With these shoes, it really feels like you’re walking on a cloud.

By Madison Alcedo
Updated: April 02, 2019

If you hate when your shoes get scuff marks and you’re not exactly sure how to wash them (especially if you’re cleaning those dreaded white shoes), we may have just found your new shoemate. While you’re probably already familiar with the dilemma of keeping footwear squeaky clean, there’s also the issue of finding the most comfortable shoe for every type of outfit, whether you’re shopping for work shoes or shoes for traveling. But thanks to the company Allbirds, I’ve found my new favorite pair of shoes, and they check every box of my shoe-shopping criteria: simple maintenance, comfort, and style.

Allbirds developed its own naturally soft wool—made from superfine New Zealand Merino wool—that feels both temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking without being super scratchy against your skin. What’s even better is that the inner sole is padded with the same wool fabric for extra support and comfort, and it also helps to reduce odor. They say you can wear your Allbirds without socks, but I still like knowing my feet won’t get too hot or sweaty by pairing them with no-show socks. And if you hate heavy shoes, you won’t have to worry about that with Allbirds—they’re made with a low-density foam sole to avoid feeling like you’re carrying weights on your feet. Instead, it feels like you’re basically walking on a cloud!

What my fellow clean freaks might love the most is that you can wash these lightweight sneakers in a regular washing machine (without worrying  about them getting warped or shrinking) since the material is machine-washable. But in case the insoles get a little too dirty or worn-down for your liking, you can still buy new inserts separately ($15; allbirds.com) without having to buy a brand new pair of shoes. Ultimately, this all-over cozy shoe is simple yet stylish (and comes in five classic colors and 12 limited edition colors), making it a great all-season pair of shoes to sport with your favorite jeans or leggings.

Allbirds Women's Classic Wool Runners

Shop the classic wool runners in five different grey, black, and white color combinations. 

To buy: $95; allbirds.com.

Allbirds Women's Limited Edition Wool Runners

Shop the limited edition wool runners in 12 colors, including moonstone (shown above) teal, honey, marble, graphite, and more. 

To buy: $95; allbirds.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Allbirds