As you know, one of my favorite things about NYC is stumbling upon new spots and unexpected events. I got the best of both as my friend and I thought we were checking out Everlane’s brick & mortar but actually walked into #ShoePark.

Everlane's pop-up shop in SoHo, shoe park!

Once you sign-in and check your shoes at the front you’re free to roam the Instagram-ready fixtures as you try on ALL the shoes. 👠

There’s seating, a charging area, and (in true SF fashion) a generally laid-back and relaxed vibe.

Rounding out this Bay Area-based brand experience are offerings from Blue Bottle (I dropped $4 on the cutest mini can of cold brew and never looked back) and a pretty pink Glossier counter with a few lip shades to try and buy.

the Modern Loafer, by Everlane - fashion illustration by Katie Cadamatre

Of the styles I tried, my favorite was ($170) the Modern Loafer. I wore size 5 and as the staff advised, it ran narrow. But, since it’s genuine leather, I imagine it would stretch and become comfortable with a bit of mink oil and a few wears. (Can anyone attest to this?)

I really like the shape and line of the shoe enough that I will buy might consider purchasing it anyway . Online, it’s available in nine gorgeous colors perfect for fall. (My favorites are pewter and camel.)

Everlane's pop-up shop in SoHo, shoe park!

I walked out empty handed (to satisfy VNg.) But, I can’t promise I won’t be back before they close-up shop in October. (I’m definitely going back. 😂)

Have you purchased Everlane footwear? If you head to the pop-up, let me know what you thought!

Everlane | Shoe Park
83 Wooster St.
New York, NY 20012

Sept. 23 – Oct. 23, 2016

Mon-Sat 11am – 8pm
Sun 11am