Quince Shoes Review: Flats, Sneakers & Sandals

Quince Shoes Honest Review

After trying a few different shoes and noting them in my ultimate Quince review roundup, I figured it was time to create a proper dedicated review for Quince shoes.

The brand has been steadily adding to its lineup of affordable women’s shoes, with most styles in the $50 – $70 range and all of them under $100. Their offerings consist of a mix of classic styles (ex. traditional ballet flats) and unbranded version of popular brand pieces (ex. these Rothy’s style knit flats).

To date, I’ve tried the following:

And on to the review!

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Leather Sneaker

$80 compared to Veja Esplar $160

What I like: Leather footbed, which is nearly impossible to find at this price point in a sneaker. It’s a relatively simple and classic white sneaker design. The fit is normal, though it might still be a tight fit for wide feet. The leather is not as stiff as Vejas, but stiff enough that it should weather a decent amount of wear before becoming misshapen.

Ultimately, for me, I prefer the Veja even with the higher price point – the fit is slimmer, which works for my narrow feet. However, I think the Quince version is great if you have normal width feet, at this price point it’s the best value out there for a full leather upper and lined sneaker.

Italian Leather Glove Flats

$60 compared to Everlane Day Glove $138

The Quince Italian Glove Flat looks almost identical to the Everlane Day Glove, but has some differences in fit. It only comes in whole sizes – they recommend sizing up if you’re in between sizes. I opted to size down to a 7, which worked for me if a bit tight as expected. The insole is more cushioned than the Everlane Day Glove, which makes it a tighter fit height-wise in addition to the size-down. I think Tieks and Rothy’s have trained me well, ha, so I prefer less cushion in the insole for flats. Therefore, I find myself wearing my Everlane Day Gloves more frequently.

The Everlane Day Glove also has a slightly longer / higher vamp – that is, the top or toe coverage is very very generous. Quince’s flat still covers plenty, but sits in-between a traditional ballet flat and Everlane.

That being said, the price of Quince’s version can’t be beat – I think they’re a great alternative if you are a whole size. If you run in between sizes, it may be worth it to splurge more for Everlane’s version.

Suede Mules

$70 compared to Birkenstock Boston Clogs $160

Quince’s suede mule clogs are almost identical to the softbed version of Birkenstock’s Boston clogs. The main difference, from what I can tell, is that the upper suede has a more structure feel than the standard Boston clog. I actually prefer this, as the structure makes it feel ever so slightly less casual.

However, I typically wear Birkenstocks in their narrow width, so these run pretty wide in comparison. These only come in whole sizes, so I sized up from my usual 7.5 to an 8. Because I mostly wear these casually, and in colder months with thick socks, I don’t mind them being a bit looser width-wise, so they’re a win for me!

One last note: Quince claims these are waterproof, but as you can see I have a few water drop stains on mine :) So I’d recommend using a spray to be safe.

Final Verdict on Quince Shoes

As you can see, there is a similar theme here – while I believe the quality is near comparable for the price point, the fit can be hit or miss depending on your needs.

If you fall into Quince’s standard fit parameters, that is: normal-wide width, full sizes, their shoes are an excellent options. However, even if you have narrow feet like I do, I’d still recommend giving them a try given their easy return policy.

If you’re looking to make your first purchase on Quince, use this link to get $20 off your purchase of $200 or more. Please note that I’ll earn $20 as well, so thank you!

Partnership Disclosure: This blog post was not sponsored by any of the brands listed above. As always, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links, in which I earn a commission on purchases.


Im Kristy, a marketer based in sometimes-sunny San Francisco ⛅ This is my personal blog, where you will find my random musings, in-depth reviews, and latest sewing endeavors.

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