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Ahnu Montara II Reviews

94 reviews
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Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

73% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

61% "Moderate arch support"

86 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/4/12
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

These have a substantial, heavier sole. Roomy toe box. The lining feels very silky and luxurious and shoe is nicely cushioned inside. The heel might be a solution for some with narrow heel slipping issues (like me). The provided insole was a little more substantial than the average (but still minimal arch/heel support). The heel is some combination of higher rise and/or curving in more than average. For me, this seemed to be OK on my smaller foot (size 10), but it cut in and was very uncomfortable on my slightly larger foot (size 10¼?). My heel still slipped in both shoes, but less so than in every other low hiker that I have tried on in the last year (which is probably over 15), except for Lowas (which are too narrow at the forefoot on me). I tried these on with provided insoles and two other more rigid/supportive ones, and results were similar. The tongue of this shoe is weirdly shorter than normal. The bow sits only about ¼" from the end. I did not like the lacing system. The eyelets are wide and metal, and do not grip the laces at all, so the overall tightness depends totally on the final tug before you tie the bow. Overall, these are more like walking shoes than hiking shoes. I returned them.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/26/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is not a size 8! I ordered 2 pairs of Ahnu shoes, same size, different style, and the other one feels good almost too big, this one I can barely put my foot in it! Nice style though, too bad.

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June 25, 2012

Renee K

 

I just got these shoes and I'm already in love. What else is there to say. Well built, comfortable and comfortable again, and for a hiker type shoe, the style is just plain cute! And who wouldn't love purple?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2014

Murray M

from Boulder, Colorado

I tried these on at Nordstrom Rack in a size 7, which is my regular shoe size. However, I generally need a 7 1/2 in athletic shoes. My toes came right to the edge of the 7, and they didn't have a 7 1/2, which was sad because they were on sale there. I ordered the 7 1/2 from Zappos (full price), and while they fit, the brown was a completely different color than the pair I had tried on previously. I suspect the pair at Nordstrom Rack were last season's model as the brown was much richer, and this is a very blah brown. I haven't decided yet if I'll keep them or exchange them for a better color. Overall though, they are comfortable and they're the best looking hiking type shoe I've seen.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 26, 2012

Rachel

 

This is not a size 8! I ordered 2 pairs of Ahnu shoes, same size, different style, and the other one feels good almost too big, this one I can barely put my foot in it! Nice style though, too bad.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 29, 2015

Anonymous

from Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2015

Renee S

from Houston, TX

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2015

Shara

from Oregon

Buy your usual US size. I bought these in women US Size 7.5 medium which is labeled as 38.5 in the shoe. I usually wear a 38 Euro, size 7.5 medium, so I guess the 'size up' depends on whether you are ordering in Euro or US sizing. The 7.5 medium was perfect in length. I find them just the slightest bit tight across the widest part of my foot, but the toe area itself is roomy without being too boxy looking. I may have a slightly wide forefoot, or the shoe may run slightly narrow. They look nice on: better for city trekking than many hiking shoes, but with enough technical specs to work on trails/country. I wear them with Smartwool hiking socks or the Wrightsock lightweight Double Layer CoolMesh (best hiking sock ever!) The shoes have a very breathable waterproof membrane that keeps your feel cool and dry. Some waterproof hikers came get hot because of the type of membrane they're using. There is a slight heel slip but I re-laced the upper laces as suggested in another post and that seems to work. I'm afraid to go up a 1/2 size as that will lengthen the shoe and take it up a lot more in Euro size, which will increase the heel slip. I put Super Feet insoles in all my hiking/walking shoes and probably will in these, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Oboz, Asolo, Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 11, 2015

Anonymous

 

I wore these shoes on a 2 week trip to Europe and walked an average of 9 miles each day. These are the most comfortable shoes I own! They are so light, you don't feel like you have shoes on. Waterproof and they even look good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 24, 2015

Anonymous

from Central Coast, CA

Very comfortable shoe with excellent support which is what I need. I always add inserts for custom support. Lightweight, nice color. This is my 3rd Ahnu hiking/walking shoe, Ahnu is my go-to brand.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2015

John f

from New Hampshire

Love these! These are great walking or day hiking shoes. I have had three surgeries on my feet, so comfort is key. I was able to wear these right out of the box on a 6 mile hike on a rail trail. Would highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 21, 2015

Anonymous

 

I'd never heard of this shoe brand, but am glad I stumbled on it while searching Zappos. It's a comfortable yet sturdy shoe. I also tried on a couple other brands from Zappos, but Ahnu was the best fit and style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2015

Janet S

from Franklin, TN (Nashville area)

I highly recommend Ahnu Montara II. I have difficult feet: size 11, high arches, wide forefoot, medium to narrow heel, and my right foot and knee have been injured several times and require excellent support even more than my left. I need anatomical footbeds because I'm on my feet many hours each day. Ahnu Montara II is one of the best shoes I've ever worn right out of the box, and I don't need to change to my orthotics. The footbed is wonderfully comfortable for me. I can wear them all day and still feel great at the end of the day, and I rarely say that about my shoes. They eliminate ankle, knee, and back problems for me. I feel that my foot was used as the model for making this shoe. The only thing that would improve them is larger sizes: 11.5 and larger because they are just barely long enough. I can wear only thin socks or no socks with them. If my feet swell by evening, then they feel too tight, and I switch to Ahnu Sugarpine Air Mesh which runs slightly longer/larger in size 11 or to my Vionic Tide II sandals. The style of Montara II is very cute, and size 11 doesn't look huge. I like the lacing system. The final metal hooks at the top allow quick, tight lacing.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vionic, Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 27, 2015

P J

from anchorage, ak

I previously purchased the Montara boot and was so pleased, I ordered these. Comfortable right out of the box, no blisters and even with wet and muddy conditions, both styles shed the debris and stay dry inside. Comfort, function, and they even LOOK great! Love the colors. Might have to get another pair. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, chaco, brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2015

Anonymous

 

I have the wackiest and painful feet. These boots make the ache go away. Weird, like they hypnotize my feet. I want to wear them every day and not just for hiking. Love them. So well made.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 22, 2015

Melissa H

from Outside of Washington, DC

I love these shoes/boots! Just what I was looking for as an every day hiking shoe. They are comfortable with abundant arch support, keep me upright in sleet and snow. I want to wear them everyday and don't even think to take them off when I get home. The fit is true to zixe and the color is as shown. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2015

Sue A

from Austin, Tx

Amazing support with so little weight. Wore my new pair on a two hour hike right out of the box. These shoes will be my only pair on a tour of Greece in a few months. I usually wear 8W or 8.5M. I ordered this pair in 8.5M to be sure I had room for thicker socks when needed. They are just perfect. I have no idea how Ahnu can make such supportive shoes with so little weight. They are feather light: less than 16 oz each. They also have adequate arch support just 'as is'. I normally put a thin arch support in my shoes, but no need here. So happy to have these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 14, 2015

Pam

from Missouri

Great shoe! I put them on out of the box and have not looked back! The toe box is great for my average middle aged feet. Great walking shoe with wonderful stability and support. I received the olive color and they look great. I will order additional colors. Love this shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2015

Anonymous

from Central New Jersey

I bought these to wear while walking my dog and I wanted something very comfortable that would keep my feet warm and dry in the winter. There was one pair left in the size and color I wanted and they arrived promptly. As soon as I put them on I knew they were perfect. However, the pair arrived with some caked on mud on the soles. Obviously someone else tried them on and returned them before. The mud brushed off and shoes were in perfect condition. They were so comfortable I didn't even care about a little mud on the soles. I have since used them in rainy and snowy weather and happy to report my feet remain dry. Love the fit and I'm already checking out the whole line of shoes in this brand. I usually wear 6.5 wide and got these in 7 reg and fit is great with regular and thick socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2015

Anonymous

from Oregon

Finally! I tried several other types of hiking shoes with poor success. These fit and are comfortable. I had to send back the first pair of this particular one as well because I underestimated the size I would need. I usually wear an 8.5, so after reading reviews, I initially ordered a 9. It was tight in the toes. I sent it back and got a 9.5. It is perfect. My heels are narrow but I need a lot of room in the toe box. This shoe does not slip in the heel and there is room for wiggling my toes even with thick socks. Also the color is great. A really nice purple. Zappos was wonderful about taking 3 other pairs of shoes in return while I tried to find the perfect shoe. Thanks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2015

Mare b

from san rafael, CA

I have this shoe in black and it fits my hard to fit foot perfectly. Cute, supportive and great for wearing to work in a warehouse with concrete floors. I haven't hiked in them. Heels narrow, toe box large. Decent removable insole. My arch supports fit in no problem, and I found a 9 fit me perfectly! Usually I wear a 9.5 to fit my left toes in. The green had a different fit, so am returning. I went back to REI and bought the brown color which fit well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2014

Anonymous

from California

I work in wine production, and my light brown Chacos were nearing the end of their life when I saw these. Waterproof shoes that will not show wine stains!? I am sold! When I first got them the size 6 was a little tight on my wideish feet, but they stretched out nicely with just a few weeks of light wear and thin socks. I was probably the only one who did not get wet feet during the 2013 harvest season at my winery because of these shoes, so the water proofing is legit. After two years of dedicated work wear, the rubber is starting to separate from the leather upper, allowing water to seap in. Nothing some shoe-goe probably could not fix, but alas I have switched jobs and now require safety-toed shoes. When these started to get a little too grungy to wear outside of work, I got a pair of the Sugarpine shoes and they are even better (no tightness even on day one), and just as waterproof.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Fort Worth, TX

I tried these shoes because I wanted something for every day / light hiking other than sneakers. Based on previous experience with Ahnu, I tried both 10 (my usual size) and 10 1/2. The 10 1/2 fit best, as expected. Width is great, even after the addition of a thicker sock. My heel did not slip, which is a common problem for me. I have concerns about my ankle bones contact the top of the shoe in spite of the cutouts. Could be resolved with a more substantial insert (the one it comes with is just a liner, offers no additional support). I also have a concern about the amount of flex and give under the forefoot + my high arch. It feels like it might break down too fast and aggravate plantar fascia. Again, could be resolved with a more substantial insert with extra support there. I got them in Nightshade, which is a great purple color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2014

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

I bought these shoes to walk my dog in the winter and they are great. They keep my feet warm and they were comfortable right out of the box. I have a very high arch and the arch support is fantastic - no need for extra arch support. I took everyone's advice and ordered half a size up from what I normally wear and they fit perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saloman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 10, 2014

Patty C

from Hoopa and Trinidad CA

I'm delighted with this shoe, it's everything I wanted and purple too! After trying several waterproof walking/hiking boots I've found that this is the only one that flexes adequately and has good support with a toebox that isn't going to give me problems down the line, i.e. it's wide enough - and the heel is just right too, not wide. I bought it for working on my farm this winter but can't seem to give it up as a town shoe with jeans and a cashmere sweater. Think it's time to buy another pair and put them to work on the farm!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 27, 2014

K-Lo

from Ohio

I love this shoe, very comfortable and the sole is extremely durable and offers excellent support for walking and hiking. They are waterproof, in fact I used them all winter in Ohio. Great shoe, definitely worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

These are perfect for feet that need a roomy toe box (bunions) yet have a narrow heel. I have a very difficult time finding shoes that fit. I have flat feet, and the arch is not too high for me. I love these shoes. I will likely consider other shoes by Ahnu.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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