Hi guys and I'm back with another Everlane shoe review! Presenting Everlane's Modern Babo:
I was really excited when I saw these shoes in Everlane's "Coming Soon" section since I've been looking for some slip-on mules. I ordered a size 8, which is my normal Everlane size (my normal shoe size is 7.5 but if you have slightly wide-ish feet like I do then order a half size up. Everlane's shoes are always on the narrow side).
Now onto the review...
-As expected, Everlane makes another gorgeous leather shoe. The leather is of super high-quality and the Babo looks really streamlined and modern. I definitely like the look of this shoe.
-And this isn't just another leather slide. I really like the fact that you can wear the heel flattened for a mule look or up for loafer-bootie look. If you wear this with jeans that go past your ankles, it would probably look like you're wearing boots. When I first saw the Babo, before trying it on, I thought the flattened heel part would be annoying to step on, but really since it's pretty much pre-flattened for you, you don't feel like your heel is stepping on something when walking in these shoes. Also I should note that if I were to wear these shoes with the heel up, I would probably need to wear some socks with it since it's slightly too big when worn in this way (the shoes seem a bit longer than the usual Everlane size 8, but it's not a problem when wearing these shoes as a mule).
But the Cons:
- The biggest deal breaker for me was that my feet got really hot in the time I was trying out the shoes and taking pictures. If I were to wear this in the hot summer sun, I would for sure get feet-sweat which would then probably lead to some smelly Babos. So really this means I'm probably not cut out to wear any kind of leather mules here in San Jose, especially not in the summer.
- No arch support on these shoes, which would be a problem if I walked around in them for long periods of time (but I would have to deal with the feet-sweat first if that were to happen).
So in the end I returned the Babos, which I was semi-reluctant to do because I really did like the look of them. I might leave it open as a possibility for winter shoes here in California, but for now I'm looking forward to the release of Everlane's slide and sandals (today!). I've been a bit of a Goldilocks lately when it comes to Everlane items (I've returned pretty much everything I've ordered in recent history except for their anorak and new tees). I'm quite sure I'm their most prolific returner, but at the same time why keep something I won't wear? Anyways as usual, reviews are done on items I've purchased for myself and are not sponsored (at this point I bet Everlane is thinking why bother sending me free stuff when I just buy and return everything anyway, lol). And check out my other Everlane reviews here and Everlane's items (referral link, thanks guys for your support!).