Ahnu Men’s Mount Tam Air Mesh – First Look

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Over the past few weeks I have been testing out the Ahnu Men’s Mount Tam Air Mesh shoes. Ahnu has been overhauling their shoe designs to allow the shoes to be worn in the city, but be rugged enough to hold up to anything the trail might throw at them. The Mount Tam Air Mesh shoes have the Numentum® Hike system.  “This platform provides stability, security and comfort for spending all day on your feet whether you’re hitting the trails or walking around in a city.”


Technical Specs  

  • Dual density EVA sock liner keeps heel centered
  • Dual density compression molded EVA midsole cushions, supports and centers the foot on varied terrain
  • Numentum® Hike technology provides stability and support
  • Breathable mesh upper to allow air circulation to help keep foot cool and dry in warm and hot weather
  • Leather upper for durability and support
  • Spider Rubber outsole for traction in all environments
  • 14.3 oz.

Cost: $110.00

 What I thought of the shoes!

Straight out of the box I put them on and spent the day walking around town running errands. I found them to be quite comfortable except for what felt like a higher arch support than I normally like. It took several days to get to the feel of the shoes. It was not an uncomfortable difference simply had more cushion, stability, and support. The next day I headed to the trails. Spent several hours hiking around Madera Canyon.


The shoes kept my feet cool while hiking and I did not end up with any hot sports or blisters. These are sure to become my new everyday shoes. I  am excited to try them out once the weather warms up to see how cool they can keep my feet during the hot Arizona summers.

If you would like to learn more about the Mount Tam Air Mesh shoes please visit the Ahnu Website. If you are interested in a waterproof version they do have one and you can learn more about it here.

Full Disclosure: The Ahnu Men’s Mount Tam Air Mesh shoes used in this review was provided to me by Ahnu at not cost to me. This did not influence my review in any way. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and were not guided in any manor.

Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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