Hi hi! This week has been a real struggle trying to get the new place ready for us to move in on Friday. Yes, THIS Friday. Yikes! These next few days are sure going to be interesting…. Currently I’m taking a much needed break from painting closets to write this blog post. (Writing blog posts is way more fun than painting IMO). Alright! Now let’s talk about these shoes that everyone seems to be obsessed with: Rothy’s. Today I’m sharing my HONEST review on Rothy’s and answering the question: are Rothy’s shoes really that awesome? Keep reading to find out! Quick shoutout to Laura, Brynn, and Mary for finally getting me on the Rothy’s bandwagon!
*this post is not sponsored by Rothy’s in any way.
Feel free to skip this section if you already know what Rothy’s are… for those of you who haven’t heard about Rothy’s shoes, then you’re lucky you’ve stumbled across this post! Rothy’s is a relatively new shoe brand that makes their shoes out of recycled water bottles. How awesome!?
In addition to being sustainably made out of recycled materials, these shoes claim to be super comfortable. And yeah, they’re not wrong. Meghan Markle was even seen wearing them… need I say more?
Rothy’s started off with their signature ballet flat, and I’ll be honest, I’m just not a ballet flat person. As their company and demand grew, they released new styles (yippie!) and now you’ve got 2 types of ballet flats (pointed and rounded toes), along with loafers and sneakers. In addition to women’s sizing, they also have kids (I’m looking at all my moms here who do mommy and me outfits, how cute!).
Rothy’s women’s shoes range between $125-$165 (but use this link here to get $20 off your next pair!). Kid’s pricing ranges between $55-$65.
Bottom line is, these shoes aren’t inexpensive and that’s because the pricing reflects their quality. These shoes are made sustainably (with only 6% waste vs. an average of 37% waste at most manufacturing facilities) and they’re made to last.
Most people that I’ve polled don’t wear socks with their Rothy’s and they say they never get blisters wearing theirs. Even on the first couple of times! I can only speak to the Rothy’s sneakers (the style I own) and honestly, the first time I wore them my smallest toes got slightly blistered. The backs of the shoes though are indeed heavenly! No discomfort there!
Now that I’ve worn them a few times they are totally comfortable! Next time I go into NYC I plan on wearing my Rothy’s sneakers!
Yes!! Okay, truth be told I haven’t had a chance to test this out myself, but I’ve heard firsthand from more than a few friends that they wash their Rothy’s in the washing machine and they turn out just fine! Rothy’s has full instructions on how to wash their shoes at the bottom of their website, just scroll to the bottom! Just another reason to love them! I promise I’ll try this in the next few days and circle back with an update.
Kind of a side note: I do wash my regular sneakers in the washing machine and they always turn out fine as well. Here’s what I do:
1. Bang out the sneakers on the driveway to get excess dirt off.
2. (optional) Give a quick rinse with a hose.
3. Put the shoes in an old pillow case and tie the pillowcase closed.
4. Wash on delicate or normal with cold water. (My shoes are white so I add bleach to get them back to being like-new).
5. Let air dry in a sunny place. Don’t put them in the dryer!
These shoes run true to size! I usually wear a size 7 and I ordered the size 7. They fit perfectly without socks, but are a tad snug with socks. I really prefer to wear them without socks though!
Ha! I used to ask myself this all the time before I finally bought my first pair. The truth is, I didn’t realize how I was compromising on comfort with my other sneakers until I got my Rothy’s sneakers. With all of my other sneakers I have to wear those stupid no-show socks that always fall down in your shoes. Does anyone else have this problem? If you’ve found a pair of no-show socks that actually work, I’d LOVE to know!
I think the fact that they’re sustainably made and made from recycled water bottles is also a huge factor here. People want to buy something they can feel good about, and buying these shoes versus buying a regular pair of sneakers (that are no-doubt less comfortable) is the difference between making an eco-conscious decision versus a non eco-conscious choice.
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