I found my new favorite shoe for crushing leaves all over the world. The Harper bootie from Ahnu is yet another marvel of brilliant shoe design. Here’s why I think they’re so wonderful:
I’m actually amazed how many boots are out there that aren’t made with waterproof leather. We’re often forced to choose between style and function, but Ahnu understands that most of us just don’t want to make that choice. Don’t. You shouldn’t have to.
Rarely do you see a shoe so fun and so sophisticated at the same time. The understated jewel tones create a pop of color that can easily fit into any fall outfit. The variation in texture maintains this playful feel. I especially love that waterproof suede in green.
No more zippers! Seriously!? Yes. I was curious how the elastic laces/neoprene heel would function in use. I have to say, they’re as easy to put on as flip flops. Think how easy airport security will be with these on your feet. That elastic is really stretchy, and the neoprene heel will also prevent unfortunate upper-ankle rub.
Hello, Memory Foam
Ahnu’s execution of the memory foam footbed. Memory foam is an incredible substance, but you still have to know how to use it. Ahnu creates a footbed with just enough cushion and just enough support.
Ahnu has treated the memory foam footbed Aegis® anti-microbial to minimize odor-causing bacteria. If you don’t remember how that works and why this specific technology is special, check it out on my review of their Emeryville Oxfords from this past spring.
The Harper bootie has a very flexible sole, which gives them an overall athletic feel, so you’ll be ready for anything. Yet again, I am genuinely in awe of Ahnu’s attention to detail and quality in all of their designs. If I could choose one shoe to do everything in forever. This would be it.
Go in style,
I received this item for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.