If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you already saw a couple of peeks of the new Everlane loafer but here are more details. Everlane sent me these to review for you at launch, so I just received them yesterday afternoon. I haven’t worn them “out” yet, but I did spend a few hours walking around the house in them, and taking pictures, so I have a pretty good feel for the fit I think.
**edited 12/10/2014 – I’ve had these for a while now, and am really pleased with how they fit and how comfortable they are. There was a break-in period, but it was only a couple of wears. I HIGHLY recommend sticking with your true size, unless you tend to run on the larger size; they will stretch with wear, and give a little. Fabulous loafers.
My loafers are a size 8, which is my normal size. When I first put them on, they were VERY snug. I was a little scared at first that they wouldn’t fit. But I kept them on and wandered around a bit and they started to give quite nicely. They’re also a narrow, pointy toe, which is something my feet aren’t used to after being in Birkenstocks all summer! So, some adjustment was to be expected. And I know my feet “swell” at the end of the day because it’s still 90million degrees here.
The leather is luxurious and soft, but substantial; I think these will hold up to a lot of wear. They’re made in Italy, which is impressive given the price point, but then again, Everlane never ceases to amaze me in terms of quality and price, so I expected nothing less from the loafer.
I’m impressed. But then again, I didn’t think I wouldn’t be. You know I’d been searching for a black loafer, and am pleased to say I’ve found the ones I’ll wear for quite some time. The pointy toe is different for me, but very modern, and bonus! leg elongating! When I first opened these, I quickly put them on with an old James Perse knee-length dress I was wearing, and loved how much longer and leaner they made my legs look. Of course, that’s just because the point is drawing your eye down, but I’ll take it! Anyway, I think I can pull these off with a dress or skirt, not just pants/jeans. Wait for the outfits!!
The other colors are great too – the olive looks like a nice subtle color for fall, and the burgundy is so rich looking. Now…we wait for the crossbody bag and new cashmere 🙂
Did you order a pair of Everlane loafers? Which color? How are you going to style them?