Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ahnu: Footwear Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 613 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Naddez!


Comfortable, cutting-edge footwear for families. That is what I think of when I think of Ahnu. This fabulous company offers shoes for men, women, and kids. I was able to try out a pair for every one in the family and I must say, I am thoroughly impressed.

My daughter received their Benicia. These are amazing. I love the whole Mary Jane meets the rugged outdoors style going on here! I chose to review the black and love everything about this shoe from its fantastic materials, construction, comfort and style. They feature a velcro strap which is terrific. I can't stand shoes that take forever to put on. We're a busy family and these shoes help keep us on the go. My daughter loves them too and wants to wear them all the time. They come in 5 colors: Black, Dawn Pink, Velvet and Smokey Brown. They all look super!


My son adores their Bridge style. They come in two different colors - Castlerock Grey and Smokey Brown. Both colors are great and they're a very versatile shoe. Again, easy velcro closure and lovely leather material. This sleek shoe is perfect with a variety of outfits and wonderful for daily wear.

I was able to try out their Tamalpais II. I love a good hike and these are perfect for all of my outdoor activities with the family. They come in three colors: Coffee, Dark Grey and Garnet. They offer excellent support and are very comfortable. I also love the closure on these shoes. No more bending down to tie my shoes. What a unique and helpful feature.

My husband seriously loves his Reyes. They come in two colors: Dark Gray and Smokey Brown. This shoe is a combination sandal/sneaker and is so nice to have for the Spring and Summer. This sandal features a closed toe and is nice use on walks and light hiking. These shoes are wonderful to wear daily and my husband enjoys the comfortable fit and how breathable these shoes are.
Ahnu is good for our environment too. Here is some important information from their website:

"Our environmental commitment is all encompassing. Utilizing sustainable materials such as hemp and charred bamboo in our product line is just a start. Additionally, a significant portion of our ownership is held in trust on behalf of outdoor and environmental nonprofits. That means that one of our owners is in fact, the great outdoors.

When a major stakeholder is Mother Nature, herself, it adds a whole new level of accountability for the world we live in. So beyond our usual recycling, reducing and reusing, we're securing a position towards what's important to us as a company. And while the environment is important, so are the inhabitants. We believe that making a difference starts with people. Just ask our factory employees. We are proud to say we utilize only factories who have received SA8000 certification (emphasizing social responsibility). And at home, we encourage all employees to participate in volunteering efforts to help make a difference."

Ahnu is a superb footwear company that offers helpful and welcoming customer service. I'm so thankful I have had the opportunity to test out their products. It was such a pleasure working with them. Their website is so easy to navigate through and you will find a marvelous selection of outdoor shoes.

Ahnu would like to offer one lucky reader a pair of shoes for an adult and child! How generous!

To enter this fine GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one product you would love to try. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.
For more ways to win, you can do any of the additional entry options below. Each one counts as one separate entry.
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  • Tell me what you love about this company
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  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me: susannahbananaATliveDOTcom

**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the right hand side of my blog.

**This giveaway ends on April 15th and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on April 16th.

613 comments:

  1. I would love to try the Kick in Garnet Red. They look so comfortable.

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  2. I subscribe

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  3. I loved the fact that this company utilize only factories who have received SA8000 certification.

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  4. Turtle- i love the lodie and the , darn it forgot the name, black mary jane style!

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  5. love the fact that this company is conscious of their eco surroundings

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  6. I'd love to try the Dark Grey Firetrail XTR shoes. I love hiking and walking and thes look like a very comfortable pair of shoes!!

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  7. I love the kids shoes. The Benicia pair in pink are my fave.

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  8. I am a follower/ subscriber.

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  9. Your button is on my blog site!

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  10. I blogged about it on my giveaway blog.

    http://msgiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/04/win-pair-of-ahnu-footware.html

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  11. I love that this Ahnu has shoes for my whole family and they look super comfortable.

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  12. A little something I learned about the company is The company's name "Ahnu" derives from the goddess of balance and well-being in Celtic mythology.

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  13. I would love to try the Josie in black.

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  14. Oh - very very tough decision. I'm torn between josie, ginny, and dolores! And I love those grape benicias.
    Michelle
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  15. I subscribe.
    Michelle
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  16. I follow on twitter (susanlanai).

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  17. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/1479980129

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  18. Learned something new:
    They participate in the Souls4Soles program worldwide. That's very cool.
    Michelle
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  19. I love Ahnu's NPS Philosophy (Neutral Positioning System. They really care about their shoes performance and comfort!

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  20. Ahnu participates in Soles4Souls which facilitates the donations of shoes to those in need worldwide.

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  21. I'd try the Dark Grey Firetrail XTR shoes.

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  22. benicia in smokey brown are ones I would love to try

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  23. The Benicia is cute.
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  24. I subscribe!
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  25. They use sustainable materials such as hemp and charred bamboo.
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  26. They are based in Alemeda CA.
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  27. I like the Benicia in Cornflower Blue.

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  28. I follow you on twitter (cdziuba)

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  29. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1480327844

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  31. What I love about this company is their emphasis on comfort. I am so tired of uncomfortable footwear, it's refreshing to find a maker of products that are both fashionable and fun and easy to wear.

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  32. Here's an interesting bit of info: you can wash their sandals in the washing machine (light cycle).

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  33. I would love to have the Temescal for my son.

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  34. I'd like to try the Lodi WB.
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  35. I subscribe via reader
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  36. I would love the Josie in coffee color! I've been looking for something like this. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. There are two different stores within walking distance to me that sell Ahnu shoes.
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  38. I like that this company is giving back--like joining the Conservation Alliance.
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  39. I like the Kick in smokey brown!

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  40. I subscribe to your RSS feed with google reader

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  41. I have your button on my blog
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  42. I think the Kids Bridge shoes are pretty cool :)

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  43. I subscribe via email.

    AlexisRunningAway@gmail.com

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  44. Button on my site under ladies that rock.

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  45. I would luv to try out the Terra Linda XTR in Dark Grey :)

    Thanks for an Awesome Giveaway :)

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  46. I love they Utilizing sustainable materials such as hemp and charred bamboo in our product line :)

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  47. The company's name "Ahnu" derives from the goddess of balance and well-being in Celtic mythology.

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  48. i would love to try the dolores

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  49. Something else:

    Ahnu is proud to participate in a donation program set up to contribute to Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls facilitates the donations of shoes to those in need worldwide. Its just the right thing to do.

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  50. I'm an email subscriber.

    adorablyconfused at hotmail dot com

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  51. I like that Ahnu is a member of the Conservation Alliance.

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  52. Thing I love about the company: I love that they encourage the employees to get involved in volunteering opportunities!

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  53. Ooooooh! I love these shoes! My favorite from the women's line is the Terra Linda XTR in the Dark Slate color. Wow! What a great looking shoe!!

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  54. About the company: they are involved in the Conservation Alliance.

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  55. I am a twitter follower (sleeky_meerkat)

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  56. Ahnu keeps the user balanced by helping the foot stay aligned and centered in the shoe.

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  57. I would be interested in trying the SoMa clogs. they looked comfortable.


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  58. I am a subscriber


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  59. I learned that: "Ahnu is proud to participate in a donation program set up to contribute to Soles4Souls"

    I love what Soles4Souls does. They are a great group with a wonderful mission.

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  60. I love their environmental commitment (as well as their social commitments like their partnership with Soles4Souls)

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  61. I learned they participate in Soles 4 Souls. always nice to hear a company gives back.


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  62. I'd love the Dolores in black & the Benicia in brown.

    Thanks for the opportunity,
    Beth
    reapingjoyATyahooDOTcom

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  63. I'm a subscriber.

    Thanks for the opportunity,
    Beth
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  64. I like the Tamalpais II. I'd love to start hiking and these would be great shoes for that!

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  65. I subscribe via email.
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  66. I'd love to try the Benicia--both for my daughter AND me...cute, cute, cute!

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  67. I follow you on twitter.
    @caseybecher

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  68. I love that Ahnu is concerned about injury prevention in their technology (I've broken my foot twice and need stable shoes)

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  69. love the Alameda shoe - looks comfy

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  72. I tweeted about your giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/caseybecher/status/1480910274

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  73. love their commitment to the environment

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  74. I have your button on my blog.
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  75. I love that this company makes kids shoes that are super cute and really durable!

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  76. I love the Lodi (for my hubby) in black and the bridge (for my son) in grey.
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  77. Love the Bencia in Smoky Brown for women and the Bridge in Smoky Brown for kids!

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  78. I subscribe to your blog.
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  79. I love that their shoes are stylish. My husband has a hard time finding shoes he likes and he actually found a couple of pairs on Ahnu.
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  80. I learned that they joined the Conservation Alliance the moment we formed Ahnu. As an active member, we help contribute to The Conservation Alliance’s efforts towards community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat, particularly where outdoor enthusiasts recreate.
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  81. Following you on Twitter (sendtocindy)

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  82. Tweeted!
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  83. Have your button, left sidebar, at www.thebabblingbrooks.typepad.com

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  84. I like their fresh, new styles, especially that new style closure on the Benicia!

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  85. Their Neutral Positioning System helps keep your foot aligned and centered in the shoe!

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  86. I'd like a pair of the womens shoes: Delores. They look wonderful and come in lots of colors.

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  87. I already subscribe to emails.

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  88. I subscribe via Google Reader.

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  89. I follow on Twitter (taterbugtx)

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  90. Tweeted
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  91. I would like the bridge in the grey! summrob1@aol.com

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  92. In 2007, these shoes were featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

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  93. I am a subscriber! summrob1@aol.com

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  94. I love the Dolores shoes in Mushroom! So cute!

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  95. I learned that a significant portion of their ownership is held in trust on behalf of outdoor and environmental nonprofits.

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  96. I would love the girls Benicia!

    Thank you!

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  97. Id like to try the Lodi WB for my hiking hobby.

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  98. I subscribe via e-mail!

    Thanks

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  99. I follow you on twitter--screwlucy

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  100. I follow on twitter.
    preschoolinmom

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  101. What I love about this company is that they offer something for the whole family!

    Thank you!

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  102. I also subscribe via my goggle reader!

    Thanks!

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  103. I would love to try the Ginny shoe


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  104. I subscribe via Google Reader at:
    jeanilynne at gmail dot com

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  105. blogged this giveaway here:
    http://bloggyfinds.blogspot.com/2009/04/415-funky-monkey-ahnu-review-giveaway.html


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  106. follow on twitter - bloggyfinds


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  107. tweeted here:
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  108. stumbled this post - bloggyfinds


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  109. I love the Dolores in Black there still super cute and would make great walking shoes. Thanks for entering me!

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  110. I'm an email subscriber thanks.

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  111. commented on facebook - bloggy finds


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  112. blog button on sidebar here:
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  113. As for the company I like their environmental commitment. As for the shoes I love they are easy to slip on.


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  114. Cool shoes! They look beautifully made and of ood quality. I love the women's SoMa clogs.

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  115. Lodi Mid- like that it's Thinsulate and waterproof. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  116. Email and RSS suscriber.

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  117. They work with leading biomechanists, designers & athletes


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  118. Im already a subscriber via email.

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  119. I emailed 3 people w/cc:
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  120. Following you on Twitter as skyxsky27

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  121. Tweeted ~ http://twitter.com/skyxsky27/status/1481309606

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  122. I love the Benecia shoes!

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  123. I like that the company uses certified post-consumer recycled fibers in their catalogs and packaging

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  124. Ahnu is part of the conservation alliance

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  125. I emailed 3 people and cc:ed you

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  126. Those are so cute! I'd love to try the Josie.

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  127. I am a subscriber.

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  128. Benicia in Dawn Pink is really cute for little girls.

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  129. I love the comfort and look of the shoes!

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  130. Ahnu means the goddess of balance and well-being in Celtic mythology!

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  131. I love the josie. adorable. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  132. I subscribe. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  133. I suscribe to your feed. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  134. I follow on twitter. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  135. I have your button. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  136. I tweeted. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  137. The Josie's look so cute for everyday wear! I bet they are insanely comfy too! Thanks.
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  138. Email Subscriber.
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  139. I am really impressed with how much this company cares. Using sustainable products and encouraging their employees to volunteer are awesome!! Thanks.
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  140. There is even a one-year warranty on their shoes.
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  141. I subscribe

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  142. I love the Mirage in Black. I also liked the clog, but what I really loved was how time saving it was to just preview the shoe by mousing over the name instead of having to press into them all individually just to figure out which one I liked. Great website Ahnu, thanks!

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  143. Josie or Tamalpais would be my pick!
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  144. I have your button
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  145. I'd love to try the Reyes. They look perfect.

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  146. Love Tamalpais II in garnet red color.

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  147. I think the Women's Alameda would be nice. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  148. I love that their philosophy is to achieve uncompromising footwear performance.

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  149. I like the women's Josie. Looks so confortable!

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  150. I love that they have similar styles for mom and daughter

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  151. I'd like to try the women's Mirage shoes in black.
    -Terra H.
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  152. I'm an e-mail subscriber.
    -Terra H.
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  153. I'd love to have the Ginny in Sage Green

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  154. From the gold standard of factory certification (we're manufactured in one of the few footwear factories in the world with SA8000 accreditation), to the use of certified post-consumer recycled fibers in our catalogs and packaging, our commitment is visible throughout all aspects of our brand.

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  155. I would like to try the Tilden II.

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  156. A favorite thing about this company is that they not only manufacture in an ecofriendly way, they care about their employees and the communities as well.

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  157. I learned that their shoes can be washed in the washing machine--definitely helpful with kids!

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  158. I love the Kick in Garnet Red!

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  159. The Neutral Positioning System "incorporates external and internal components that work together to stabilize the heel upon impact and promotes neutral positioning throughout the foot strike, roll and toe off."

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  160. I really like the Lodi WB. It would be great for hiking this summer!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  161. I follow on Twitter. (ptowngirl)

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  162. I have your button at http://pregnantkatiesmom.blogspot.com

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  163. I subscribed by email.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  164. I love that Ahnu uses only factories who have received SA8000 certification!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  165. I'd love to try the women's Terra Linda XTR.

    wolfcarol451 at gmail dot com

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  166. I subscribe by email.

    wolfcarol451 at gmail dot com

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  167. For some reason I was having problems with the website. I love the terra lindas and the little mary janes for my daughter.

    -carriechilton@gmail.com

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  168. What I love about the company is their commitment to social responsibility through their choices of materials as well as factories.

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  169. I learned that a feature of Ahnu's design is NPS or Neutral Positioning
    System technology.

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  170. I love the Benicia shoe. Can't pick a favorite color, but that purple shoe is really cute. Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

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  171. I love that they stand behind their products . "Our warranty is valid for one full year from the original time of purchase."

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  172. I really like the looks of their products. I would like to try the Tilden II in hte sporty Iguana green.
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  173. I subscribe.
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