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The name Ahnu is derived from Celtic mythology, from the goddess of balance and well-being. The deity could accurately be described as an ancient version of "Mother Earth" This choice of a namesake is both deliberate and appropriate, as Ahnu's social and environmental commitment is incorporated in the foundation of every product that has been created and every business decision that has been made. From the gold standard of factory certification (the footwear is manufactured in one of only 31 footwear factories in the world with SA8000 accreditation), to the use of certified post–consumer recycled fibers in the catalogs and packaging, Ahnu's commitment is integrated through all areas of the brand. The product goal is to achieve uncompromising performance by blending a modern aesthetic with the style, structure, and substance of the outdoor lifestyle. This goal has been realized through the emphasis on intuitive easy on/off technology and the proprietary QuiteLight™ construction, a system that enables exceptional strength-to-weight ratio and superior comfort. We engineer products to meet our active life-style needs. Whether for hiking on trails through the Big Sur Mountains or taking a run through Golden Gate Park, we infuse technology that keeps us centered, balanced, and ultimately comfortable for miles on end. And while our passions drive us to create great performance products, our values guide us to be responsible throughout all of our environmental and social encounters. So if we can inspire a more balanced life that begins with getting outside, then we’re making the connections that influenced us to start this brand. So we named our company after the Celtic deity of balance and well being. Life should be balanced, responsible and fun. It's the spirit that's been put into each and every product, and the way that people will hopefully live every day. Ahnu – It's About Balance. Technologies: NUMENTUM™ TECHNOLOGY Numentum™ Technology is a neutral positioning system engineered to encourage your foot's natural biomechanics. It is designed to center and guide the foot to promote an efficient, stable and balanced stride. GIVING MORE AS WE GROW Our passions drive us to create incredible products that support our life as we trek from city to nature and back again. As part of that passion and commitment, we are pleased to support Breast Cancer Fund, The Conservation Alliance and Soles4Souls. [+]