The Mystery of Business Casual

No one knows what shoes to wear to work. Silicon Valley has an answer.

Photo: Rothy’s/Allbirds/The Atlantic

The first time I tried on a pair of Allbirds sneakers, I was in the brand’s San Francisco boutique, sitting on a gently curved wooden stool designed to tip forward in aid of shoe-changing. The stool was created by the same people who design the start-up’s shoes, and it made me feel the same…

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