How I Built This - Allbirds: Tim Brown & Joey Zwillinger

While playing professional soccer in New Zealand, Tim Brown was turned off by the flashy logos on most athletic gear. He started making canvas shoes for his teammates but soon discovered a better material: soft merino wool from his country's plentiful sheep.

In 2015, he teamed up with Joey Zwillinger to create Allbirds, a company with two ambitious goals: create the world's most comfortable shoes, and do it in a way that was completely carbon-neutral. Today, just three years after launch, Allbirds is worth $1.4 billion! Having bought a pair last week I can confirm they are the comfiest shoe I've ever worn.


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