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Ahnu Montara II Reviews

138 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

60% "Moderate arch support"

126 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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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/14/16
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love the style of the shoes, and they turned out to be nice and waterproof. However, I noticed the shoes were rubbing on my ankle, and I wore them outside anyway. After an hour of walking with normal socks the shoes wore some skin off the back of my ankle. This has never happened with any other shoe before. Also the toe box didn't seem to be as roomy as other people have suggested.

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 2, 2016

Meganova

 

I have the ankle high Anhu hiking boots and these fit just like them but in a low cut. I have low volume feet and these have just enough room in them. I tried the Anhu Sugarloaf but the volume in the toe area was too much. These Montara II work great with super feet as well. Had them on 6 hours so far and no break in period appears to be needed. My feet are still happy with good support, nice cushioning, no heel slip, and no sweat. These shoes really are breathable. They are way lighter than most all hiking shoes and just slightly heavier (by a couple of ounces) than a cushiony sneaker. Haven't tried the waterproof-ness on these but my ankle high have proven themselves time and time again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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January 20, 2016

Jen

from Oakland, CA

Ouch! The back of the shoe over the achilles tendon area curves back in over itself. One short walk around the block and I was bleeding! If this issue hadn't been present, these would've been perfect shoes for hiking! :(

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 14, 2016

Diana

from Sunnyvale, CA

I love the style of the shoes, and they turned out to be nice and waterproof. However, I noticed the shoes were rubbing on my ankle, and I wore them outside anyway. After an hour of walking with normal socks the shoes wore some skin off the back of my ankle. This has never happened with any other shoe before. Also the toe box didn't seem to be as roomy as other people have suggested.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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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June 6, 2013

Anonymous

from california

Horrible! blisters on back of both feet after a 2 mile walk. I had worn them previously for much shorter distance with no problem.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

I got this shoe after an extensive search on Zappos last winter for a big tracking vacation I took the following spring. The shoe felt excellent at home- I was very impressed with the arch support and fit, together with a way the shoe looked- sturdy but not too rough. When I had to wear it outdoors very soon it started rubbing the back of my heel raw, lucky for me I had a bunch of super size band-aids with me, double socks also helped. I was quite disappointed since I was looking for a quality shoe that would make my walking easier and painless, not hunting for a bargain. Also, after a month of wear the back of the shoe got a hole corresponding to the blisters on the back of my feet and few of the stitches on the front of the shoe came undone. After a while I wore the shoe again and again the blisters opened up after half an hour of walking. From such an expensive shoe from a good maker I expected much better.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 26, 2016

Amy

from Salt Lake City Ut

I got an 8 1/2 med. Comfortable. Good toe room. A little slide in the heel. Light weight. Good looking shoe. I am a light weight hiker who doesn't like to wear socks. I may have to with these just because of the heel slide. I do like this shoe. Am keeping it. I chose felt true to size because it is just a little big, not a 1/2 size bigger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2016

Jan

from Seattle

I have 2 pair of these in the nubuck (spelling?)& now the black leather. Sound like I like them? I've had 3 pair of the Sugarpine waterproof, lighter weight & love them. These 2 styles give me a ridged sole that doesn't flex easy at the ball of the foot where I have Morten's neuromas that really hurt. I first ordered the Montara Breeze because it had the combination of both styles, they did not suit my feet at all. With the usual great help from Zappos I exchanged them for the style I know works for me, Montara II. I recommend spending a little time breaking them into your walk. The black look fine with jeans, travel/cargo/hike pants or dressier black pants while on a trip, thus cutting down on packing/hauling.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alegria (rigid sole)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 20, 2016

Anonymous

from NY and CT

Great shoes - comfortable right out of the box! I have the hiking boot version as well and wear them all through the late fall and winter. These will be great for the rest of the year. Montana's fit me in 10.5, whereas several other Ahnu shoes fit me in a 10. Ahnu makes great shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2016

Kim

from Boston Ma

2nd time buying this shoe! Love it! Comfortable in every way! I needed a waterproof walking shoe for a trip I was taking. This one came highly recommended. Thought OK I'll try it. Probably never wear it once I got back from trip. I reach for these every time! I can't say enough good things about this shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 9, 2016

Anonymous

from AZ

It has always been the great pleasure doing business with Zappos. Very helpful customer support, good selection and very fast delivery. I ordered the Ahnu Montana II for trekking. It's the most comfortable shoes for hiking and what I like most is the color. Unfortunately, there's no arch support. True size. I love and high recommend it .

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 5, 2016

Denise

from Winston Salem

This shoe was great right out of the box. I have high arches and always struggle to find comfortable shoes. This fits my arches well, but if you have flat feet, it may not be great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pikolinos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 16, 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 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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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