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Karma
Karma Posted: 7/30/15
Reviewer: Syd from North Carolina
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are very comfortable, very cute and true to size. I got them to wear on trip to Europe for dress up and casual.

Sugarpine Air Mesh
Sugarpine Air Mesh Posted: 7/30/15
Reviewer: maukro from Flower Mound, TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I ordered 8 pairs of hiking shoes so that I could try them on at home, keep the best fit, and return the rest to Zappos. This Ahnu Sugarpine Air Mesh was one of two remaining contenders when I was done sorting through all 8 choices. It felt like a breath of fresh air after I slipped it onto my foot! It was so comfortable, and free, and light, and grippy on my wood floor. I wear a size 11, and I ordered the size 11, which is the biggest size they sell in this shoe. Interestingly, the Ahnu Sugarpine waterproof shoe, size 11, (a different shoe on a different webpage) was too snug for me in both width and length, particularly in length. So I had to send that one back. But this Ahnu Sugarpine Air Mesh felt like a million bucks! It had no heel slippage. The length and width felt perfect. In fact, as I wore it around the house for about an hour, on wood and tile flooring, I came to realize that it may just be too roomy! I'll never be sure. But it began to strike me that this shoe, the Ahnu Sugarpine Air Mesh, had so much room, particularly in the width, and felt so lightweight, that maybe, just maybe, it wouldn't provide all the support I needed on rocky and root-filled trails. Sure enough, I came back to the Zappos website to re-read some reviews, and it turns out that other people felt it didn't provide enough support, or that rocks and roots seemed to poke through the soles (not in a literal sense). And so, despite the fact that this shoe felt so extraordinarily comfortable, I decided to send it back. The Merrell Moab Ventilators won out for me. (However, I'm going to keep this shoe in the back of my mind for future orders, should I ever decide to purchase a regular walking shoe, or an everyday fall or winter shoe, rather than a hiking shoe for rocky, desert-y trails.) I ordered this shoe in Vallarta Blue. It was a very pretty color, and I particularly liked the purple accents. However, if I were to keep the shoe, and if I had it to do all over again, I think I would order the Astral Aura or the Dark Grey instead, in an attempt to lengthen the line of my legs. The Vallarta Blue was a bright color that drew more attention to my size 11 feet, it seemed, than I would have ideally preferred.

Sugarpine
Sugarpine Posted: 7/30/15
Reviewer: maukro from Flower Mound, TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I loved this shoe in so many ways! But, alas, I had to send it back. I recently ordered 8 pairs of hiking shoes with the goal to try them all on at home, choose one, and send the rest back. In terms of looks and initial feel, this shoe was my favorite! But, for me, it ran a full size too small. I wear a size 11, which is their biggest size, and my foot was very cramped, both width-wise and length-wise. It's really too bad, because this shoe is adorable! I love the Red Dahlia color, and the waterproof canvas upper is appealing to both the eye and the sense of touch. It looked super cute on, too! But, there was no denying that this shoe, the Ahnu Sugarpine (waterproof) was considerably too small for my foot. It seemed to me, in wearing it around the house for about 20 minutes, that this Sugarpine would otherwise be one of the most comfortable shoes I had ever worn! It had great support, a wide and roomy toe bed, a thick, but lightweight sole. This was a very attractive hiking shoe that just happened to be too small. (Interestingly, the Ahnu Sugarpine Air Mesh (non-waterproof version) fit me like a dream! In fact, it may even have been a tad too loose. I ended up returning both Ahnu Sugarpines -- the waterproof one because it was too small, and the non-waterproof, Air Mesh, one because it felt SO roomy and comfortable that I questioned it's stability and comfort on miles and miles rocky or root-filled hiking surfaces. Ironically. However, I'm going to keep the Ahnu Sugariness Air Mesh in the back of my mind for the next time I feel the need to order a good hiking shoe!)

Karma
Karma Posted: 7/30/15
Reviewer: Molly Gray from Franklin NC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are wonderfully comfortable shoes. They are also cute and I am comfortable wearing them with slacks, jeans, even casual skirts.

Sugarpine Boot
Sugarpine Boot Posted: 7/30/15
Reviewer: K Bryant from Dayton, Ohio
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Definitely order up in size. I'm normally 10-10.5 and I'm returning to order an 11. Also, the Sugarpine color looked red on-line but is more dark pink.

Serena
Serena Posted: 7/30/15
Reviewer: Lori K from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Super comfy and super cute! Absolutely wonderful arch support. it took about a day for me to break in the toe-part (it seemed tight), but now completely comfortable. I think they run large. I am a size 7 and I had to exchange for a size 6.5, fits perfectly.

Sugarpine Boot
Sugarpine Boot Posted: 7/29/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have been walking around the house for the last couple of days testing the Ahnu Sugarpine and Montara Boots. The Montara is sturdier and likely better for hiking places where you might turn your ankle or bang your foot on rocks. The Sugarpine also gives good support, but is a softer more running-shoe feeling boot, yet great for hiking any place too! Both have great soles and both avoid feeling bulky. Because I have arthritis in my feet, I buy my hiking boots one full size larger than my regular shoe size to give my old toes space. (I have a friend, who has done a lot of hiking in a lot of places around North America, and who buys her boot 2 sizes larger than her shoes size!) I wear two pairs of socks to get a good fit. My feet (and probably everyone else's) swell when I hike. So I tested these boots before and after a hearty hike. Again, the one full size larger is the way to go for my feet. The important thing is that both these boots lace up beautifully so that my ankle and heel are snug (no rubbing or blisters) while my toes are comfy-cushioned by my double socks. I want them both! My husband has the Montara boot, which he really likes. At the moment, I am thinking of purchasing the Montara but that Sugarpine is beaconing. I recommend both.

Montara Boot
Montara Boot Posted: 7/29/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have been walking around the house for the last couple of days testing the Ahnu Sugarpine and Montara Boots. The Montara is sturdier and likely better for hiking places where you might turn your ankle or bang your foot on rocks. The Sugarpine also gives good support, but is a softer more running-shoe feeling boot, yet great for hiking any place too! Both have great soles and both avoid feeling bulky. Because I have arthritis in my feet, I buy my hiking boots one full size larger than my regular shoe size to give my old toes space. (I have a friend, who has done a lot of hiking in a lot of places around North America, and who buys her boot 2 sizes larger than her shoes size!) I wear two pairs of socks to get a good fit. My feet (and probably everyone else's) swell when I hike. So I tested these boots before and after a hearty hike. Again, the one full size larger is the way to go for my feet. The important thing is that both these boots lace up beautifully so that my ankle and heel are snug (no rubbing or blisters) while my toes are comfy-cushioned by my double socks. I want them both! My husband has the Montara boot, which he really likes. At the moment, I am thinking of purchasing the Montara but that Sugarpine is beaconing. I recommend both.

Montara II
Montara II Posted: 7/29/15
Reviewer: from Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

One word. AMAZING! Love the fit, comfort, support, look. Great shoes, true to size for me, great for hiking, walking, standing. I highly recommend them.

Magnolia
Magnolia Posted: 7/29/15
Reviewer: Wendy Russ from North Carolina
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Incredibly comfortable and cute shoes that are great for work and also walking for exercise. They're slightly tighter than I expected in the toe box but overall one of the best pairs of shoes I've purchased in a while.

Karma
Karma Posted: 7/28/15
Reviewer: from Alaska
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

In May 2014, I brought a pair of these shoes to Paris intending to only wear them occasionally. I ended up wearing them all day, every day, for my three-week trip because they were so comfortable, even on old cobblestone streets. I've worn them several days per week during the past year+ and they still look like new. Bought a second pair just to have another color to wear. I usually wear 8-8.5M and find the 8M fits me perfectly (the leather did stretch a tiny bit with wear). I love the style and receive compliments about these shoes all of the time.

Tilden V
Tilden V Posted: 7/28/15
Reviewer: Amanda Goeke from Huntsville, AL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

What an amazing shoe! Bought it 2 weeks prior to my Hawaii vacation with the intent of using it for both hiking and beach-going. I could not have chosen a better shoe!!! I spent a few days walking around in them prior to our departure and was blown away by how wonderfully comfortable they are. No rubbing anywhere, not on the ankle, toes, nowhere. Just cloud-like comfort. We hiked for hours on lava rocks, wet stones and mud, sand, and outright dirt and these are the best hiking shoes I have ever owned. Comfortable, great traction on all of the different terrain, and so very easy to clean. I will never go back to another brand!

Montara II
Montara II Posted: 7/28/15
Reviewer: Renee Spearman from Houston, TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Loved the fit and feel of these shoes right out of the box. Lightweight but with great cushioned support. The only reason I am exchanging them is because I decided not to be so conservative with the black and instead go for the purple.

Karma
Karma Posted: 7/27/15
Reviewer: J. Frost from Texas
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I loved this right out of the box, felt good! For me, however, I need a little more support, but these are great for short walks, etc. Love them! I am a 75 year old weighing 110 lbs. and 5'2".

Crissy II
Crissy II Posted: 7/27/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I order black in these and they are a half size to small, exactly the same size as the 10.5 that my mom has. Wish they came larger, being sent back.

Magnolia
Magnolia Posted: 7/27/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Amazingly comfortable - good arch support, comfortable toe, and doesn't rub the heel. I have trouble finding ballet flats that work with my feet, so these were a wonderful surprise.

Trolley
Trolley Posted: 7/27/15
Reviewer: Karen Doherty from North Shore, Massachusetts
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Basically I love this shoe because it looks great and is so comfortable. This shoe looks great with everything. I love the detail in the back of the wedge heel. They are so comfortable, I could walk around all day in them.

Maia
Maia Posted: 7/26/15
Reviewer: tiffany from Utah
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

They smell! I think the materials on the sole cause some sort of friction when walking. I don't usually have stinky feet but with these I do, it's a little embarrassing. I love the style and comfort through, they fit great, I think im just gonna keep cleaning the soles and maybe get some sort of odor powder to put in them. Sad they're so much work to where.

Montara II
Montara II Posted: 7/26/15
Reviewer: from SF, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Nice shoe, and I'd love to like it - but like many hiking shoes - the woman's 11 is not a true 11 and it seems is really just there for women who are a size 10 to be able to feel good about giving themselves a little extra room in the toe box. Disappointing for someone with size 11 feet.

Sugarpine Air Mesh
Sugarpine Air Mesh Posted: 7/26/15
Reviewer: from Holland, MI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

It was a challenge to finally get these shoes in the right size, but I'm glad I persisted. Very comfortable on my daily 4-mile trek. It's easy terrain, though, so I can't say how well they'd perform on a serious hike. For my purposes, they're perfect. I have other Ahnu shoes in 7.5, but my usual size is 8 (8.5 in athletic shoes). I spoke with someone at Ahnu, who has the shoes, and she told me to order my usual size. The 8's were too short. Ahnu was out of the 8.5 in the grey color, so I went to Zappos for that lightning-fast shipping. Sadly, even the 8.5 pair was too small. Reordered in 9...finally! The arch is right where it should be and my toes aren't squished. And they're super-cute!

Gracie Pro
Gracie Pro Posted: 7/24/15
Reviewer: from Greenwood, IN
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my first pair of Ahnu shoes, and so far I am very impressed. They have a removable insole, and my orthotics fit inside perfectly. I also like the way the soles grip the floor. I would recommend these shoes to anyone.

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