Allbirds, the hugely popular global footwear brand co-founded by New Zealander Tim Brown has announced plans to open its first New Zealand store in the Britomart precinct this coming August.

Founded and led by Brown and co-founder Joey Zwillinger from their Silicon Valley headquarters, the five-year-old footwear brand has been dubbed as having 'the world's most comfortable shoe' and is known for its beautiful and innovative design, comfort and world-leading sustainable credentials. After years of researching and tinkering, Brown (former All Whites football captain) and Zwillinger, an engineer and renewables expert teamed up to create a revolutionary wool fabric made specifically for footwear. The outcome was their Allbirds woolrunner shoe - which has since led to many other designs in an entirely new category of footwear inspired by natural materials, and an ongoing mantra to create better things in a better way. The company has since come a long way - in a short space of time. For their full story, head to their website here

The arrival of Allbirds to Britomart will continue to grow the city centre’s enviable unique sneaker offering, with there now being more than 25 stores supplying and selling a range of on-trend options for your feet. For more on the best places to buy sneakers, click here

Stay tuned on the Heart of The City channels for all the official store details! 


Last updated: 25 June 2019