I Tried Allbirds' New Pacer Shoe. Here's My Honest Review.

I Tried Allbirds' New Pacer Shoe. Here's My Honest Review.

Why is it so hard to find a sneaker that goes with everything? Something simple yet stylish, fashionable yet functional. I’ve been needing an upgrade for a while but anytime I go shopping I’m bombarded with shoes that have bulky silhouettes plastered with brand logos.

I’m nowhere close to being perfect when it comes to being sustainable but I’m trying my best and shoes are a bigger issue than I first thought. It turns out that most footwear companies rely on leather or dirty synthetic materials putting speed and costs before the environment.

After a few failed shopping attempts, I had almost lost all hope I would find my dream shoes. Then, I met my friend Ava for coffee and saw she was sporting a classic sneaker in white canvas — exactly what I had been searching for.

To my surprise they were the new Pacer shoes from Allbirds. I was already familiar with Allbirds as I own a pair of Tree Runners but never knew they offered shoes with this type of look — the Pacer is a little dressier which is what I wanted.

Sure, they looked great, but how do they feel? I wanted a shoe I could wear all day. Ava said the Pacers are super comfy, plus they’re 100% vegan, made from plant leather instead of real leather which is better for the environment.

I checked them out that evening and realized I had found what I was looking for. Like other Allbirds shoes, the Pacer is made with more natural materials, and less petroleum-based synthetics and plastics than what most brands use.

That night, I ordered the Pacers. They arrived in a few days and when I put them on I couldn’t believe how soft they felt. I always thought the comfort of the Tree Runners would be impossible to find in a more casual shoe, but Allbirds actually did it!

Their SweetFoam™ midsole is made with sugarcane and the world’s first carbon negative green EVA (what most shoe soles are made of), so they’re amazing for my feet and better for the planet. Plus, the lining is a Tencel/RPoly blend which makes the shoes feel super lightweight.

After a week of owning these shoes I realized just how versatile they are — they literally go with everything. I can wear them with a dressy or a casual look. They’re a blank canvas (literally) that I can style anything with.

They’re great to slip on with a pair of jeans for a coffee date or for a quick walk to my yoga class. I love that I can easily throw them on with sweatpants when I’m rushing out the door to run some errands and I’m instantly a bit more put together than I feel.

Simply put, the Pacer can do it all.

If you’re looking for a shoe that checks every box, the Pacer by Allbirds is for you. They come in both white and black and are definitely worth the investment.

Allbirds offer free shipping on orders over $75, and have a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, so you’ve got nothing to lose. Check out Allbirds now, you can thank me later!

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