Hi everyone, so today I'll be reviewing Everlane's Modern Ankle Boot and Street Ankle Boot. If you've read my Everlane Chelsea Boot Review, you know that my biggest gripe about the shoes were that they were cut so high up the leg that it made my short legs look even stubbier. Well it's as if Everlane heard and came out with two ankle boots just for us short-legged girls! And both of these ankle boots are a billion times better than the Chelsea boots for so many reasons (which I will enumerate in this post). But first a note on sizing (which is always a bit tricky with Everlane shoes). So they say to go a half-size down on their website since these run big, but I've always found their shoes to run a half-size smaller than my usual shoe size (and this is especially true if you have wide-ish feet like I do). So I just ordered my true size and they fit perfectly! So I ordered a 7.5 for both the Modern Ankle Boot and the Street Ankle Boot (while I ordered 8 for all other Everlane shoes) and with socks, these boots were super comfortable. I would even venture to say that these are the most comfortable Everlane shoes I've tried yet.
First, my favorite of the two is the Modern Ankle Boot. I love love love this shoe. It is everything an ankle boot should be! Clean, simple, and easy to wear. I loved that they crafted this shoe so that you can't see any zippers or elastic. You only see the leather since the elastic is hidden between the front and back leather pieces. This does make getting the shoe off and on a bit difficult but well worth it for the streamlined look. These boots also came with a simple gray canvas shoe bag, something that the Street Ankle Boots did not have. These boots look way more expensive than their $195 price tag and this is a classic ankle boot that you can probably wear for years and years.
As for Everlane's Street Ankle Boot, these boots were also super comfortable and the only reason why this wasn't my favorite was because of my personal style preference. I tend to like more classic looks than trendier street style looks (but my husband thought these boots were the better looking of the two). These boots definitely look fresher and more interesting than the Modern Ankle Boots, and were also easier to get on and off due to the wide elastic band near the heel and the pull tab at the back. The style of these boots looked a lot like the Chelsea Boots but since they are cut at the ankle, the Street Ankle Boots are a lot more flattering (and are a better price at $175).
I love both these boots (well the Modern Ankle Boot more than the Street Ankle Boot), but in all transparency I ended up returning both because I already have a rag & bone pair of black ankle boots (and I don't really need more boots right now due to my downsizing efforts). But after reviewing these boots, I'm really tempted to buy the Modern Ankle Boots again (they look so good!). But we'll see since I also moved down to San Jose, for the Elite RV Vacations business, and the climate there is so mild and sunny (more like sandal weather than boots weather). But if you're in the market to buy a pair of black ankle boots I don't think you can beat the quality for the price of these Everlane boots! As usual, reviews are done on items I've purchased for myself and are not sponsored. Check out my other Everlane reviews here and Everlane's items (referral link).