About Ahnu

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Fall 2012 Shoes now in stores.

Product Philosophy
Ahnu's goal is to achieve uncompromising footwear performance. Ahnu works with leading biomechanics, designers and athletes to develop footwear that will provide the appropriate balance of traction, grip, flexibility, cushioning and durability for a variety of outdoor activities whether on trails, beaches or sidewalks - finding a balance between fitness and fashion, performance and aesthetics, profit and philanthropy, and work and play!

While Ahnu's passions drive them to create great performance products, their values guide them to be responsible throughout all their environmental and social encounters. So if Ahnu can inspire a more balanced life that begins with getting outside, then they are making the connections that influenced Jenny, Jacqueline and Jim to start this amazing brand.

+ Technology
Numentum™ Technology is an activity specific "neutral positioning" system that keeps you balanced and encourages your body's natural biomechanics.


+Numentum™ Traverse

Variable Speed + Variable Impact + Variable Motion

Numentum™ Traverse is designed for multiple outdoor activities: light hiking, trail running or scrambling in or out of rocky streams.


+Numentum™ Trail Run

Variable Speed + Variable Impact + Variable Motion

Numentum™ Traverse for Trail Run, provides support for the true outdoor cross trainer who varies from trail running to light hiking, to scrambling.


+Numentum™ Hike

Low Speed + Low Impact + Lateral Motion

Numentum™ Hike Technology is engineered to center and guide the foot to promote balance when traversing trails – with or without a pack. High density EVA plugs are supported with external struts on both the medial and lateral sides of the heel.

This enables under-foot comfort much like an athletic shoe, but with the heel stability of the most rugged hikers. Numentum™ Hike can take on the roughest terrain on any variety of trail with or without a backpack.


+Numentum™ Open Toe - OXT

Variable Speed + Variable Impact + Variable Motion

Ahnu created the open toe series, with Numentum™ Traverse Technology to offer superior underfoot comfort with a beautiful open toe design.


+Numentum™ Commute - All Day Comfort

Low Speed + Low Impact + Forward Motion

Numentum™ Commute
provides an all day comfort fit for a go-anywhere lifestyle. Features include a thick multi-density foam insole to keep your heel centered and your body balanced while providing incredible comfort.


+Numentum™ Minimal

Various Speed + Natural Impact + Natural Motion

The Karma and Zen combine rich colors with whimsical stitching to create a light weight and supportive yoga inspired flat perfect for travel and trips to town.


The Jackie is Ahnu's celebration of today's woman and the many roles she plays as a true "Jack of All Trades".

An effortless choice that compliments every woman's unique sense of style with all day, go anywhere comfort so she can focus on the things she loves most.

Features Ahnu's Numentum™ Commute Technology neutral positioning system that keeps you balanced and encourages your foot's natural biomechanics.

The Jackie...is everywhere!

The Cityscape Collection by Ahnu is built with the finest leathers and urban-inspired styling.


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.