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Ahnu Montara II Reviews

66 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%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"

65% "Moderate arch support"

60 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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6 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 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are comfortable until the end of the day. The other shoes I wear and swear by are Keen Voyageurs for their support. I have medium width feet. I tried this purely for the unique color and get a ton of compliments on them. They are cute, flattering, comfortable, unique. I did order a half a size larger for length. I work in retail and am on my feet all day, standing in one place for periods of time so I need really comfortable shoes, and not necessarily running shoes which are great for moving.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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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!

Style 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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2014

V B

from Houston, TX

Love the low cutouts for ankles. These also have a roomy toe box which I love. I have narrow feet and these shoes were a bit too wide for me, but I stacked a second insole on top of the one that came with this shoe, and problem solved! The existing insole is comfortable, and arch support is good. I have high arches and arthritic feet so my standards are high. I gave these 4 out 5 for comfort because I reserve the 5 for the holy grail of comfort - really rare and hard to find! I tried the black and the green. The black seemed almost looser and looked pretty awful on my skinny feet and pale legs. Black upper seemed stiffer than the green. Still really like these shoes a lot. I wear a 8.8-9 in shoes, 9.5 in athletic shoes. These fit me best in a 9, although I might have gotten away with an 8.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 3, 2014

Anonymous

from PA

I was looking for a pair of waterproof hikers to wear on a trip to Alaska next spring. I like that they are both brown and black, so they'll match just about anything I take. So far, these are perfect. They are lightweight and comfortable. They'll get more of a test on an upcoming trip to Maine.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat, Born, Pikolinos, Asics, Cobb Hill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Midland, TX

What a cute shoe! I wish I had the feet to wear it. It's so soft and padded inside, and was the lightest of six similar shoes I ordered. The nightshade color is purple. It looked like midnight blue on my screen. It was quick to lace and easy to adjust the tension. Sadly, my bunions were going to be squished and there would have been some rubbing on top of my feet. I could not risk hoping it would stretch at this price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salomon

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 2, 2014

Anonymous

 

So far these shoes are excellent. They feel great on my feet. I added orthotics that are needed for my problem feet. I have plantar fasciitis and heel spurs and my feet are receiving great support and padding. Sizing is right and I am very pleased. I like the way they look and feel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 25, 2014

Robinson L

 

I have a wide foot but narrow heel and this is the only low cut hiking shoe that fit and is also waterproof. Sidewalls very supportive, sturdy shoe. Next hiking boots will be this brand, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2014

Anonymous

from Illinois

Super comfortable trekking shoe that has held up well after many miles of use. I require a large toe box, and these shoes accommodate that while still fitting at the heel. They keep my feet dry in rainy conditions. I have tried many other brands unsuccessfully. I like these so much I have ordered another pair for when these wear out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2014

Maureen

from New York, New York

Love, love, love, these boots. I purchased them in my usual size and they fit perfectly. For a tie hiking boot they are so stylish, lightweight and attractive looking. I would highly recommend this shoe if you are looking for a waterproof walking shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 4, 2014

Mermama

from San Diego, Ca

These shoes save my feet! I have three different pairs and I know whenever I have a long day on my feet, wearing these will guarantee my comfort. I have somewhat wide feet and need a lot of support, and these are perfect!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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April 15, 2014

Beverly W

from Dacula, GA

Great shoe! I have it in two colors. I wear these shoes all day and never feel like I am even wearing any! They are great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love, love, love this shoe! I had the Ahnu Montara previously and did not find it to be comfortable. It took a long time to break in and cut into my ankles. I don't know what they've done to revamp this new Montara (II) but it's wonderful! Seriously comfortable. Would highly recommend.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Merrell, El Naturalista

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 18, 2014

Janet s

from New Rochelle, NY

I generally do not wear sneakers but I promised myself to begin a walking program and I needed shoes that could be worn for fast walking both outside and on a treadmill. My feet are soft and I knew I needed pretty good support. I tried 5 pair and these were the best for my foot. I have been walking daily now for two weeks on a treadmill and the shoes are perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2014

Kitten

from Virginia

Comfortable right out of the box. I ordered a 9 after reading some of the reviews saying they ran small. I usually wear 8.5, and I think they may have fit just right if I had exchanged them. I chose to keep them because they were comfortable enough in a 9. I love the Winetasting color. Not quite as red as in the picture, but still great looking. Zappos folks are super as always!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Patagonia, Pikolinos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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December 31, 2013

Deb F

from Albuquerque nm

Excellent shoes! I have a long second toe, so it's not perfect for me. But the shoe is so awesome that I kept them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2013

Jane T

from Idaho

Exactly what I was looking for Idaho winter dog walking but did not expect a waterproof shoe to be so comfortable immediately. I did order 1/2 size up in order to accommodate heavy socks & any needed cushion liners. Good versatile colors. Quality product which I recommend highly. And thanks to Zappos for their continuing outstanding service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Columbus, Ohio

I purchased these boots to provide warmth and dry feet in inclement weather versus climbing or hiking. I am normally an 8½ but I bought both an 8½ and 9. I had to send back the 8½ because they would not accommodate my wearing heavy cushioned socks without my feet feeling cramped. I have narrower feet but need a decent size toe box for comfort due to a bone spur. My toes were feeling the ends and sides of the boots in my normal size. I love the cushioning in the tongue and around the ankle in these boots. Normally, if I have to go up half a size, the area around the ankle digs into my bone, but not these boots. The insole is not that cushioned, but the larger size can accommodate orthodics of varying types that I have at home. Long story short, these may run true to size if wearing thiner socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Phila PA

Absolutely love these! Fit comfortably out of the box, great color...good for casual use and trails!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2013

Angie R

from Grand Rapids MI

These are great shoes. They are very comfortable and sturdy. I bought them to wear to work in the winter so my feet will stay dry while mucking through the snow and slush. I have not worn them in the wet weather yet but they look great as a fall shoe with jeans and yoga pants. Also way better on our gravel roads than wearing tennis shoes. I love the purple color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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