe is so good looking, it is perfect for travel, where you need something for hiking, yet can still use it to go out on the town.


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