If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I haven’t had much success with Everlane shoes because they run too narrow for my wide-ish feet. (This is especially true of the Street Shoe.) So, I was thrilled to hear about the new Editor Heel, which Everlane says runs big. I just happen to be in the market for a smart pointy toe kitten heel.
This shoe is handcrafted out of Italian suede, features a walkable 2″ heel, and a tab on the back for a sporty touch. It retails for $155 and comes in four shades. I especially love the green, but being practical, I ordered the black.
I always order two sizes, and the shoes took about a week to arrive via USPS. They were very carefully packed. Each shoe had stuffing and was individually bagged. A layer of tissue separated each shoe and buffered the ends of the box.
First impression? Hello handsome! I don’t care much for the tab on the back, but overall I think it’s a polished-looking shoe.
The shoe is cut just at the top of the toes so there’s a bit of toe cleavage.
Upon inspection, it seems decently well made, though there was some wrinkling in the interior lining of the shoe. For the exterior, Everlane recommends treating the shoe with a suede protector to keep it clean.
The synthetic sole is hard and sleek. I think it would be better served by a rubber sole or partial rubber sole to make it less slippery.
I ordered my usual size and a half size up. The half size up was definitely too big, so I’d say it runs true to size. Fit wise, the width of the shoe seemed a tad snug but OK for the widest part of my foot. It wasn’t too narrow like my experience with other Everlane shoes.
However, my toes were all cramped up in that pointy toe. The footbed doesn’t have much in the way of cushioning either. Taking them on a test walk in my home, I felt lots of pressure on the balls of my feet. Not comfortable! As much as I love the look of these pumps, there’s no way I’m keeping them.
Alas, I won’t be out walking the dog in these heels like Angelina.