In this hands-on review of the Everlane Forever Sneaker, I’ll share my thoughts to help you decide if you should add them to your wardrobe.
You’ve probably heard of Everlane. Their name generates a lot of buzz these days. They’re known for offering well-built, minimal clothing basics that are ethically made. What more could you want from a brand?
Luckily, Everlane also makes shoes, and this article is all about their Forever Sneaker.
The Everlane Forever Sneaker is an awesome minimal sneaker with a very reasonable price tag of $65.
Being realistic, there’s nothing else I could ask for with this sneaker at such a low price. It’s stylish, versatile, machine washable, ethically made and it can be recycled. This sneaker is awesome!
Everlane is a genuinely cool company. They ethically make high-quality clothing, sell it for reasonable prices and have a policy of what they call Radical Transparency.
At Everlane, we want the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why we partner with the best, ethical factories around the world. Source only the finest materials. And share those stories with you—down to the true cost of every product we make. It’s a new way of doing things. We call it Radical Transparency.
That statement is boldy honest. Everlane’s site literally shows a breakdown of the cost for them to make each product and details of the factories that the products are made in.
Everlane has both men’s and women’s clothing. They offer shirts, pants, jackets, shoes, backpacks and more. If you’re interested in learning more about some of Everlane products, you can check out our brand review here, but right now we’ll get into the details of the Forever Sneaker.
Overview of the Everlane Forever
The Forever Sneaker is a minimal canvas sneaker made from mostly recycled materials, and they’re totally recyclable.
I haven’t needed to recycle a pair of them, but the process mentioned on Everlane’s sustainability page sounds pretty straightforward. When your pair of Forever
How They Feel
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There isn’t much arch support, but I like that. It feels like I’m actually using my foot muscles instead of walking on a squishy surface.
The feel of the Forever Sneaker is pretty comparable to Converse or Vans, but I find them to be more comfortable than I ever remember either of those shoes being.
I’ve mostly been wearing them to go on walks and out to eat, and they feel good. I wouldn’t wear them if I were going to be walking an excessive amount in a day, but they’re perfect for my usual daily wear.
How To Style Them
The aesthetic of the Forever Sneaker is pretty much as minimal as minimal gets. I got them in white, but (at the time of writing) there are four darker color options available, two of which are corduroy instead of canvas.
What can you wear these
In the fall, I’m definitely going to wear them with jeans, chinos, sweaters, my denim jacket and really whatever else I normally wear. That’s the beauty of a minimal white sneaker, it looks good as long as the rest of your outfit does.
The Forever Sneaker is lightweight so I probably won’t be wearing them in very cold or snowy environments, but they’re perfect for spring, summer and fall.
Questions About Everlane
Here are the answers to some questions you may have about Everlane:
Is Everlane Ethical?
Yes, Everlane places a lot of value on ethical practices. You can read about their Radical Transparency policy on their website.
Is the Everlane Forever Sneaker Vegan?
Yes, the Everlane Forever Sneaker is made entirely of vegan-friendly materials.
Does Everlane Have Brick and Mortar Stores?
Yep, Everlane has a handful of physical store locations. You can find them on their website.
Where is the Everlane Forever Sneaker Made?
The Forever Sneaker is made in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. You can actually read about the factory on Everlane’s website.
Is the Forever Sneaker Recyclable?
Yep! The Forever Sneaker can be recycled by dropping them off at an Everlane store or requesting a shipping label to mail them. Their website has the details.
Is the Forever Sneaker Machine Washable?
Yes, it is. The Forever Sneaker can be washed in a regular washing machine.
Recommendation: Are They Worth the Price?
Apart from the initial discomfort I had from lacing them too tightly (which was my mistake), they’ve been awesome. They look great, feel great and are my new everyday sneaker. Plus, they’re a great option if you’re interested in a minimal sneaker that’s more eco-friendly than leather sneakers.