Hi everyone! In today’s article I’m back with another Everlane shoe review. They kindly gifted me a pair of trainers from their new Tread brand to try. I’ve been test driving them for a couple weeks now, and wanted to share my thoughts with you to help you if you’re thinking of purchasing a pair of your own. I’ve broken down my review into a few categories to cover everything. Also, Everlane is having a special promo this weekend for free international express shipping – check out the details at the bottom of this post!
First, let’s talk style. I love the look of these shoes – they’re a bit chunkier which is sort of a trend right now, but they’ve still made them look like a classic and timeless silhouette.
I went for the grey colour just because I already have a pair of white sneakers (otherwise I definitely would have chosen white). It’s a warmer grey tone, almost like a taupe. I think it’s an okay colour – to be honest, I was a little underwhelmed by the colour choices. But, I do love that the style is gender-neutral and that the shoes are mostly monochrome, giving them a sleeker and more minimalist feel.
I was warned that these run small, and was advised to size up if I’m a half size. I’m usually a US size 8.5-9, so I decided to go ahead and try the 9 since I didn’t want to go all the way up to a 10. They definitely fit snug, and it’s too bad they don’t offer half sizes because I think a 9.5 would have been perfect for me. But, they still work well with a thinner sock.
I would probably recommend you size up a full size just to be safe and have a little more room in the shoe, especially if you have wider feet like me. You could always add insoles if they’re too big, but I also think sizing up would give them sort of a cool oversized look that would work really well with this style.
At first try-on, the shoes feel pretty comfortable. They are a little stiff as is to be expected with any leather shoe, but I was able to get out and walk around for a couple hours when I first wore them with no discomfort or blisters (and I normally get blisters with brand new shoes). Their stiffness makes them feel very sturdy and durable, like they’re made to last.
They feel pretty good support-wise, though I wouldn’t say there is a ton of ankle or arch support. I wouldn’t say they’re light, but they’re also not super heavy either. I’d recommend these mainly for casual wear and walking, but not exercise or sport activities. They’d make a great shoe for commuting, and if you’re lucky enough to work in a casual setting I think they’d be great for all-day wear as well.
Lastly, when it comes to maintaining them, I think they’ll be pretty good when it comes to scuffs and marks on the harder leather portions. The soft leather is almost a suede-like material which could be harder to clean, but I won’t know until I’ve worn them a lot more.
Everlane’s goal with the Tread brand was to make the world’s lowest impact sneaker, which is pretty cool! The laces and linings are made of recycled plastic – 9.5 plastic bottles are used per pair. And, there is 18% less carbon emitted to produce those components.
Everlane has also partnered with two third-party companies to examine and offset the carbon emissions in producing the shoe. They may not be completely carbon-neutral yet, but it’s admirable that they are working towards that.
Learn more about the story behind Tread by Everlane and their production here.
Overall, I love the idea behind the new Tread brand and I can’t wait to see what other styles and colours they come out with in the future. What do you think?
I hope you found this review useful and informative. I tried to answer all of the questions I got via Instagram stories, but if there’s anything I missed or you have other questions, please let me know in the comments.
As always, thank you for reading!
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PS – Everlane is having a special promotion for US Memorial Day!
International Express shipping will be free on orders of $100 and up for 24 hours starting at 9 pm EST (6 pm PST) today – Sunday, May 19. If you’re in Canada like me (or other parts of the world) and thinking of grabbing a few items, now’s the time!
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Note: The Tread Trainers were kindly gifted to me by Everlane to try. All opinions shared in this article are my own. This article contains affiliate links which means I make a small commission from purchases using these links. Please see my disclaimer for more information. Thank you for your support!