Oiselle + Allbirds Launch Limited Edition Shoe by Designer Mia Saine
April 14, 2021
The Tree Dasher Celebrates Community and the Transformative Power of Movement
Seattle, WA – April 14, 2021 – Oiselle and Allbirds have teamed up on an exclusive collaboration to launch a limited edition version of Allbirds’s Tree Dasher. The running shoe will feature illustrations by Memphis-based artist Mia Saine meant to encourage every body to move and celebrate the inclusive movement in active communities.
The Oiselle x Mia Saine Tree Dasher is a fresh take on Allbirds’s first running shoe, introduced in April 2020. The Dasher is powered by natural materials such as Eucalyptus Tree fiber, Merino Wool, and sugarcane-based SweetFoam™ midsoles that offer serious performance potential while treading lighter on the planet. In addition to the shoes, Oiselle will launch a t-shirt with the same design.
Saine is an illustrator and designer based in Memphis, TN. Their people-oriented designs aim to push the boundaries of inclusivity and explore ways to improve lives. They take inspiration from space, nature, 60s/70s/80s culture, music, self-discovery, anime, and social issues.
“Beyond the bright, energetic flair, this collection displays strength and dedication with variety,” said Saine. “Oiselle, Allbirds, and I aspire to normalize and highlight different womxn creating space in sports like never before. We are here to stay and we invite others to join us! We all have a similar goal – to challenge ourselves every day for progress and liberation.”
Oiselle is a women’s athletic apparel company that balances community and design. Following its first quest to create non-poofy shorts in 2007, the company has grown steadily as an independent brand that now designs and distributes a full range of competition and lifestyle apparel, online and at its University Village flagship store in Seattle. The company sponsors world-class athletes, has a virtual and IRL community for women athletes called the Volée, and gives back to communities in need through its Bras for Girls sports bra donation program. Oiselle is headquartered in Magnuson Park, Seattle, Washington. Follow Oiselle on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Allbirds is a 100% carbon neutral brand that believes in making better things in a better way. Since its inception, Allbirds has balanced purpose and profit, focusing on combating the proliferation of petroleum-based materials in apparel and footwear. The brand’s story began with superfine New Zealand Merino Wool, but since developed a Eucalyptus fiber knit fabric and a Sugarcane-based EVA foam, which is open-sourced for all to use, including competitors. A certified B Corp, Allbirds believe that collaborative development and the sharing of technologies will help protect the planet for future generations.