As a self-described Short Girl with tiny-ass feet, one of my biggest struggles is buying shoes that fit and are still comfortable, stylish, and have the right amount of lift. And, since I live in New York City and walk literally everywhere, all the time, it’s nearly impossible to find footwear that checks all those boxes and doesn’t fall apart in two months.
That’s why I was so, so excited when a friend of mine posted about her Everlane Heel Boots. They had everything I look for with quality materials to boot (pun intended, sorry). She also mentioned that they’re super durable, which sealed the deal...I obviously had to shamelessly copy her style. After reading her testimony, I immediately went to the Everlane showroom in Soho and tried a pair on for myself. Not to be dramatic or anything, but that was the moment my life changed forever.
You’re prob wondering what makes these better than any other pair. Let me break it down for you. Scroll on, plz.
They *actually* go with everything.
Black boots are generally pretty easy to dress up and down, but the best part about Everlane’s “The Heel Boot” is in its name: the heel. Their two-inch height is enough to pull off at a fancier event, which is something I do on the reg, but low enough to run from errand to errand throughout my day-to-day life. Whether I am going to the office in a wrap dress or jeans or just out and about at a bar on a Saturday night, these. boots. work.
You can wear them in every kind of weather.
As long as you follow Everlane’s instructions of treating the boot with leather-protectant spray, these bad boys will get you through rain or shine. Or, in my case: sleet, sludge, and that weird gray-green liquid I sometimes see on my block.
They come in sooo many sizes and tons o’ colors.
I’ve had trouble finding something teensy enough to fit my small feet in the past, but this boot ranges from 5 to 11, including half sizes. And if black isn’t your color, it also comes in four other neutral, wear-’em-with-anything shades.
They’re sustainable and ethical!
One of the best things about Everlane is its focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly design and processes. Meaning, they only produce their products at ethical factories around the world and only source the finest materials. I didn’t know any of this when I first saw my friend’s Instagram about these bbs, but it definitely made my decision to purchase easier.
The one downside: price.
I wouldn’t normally buy a $235 boot, but given all that ethical, eco-friendly stuff above, I'm willing to make the investment, particularly because these boots really do L-A-S-T. I’ve worn them 300-days-a-year for three years straight and am still on my first pair.
For me, a 23-year-old working her first job on an entry-level paycheck, the decision to add these boots to cart—given the price—wasn’t one I made easily. But I can confidently tell you that it was one of the best buys I ever made. Really, the only times that I don’t wear these are when the hottest days of the summer threaten to turn my feet into melted pools of skin and bones (fun!). But when that’s not the case, the versatility of this boot means I have an option that works for any occasion and that definitely won’t fall apart for years to come.
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