Eytys Angel Patent Review

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They Eytys brand is bringing you a 90s inspired pair of casual shoes that customers seem to love. They based the look of their Angel Patent leather sneakers off the look of the classic trail running shoes, bringing back the look and feel of big and bulky soles. The Sweedish company was founded in 2013 and has been bringing us great quality shoes since. They did not disappoint fans with their Angel line, bringing them a comfortable and reliable pair of shoes that they can wear almost anywhere. Whether you are simply hanging out with your friends or family or just running errands these shoes are going to fit right in. They might have a slightly high price tag, but they tend to be worth the money customers pay for them as they are constructed from great quality materials and they are made to last.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Great quality construction
  • 90s inspired soles
  • Reliable fit
  • Removable insole
  • Offers arch support
  • Includes a dust-bag
Cons
  • High price tag
  • Only available in white
  • On the heavier side
Outsole

Outsole

The Eytys Angel Patent shoes took their inspiration for the outsole right out of the 1990s. They feature a chunky and sidewall stitched rubber sole that is a throwback to trail shoes from the 90s. Just because they are inspired by old-school trail shoes does not mean that you should take them out for a trek in the woods as you will not get the support or protection you need for hitting the trails. They are more of a street shoe and as such, they are designed more for the casual wearer.

The sole is made out of 100% rubber and is made to give you a decent amount of durability and great traction. Even though they are a more casual shoe it is important that they offer a good amount of traction. You do not want to be out walking around with your friends and slip and fall because your shoes slid out from underneath you. The Eytys Angel Patent shoes can hold quite a good grip so that is not something that you are going to have worry about with these sneakers.
Midsole

Midsole

The Eytys Angel Patent shoes feature a tonal sculpted rubber midsole with an insole made out of calf leather to make sure they are going to be comfortable on your feet when you are wearing them. Since these are a more casual pair of shoes and they are not meant to for fitness or running they do not really offer extra cushioning for a responsive ride, but that is OK for this style of shoe. If you are looking for something that is going to be more responsive these might not be the best option for you. Some reviewers have suggested that you might want to take out the included insole and opt for a thicker and more cushioned one, but that is more of a personal preference and not required.

You will get the added bonus of better arch support thanks to the midsole of these shoes, which customers can appreciate. One thing that can become a problem, however, is since the midsole is made with rubber and not foam like some other sneakers, they do not offer a lot of cushioning and therefore no shock absorption. That is not too much of a problem for those causal wearers but if you are going to be doing a lot of walking in them then you should be careful and just be aware that they might be hard on your joints.
Upper

Upper

The uppers of the Eytys Angel Patent casual shoes are made out of 100% patent cow leather with a liner inside the shoes made out of a mix of leather and cotton to give you a more pleasant wearing experience. Since the uppers are made out of leather they do not offer a lot of airflow, which can be a bit annoying as it has the potential to cause your feet to overheat and sweat, but as long as you are not overly active while wearing these and you aren't wearing them for extended periods of time it will be just fine. The leather uppers can also cause some restrictions on your feet, not giving you the flexibility that you might want in a pair of sneakers. It is not a terrible issue with this type of casual shoe but it is something that you should keep in mind when purchasing these. If you need something that is going to be both flexible and breathable then these are not going to be the best fit for you.

These shoes feature a nylon rope laces with metal hooks and eyelets to keep your feet locked into place inside your sneakers. They also feature a padded tongue and collar to give you some additional comfort while you are wearing them. Finally, there is a padded pull tab on the back of the shoes to help assist you in pulling your shoes on.
Durability

Durability

When it comes to shoes like these you are going to want to make sure that you are purchasing something that is made strong and is going to last. You do not want to spend a substantial amount of money on a pair of shoes only to find that they are going to fall apart shortly after you get them. That is not something that you are going to have to worry about with the Eytys Angel Patent shoes. The great quality materials and excellent construction ensure that they are not going to experience premature wear and tear. They even come with a dustbag when you receive them so you can use that for storage and/or traveling to help increase the already decent lifespan. No need to have to replace these shoes any time soon.
Weight

Weight

The Eytys Angel Patent shoes have a decent amount of weight to them, they are definitely not considered a lightweight shoe. You probably would expect them to be a bit on the heavy side though just by looking at them. The thick and chunky rubber outsole is where most of the weight comes from and it shows. However, the midsole is made out of rubber, not a lightweight foam, and the uppers are constructed with leather. All the components that make up the build of the shoes are heavy and therefore the shoes are heavy. There is, unfortunately, not a lot of information on exactly how much these shoe weight but customers can agree that they do have some weight on them.
Style

Style

Customers seem to really enjoy the look and the style of the Eytys Angel Patent leather sneakers. They have the retro throwback look of a pair of chunky trail shoes from the 90s. It may seem odd to some people, having a pair of chunky shoes like these, but the style is coming back and most customers love it. Do not let the look fool you though, you probably should not hit the trails with these, they are not going to give you the comfort and support you need for such a venture.

These are a great pair of street shoes made for the casual wearer. These particular ones only come in white, but the Eytys makes other versions of the Angel shoes that come in different colors and made out of different materials, so if white leather does not work for you then there are other options you can choose from. The padded pull tab on the backs of the shoes have just a little splash of purple and the Eytys logo in printed on the bottoms in a black box, but other than that every other part of the sneakers is white. You can find the logo in two other places throughout the shoes as well, on the back of the sole and the tongue.
Comfort

Comfort

For the most part, customers can agree that these shoes are rather comfortable. There have been a few reviewers who mentioned that they experienced some discomfort and they recommended simply taking out the included insole and adding a different one that will give them a little more cushioning underfoot. The overall feel of the shoes though is pretty good.

The shoes come in full European sizes and they tend to fit true to size so you should be safe ordering whatever size you normally would. There is a size chart available for you to take a look at if you need help determining the best size for you. Additionally, there is a conversion chart that will take your US or UK shoe size (or foot length in CM) and convert it to the correct EU size. In order to get the most out of the comfort of these shoes, you are going to want to make sure you get the right size.
Support

Support

Support is important when you are looking into purchasing shoes that you are going to wear from day to day. Whether you are looking for a good pair of running shoes or a pair of casual shoes like these, you are going to want a pair that will offer you a decent amount of support. The chunky sole of these sneakers gives you a great platform under your feet that helps add a little stability and support to the shoes. In addition to the support you will get from the sole, these sneakers will also give you some added arch support thanks to the calf leather insoles and rubber midsole.
Drop

Drop

When talking about the drop of a pair of shoes, you are talking about the difference in how far off the ground your heel is when compared to your toes. More simply put, it is the measurement of the incline of your shoes. The Eytys Angel Patent leather shoes have a drop of 10mm which is pretty average for a pair of sneakers. The height of the sole measures in at 5 cm (2 inches) with a heel height of 6cm (2.4 inches) adding a couple extra inches onto your height while you are wearing these shoes. The thick and chunky sole is one of the first things to catch customers eyes about these sneakers and that is no surprise with a 50mm thick sole and a 10mm drop. Even though the drop of the shoe itself is average, the thickness of the sole definitely is not.
Versatility

Versatility

The Eytys Angel Patent leather shoes are a casual street shoe that is perfect for many different occasions. Whether you are hanging out with some friends or running errands these shoes will fit right in. They have a great look that will go with most casual outfits and fit into a lot of situations. They are not really a dressy or business shoe but they might look OK with some slacks so you might be able to get away with wearing them for a night out or to the office. Most customers will simply just pair them with a pair of jeans.

Do not let the looks fool you though. You might think that they would be a good choice for hiking or other such activities, but you should steer away from those activities with these sneakers. Their look definitely takes inspirations from old school trail shoes, but that is not what they are. You will not get the proper protection and support you will require for these activities while wearing these sneakers. Additionally, if you take these out in the woods it might greatly reduce their durability causing you to have to replace them. It is best to just stick to casual use.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Eytys Angel Patent leather sneakers are a great looking pair of shoes. They take their inspirations from the classic 90s trail shoes, giving you a chunky outsole. These casual street shoes have a slightly high price tag but they are well worth the money customers paid for them. The high-quality materials and great construction ensure that they are going to stay together and not suffer from premature wear and tear, allowing you to keep these for quite a while. Whether you are wearing them for running errands or just hanging out with friends you will fit right in with these great shoes.