Everlane’s Day Glove flat has been around since 2018, though it feels like much longer given how popular they are here in the San Francisco area. When the style first launched, I was still very much getting wear out of my old Tieks and first Rothy’s. I tried on the ReKnit version here to compare with my Rothy’s, and originally, I wasn’t a huge fan of the elongated vamp. Over time, the silhouette has grown on me, so I finally decided to give them a try in a neutral Tan colorway.
These fit on the narrow to medium side, and run true to size lengthwise. I love that these come in half sizes, so I was able to go with my usual 7.5 which fit perfectly. Everlane has a suggested sizing guide, since some of the smaller and larger sizes run differently.
I found these comfortable out of the box. A little stiff, yes, but I was able to wear them without any discomfort on the back of my heels (which often happens). They hit at the right height, but are not so tight to irritate my heel. As you can see below, they have a very different fit compared to Tieks.
The insole is lightly padded, more than sufficient for your typical office workday. I haven’t worn these around for an extended period, which is where my Tieks still win out due to the thick, yet flexible, leather insole and rubber outside.
The exterior leather softens over time – after wearing these indoors as my “WFH shoes”, I can see the leather starting to mold to the shape of my foot. That’s one thing to consider – if this bothers you, you may want to go with a darker color that will not show this as much.
I do find that my feet sweat in these, as with all my other flats. However, the “vent holes” on the side do help, which I’m guessing is their intention. Because the materials are natural, I haven’t encountered any uh, scents, yet.
The Day Glove is a nice, classic style that should stand the test of time. Everlane is not the only brand with a high-vamp ballet flat – Martiniano has a luxe, handmade version. If you are looking to mix things up from your usual ballet flat, the Day Glove is both a refreshing and equally comforting style.
A year ago, I had tried on the Day Glove in comparison to its pointed 40 Hour Flat sister here. I mentioned that the Day Glove’s higher vamp made my feet longer, which I was on the fence about. I think this is still the case, which is why I went for Tan, which more closely matches my skin tone. In the photo comparison below, you can see the effect in action compared with my classic Tieks.
Overall, I like these. I can see these being a go-to neutral flat for work or even casual weekend outings across all the seasons. I haven’t worn my Taupe Tieks in a long while, and have sold them since these fill my “nude-ish, round toe ballet flat” needs. Because of my notes on the style, I most likely won’t buy these in dark or bright colors, and will stick with the beige / tan family. As always, I’ll update this review over time as I get wear and tear on them.
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