Everlane Crossover Form Sandals (gift for review from Everlane)
You might have seen on instagram yesterday that Everlane sent me a pair of their new form sandals to try. I received the crossover sandal in my normal size 8 and I proceeded to wear them the rest of the day afterwards, during which I spent the day wandering the mall with a friend & indulging in happy hour at Seasons52 (did you know they did happy hour??? it’s good!!).
Anyway, my initial thoughts are meh – they will never replace my Birkenstocks, and don’t even come close to being as comfortable. Their marketing is definitely targeting birk-lovers, with which I was mildly annoyed. After wearing these all day, there’s a reason cork is comfortable in summer; it doesn’t get wet and sticky with sweat. I know. Ew. And cork is much more responsive to the shape of your foot.
These sandals have slight molding, but the indentations that are supposed to fit nicely under the toes, don’t for me, which isn’t the end of the world, but a little weird. The shoe fits my foot perfectly, but I wonder if I’d feel more comfortable in a larger size? not least because the crossover straps are TIGHT. And even after walking in them for 4-5 hours, they were still tight. And slightly narrow.
The straight strap sandals look like the strap is a little less tight on the models, so that might be the way to go. Anyway, the crossover sandal is already selling out in a few colors, but there are still most colors and sizes of the slide sandal left.
I love the style and sleekness of these shoes, and the colors are SO good. And they’re cute and comfortable for just wearing, but NOT for walking a lot. So no, not a replacement for a pair of Birkenstocks, but a supplement, and something slightly more “refined” for certain occasions. Still good.
I haven’t ordered anything from Tom Bihn yet, but I think I’m going to start with the Sidekick – in black, of course. I have a feeling I just have to start somewhere and not try and buy “the perfect” thing right off; I can build a travel bag “wardrobe” over time (I was getting a little overwhelmed trying to decide on THE ONE THING). I love the sidekick because I can use it as a small packing case inside my suitcase, then as a shoulder/crossbody bag at my destination. AND, at home, I can use it as a waist pack for long walks with dagny. Honestly, the fact that I can add waist straps to it is very appealing; I would have used something like that in Costa Rica, and can imagine the versatility will come in handy in lots of situations.
I have wanted to try the Rachel Comey slim legion jeans forever, and since I sold my Levi’s and had some credit at Shopbop I decided to try them, not having super-high hopes. First, I ordered the six, and I don’t know what I was thinking. No amount of squatting & stretching and laying down on the bed could get them zipped. I could test out the length though, which is what I was most concerned about, and I think if I did get my right size (8), they wouldn’t be too long on me, but they certainly won’t be cropped. I liked the way they fit in the leg/calves, and the high waist though, so I’m tempted to try them in my size. We’ll see.
I finished watching I Love Dick this week. I am tempted now to read the book because the show made such an impact on me. I think about it everyday. I don’t know how to explain WHAT I think about it, just that it’s in my mind. And no, it’s not just Kevin Bacon LOL
AND OMG, who saw that Idris Elba is playing the lead in the movie adaptation of The Gunslinger books by Stephen King?? I love Stephen King, but this series was one of my favorites by him. And it has special meaning, because reading those books and binging on The Sopranos (on DVD’s from Netflix BTW, this was before streaming LOL) got me through the really rough patches of my divorce. But back to Idris Elba…I cannot wait. CANNOT wait for this movie.
Hmm…I seem to be talking quite a lot about famous men I find **intriguing** LOL
I did finally start watching the latest season of Sherlock too. Speaking of men I find intriguing…
Finally going to pick up some alterations today – I had my Everlane wide leg cropped pants hemmed so they’re CROPPED on me haha. And an old James Perse dress that was just too long. I don’t know why it’s so hard to get these things done? They were in my car forever before I even took them, now I’m behind picking them up.
What are your plans for the weekend??