When you’re a car-less commuter, dressing for work is one thing. Dressing for the walk to work is quite another. Whether you’re trekking on foot the entire route or practicing your balance during the morning bus’ twists and turns, finding footwear that won’t salt your 9-to-5 uniform and has enough support to not completely kill your feet is a serious ask. That is, until you slip your soles into these game changers: meet The Everlane Street Shoe.
Staying in line with the clean, minimalist aesthetic and high-quality standards that made us fall for the San Francisco-based basics brand in the first place, Everlane’s version of a street-friendly shoe is like a classic slip-on sneaker and a leather loafer had a baby. A very, very chic baby. The silhouette is everything: it’s the same sophisticated, feminine shape as their very first shoe, the pointed-toe patent loafers, just punched up with sporty-yet-functional details like flexible elastic accents, a cushy platform sole and an easy-on pull tab.
Canvas didn’t cut it. These sneakers are made from soft, yet durable leather, which makes them worthy of wearing with either your best power suit or your Casual Friday culottes. Of course, the office isn’t the only place these kick could take you. Slip them on for your weekend errands without having to worry about an outfit change should a text from your bestie beckon you to your fave brunch bar. Better yet, save space in your luggage when you’re packing for that summer getaway: these versatile steppers are the only ones you need.
The Street Shoe will run you $140 for a solid-hued pair and $155 for the woven black and white option, which, thanks to Everlane’s direct-to-consumer pricing, saves you up to a $125 markup. Everlane, we don’t need another reason to love you, but try us.
What is your go-to comfy-chic shoe? Tell us all about your commuter style in the comments below.