Quick Review: Everlane Day Glove Knit vs Rothy’s

Everlane Day Glove and Rothys

Above: Wearing Rothy’s loafer (left) with Pedag cotton insoles and Everlane ReKnit Day Glove flat (right)

I’ve been a huge fan of Everlane for a while – my first purchase was in 2012! – but while I have countless tees and bags from them, I’ve never tried any of their shoes. So I decided to take advantage of their conveniently located San Francisco store to try on the Day Glove in both the classic leather and new ReKnit styles. I was intrigued specifically by the knit fabric version, which looked comfortable and similar in fit to Rothy’s loafers (my review here).

Fit

I normally wear all Rothy’s styles in size 7.5 – my feet are a true size 7.5 and run on the narrower side. I tried on the Everlane Day Glove and Day Glove ReKnit in 7.5 as well, and they fit similarly. Both are form hugging, and the leather is quite soft on the Day Glove, but not so malleable as to feel delicate.

Comfort

It happened to be a strangely warm day in San Francisco – and my feet certainly felt warm in the leather Day Gloves compared to the Rothy’s and ReKnit version. I believe the Day Glove has two small holes on the inner side of the shoes to allow some ventilation, but my feet felt rather constricted. On the other hand, the ReKnit version felt more breathable, and was much more flexible – similar to how Rothy’s feel, if not more stretchy. While I like the look of the leather Day Gloves more, the ReKnit version felt more comfortable overall.

Style

I know the Day Glove profile has been popular for quite some time – but I didn’t love the style so much. I think the high cut vamp can have an elongating effect when worn with shorter and flowy-er pants, or with dresses, neither of which I wear very often. The silhouette doesn’t quite work with skinny jeans, which is my usual outfit.

Ultimately, I decided to stick with my Rothy’s and pass on the Day Glove, though I haven’t written them fully out of the equation yet. For summertime, I’m eyeing the Day sandals which are so comfortable with the soft leather straps – if I get them, I’ll be sure to write a review as well. If you’ve tried the Day Gloves in either style, would love to hear your thoughts!

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