Everlane Ethical Rain Boots Review
I recently bought the Everlane rain boot ($75) and absolutely love them. They come in five different colors, including black, surplus, toffee, pink, and my favorite, stone. All of the colors are beautiful and, honestly, I want all of them. Ultimately, I chose the stone because it goes well with the colors I wear. It’s also a way to wear a light colored shoe because, unlike most shoes, these can be cleaned super easily. I also love the black toe and tread detail and think it really adds something to the boot.
I ordered my normal size (7) and the boots fit well. I like to wear them with either a thick pair of wool socks or medium weight cotton socks. I can also wear them with fairly thin socks, but they feel much looser and more like traditional rain boots rather than proper boots. I was pleasantly surprised that the ankle was fairly tight, for I have narrow feet and was afraid that the pull-on style would result in a very loose fit. The pull loops come in handy when slipping on the shoe and I recommend pulling the loops away from each other to widen the elastic sides to make it easier to pull on the boot.
The boots have a tick sole with sizable treads. I like how study they feel when wearing them, but the treads do tend to pick up mud if you’re tromping through the forest. The shoes are heavy, but unlike my other pair of rain boots (from Alice & Whittles), they feel much more solid rather than floppy.
It’s been raining a lot here in California lately and I’ve been wearing these boots non-stop. They were comfortable from the get go and supportive throughout the day (no tired feet here!). They’re also super easy to clean–I just take a damp cloth and wipe em down and they look brand new again. I love the look and can’t wait to continue pairing them with new styles. I might even end up wearing them on dry days ;P