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Ahnu Montara II Reviews

180 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

55% "Moderate arch support"

166 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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14 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/12/16
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

It's an attractive shoe, but the shoe rubs the back of your ankle. I'm surprised at the high rating by others. I think it might be a new issue though since most older reviews rave about the shoe. I walked around the house for a couple of days and had to return because of the back of ankle rubbing. Maybe after months of wearing it gets better. I tried to get a size smaller and it helped a little but still returned because for price should not rub like that.

Additional 175 Montara II Ahnu Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

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 17, 2017

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Laura

 

The best shoes for arch support and all day comfort I have found. I have been living in them. Great arch support, water prof helps combat short walks thru grass where my shoes were getting damp in the morning. Only improvement I might suggest is a bit more padding behind the ankle, but I now wear them with sport socks that have extra padding in the back and they feel perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2016

Anonymous

 

A great alternative to the Montara boot. Same foot-bed and comfort. I tried and did not like the feel of the Sugarpine. Montara and Montara II all the way for me!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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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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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October 27, 2016

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Anonymous

 

First, I should say that I've been wearing Merrells for 20 years. Their sizing and fit has become so inconsistent that I've been seeking boots elsewhere. These Ahnu felt cheap compared to their price and to Merrells. They were stiff and "cardboardy". I did appreciate the fit - narrow heel and wider toe area, though. There was reasonable cushioning for a city hike, but too thin a sole for much more than that. I had hoped they would be better. back they go.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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December 12, 2016

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Carly M

 

It's an attractive shoe, but the shoe rubs the back of your ankle. I'm surprised at the high rating by others. I think it might be a new issue though since most older reviews rave about the shoe. I walked around the house for a couple of days and had to return because of the back of ankle rubbing. Maybe after months of wearing it gets better. I tried to get a size smaller and it helped a little but still returned because for price should not rub like that.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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June 15, 2017

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Anonymous

from Bozeman,Montana

Very nice and comfy shoe but have to return as the right shoe was cut funny and threw my foot over on it's right side. Will re-order another pair and hope it's normal

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2017

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Linda

from MI

I bought my second pair to go to Alaska, and wore these every day for 12 days. Great for casual wear with jeans in town, walking on the beach, or hiking. LOVE these shoes! I wore the first pair out and was thrilled that I could purchase the same shoes again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2017

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Linda F

from WA state

I bought these shoes two years ago before a European trip for support in walking on uneven surfaces. They fit beautifully from the beginning, provided excellent support and look good doing it. Recently, I tried to buy another pair locally and the stores only had the 2017 model which had colors I didn't like. A sales associate suggested I try Zappos! I have bought 2 more pair because I'll be wearing these shoes for years to come. Highly recommend them if you're looking for a great walking shoe. This is my first purchase from Zappos and I'm very happy with the service. Thank you Zappos for carrying the black color without the green.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2017

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Bunny P

from Colorado

These are cute cute cute. Make my banana boat feet look smaller. VERY stylish for a heavy weight hiker. I am saving these for winter. Hurrah...I finally found hiking shoes that fit. One of my feet is 10.5 and the other is 11. I ordered 3 pairs of Ahnu's and they all fit. The Ahnu Montara II is a well constructed hiking shoe...but not too bulky feeling. I'm a happy camper. Thank you Zappos for all your patience with the shipping.

Brands I'd also recommend: For hiking I will stick with Ahnu from now on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2017

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Pam

from Boulder, CO

I love these hiking shoes. I wear them almost every day and can walk forever in them. I bought them originally for a trip to Europe and wore them every day for a month, rain or shine. Great traction in wet weather, and nice enough looking to wear walking around town. I own two pairs and just bought another since I am finally wearing down the sole after a year of steady wear. Unlike many other shoes, these laces stay tied.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2017

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Heather

from Everett, WASHINGTON

I love the look and style of this shoe. It is so comfortable. I wear a size 8 and thats what I ordered but my big toes felt like they were at the end, so I ordered a half size up and they are perfect!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2017

Neldag

from Austin TX

I've owned other Ahnu shoes so I took a chance on these shoes before our Oregon trip. I thought that even if they didn't work out on hikes, they'd at least be good for easier walks while sightseeing. The comfort from the moment I slipped into these was expected but that this comfort maintained during serious hikes was superb and exciting. I never took them off! And I have cranky feet and ankles. Excellent balance too for my pronating feet! To my surprise I was able to traipse in slog and snow with my feet dry and happy. I used to spend lots on uncomfortable Merrells, but they were the only hikers that fit ... until now, I'm going to reorder another pair in a different color cause they go so well with both exercise wear and casual wear clothing! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 30, 2017

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Anonymous

from San Francisco

Love the way these look and feel! The arch support is great. Unfortunately the heel is simply too wide and my foot goes up and down as I walk. I do have a narrow foot so not a huge surprise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 24, 2017

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Jean

from NY

This is my new favorite shoe! I love the vibram sole for walking in wet autumn leaves and the good arch support makes distances a breeze. It is a low hiker for trails where you won't be concerned about your ankles, but I found I wore them all winter in our snowy northeast just comin' and goin'. It is not a clunky hiker and doubles as a sneaker visually so is great with jeans. My last trip to CA & MI it was my wear-all day shoe regardless of where I was going. I tend toward cold so the leather keeps me warm. I'd love to see Ahnu make shoes for work.

Brands I'd also recommend: cobb hill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2017

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Anonymous

from Whidbey Island, WA

This is my second pair of Ahnu Montaras. I bought my first pair at an outdoor store for a hiking trip in the Alps. They did not require a break-in period and were comfortable hiking many miles, day after day, without pinching, hot spots, or blisters. My foot is a bit wide, size 7, and Montaras fit perfectly. A medium-weight sock works best. Socks too thin make my feet move too much, whereas thick socks feel constricting. Although Montaras are waterproof, they are breathable and cool for summer hiking. The only reason I replaced my first pair was that I ruined them by walking on the beach for two winters. I'm so glad that this style was still available when I needed to replace the first pair that I had for 4 years. Of course, I had to buy them from Zappos given their great customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2017

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Jeannette K

from New York, New York

WONDERFULLY SUPPORTIVE AND COMFORTABLE RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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