* I received these shoes free as a gift from Everlane so this is a type of sponsored post
So the Day Glove. Everlane has put in a lot of marketing dollars in this one, as evidenced by even reaching out to small-beans bloggers like myself and giving me a free pair to try before their release. I'm very stoked that this is my first totally free item from Everlane (not counting what I purchase through referral credits). But I'm going to try not let that bias my review here since you guys come here for the truth (or at least my truth, lol). So what did I think of this shoe? Unfortunately this particular "Day" shoe isn't the one for me.
First a note on sizing: I got my usual Everlane size of 8 (I'm usually a 7.5 in most other shoes). I do have wide feet and thus have had issues with Everlane's narrow shoe sizing in the past. But I think the Day Glove can accommodate wide feet since I had no problems with the width in these shoes. No, my problem might be a puffy top of the foot, so I had some issues with the edge of the shoe rubbing there. Also on the right foot, I had some rubbing that led to a small blister (but not the kind that bubbles and pops). I could keep wearing it fine as long as I had a bandaid there. And I was still able to comfortably climb the ladder up to the roof of my new trailer home, which was my version of Everlane's "Day Glove Dare" (see the top pic of me and my Day Glove chilling on the roof).
I also had a problem with sweaty feet in these shoes. Even though there are two air holes in the arch area, it doesn't help in 80 degree weather. With 100 degree weather coming up in a couple of months, I probably won't be wearing this shoe very much (and I can only really wear it in the winter here in San Jose). Instead I'll be wearing my favorite summer shoe, the Everlane street sandals (I'm on my second pair, and I've cut off the elastic to make it even better).
The nice thing about these shoes are the rubber sole (which is a first for Everlane shoes) and the padded insole. I usually need arch supports in really flat shoes but found that my arches were fine in these so I think the insole has enough structure to be comfortable. I also liked the look of these shoes, and in this pink color it reminded me of cute ballet shoes.
I just think in the end, this particular Everlane Day shoe doesn't work for me personally. I much prefer Everlane's Day Heel Mules (reviewed here). But I do think everyone is different, and this is by no means a bad shoe. This shoe will probably work best for those who's feet are not as wide and puffy (fat?) as mine. As for me, I won't be wearing these so I'm going to sell it here with 100% of the profit going to International Rescue Committee (a new refugee charity I'm going to concentrate my dollars on since writing this post).