Hi guys so Everlane form sandals have been on my radar ever since I saw it in their "Coming Soon" list. And I was also lucky enough to get a reader request a review of these sandals so of course I had to get both to try out! I purchased the Everlane Form Crossover Sandal in green and the Everlane Form Slide Sandal in Wine, both in my usual Everlane size 8. And well the TL;DR version of this review: the Form Crossover Sandals are better suited with long narrow feet while the Form Slide Sandals are better for wider feet (like mine). Now to the nitty gritty:
First off the Form Crossover Sandal: it really wasn't that narrow (and nowhere as narrow as their Modern Loafers and such), but I definitely felt the leather stretch a bit when I first slipped these on. I can tell with multiple wears that the soft leather will continue to stretch to "form" to your feet. But it would require a slight breaking in period for those with wider feet. The foot bed on this is quite comfortable and has great arch support. I say if you can wear their Modern Loafers with no problem, this is the Form Sandal for you.
As for me, my clear favorite was the Form Slide Sandal. The one big strap was super comfortable and the leather easily molded to my feet. No breaking-in period for me at all with these shoes. Like the Crossover Sandals, the Slide version has a great footbed with arch support.
I'll admit, it's definitely not a sophisticated looking shoe. But I love those Adidas slides from the 90's so these leather versions are a step-up from those. I've never owned a pair of Birkenstocks (I know, what kind of ethical shopping blogger am I?!), so I don't really know how they compare. But compared to Adidas slides, they definitely have better foot support and the leather strap molds perfectly to the feet.
In these pictures I just started wearing them so the leather of the Slide sandal still looks smooth, but as you continue to wear them the leather will start wrinkling to mold to your feet. I also noticed the leather scuffs really easily. So if you're the type of person who doesn't like scuffed leather shoes I would watch where and when to wear these.
P.S. I was just informed that the Form Crossover sandal gave one of my reader's a blister at the top of their foot. I can see that happening since the sole of the sandal is quite heavy and if it pulls at the top of the foot, it could cause a blister.