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Ahnu Montara II Reviews

124 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

114 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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10 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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March 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Asheville, NC

This is a GREAT shoe! It has trained for 6 months for The Camino de Santiago and will go with me tomorrow as we walk 470 miles. Comfortable, wide enough for my foot and well made. Good job!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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January 29, 2016

Della B

from Albany, NY

I love the style! They seem very comfortable and will work for me. However, I have not had a chance yet to wear them out. But I don't think they will disappoint. I am only giving four stars because I had not had the chance to wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2016

Joan C

from Oregon

The AM II is a sturdy good-looking water-proof shoe of the highest quality. However, for arch support and maximum cushioning, I needed to replace the insole with a more substantial insert.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Mesh Presidio

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2016

Mary E

from Southern Oregon

First time I put them on, they felt broken-in! I have the Ahnu hikers and they have been my favorites, until now...the Montara II are taking me trekking around-the-globe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2016

Jck

from Maine

Everyone's comments about these shoes feeling great right out of the box: spot on! As to sizing...imho, a good waterproof shoe should work fine with regular socks. I NEVER wear two pairs of socks, or heavy socks with waterproof shoes. And I live in Maine. With regular socks, the sizing is also spot-on. Last point: the wine-tasting is much darker than it appears in the pix. I re-ordered night shade instead. All of that said...love, love, love these shoes. Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2015

Korbie N

from Reno, NV

Love Ahnu's Montara II! They are my everyday go to shoes. I have several colors and this one is my favorite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2015

Mary M

from Palm Desert CA

This is the 3rd pair of Ahnu Montara 2 I have purchased. I love them because they are sturdy, not too bad looking, and not too heavy. I also like the cut of the shoe. They provide good support for walking in the desert and sand/grit/dust does not seep in. The laces generally stayed tied. I have never worn out the outside of the shoe, it's the inside that wears out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2015

Anonymous

 

This shoe is amazing. Lightweight and stood up my walking I did all over Europe for my 2 weeks there. Will buy another pair just to have around as a spare.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2015

Anonymous

from Tennessee

Fit (8½) is true to size. If you are used to wearing running shoes, these are definitely a little heavier on your feet. However, they are comfortable right away and the arch support is fantastic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2015

Anonymous

from New England

This is a great lightweight hiking shoe, though it's a bit roomier than I'd like. I generally wear a 10 medium; I got the 9.5 medium, and I need to wear pretty thick socks for the best fit. The back is a bit high, and It rubbed on my first long walk, but that seems to be breaking in. I love the way they look, and they provide great support hiking on the uneven trails I often walk. I've been a Merrell loyalist for years but lately have been disappointed in their fit. I'm happy to have found Ahnu.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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November 13, 2015

Anonymous

from Colorado

Love the fit, love the fun color. Replacing my 1st pair of Montara II which lasted well for 3 years of hiking. Problem of rotating eyelets is fixed. Snugger heel & toe box in Medium than most which my A width foot needs. Love my Ahnu's!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2015

Anonymous

from NYC

I bought these to hike in and they required no breaking in -- great right out of the box. I bought a half size larger than I usually wear to allow room for my toes on downhill sections of the trail, and they lace up snugly to hold my foot in place. No toenail damage on the trail, unlike with some previous hiking shoes, and always comfortable. I replaced the insoles with my orthotics, which were designed to fit in Merrell shoes, and they fit fine. (I can't say what the normal arch support in the shoe is like, because my arches are so ridiculously high that I always have to wear orthotics.) I hiked all over the Tetons -- including a 13 mile hike -- in these and they were perfect. I could wade through small streams and clamber up rocks -- the shoes were equal to all of the challenges. My feet and knees were happy at the end of the day. I particularly like something about the heel cushioning. When I walk, there is a sense of solid support, a soft landing, and forward propulsion -- I can't really explain it, but I love it. I bought the brown for hiking and they look FABULOUS -- really stylish and cute for hiking shoes, and a great color. I am actually thinking of buying the black as well to wear in New York City when I am going to do a lot of walking! Not a stylish city shoe, but so comfortable....

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2015

Kathy

from Metamora, MI

This is the 2cd pair of ahnu montara II i have purchased. My job requires me to be on my feet all day long. These are so comfortable, and have great support. They are also durable and waterproof. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 11, 2015

Anonymous

 

I purchased these shoes for a trip to Ireland where a lot of walking over many different surfaces was involved. I have a lot of foot issues, but these were so comfortable that I ended up wearing them exclusively, even on the plane. I wore them to work for a couple of weeks before my trip which helped break them in. The insole comes out easily if you have your own orthotics, but I did not need to do this. Three weeks of absolute comfort was well worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2015

Anonymous

 

Cute and comfortable hikers. I like the red color on these. The inside feels like an athletic cross-trainer: cushioned yet sturdy. The soles are rugged and thick and suggest excellent traction.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2015

Alaine

 

They were very comfortable, even with having arthritic feet. This is the second pair of this brand that I've purchased so it works very well. I highly recommend it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 4, 2015

Dr. J

from Arkansas

Several trips coming up with lots of hiking. Beautiful fit from the moment I put them on - good news for me as I seem to have difficulty with finding shoes that really fit for me. No need for a 'break in' Love the purple "Night Shade" leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto, Ecco, Arche

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2015

Kate A

from Columbia, MO

These are my second pair of Ahnu Montaras -- wore out the first! Very comfortable with no break-in period. They also transition well from hiking to casual wear. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 20, 2015

Teri M

from Colorado mountains

This is the second pair of Ahnu's I have purchased. The fit is good for me. Nice roomy toebox. Good arch support. Comfortable for me right out of the box.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 19, 2015

Anonymous

from Santa Cruz, Ca

Super comfortable...true to size. I thought since I wear running shoes a half size bigger I would do that with these too but turns out the 7 was a tad too big so got a 6.5 and it was perfect. I wear these at the animal shelter where I am walking on concrete, dirt, gopher holes and I wish I would have purchased them sooner! Awesome shoe and no blisters after the first use.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2015

Lisa

from Detroit, Michigan

These shoes are great for travel as they combine hiking (not mountain climbing) ability with city walking. They are waterproof without making my feet too hot. They have a roomy toe box which I like. My only slight negative about the shoe is that they slip a bit in the heel. I have a narrow heel so this may not be an issue for others. They are not the most stylish but they get the job done with comfort as my main priority.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 13, 2015

Kathy D

from Tennessee

Saw this show in our local sporting goods store but they didn't have my size. Ordered from Zappos. They arrived promptly and are a wonderful fit for comfort, support and style. Use them on the treadmill and walking the dog. Great shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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