About Ahnu
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Ahnu is an active-lifestyle shoe brand.

Ahnu is a point of view, an ethos, a challenge to the status quo. Ahnu is named after the Celtic deity of the balance between well-being and prosperity, because Ahnu believes in the balance between performance and fashion, profit and philanthropy, and work and play.


Ahnu's path is colourful.

With careful consideration of colour, material, and technology, Ahnu creates performance footwear designed for everyday life. Whether it's on a favourite trail or to the farmers' market, Ahnu supports on the many roads traveled throughout our customers day.


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Ahnu LOVES their customers.

They are involved and globally conscious. They balance friends, family, fitness, and community into their daily routines. They prefer trails over treadmills and want easy-to-wear shoes that nurture activity by closing the distance between urban and outdoors. They want their styles to be both on-trend and authentic.

Performance is a beautiful thing.

Ahnu created Numentum™ Technology to encourage the foot's natural biomechanics for an efficient, stable, and balanced stride. By utilizing the proper materials to create the components, Numentum™ Technology provides just the right amount of structure to respond to the stresses of your hiking, traversing, and commuting activities.

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The Cityscape Collection by Ahnu is designed for the Jack- and Jackie-of-all-Trades. Engieered with Ahnu's signature Numentum Technology, this collection delivers on comfort and style - great for all-day wear.
The Escape Collection by Ahnu isdesigned for the active yoga enthusiast to wear to and from yoga class and beyond. Simplicity and ergonomic design make thse perfect for all-day wear.
The Landscape Collection highlights Ahnu's performance products featuring Numentum Technology - designed to get everyone onto mountains and trails with ese and comfort for all-day adventures.


It’s About Balance - Giving More As Ahnu Grows

A big part of starting Ahnu was to create a business model that allowed Ahnu to act as responsible citizens and to give back by partnering with like-minded organizations. By working together we can achieve great things that truly make a difference in people’s lives. Here are some of Ahnu's partnerships—we are thankful for all they do and more thankful to call them friends. Ahnu has contributed more than $250,000 to charitable organizations since our founding in 2007.

Team Farsight

Ahnu is pleased to the exclusive footwear sponsor of Team Farsight. Team Farsight, led by Trevor Thomas, is an inspirational team of hikers dedicated to raising public awareness and changing societal expectations for the blind, while simultaneously empowering the blind population to achieve greater heights. Team Farsight has completed their 2010 thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, covering some of the most rugged and remote terrain in the United States over a 2,800 mile span. Fewer people have thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail than have summated Mount Everest.

More extraordinary than the expedition itself is that Team Farsight will be led by Trevor Thomas, the first blind person to complete an unassisted thru-hike of the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail. After losing his sight at the age of 35 to a rare eye disease, Trevor Thomas decided to turn his own disability into a position of advocacy and strength. He pursues his passion of summiting some of the world’s tallest peaks, and continues to rock climb, participate in long-distance hiking, and adventure races.

Conservation Alliance

Since its formation as a company, AHNU has been involved with The Conservation Alliance. As a member of the Alliance, AHNU actively contributes to The Conservation Alliance's community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat, particularly where outdoor enthusiasts recreate.

Ahnu is also a sponsor of The Conservation Alliance through the Plus 3 Network. We value the work of The Conservation Alliance, as a protector of outdoor spaces for both wildlife needs and recreational purposes. Plus 3 Network members who select Ahnu Footwear as their 'sponsor' help to directly support the Conservation Alliance with worthwhile giving each time a member completes and logs a fitness activity.

Breast Cancer Fund

Ahnu is proud to be partnered with the Breast Cancer Fund, the only national organization focused solely on prevention, to protect our bodies and environment, and to work toward a world where we've stopped breast cancer before it starts.  Currently, breast cancer effects 1 in 8 women nationally. For this reason, the Breast Cancer Fund works to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of disease. Ahnu greatly values the work that the Breast Cancer Fund does to protect our bodies and environment.

In May of 2011, Ahnu reached our goal donation of $100,000 to the Breast Cancer Fund through our Prevention Mission that entailed a donation of $5 for every pair of women's performance shoes sold between March and May of 2011. In addition to this donation, Ahnu has also donated more than $30,000 through our consumers’ activities logged on the Plus 3 Network.  Ahnu would like to thank each and every one of our consumers that participated in this program and also those that continue to support our brand. We believe in giving more as we grow, and with your support we can continue to make generous donations to honorable organizations like the Breast Cancer Fund.


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, giving away 5.5 million pairs of shoes since 2005. The Soles4Souls organization is a perfect fit for Ahnu's mission of achieving Greater Good in bringing our footwear to those who desperately need it.

Soles4Souls history is rooted in the story of Hurricane Katrina and its victims. Wayne Elsey, a former footwear executive, partnered with friends and colleagues in the industry to send over 1 million pairs of shoes to the survivors of this disaster. Soles4Souls was born as a result of this philanthropic endeavor, and today continues to make a difference in people's lives with the gift of shoes.