Last month, the kind folks at Everlane reached out and asked if I’d want to swing by and check out the launch of their new Day shoe collection. I’d basically had “Everlane Day mules launch” listed on my calendar since I saw them on the site’s Coming Soon page earlier this year, so the promise of getting my paws on them in person guaranteed my attendance. The fact that they also offered to give me a pair of said shoes just for stopping by? RSVP no-brainer! Everlane is one of my favorite brands, and I get the feeling a lot of you guys are loyal fans too, so I thought I’d tell you about how the shoes are faring a few weeks in (and especially since these were my first shoes from Everlane, ever. Shocker, I know!). In a nutshell: hi, I’m obsessed.
I’ve been slow to hop on the mule trend, and these couldn’t have been a more perfect pair for me to wear while jumping on the bandwagon. I got these in my normal size (7) and they fit great! Even with the slim profile, I was surprised by how comfortable they felt. They don’t squeeze on your toes at all. I don’t have high arches in my feet, so having significant arch support isn’t that important to me. Still, I don’t find that the upper on the shoes pinch or constrict the top of the foot at all, and the foot bed is very comfortable and padded just enough (I even detected the slightest bit of arch support in the middle of the foot bed, but again, it’s not noticeable if you were looking at the shoe…or more importantly, if you need that type of thing).
But what I really love about these is the silhouette along the top of the foot. I like that it doesn’t cover TOO much of the foot, because on petite gals like me, sometimes that can make me feel like I’m wearing elf shoes. With a rounded toe like this, one needs a little toe or foot cleavage to keep the lines in an outfit looking good, if that makes any sense at all (yes friends, I just wrote the words “toe or foot cleavage.”) These just have a slim, clean profile, and they pair well with skinny jeans, relaxed boyfriend fit jeans, even a pair of shorts.
Now, like a lot of structured/dressy sandals, for me they clack and make a TON of noise when you’re going down a flight a stairs. You know how when you’re setting your foot down with this type of shoe, and the back part smacks the next step as you lower your foot? Yeah, that. But that’s literally the only complaint I have with them, if you can even call it that (I’ve taken to gliding down stairs as gracefully as possible whilst wearing these. Maybe the secret mission of the Day mule was to make us all look more ladylike as we descend flights of stairs).
One other thing that could be an issue for some: A couple gals on Instagram asked me about keeping them clean. I don’t know if it’s a function of working from home, the way I walk, or what, but it’s just not that big of an issue for me. I’ve been wearing them every weekend and during weeknight outings, so from grocery store to drinks with friends, they’ve served me well. I will say that after some extensive walking this past weekend, one shoe did have a little scuff mark on it, but I used a basic suede sponge and was able to buff it out, no problem. I mean, I’m sure eventually these will get kind of dirty. But I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. I dunno, my driving mocs from M. Gemi in a similar color have done fine, so maybe I’m a (lucky) weirdo who can keep suede shoes relatively clean? In any case, if you got these in black, navy, or red, it wouldn’t be an issue anyway.
The mules aren’t the only part of the Day collection, so good news if that look just isn’t your thing. Everlane also launched The Day Heel ($145) and The Day Flat (their take on a ballet flat, at $125). And launching just last week are these pointed-toe mule slides, which are perfect if you want something even dressier (this pink shade is on point).
Ok, about availability: I won’t lie, at $120, the Day mules sold like hot cakes, and the Day heels did too. I sent Everlane a note to find out when more of the natural suede and red colors will be back in stock, so stay tuned! If you like the Day heels, those are still available via waitlist sign up (which I usually take to mean that they’re gathering names and will place another order based on volume requested — so get your name on the list if you want ’em!).
Update: Reporting live from San Francisco… I’m hearing a couple different things on restock, so take notes! If you want a pair of Day heels, definitely get on the waitlist stat. You do that by going here, selecting your color and size, and providing an email. Those should be restocked by late July. Customer service was less sure about the natural suede and red Day mules getting restocked, but a separate Everlane contact estimated those would also be restocked in July. So keep an eye out! I feel badly featuring something you guys can’t immediately get your hands on (sorry ’bout that…I never expected these babies would sell so fast, since I just got them in mid-April!). But there are still a few other colors available in darker neutrals!
Have you ever purchased shoes from Everlane? What did you think? This has been such a good experience, I’m thinking I might buy a pair of Day mules in red once they’re back in stock, and I can’t wait to see if more summer slides come out this year (they had some camel ones last year that I didn’t move on fast enough!).