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When it comes to footwear for the cooler weather, I basically live in pointed-toe black leather ankle boots. The classic silhouette is just so versatile and timeless. What’s not to love right?! That said, while I mostly stay faithful to my go-to black leather ankle boots, I’m always open to testing out fresh silhouettes and textures – just to keep things interesting.
I’ve been testing out the new Everlane Boss Boot in ReKnit in Black for the past few weeks – walks with the family, trips to the shops to pick up groceries and dropping off/picking up the kids to and from school and day care on foot. (Sydney’s Spring has thankfully delivered some cooler days to enable me to do so!) The boots are made from Everlane’s signature ReKnit fabric (a textured recycled polyester made from renewed plastic bottles) and finished off with a leather trim. They also come in a caper green (a khaki-greyish hue), sand (a light nude) and brandy rose (a warm rust).
Fabric & Design
While the Boss Boot style has been around for a while in its original leather version, the vibe of the ReKnit version is quite different. (It’s also worth noting that this isn’t the first pair of ReKnit boots released by Everlane. They have a style called the Glove Boot which has a round toe and no leather trim – an overall aesthetic that I’m not particularly drawn to.)
When I placed an order for the ReKnit boots, I admit I was a tad apprehensive that they would lack the structure that I’ve grown accustomed to from my leather ankle boots. And I also didn’t want the boots to fit skin-tight – like sock boots – which were really trendy a few seasons ago (and a style that, unfortunately, I’m not friends with…).
Thankfully, my concerns were dispelled when I received them and tried them on. The leather trim detail provides structure and polish to the overall aesthetic of the boot and the pointed toe is very sophisticated. As for the ReKnit fabric, it’s thick and durable with a sufficient amount of give which make the boots easy to pull on and off with each wear. While they’re fitted on the foot, they don’t fit skin tight at the ankles, which I’m really happy about as they look less like socks.
This isn’t my first experience with Everlane’s ReKnit fabric, I’ve got a pair of their pointed 40 Hour Flats in the fabric (that I’ve worn to death throughout the course of the year – see my review here) – so I’m really happy that my second ReKnit experience has been a positive one. Aside from the sustainability efforts, the ReKnit fabric provides a great textural component to the boot, is really easy to care for (spot clean with a wet wipe) and similar to the 40 Hour Flats, the weave on the knit panels is really lovely.
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I’m an AU 6.5 and I took a US 6.5 in these boots. I can vouch for the fact that they are true to size.
Unsurprisingly, these were comfortable from the get-go, which is the experience I had with the 40 Hour Flats. I put it down to the fact that they’re made of a knitted fabric – they feel, but thankfully don’t look, like socks!
Similar to the flats, the ReKnit Boss Boots are very lightweight. I can already tell that this will be a much-loved boot for next year’s A/W season here.
The Boss Boot in ReKnit retails for $115 USD / ~ $163 AUD a pair (reduced from their original retail price of $155 USD / ~ $260 AUD, because, 2020). Personally, I think they’re well priced for a versatile pair of boots comfortable from the get-go.
Given the mild winters we experience here in Sydney, I think this is a perfect boot for our climate. It comes down to the fact that the fabric is breathable in light of its woven texture – so I’d be mindful to rely on these if you live in a really cold climate. That said, they would make a perfect shoulder-season boot.
I can really see these being a go-to pair of shoes in the cooler months – for commuting to and from work or for wearing on the weekends when out and about with the family. The 5cm stacked heel is comfortable and walkable, and I’m not one to say no to an extra boost of height!
If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section, and I hope that you found my review of the new Everlane Boss Boot in ReKnit to be useful!
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P.S. Like this review? You can check out my other reviews here.