If you've been following along my Spring 10x10 you know I started wearing these babies during the challenge, so you probably already know these were a keeper. I ordered these Everlane modern loafer mules just to try out but I loved them so much that I kept them despite the fact that I already have a pair of shoes very similar to these (the M.Gemi Docente mules, that I reviewed here). I once owned a pair of the original modern loafers but even with some attempts at stretching them out, I ended up reselling the shoes to a reader (hi monshanks!) because they were just too narrow to be comfortable. Well I'm happy to report that these modern loafer mules are quite a bit wider than their modern loafers and thus fit my feet a lot better!
I would say these run true to size (I ordered my usual size 8 and they fit perfectly). The in sole is padded which is great and I love that these mules look almost identical to their full loafer counterpart!
But I should warn you that if you're not used to mules, that yes they can be a bit uncomfortable for prolonged wear. This is especially true of this pair since the soles are so heavy. So I end up having to drag the heels on the ground and clop around. I usually only wear these when I want to look nice but I don't have to walk very far, mostly for dinners out or just around the office. On the other hand I wear the M.Gemi Docente's all the time and even wore them around the airport when traveling (no blisters and no problems!).
I guess if the modern loafers didn't work for you and you really want a pair of shoes that look like them, then this might be for you. I really like them since I couldn't handle the narrowness of the modern loafer and I don't mind clomping around in mules (actually it reminds me of my childhood in Hawaii running around in rubber slippers (aka flip-flops), dragging my heels on the ground).