Ever since I saw the Paul Andrew Rhea slingbacks on Shopbop (over a year ago) I've wanted a shoe just like it (but I wasn't about to drop $500+ on a pair of shoes). So I was super excited when Everlane previewed their Editor Slingbacks on their site, though I have to admit, it felt kind of Zara-y since Everlane's version does look a lot like the original Paul Andrew ones. But there are only so many ways you can do a simple black slingback right? Well I would have kept these ethical versions with no qualms if only the sizing had worked out.
But I should have learned my lesson from trying the Editor heel (reviewed here) that my usual Everlane size of 8 is too big for this style of shoe. Or rather, the width is perfect for me (and my wide feet) but by sizing up, the length of the shoe ends up being too long, and in a slingback like this, you really do need to have the perfect size for the shoe to stay on. But man oh man I really wanted this shoe to fit.
Though even if the shoe had fit, they weren't that comfortable to walk around in. The soles were pretty flat and stiff, while the slingback really didn't do much to keep the shoe on your foot (though of course having the perfect size here would have helped). I do think the design of the Paul Andrew Rheas is much better at keeping the shoe on your feet, with the suede wings coming up around the ankle with a large elastic right at the heel. But I guess that's what you would be paying $500 for.
I think both the Editor heel and the Editor slingbacks would be better suited for those with narrower feet and who work in an office environment. Since I have neither narrow feet nor work in a carpeted and air-conditioned office, these shoes are definitely not suited for me. So back they went (and don't worry I wipe down my concrete floors before taking the pics above so the shoes are still pristine). Also I have a new pair of pointed flats in my life that I love (Rothy's, which I'll review soon) so I'm good in the pointed flats department!
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P.S. Here's an update of how these shoes wear from Jamie. The thin strap in the back does get stretched out with wear so it won't fit the same as when you first try it on FYI.