Spring is upon us and causing a flurry of people to head back outdoors for the sun and warm weather. For me this is almost the case; the Pacific Northwest is still chilling. But I have to ignore the elements and begin training for the Warrior Dash my husband signed-up for in July. I have been a runner for a lot of my life; just for fun, nothing ever serious as I’m not that good at it. I’ve always enjoyed fitness and as an adult I now enjoy various types of aerobic movement.
I have always (since my 9th grade track and field “career” started) relayed on the same brand of shoes. Lately the same old shoe hasn’t been fitting, yeah literally! This led me to begin some shoe investigating which is when I discovered Ahnu footwear. Not only do I like the look of their shoes but I REALLY LOVE THE FEEL. In the new Windsor trainers I got the toe is wide providing a lot of room and the heal offers the NumentumTM Technology System which keeps the foot neutrally positioned. I can feel the differences and I love them! Their fabric, like most running shoes, is fully breathable mesh to keep feet cool while you work up a sweat. Ahnu are similarly priced to my old brand of high-quality running shoes, but I do feel like I’m getting more bang for my buck with the quality (most specifically the NumentumTM Technology System).
An additional bonus for me, when purchasing Ahnu women’s performance shoes (10 women’s performance styles featuring Numentum™ Technology for Run, Hike and Traverse (outdoor cross training) categories) between April and May 2011, is the company then makes a $5 donation to the Breast Cancer Fund (up to $100,000 — You can keep track of where Ahnu is for their giving using the Plus3Network). Ahnu began the donating campaign when they discovered that their home base location of Marin County, California has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in California. They teamed up with San Francisco based Breast Cancer Fund which is the only breast cancer organization focused on prevention through working to identify and eliminate the environmental causes harming our bodies. Their goal is a proactive approach looking ahead to a world where breast cancer is stopped before it starts.
In addition to the Breast Cancer Fund, Ahnu supports Conservation Alliance, Soles4Souls, Team Farsight and The LUNA Chix.
Disclosure – A product was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the writing of this review; however, opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation
Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.