Everlane's new recycled wool coat has a simple and versatile silhouette with a few elevated details that make it stand out — here's what you should know before ordering it
Everlane's $298 ReWool Overcoat is a well-made closet staple that looks far more expensive than its price tag suggests. It comes in three beautiful colors — camel, dark charcoal, and a rich rust-like toffee — and sizes 00-16. It's versatile, warm, and elevates any outfit. Like the whole Everlane ReNew line, the ReWool coat is made from recycled materials (wool and nylon). If you choose to purchase it, my recommendation would be to consider sizing down — Everlane says oversized, and they mean very oversized. If you have long arms, you may want to order two sizes and return one.
The highs and lows of shopping on the internet resemble the highs and lows of any kind of gambling. When you pull out your wallet and commit to a 2D image of something, you do so with the hope that it will at least live up to, or even surpass, your expectations — even with the knowledge that there's a greater likelihood you'll be burned. But, what if you're right? Everlane's $298 Italian ReWool Overcoat is one of those bets that pay off in person. There were a lot of ways for the ReWool Overcoat to go wrong — plenty of under-$300 wool overcoats show up thin and nubby in daylight — but this one pleasantly surprised me. It's well-made. The wool is thick and decently weighty (but not heavy), the camel color true to online photos, and the tricky design details (oversized proportions, a rounded and elongated shape) are executed subtly. It's also warmer than I expected; I've happily worn it over a long-sleeve shirt in 30-degree weather.
The style The ReWool Overcoat is chic, and it feels more expensive than you'll pay for it (one tenant of an internet bargain). The staple has just enough upgrades and thoughtful details — a notched collar, a double-breasted front, a rounded silhouette that looks beautiful both buttoned and unbuttoned — to make it feel both everyday and special. I've worn it over sweatshirts and jeans on the weekend headed to brunch and over a nice cocktail dress on date night or to special events. It does what any good staple should do: elevate whatever outfit it's being tacked onto. And for a relatively inconspicuous classic, it's the piece I've gotten the most compliments on from friends in the last few months of wear. One thing to note is that it's not immediately obvious that the ReWool Overcoat pockets are real. A decent amount of reviewers seemed to believe they're fake — and I don't blame them. The coat comes with the pockets sewn so tightly, and the lining so seamless, that I was afraid at first to cut the threads. But, rest assured the pockets are real — and they're deep, with more than enough room for cold hands a phone and keys.
Colors and material Right now, it comes in three essential colors — camel, a rich rusted toffee, and dark charcoal — and in sizes 00-16. In traditional retail, Everlane estimates the same coat would go for $630. The ReWool Overcoat also includes a majority of recycled materials (62% recycled wool and 38% recycled nylon, according to the company), like the rest of the ReNew line. And like all Everlane products, you can read more about the factory in which it was made here. Sizing The ReWool Overcoat is oversized, and depending on variables like your height, you'll want to size down. I typically wear a size 4, and I ordered a size 2 after reading a few reviews that called it "huge" in person. I'm glad I did, but I can't imagine the 4 would have been a deal breaker either, and I'd recommend sticking to your normal size if you have particularly long arms. The sleeves on the 2 are a hint shorter than I'd like. Everlane's return policy is within 60 days of the purchase date so while it's not ideal to buy a couple to try on at home, it's not impossible.
The bottom line: Overall, the Italian ReWool Overcoat is a versatile, well-made staple. It's substantial and warm without being too heavy, the design feels elevated but not forced, and it makes everything that I wear it with look elevated. If you're on the hunt for a classic-but-cool wool overcoat, I think you'll be happy with this version for $298 — though you may want to consider choosing one size down.
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4 women tested Everlane's 'washable silk' shirts — here's how the tops held up after wear and washing
Everlane's "washable silk" tops come in three styles: The Wrap Top ($110), The Relaxed Shirt...Everlane's "washable silk" tops come in three styles: The Wrap Top ($110), The Relaxed Shirt ($110) and The Tie-Cuff Shirt ($72). The washable silk these tops are made of is heavier and less sheer than traditional silk, and more low-maintenance — so you can machine-wash it. To see how Everlane's washable silk stacks up in real life, four of us wore and machine-washed the tops. Overall, we liked the tops and we recommend them to anyone looking to forgo trips to their dry cleaner. But there's ultimately no beating the real deal, so we recommend Everlane's dry-clean-only Clean Silk Shirt ($88) to everyone else. If you asked me to create a wardrobe out of only one material — and I could be as impractical as I wanted — the answer would probably be silk. Why? It's soft; it's smooth; it looks like a dry martini served in a dimly-lit piano bar. Unsurprisingly, though, you don't get the glamour of silk without high-maintenance maintenance. The queen of textiles isn't cheap, and the care isn't easy: You'll probably need to hand-wash or dry clean it. Startups have made it easier to find affordable and relatively hassle-free silk. You've probably seen ads for Lunya's washable silk pajamas or bought a silk pillowcase from Slip ($89), Brooklinen ($50), or Parachute ($179). The latest washable-silk option is from Everlane, the startup that's responsible for a disproportionate number of our team's all-time favorite basics. Everlane's Washable Silk collection comprises three styles (The Wrap Top, The Relaxed Shirt, and The Tie-Cuff Shirt). These styles currently come in up to five colors and range in price from $72 to $110 (though Everlane estimates the shirts would cost closer to $215 at traditional retailers). Everlane's washable silk is less sheer and slightly heavier than traditional silk, and you can — as the name implies — just throw it in the wash alongside your other clothes. There's no need to hang-dry, either. But, to keep the silky feel, you may want to tumble-dry it on low. To see how Everlane's washable silk stacks up in real life, I asked my coworkers to wear — and wash — the silk at home. Keep reading to find our reviews, but the gist is this: These are pretty, versatile tops that deliver on the drapery and luxe look of silk without the need for dry-cleaning. But, if you want a traditional experience and sheen, you should opt for Everlane's $98 Clean Silk version and foot the occasional dry-cleaning bill. Four women review Everlane's Washable Silk tops. Here's what we thought:Washable Silk Tie-Cuff Shirt I always feel like I look like I'm ready to take your drinks and appetizer order when I wear a regular button-down shirt, so I gravitate toward button-downs with embellishments. The tie cuffs on this shirt are exactly what I look for — they make it feel special without going over the top. What's even more special is the construction of the shirt, which feels soft and drapes well. It was a heavier silk fabric than I expected, but still breathable. After washing it, it still felt as soft as the first time I wore it, and it didn't shrink. However, I was a little disappointed to see that it was wrinkly. Even if you follow Everlane's care instructions, I think experiences can really differ based on what types of laundry products you use, so I would just consider that before you buy the shirt. — Connie Chen, senior reporter I've been on the hunt for a good silk button-down for a while now. You would think I would have found one by now, it's not that hard right? My problem is silk shirts skew pretty expensive and I always get less wear out of them than I'd like, simply because I'm too lazy to constantly make those trips to the dry cleaner. That said, I was really excited to try Everlane's washable silk. I really like the style of this shirt. It fits well and the tie cuffs add some femininity to an otherwise simple silhouette. But the shirt didn't have the silky feel I was expecting. I have, and love, Everlane's Clean Silk Shirt ($88), which has that luxuriously light feel that I've come to expect from the fabric. This washable silk shirt is still obviously silk, but doesn't have as much of a lightweight, smooth feel. After putting it through the wash, it didn't lose any shape, but it didn't feel as soft as the first wear. Ultimately, this is a really cute shirt and I'll definitely wear it again, but I wasn't really impressed by the washable silk aspect. If you're looking for a classic silky shirt, I'd go for one of Everlane's regular silk options — they're high quality and relatively affordable. You'll have to go the extra step of getting them dry-cleaned, but I think it's worth it if a great silk shirt is what you want. — Remi Rosmarin, reporter Product Embed: Product Name: Everlane The Washable Silk Tie-Cuff Shirt Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5ece83e23ad8610ed44eb135&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Washable Silk Relaxed Shirt When Everlane describes these blouses as heavier than traditional silk and less sheer, they're not kidding. This makes it more versatile than traditional silk — no worrying about wearing the exactly right flesh-colored bra — but it also feels a bit like a hybrid of a suede and silk. You'll still get the beautiful draping, but there isn't the same lustrous sheen if that's what you're after. Better to stick to their other silk options. After throwing this style in the wash and tumble-drying on low, I noticed a relatively minimal difference in the make and feel of the shirt, though it did take a little extra care to get the wrinkles out. It's still far less hassle than a traditional silk shirt, but not a dead-ringer alternative. If you like the sound of something that's a little heavier and less sheer that you can throw in the wash — but that still offers beautiful draping — then you're most likely to enjoy Everlane's washable silk. — Mara Leighton, senior reporter Product Embed: Product Name: Everlane The Washable Silk Relaxed Shirt Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5e9e0fc55bd7a515867fe245&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Washable Silk Wrap Top $110, available at Everlane I was intrigued when Everlane released its washable silk tops because I only had one silk article of clothing that I put through the wash even though the tag explicitly says "dry clean only". I tried Everlane's Washable Silk Wrap top in rose in a size 0. Normally I wear a size 0 and rarely I'll wear a 00, which is the size I should have chosen since the 0 was a bit too big for me. I love tops that are cropped, which this wrap top definitely is, so if you're taller than 5-foot-3 or just don't like cropped pieces, this might not be the ideal top. There are hidden buttons to help keep everything in place, but I constantly fought with the ties that kept threatening to come undone. I ran the top through the wash in warm water along with way too much fabric softener and put it in the dryer along with the rest of my laundry on medium heat. When I took it out of the dryer, it looked no smaller than it was before but it also wasn't as soft as it was prior to being washed and dried, especially considering the fact that I used too much fabric softener. Regardless, I still love the color and how the top is cut. As someone who rarely sends clothes to the dry cleaner, I was satisfied, but not amazed by how this washable silk top stood up to the washing machine. — Ciannah Gin, former editorial fellow Product Embed: Product Name: Everlane The Washable Silk Wrap Top Card Type: button https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5ece856b4dca680bd529e1dc&type=button&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%
More than 23 billion pairs of sneakers are made every year, over 300 million pairs...More than 23 billion pairs of sneakers are made every year, over 300 million pairs are thrown out annually, and, on average, it takes 30-40 years for a pair to fully decompose in a landfill. Sneakers are one of the most wasteful retail items to produce, but a booming shoe industry shows no signs of slowing down. However, as shoppers become more educated about the environmental concerns associated with producing their clothes and shoes, brands become more incentivized to offer sustainable alternatives. Below you'll find ten brands that are trying to set a new standard by making sneakers with innovative, eco-friendly materials and more sustainable production methods. The sneaker industry is bigger than ever, and its growth shows no signs of slowing. More than 23 billion pairs of sneakers are produced every year, but behind the great demand for footwear is an industry so wasteful it's almost beyond measure. Most of these new pairs use virgin plastic, rubber, and petroleum, producing alarming amounts of carbon dioxide. According to sneaker startup Nothing New, about 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown out every year and, on average, it takes 30-40 years for a pair to fully decompose in a landfill. In the past, most shoppers would have put little thought into exactly how the items they bought were made, but that is no longer the case all around. In addition to demanding trendsetting styles and groundbreaking innovations, the educated consumers of today expect products to be made responsibly. Sportswear retail expert Matt Powell explained to Business Insider that younger people are very concerned with how their purchases are affecting the environment. "Sustainability is an important theme in retail, so much so that younger consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products," said Powell. "Brands have long been concerned about making products sustainably, but they're being more forward and open about it." If you're looking to make better, more sustainable choices, we hear you. We are too, which is why we rounded up this list of brands that are using innovative, eco-friendly materials and more sustainable production methods to make sneakers. From performance sneakers made by popular brands like Nike and Adidas to fashion-forward trainers from startups like Everlane and Allbirds, you'll find plenty of brands new and old working to set new standards. Check out 9 brands making more sustainable sneakers:Adidas x Parley Shop all Adidas x Parley for the Oceans sneakers and apparel here, $30-$250 When it comes to mainstream sportswear brands, Adidas is easily the most vocal about its sustainability efforts — and environmental organization Parley for the Oceans has been its biggest collaborator. The two brands teamed up for the first time in 2015 with a sneaker using yarn made from recycled ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gill nets. They officially launched products to the public in 2016. In 2017 and 2018 respectively, Adidas sold 1 million and 5 million pairs of sneakers made with Parley's recycled ocean plastic — and the goal for 2019 is a whopping 11 million pairs. Today, you'll find Parley's recycled materials on everything from running sneakers like the Alphabounce+ Run (pictured above) and Ultra Boost to outdoor shoes like the Terrex Two. Read more: Adidas sold 1 million pairs of sneakers made from recycled ocean waste in 2017 Tread by Everlane Shop Tread by Everlane Trainers for men and women, $98 While recycled knits account for a big part of the sustainable sneakers market, Tread by Everlane is for those who still appreciate quality leather. With 94.2% non-virgin plastic soles, leather sourced from the world's cleanest tannery, and laces and linings made from recycled plastic bottles, The Trainer is touted (by its maker, mind you) as the world's lowest-impact sneakers. Even if you aren't a particularly conscious consumer (although you should be), Tread by Everlane has great appeal. Its style lends itself well to minimalists and lovers of that cut-and-sewn look found on retro running sneakers. Read more: We tried Everlane's low-impact unisex sneakers — here are our thoughts Reebok NPC UK Cotton + Corn Reebok NPC UK Cotton + Corn unisex sneaker, $90 When Reebok first launched the Cotton + Corn NPC UK sneaker, it featured leather accents on the heel tab, but after receiving kickback from Peta, the brand took the initiative to make the shoe vegan. The updated sneaker features a 100% cotton upper, a sole derived from corn, and insoles made from castor bean oil. Even the packaging is 100% recycled. Nothing New Shop Nothing New sneakers for men and women now, $95-$108 Founded in 2019, Nothing New is a sneaker startup that aims to positively impact the planet and educate the people that live on it. Unlike most brands on this list that are simply making strides to improve their eco-friendliness, sustainability is at the very core of the brand. As the name suggests, Nothing New sneakers are made with only recycled materials. The upper is 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, while its other components are made from recycled cotton, fishing nets, rubber, and cork. Beyond the production process, Nothing New offers $20 discounts on new pairs to those who send back their used sneakers. Depending on the condition of the sneakers, Nothing New will clean and donate them or break them down and put the materials back into its recycled supply chain. Read more: This sneaker startup is helping to change industry sustainability standards by using 100% recycled materials Converse Renew Shop the Converse Renew collection here, $75-$80 The Chuck Taylor All-Star is cemented in footwear as one of, if not the most timeless sneaker on the planet, but Converse has proven that it's able to stay in touch with modern demands. Using 100% recycled plastic bottles to make up its canvas upper, the Renew Collection is the latest example of its commitment to produce more carefully. The process starts with plastic bottles sourced by US-based recycling company First Mile. The plastic is then ground up into flakes, melted, rolled into bales, spun into yarn, and weaved into canvas. The best part about the Converse Renew collection is that shoes are fully customizable and are available in sizes from toddlers to adults. Nike Shop all Nike Flyknit sneakers here, $65-$210 Over the last five decades, Nike has continually pushed boundaries in sportswear innovation. While performance has been at the forefront of its designs, sustainability has also been a major factor in recent years. Even though sustainability isn't heavily incorporated into the brand's marketing (compared to Adidas Parley or Allbirds), the brand's work has not gone unnoticed. In 2018, Nike was recognized by Textile Exchange as using the most recycled polyester in the industry for the sixth year in a row, and from 2010-2018, the brand transformed 6.4 billion plastic water bottles into recycled footwear or apparel. Nike's signature Flyknit material, which can be found on footwear throughout the brand's catalog, is made in-part with recycled plastic, but the Swoosh is doing more than sustainable kits. This past Earth Day, Nike also launched sneakers made from Flyleather, a new material made from at least 50% recycled leather fiber. Although there haven't been many other sneakers to release with Flyleather yet, you can expect the material to be included in more future designs. Allbirds Shop Allbirds sneakers for men and women here, $95-$115 As the brainchild of New Zealand native Tim Brown and San Francisco-based renewables expert Joey Zwillinger, Allbirds is the wildly popular sneaker startup you've seen all throughout Silicon Valley and New York City. In just four years, the brand reached a $77.5 million valuation — all thanks to its sustainable footwear. Love them or hate them, all of Allbirds' designs are undeniably unique and unmatched in comfort. The brand's shoes are made with merino wool or eucalyptus trees for the uppers and sugar cane for the SweetFoam soles. They even made the patent on their SweetFoam material public so that other brands could utilize it as a sustainable alternative. Recycled plastic and castor bean oil also make their way into the inner-workings of the shoes. Allbirds even uses 90% post-consumer recycled cardboard for packaging that serves as a shoe box, shopping bag, and mailer all in one. We've reviewed everything from the signature Wool Runners to the newer Tree Toppers, and found them to be incredibly comfortable. Read more: Allbirds, the company behind 'the world's most comfortable shoes' also makes a kids' version Greats Greats Royale Knit sneakers for men and women, $119 Founded in 2014 by Ryan Babenzien and footwear designer Jon Buscemi, Greats began as an affordable alternative to the luxury sneaker market. The brand's signature style, The Greats Royale, features premium leather, is manufactured in Italy, and only costs $179 — which far less than comparable high-end sneakers. In efforts to be more eco-friendly, Greats redesigned the silhouette with a recycled plastic knit upper. Seven plastic bottles go into making each pair of Royale Knit sneakers, and in the initial production run alone, Greats removed 75,000 bottles from the ocean. In addition to the recycled plastic uppers, Greats uses recycled materials to produce the shoe boxes and packaging. Rothy's Shop all recycled plastic shoes at Rothy's here, $125-$165 Founded in 2016, Rothy's took over social media and the streets of New York and San Francisco with its recycled plastic flats for women. With such a heavy emphasis on sustainability, it was only right the brand start making other styles including sneakers. Aptly named "The Sneaker," Rothy's recycled plastic sneaker features a Vans-inspired slip-on look with a recycled plastic upper. Other eco-friendly elements of the shoe include recycled foam insoles, vegan, outsoles made from recyclable, carbon-free rubber and TPU, and vegan and non-toxic adhesives. To date, Rothy's has repurposed more than 35 million plastic water bottles in its footwear. For now, the brand only makes footwear for women and kids, so if you're a guy, you'll have to check out one of the other brands on this list. Read more: Rothy's made a sneaker from recycled plastic — here's what they're like to wear
We wore Everlane's upcycled knit boots for 6 months and found that they're great for moderate weather, but not ideal for winter
Everlane's Glove Boot ($155) is a sleek boot made with stretchy, sustainable knit fabric and a...Everlane's Glove Boot ($155) is a sleek boot made with stretchy, sustainable knit fabric and a walkable heel for all-day comfort. Five women on the Insider Reviews team tested the boots out to see how they fared in person. Like the Day Glove flats, the Glove Boots were an instant hit. We loved the look and feel of these unique knit booties, and we were excited to wear them last fall. Ultimately though, most of us haven't gotten much wear out of the boots this winter as the fabric is lighter. You can find our more in-depth, updated reviews below. Finding a boot that fits everyone like a glove can be a tough feat, but that's the essence of this aptly-named shoe — the Everlane Glove Boot. The silhouette mimics Everlane's popular Day Boot, but instead of leather, the shoe is made of a ribbed knit that molds to your feet like a glove (or a sock). The shoes come in eight colors with a mix of neutrals and statement shades: Black, Toffee, Bone, Tomato, and Cobalt. The Glove Boot features Everlane's textured, sustainable ReKnit fabric which is made from upcycled plastic bottles; each pair contains nine of them. Not only is this fabric eco-friendly, but it's super comfortable with tons of stretch that forms to your feet. Like your favorite ribbed knit sweater, you get the perfect balance of security and breathability where you need it most. Thanks to the stretchy knit construction, the boot won't gape at your ankles. Instead, it'll stretch with you as you move. The contoured shape of the shoe gives it a chic silhouette, like the sock booties you've probably seen before. A chunky, two-inch heel gives you some height, while still being very walkable. It's even cut to hit just above your ankle for a more leg-lengthening look, whether you choose to pair it with a mini skirt or flared jeans. Considering the style, sustainable production, and thoughtful design, $155 doesn't seem like an overreach. But Everlane has already dubbed them their most flattering boot yet, so we wanted to try them for ourselves to see if they lived up to the hype and felt worthy of the price tag. Below, we share our initial thoughts about the Glove Boot, plus how they're holding up after six months of wear. Read our individual thoughts of the new Glove Boot ReKnit below: Sally Kaplan, senior editor First impressions (September 2019): These boots are unbelievably comfortable. The sock-like upper gives your foot room to breathe and adjust but doesn't let them slip around. I have this issue with my socks bunching up at my toes making me unable to wiggle or move them at all in heeled boots, but that wasn't the case here. The detailing of the leather strip in the back is visually beautiful, but does rub again the heel slightly (not enough to cause blisters, thanks to socks that came just over my heel. The heel is just high enough to make the shoe feel polished but not so high that it hurts my arches or ankles. In fact, they just feel like walking in ultra-comfy flat boots. Ever a loyalist to neutral colors, I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried the blue pair (Cookie Monster blue, as we've dubbed it), which I only have a tinge of regret about. I'm planning on putting together some crazy monochrome outfits this fall using my Rent the Runway closet, but so far, I've just paired these with black jeans and a white tee. Six-month update (March 2020): I'll be honest, I haven't worn these at all this winter. Compared to my other similarly shaped boots, these ones don't have the insulation I want or need in cold weather, and I'm afraid they'll get wet when it's gross outside. I've been seeing a lot of people around the city wearing these even when it's freezing out, so maybe I'm just really picky, but I don't recommend these as winter boots. I imagine they'll see a lot more use in the spring. Jada Wong, senior editor First impressions (September 2019): Judging from the look of the ribbed material and low two-inch heel, I wasn't hesitant at all to wear it right out of the box. And I was right — the boots were super comfortable and felt like I was basically wearing socks all day. But a lot chicer and more socially acceptable. The two-inch heel is walkable for me; I rarely wear anything higher than that and usually stick to sneakers most of the time. The stretchy ribbed fabric is comfortable and molds against my feet, which I've discovered are not photogenic or pretty at all. I wish there was a little bit more structure in the toe box because of this, though it would probably make the boots slightly less comfortable. And this might just be a me issue, but I do have trouble taking off the boots. Because the shaft is higher than most of my other ankle boots, I can't kick them off so I actually have to use my hands to take them off. But whenever I do, I also wind up ripping my socks off too. Not a big deal, but one of those small annoying issues that I don't have to deal with my other shoes. Six-month update (March 2020): I wore these boots a lot during the fall, but once winter hit, I switched to boots that had more traction and had a more substantial upper. The soles are quite thin and slick, and the upper is a stretchy knit, so I didn't feel comfortable wearing these to withstand rain, snow, sleet, ice, and more. I plan to start wearing these more once we start getting into spring. Remi Rosmarin, reporter First impressions (September 2019): The sock boot may be of the moment, but it's not a trend I've ever really gravitated towards. I love the sleek look of a leather or suede boot, and truthfully, I don't love the look or feel of a boot that's really fitted around my ankle. I was hesitant, given my shoe preferences, that I would like Everlane's latest launch. But, the Glove Boot ReKnit has surprised me — it offers all the style of a trendy sock boot with much more comfortable and flattering details. The ribbed knit is actually a really nice material for a boot. It's easy to slip into, slide out of, and molds to your feet in all the right places. There's a little suede backing at the heel, which gives the shoe a defined silhouette and means you don't have to worry about not having enough support from the knit alone. The two-inch heel is the perfect height for everyday activities, plus it's chunky enough to walk in comfortably even if you hate walking in any footwear besides a sneaker. The boot hits just above my ankle, and while it feels fitted, it's not tightly hugging my leg. There's no gape, but there's still enough space for me to wiggle around, which I think is much more flattering. I found the inside of these shoes really spacious. I felt like I could have used a thicker pair of socks in my usual size 7, but I likely will need to play around with which socks pair best for the most comfortable fit. Overall, I think these will be a fun addition to my fall wardrobe in their bright red color. Six-month update (March 2020): I honestly haven't worn these much at all this winter. I have a lot of boots in my rotation and many are made of thicker, warmer materials that feel more apt for winter weather. The glove knit, while really interesting to look at, doesn't seem like the most practical choice for chilly days. And, while I love the red color, I tend to default to my trusty black booties most days. I feel like the bright color and lightweight knit will serve me better come spring, so I have a feeling I'll be wearing these more often over the next few months. Caitlin Petreycik, updates editor First impressions (September 2019): Having zero experience with non-sneaker knit footwear, I was curious to see if the whole no-break-in-time thing was true. Turns out, it's almost true; while Everlane's Glove Boots have a lot more give than your typical leather booties, they do have strips of tougher material running up the backs, which rubbed against my heels as my feet shifted around. That being said, I took them on a three-hour test run, and would describe any discomfort I felt by the end of the night as minor, which is pretty remarkable for straight-out-of-the-box heels. The "tomato" color is definitely a Good Red, and, in my opinion, the perfect foil to fall earth tones (I wore my Glove Boots with this Alex Mill jumpsuit). And, despite the boots' flexible material, there was no gaping at the top — the thick knit felt snug around my ankles. But, speaking of snug, these shoes do force you to consider your sock choices; a cushy low-cut pair caused some major VSL, while '70s-style striped tube socks (my go-to ankle boot move) resulted in a sock-on-sock effect against the booties' rib detailing. Styling experiments aside, I'm excited to wear these super-walkable boots through the fall. Six-month update (March 2020): I shelved my boots for the winter, since the knit material doesn't provide much protection against cold temperatures and seasonal slush. Plus, I was worried about the damage sidewalk salt might do to the shade of red I chose. I'm looking forward to breaking them out again this spring, though. Ellen Hoffman, executive editor First impressions (September 2019): My initial testing notes for the Glove Boot ReKnit are very similar to those I had for the Day Glove ReKnit when it launched in May 2019. In our team's review of the flats, I said that "there's absolutely no break-in time needed." That's very much true of the Glove Boots, too. I was also cautiously optimistic about how well the flats' flexible knit upper would maintain its shape over time, but it has held up surprisingly well with consistent wear these last four months, and I expect the same to hold true for the boots. I've only worn the Glove Boots a couple of times around the office and my apartment, but everything I love about the Day Gloves is present, and the heel is the perfect 'not too low, not too high' height. I'll update my review once I've had more time to wear them, specifically in colder weather since they're not meant to be worn with thick socks, but so far they seem like another comfortable addition to Everlane's growing footwear lineup. Join the conversation about this story »