This post is brought to you by Allbirds.
Is the holiday gift of the year the Allbirds Wool Dwellers house slipper? No, because those are already sold out. 🙄
(If they are available, someone get me a pair stat.)
Like we've all figured out, there are ways to get moving, even if you aren't traveling. The one constant we've found between the two is that we are so constantly on our feet, and there are many ways to be on them.
So clearly, if you've missed out on running around your house rug like the ultimate Hilton Carter or Joanna Gaines, it doesn't mean you're SOL because THERE ARE SO MANY great Allbirds products to pick from.
Read on for our top picks.
The Tree Loungers are the classic year-round slipper
Here's one thing the Wool Dwellers can't do: Go outside.
Do you want to wear them outside? Inside?
The Allbirds Tree Loungers priced at $98 have that same slip-on feeling and distinctly remind of us an updated, more adult profile of the pair of Toms that we retired in another life (pre-pandemic).
Boasting the same merino wool insole—walking on a cloud swoon emoji here ☁️ — these are shoes that pretty much mimic the feeling of wearing a more durable slipper. True to form, even this socks-at-all-times girl is willing to wear them sockless.
It is constructed from the same eucalyptus material with slightly similar traction that comprise the Tree Runners, all without the need to constantly stoop down to tie your shoes.
(If you prefer a merino wool version, go for it! Typically, the tree eucalyptus materials are our materials of choice because of their breathability and temperature versatility, and merino wool is... just, well not as comfortable in hot, icky summers.)
Diving headfirst into Allbirds apparel
Looking for a good ol' fashioned long-sleeve shirt for the winter? Allbirds has possibly what you are looking for.
The Women's Long Sleeve Sea Tee run on the higher end of the price spectrum at $58 each for a long-sleeve shirt, but these aren't made from run-of-the-mill materials.
Most of the Allbirds clothing do tend to run a [tad] smaller in size, including the bike short and shirt that we tried.
Though these don't mimic the softness of cotton, they aren't intended to. All in all, it's a great active shirt designed to keep you warm, or as a base layer for more extreme activities.
According to the site, the tee is made of 65% TENCEL™ Lyocell, 30% merino wool, and 5% Chitosan.
(In English, Tencel appears to be a fiber made from cellulose found in wood pulp and Chitosan is a fiber taken from the exoskeleton of insects and the shells of crustaceans. Cool. 🦀)
Because of the merino wool content, taking a little bit of care is recommended in our experience: Our preferred way of washing it is to hand wash cold, followed by hang dry. They do tend to dry faster than traditional cotton or cotton blends.
Technically, though, you can throw these in the machine on fairly delicate settings, and tumble low.