JennifHsieh is a space for my rambling thoughts and snaps of my everyday style. I'm based in Astoria, Queens and I share a home with my two derpy cats and my equally derpy fiancé.

Finding Greener Pastures with Allbirds

The new Allbirds tree runners arrived on my doorstep earlier this week and the sun shined down from the skies above onto my poor, tired, worn out feet.

Allbirds is known for creating shoes that are extremely comfortable while maintaining high standards of sustainability. When it came to sustainability, it was pretty easy for me to see.

Their latest collection is made from ethically sourced FSC-certified Eucalyptus fibers via a 3D-knitting process (here's where your mind is blown). Eucalyptus tree fibers use only 5% of the water and 3x less land, and have an overall environmental impact that is 17x smaller than conventional materials (here's where your mind is blown again).

But how about comfort? That I would have to put to the test myself. So, Jeremy and I decided to spend our Sunday journeying from Long Island City, to Greenpoint, to Williamsburg, and back...all by foot and ferry. Let me tell you, Allbirds doesn't kid around with comfort; from their wool soles to their lightweight materials, my feet babies were walking in Cloud 9. Screw it, Cloud 10.  I could have walked twenty more miles in these two tree runners and still not be sore.

We spent our entire ferry ride from Long Island City to Greenpoint fighting the strong East River winds (most of the photos were outtakes with my hair straight up in the air). Then once we stepped off the ferry into the graffiti-covered streets of Greenpoint, we found ourselves fighting the wind tunnels that formed down the larger avenues. Finally, we found cover at Baoburg and stuffed ourselves with the most delicious shrimp dumplings, roti with curry, and pork belly bao buns that left us with a spicy kick to the stomach.

With full stomachs, Jeremy and I proceeded to stop by Fox & Fawn Vintage for some afternoon browsing before walking through McCarren Park towards North Williamsburg. Williamsburg always tugs at my heartstrings because the amount of dogs populating the streets is through the roof; enough so that I can ignore the hipsters lining the streets and learn to love the neighborhood. We sped walked through women in ironic camouflage jackets and men with silver hair and blue tips, making our way back to the waterfront to catch a final ferry ride back to Long Island City.

And all this time, my feet were majoring kicking the butts of those Brooklyn streets. Now how will I ever go back to wearing heels? Allbirds, you are here to stay, my friend. 

This post was sponsored by Allbirds. 
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  1. What an excellent post. I loved reading the whole thing and those shoes sound excellent! This is making me want to unearth my running shoes, even. And you look fantastic as usual, and your smile makes me smile.

  2. i love how you styled these sneakers to your taste. You always give everything a slight vintage touch. so cute!

  3. Your excursion with Jeremy looks and sounds like a lot of fun. Those Allbirds Tree Runners look very light and comfortable, and the OOTD you styled looks great. I love all the photos and especially that last one. Fun post!

  4. Hihi, very pretty photos! I love you stile! ;))


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