Everlane Western Boots Review

everlane western boots styled with marks & spencer trench coat and gucci belt
everlane western boots styled with marks & spencer trench coat, nobody denim jeans and celine sangle bag

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The cowboy boot craze seems to be going rife at the moment.  New shoe arrivals on every chic online boutique are proof of this.   Unlike other ankle boots, such as chelsea boots or pointed leather boots, traditional western boots have a particular aesthetic, making them trickier to style.  That said, the Western boots that the street style set are sporting this season are much more refined than the rugged styles of the past. 

Everlane Western boots* styled with Jac & Jack tee (sold out, other colours here), Marks & Spencer Trench Coat*, Gucci belt (review here), Nobody Denim jeans* (international link here), Celine bag (review here, affordable dupe here), Ray Ban sunglasses, Linjer Earrings*

Having never owned a pair from Everlane before, I wanted to try them out for myself, and have been road testing their Western Boot in Light Tan Suede for the past couple of months.  They come in a variety of colours and leathers (like black nappa leather, russet toned suede and an embossed snake print) but I couldn’t pass up the fresh tan hue and I’ve yet to try any suede shoes from Everlane.   

Everlane Western Boots* styled with Everlane jeans (review here), Uniqlo trench coat (similar here), Frankie Shop tee (affordable dupe here), Gucci belt (review here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

Initial thoughts and sizing

The boots are incredible quality with the suede leather feeling soft to the touch but still being very durable – there’s no doubt that it’s premium quality leather.  I must admit I was a little apprehensive that the light tan shade wouldn’t work on my skin tone.  But I was delighted with the colour when I unboxed them.  The light tan is a warm shade without being too washed out.  

The boots feature a tapered square toe, an angled heel, an elastic back with a back tab to pull them on and off easily.  There is a comfortable and sturdy 55mm stacked leather heel and a rubber outsole.  The boots were comfortable straight out of the box which in hindsight shouldn’t have surprised me considering the mid-heel.  

As for sizing, I’m usually an AU 6.5 / EU 37 / UK 4.5 and I have these boots in a size US 6.5.  They fit me perfectly.  Apart from the Day Heel where I sized up to a US 7, all my other shoes from Everlane are a size 6.5 and I can vouch for the fact that these boots are true to size.   

Similarity to Isabel Marant Dicker Boots

The boots remind me a lot of Isabel Marant’s cult classic Dicker Boots.  In fact, the heel is the exact same height and very similar in its tapered look to Everlane’s version.  The difference in appearance is the contoured front as seen on the Isabel Marant version, which isn’t a feature on Everlane’s boots which is cut straight across.  Another feature worth noting is that the leather on the Dicker Boots is much softer than the leather on Everlane’s Western Boots.  I used to own a pair of Dicker Boots in taupe about 10 years ago and I literally wore them to death five years later!  I find Everlane’s light tan shade to be very similar to their taupe.  That said, the light tan shade on the Everlane Western Boots is probably a closer colour match to Isabel Marant’s ‘beige’.  

The verdict

The boots retail for $236 USD (approximately $340 AUD at the time of this post).  Considering the quality of the suede leather of the boots, and how well they’re made – I think they’re fantastic.  

The colour for me is a real winner.  I was apprehensive at first thinking they might be a bit too light but I think they’re a universally flattering shade.  

In terms of wear, they’re unsurprisingly comfortable to wear. The stacked heel make these very walkable and in road-testing these boots for the past couple of months, I’ve worn them several times to walk the kids to and from school and my feet have been very content in them!

If you have any other questions about the Everlane Western Boots, feel free to pop them in the comments below. Thanks again for stopping by!

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P.S. Like this review?  I have a bit of a thing for Everlane pieces! Check out my review of their other bits and bobs here, including the 40 Hour ReKnit Flats, Cashmere Square Turtleneck and Relaxed Clean Silk Shirt.


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