Everlane has been working on creating this sneaker for over 2 years. It’s set to release on April 25th and I got to test a pair out a week before they officially came out.
Here’s a run down on the sustainability of the sneaker and what makes them so special. Plus my honest review of them!
Sole – 94.2% Free of Virgin Plastic
The average sneaker sole is almost entirely plastic. We use recycled and natural rubber instead, keeping 18,000 pounds of rubber out of landfills—and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 54%.
Leather – From a gold certified factory
42% less electricity. 56% less water. 20% less greenhouse gas. Saigon TanTec is raising standards for tanneries everywhere. That’s why it’s certified Gold by the Leather Working Group, which maintains environmental protocols for leather.
Laces & Linings – Made of Recycled Plastic Bottles
We recycled plastic wherever possible, from laces to insole. 9.5 bottles are renewed to make every pair—with 18% less carbon emitted to make those components.
They are available in 6 colors: White, yellow, pink, navy, gray, and black. I was given the all navy to try out (pictured above!)
I love how simple the design is, no flashy logo here! They have a little bit of a platform so a good distance from the ground. They have that classic vintage sneaker style but with a more reformed minimalist vibe.
Now I’m not one the usually wears sneakers (not my look) but wow these are comfortable! I think the platform does a lot of this since it adds distance from the ground, especially good for those that work on concrete.
They do have arch support and after a few 8 hour shift were I’m on my feet 100% of the day, my feet felt great!
If you are in-between sizes definitely size up! I’m a 5.5 and got the 6 and they are a snug fit. I have a little trouble putting them on so I do have to loosen up the laces quite a bit.
Would I buy these I they were not gifted?
Yes! I wouldn’t have bought them in the navy BUT I plan on getting the all white and wearing them with sundresses.
I’ve been dabbling in outdoor activities like mild hiking and occasionally working out so they will come in handy!
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