- Everlane’s Day Boot ($225) is a buttery soft, true to size, walkable closet staple that’s perfect for everyday wear in the fall.
- Four women on the Insider Picks team tested the boots out in person since Everlane shoes can fluctuate widely in sizing and comfort — ranging from not-so-great to the most comfortable shoes we own.
- The Day Boot, like the rest of the company’s Day shoe line, is another Everlane success.
- It comes in five fall colors: brick, burgundy, black, white, and ecru.
Finding the perfect fall boot can require a host of high-maintenance ingredients: a full moon, the blood of scarred ankles, and your tacit compliance to endure a never-ending phantom pressure of pinched toes for the entirety of the season. Add to that $50 for a bargain pair or a few hundred dollars for something designer, and you’re halfway there.
If your laundry list for a fall boot, however, looks something like a sleek, walkable leather ankle boot in great fall colors, you may be able to take a shortcut and buy the ultimate fall boot from cult-favorite brand Everlane.
Everlane’s Day Boot is a versatile ankle boot that retails for $225 and comes in five fall colors: brick, burgundy, black, white, and ecru. The startup’s primary directive was to create a wear-anywhere boot that won’t destroy your feet. Or, in other words, the boot version of the company’s best-selling Day Glove flats.
The Day Boots are made of buttery soft 100% Italian leather, a 2-inch walkable heel, and a cushiony insole that won’t beat up your feet or your spirits while you walk. The Day Boot has a sleek center seam and covered side zipper, plus a back pull tab that’s mirrored in all its sister Day shoes, including the Day Glove, Day Heel, and Day High Heel. According to Everlane, they’re true to size, and, with time, the leather will mold to the shape of your foot for a custom fit.
As is customary given the company’s “radically transparent” business model, shoppers can also see a breakdown of pricing on the Day Boot landing page: the “true cost” of their item, what the industry would traditionally mark it up to (an estimated $460), and what Everlane has priced it at ($225).
Since Everlane shoes can vary widely in sizing and comfort — and boots are their own singular challenge for design teams — four women on the Insider Picks team have spent the last couple weeks in the Everlane Day Boots. Below, you can find details on our individual experiences, tips on sizing, and how the shoes fared in terms of comfort and look.
Mara Leighton, Insider Picks reporter: The Day Boot, $225 in Burgundy
Since getting Everlane’s Day Boot in Burgundy I’ve worn them to the office, out on the weekends, to trek my typical hour-plus of walking along unforgiving sidewalks, and stood in them for a three-hour concert after wearing them at work all day. I won’t pretend that they’re the same as tennis shoes, but they’re incredibly comfortable for boots. The low heel is indeed walkable, and the cushioned insole does its job well.
Best of all, though, has to be the truly “buttery-soft” Italian leather. Picking up Everlane shoes online can be a frustrating guessing game in terms of size, and I was worried after first putting them on that ordering my true size was a mistake. But, after a few wears, the leather molded to my feet and it quickly became possible to slip regular socks inside. Now, the fit is perfect. Another huge pro of the soft, relatively thin leather is that it’s supple enough to mold into not only a custom fit, but a glove-like look that makes a short upper (which I typically avoid) still flattering and elegant — something that’s also aided by the sleek center seam. They’re closer to thick leather socks than chunky ankle boots.
All in all, they’re great fall boots. I wish they were less than $200, but I don’t think anyone considering getting them will regret buying them, either.
Connie Chen, Insider Picks reporter: The Day Boot, $225 in Brick
I couldn’t be more excited that it’s finally ankle boot season, and the versatile, stylish Day Boot is a great addition to my fall essentials collection. I got my normal size and it initially felt a little snug, so I was nervous about the fit, but walking around in the shoes was actually more comfortable than expected.
Though I’m not sure I could spend 24 hours in them, I wouldn’t hesitate to pull them on to go to work or spend an afternoon walking around the city. The exterior of the boot is wonderfully soft, while the rich Brick color is brighter than typical fall colors and will provide a pop during more dreary days.
Malarie Gokey, Insider Picks guides editor: The Day Boot, $225 in Burgundy
I’m a big fan of 2-3-inch heels, so I was excited to try the Everlane Day Boot. I typically wear a 7.5 in Everlane’s flats and the Day Heel, but I often size up for boots to accommodate socks, so I went with a size 8 in Burgundy, and I’m so glad I did. The Day Boot is initially snug, but it does form to your foot after a couple of wears, thanks to the perfectly soft, moldable leather. I love the Burgundy color, too.
The cushioning is adequate for short jaunts, but if you’re a city slicker who’s fond of walking 8 to 10 miles on Saturdays like I am, your feet will feel it. That said, I view them as the perfect work boot because they’re sophisticated, understated, and professional-looking. I fully expect to wear them to work often this fall.
Remi Rosmarin, Insider Picks intern: The Day Boot, $225 in Brick
I love how heeled booties have the ability to instantly make any outfit look more sophisticated. Still, I can’t bear the thought of hobbling through my long commute with blisters abound, just for the sake of sophistication. Everlane’s Day Boot is a true compromise. The block heel is not too high, making the shoe easily walkable. The supple leather feels great on your feet. All of the colors are pretty neutral, and while I would usually flock to black, I chose to try the Brick color. I actually love how this color is neutral, but brighter than my usual choices of black and dark brown boots. I think these will be a great piece for fall and to dress up my typically casual outfits.
Shop the Everlane Day Boot, (available in five colors), $225
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