Everlane’s recent Court Sneaker addition to their Tread line was perfectly timed with my search for a neutral low-top, lace-up sneaker. As much as I love my Allbirds Tree Breezers, I was looking for something that could be dressed up in addition to being worn casually. Here’s my review after a week of testing out the new Everlane Court Sneaker!
Fit & Sizing
First and foremost – the boring but important bit! These fit true to size – I have been wearing these in a size 7.5, which is my regular size. However, I find the width fits perfectly on my narrow feet, so you may want to size up if you have wider feet.
I like the style of the Court Sneaker much more than the original Trainers. These have a cleaner style that is more subtle than the hyper normcore Trainers. From photos, it’s hard to tell how these truly wear – so I stopped by the store to see them in person. I’m not a huge fan of padding in sneakers (looking at you, Adidas) and couldn’t gauge if these were padded or not. Thankfully, they are not, so they have a somewhat slim profile that can be dressed up or down.
While I tried on the White version in store, I really like the sleekness of nubuck leather styles in Cloud Grey and Dusty Rose. I ultimately decided to go with the Dusty Rose which is a neutral blush that complements most skin tones. If you’re interested in a more vintage look, the White / Forest and White / Mustard are great.
Disclosure: Everlane gifted me a pair in Dusty Rose, however all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links in which I earn a commission on purchase.
Due to the lack of padding, I did find that it took two days to really break these in. I’ve read reviews saying that they were perfect immediately – but I personally did not find that to be the case. Regardless, I expect a bit of break-in time, and find that these had a reasonable amount. I had some slight hotspots near my pinky toe joint and my big toe bunion – but these went away after a few wears.
While the sole is not cloud cushion-y like Allbirds’, I find these comfortable for all-day wear. In the photo below, you can get a sense of how these pliable the soles are. I’d put them in the medium flex category while Allbirds are very soft flex.
I can’t speak to this quite yet, and will update as I get more wear into them. Given the sturdiness of the leather exterior, I do expect them to last well.
Overall, I am a fan. If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll try my best to answer!