Stylish Casual Shoes
Aren’t stylish casual shoes that are also well made hard to find? I have had the toughest time finding myself the right shoes. When I was in nursing school, we were on our feet for hours at a time, sometimes with no breaks. When I got home, my feet would be throbbing from all those miles. What I found that would be appropriate for a job like that was a pair of sneakers that has a built in gel support. The problem I had with those shoes is that they looked like orthopedic shoes for people who have had a foot injury or something. In other words, they were UGLY!! One of the nurses on our floor suggested a popular company that sold clogs and other shoes designed specifically for people who were on their feet a lot. The issue I had with those shoes is that they pretty much tell you it takes several days to break them in. In other words, they were PAINFUL! I had about given up when I found a great shoe company.
Ahnu is a company that was started by a trip of friends who loved being outdoors. Jenny Fredericks and Jacqueline and Jim Van Dine had a philosophy that fueled them: work hard and play hard. The three set out to design shoes that would look and feel great, could hold up against any weather or terrain and would last. What they produced was a line of quality constructed shoes that were the perfect balance between a shoe that was fashionable while at the same time was a high performance shoe. Bearing that in mind, the only name that the team felt appropriate was to name the line after the Celtic goddess of the balance between well-being and prosperity. Hence the name: Ahnu
Comfortable Hiking Shoes
Since being on Nutrisystem to lose weight, I wanted to find a comfortable pair of hiking shoes. My kids love being outside and I wanted a pair of shoes that were appropriate for walking as well as hiking so I wouldn’t worry about tearing up a pair of shoes when we were playing in the river or hiking in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. When I was offered a pair of Ahnu shoes for review, I found the perfect pair for me. I chose the Women’s Montara II in Chocolate Chip ($139.00) which was made for the activities I was interested in. The shoes are light weight, waterproof, and amazingly comfortable. The shoes are made with two patented designs that make the shoes stable and touch. The shoes have a padded collar for comfort, a breathable waterproof bootie and a rubber toe protector. If you are outdoors a lot and plan to be walking in or on rough terrain and exposure to water, these are the perfect pair of shoes. No matter what function you need from a shoe, Ahnu most likely has what you need.
One reader will win one pair of Montara II for women in their choice of color ($139.00)