Allbirds Courier: A New Take On Old-School Style, Classic Comfort

Allbirds Courier: A New Take On Old-School Style, Classic Comfort


The Courier delivers style, comfort, and sustainability in one versatile package

Today, Allbirds introduced the Courier, an expressive, vintage-inspired sneaker that brings together the brand’s signature comfort and suite of natural materials in an easy-to-wear silhouette. The Courier puts a new twist on old-school trainers with added flare, comfort, and sustainability specs to deliver a shoe perfect for bouncing between locations and occasions.

“Versatility is the hallmark of the Courier. We know our customers lead on-the-go, dynamic lifestyles, so they need footwear that looks and feels great across all sorts of settings,” said Ashley Comeaux, Vice President of Product Design, Allbirds. “We’ve taken our Allbirds design ethos of simplicity and unparalleled comfort, and elevated it with a heritage look that can fit the many moments of our customers’ busy lives.“

The Courier is available in five colorways, each with a multi-material, layered design featuring intricate stitching and overlays, and a subtle scoop detail on the midsole. These stylistic twists are created with natural materials that boost both function and sustainability:

  • The upper is made with an organic cotton canvas, a lightweight yet durable material great for everyday wear. Allbirds uses cotton grown without chemicals or pesticides, creating a healthier working environment for farmers and their land. The upper also features a TENCEL™ Lyocell (aka eucalyptus tree fiber) ripstop, replacing the petroleum-based nylon often found in standard ripstop materials. This mix of materials adds interest and expression to the upper, easy to style up or down.

  • The shoe is lined with a TENCEL™ Lyocell / recycled polyester blend. This blend delivers elasticity and a soft, breathable feel that is comfortable with or without socks.

  • Allbirds’s SweetFoam™ midsole delivers a cushioned, forgiving ride for long days on your feet. SweetFoam™ is made with sugarcane-derived Green EVA, unlike typical fully plastic, petroleum-based midsole foams often used in footwear.

  • A strategically-placed outsole made with natural rubber lends flexibility and durability. It features a smooth wave pattern for functional traction, brought to life in a style-forward way. And unlike synthetic rubber which is petroleum-based, the natural rubber used is obtained from the latex vessels of rubber-producing plants.

The Courier ($125 USD) is available in full sizes across men’s and women’s, online at and in stores beginning August 22, 2023.

About Allbirds: Dreamed up in New Zealand, Allbirds launched in San Francisco in 2016 with the ethos of using natural materials to create the world’s most comfortable shoes. With carbon reduction as its north star, Allbirds is paving the way for a more sustainable approach to business through product innovation, industry collaboration (like open sourcing its footprint calculator) and being the first footwear brand to carbon label all of its products.

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