A few weeks back I posted a pair of flats that I had just received on my Insta stories and I’m not sure I’ve ever received such an enthusiastic response to a story. So many people messaged me saying that they were considering getting a pair by the same brand and were dying to know what I thought of them.
WHAT ARE THESE SHOES I’M SEEING EVERYWHERE?
And, as you read this post, you’ll probably realize you’ve seen these shoes all over town. From the metro to a coffee meeting to Meghan Markle to running to the farmer’s market on a weekend morning, you’ve probably noticed these woven flats adorning the feet of effortlessly stylish women everywhere.
They’re called Rothy’s and they’re a women’s shoe start-up out of San Francisco. Made out of recycled water bottles, these flats promise no break-in time and a fit that perfectly hugs your foot. And finally, after putting off buying a pair for way too long, I can confirm that, yes, both of these claims are true.
A GO-TO FLAT FOR EVERYDAY
To be honest, part of my hesitation in buying these shoes was the price. I’m all about investing in shoes, but I was reluctant to spend $145 on a pair of flats. So, I scoured the internet for reviews before buying a pair. Yes, I should have just believed my friends who were touting the amazingness of these shoes (the brother-in-law of a good friend actually started the company, so she’s been telling me about them since she got her first beta pair), but I wanted to dive into what the fashion bloggers of the world had to say.
Way too many video reviews later, I ordered a pair of the point flats in leopard (no surprise, there), and several weeks later I can attest that they do live up to all the hype. They’re comfortable, flexible, and feel like wearing nothing at all, but in a “my foot is supported” kind of way. Plus, they go with everything. The point is polished enough to dress up, but the woven texture can bring it down to casual if you feel like wearing a pair of leggings and a sweatshirt.
The best part? If they get dirty, you can pop them in the washing machine and they’ll come out as good as new.
STYLES AND COLORS AVAILABLE
If you’re looking to buy a pair for yourself, you’ll be thrilled to find that Rothy’s come in endless colors and patterns. At some point, I’d love to pick up a pair of the gray birdseye for those occasions when I’m, you know, already wearing leopard elsewhere in my outfit.
Not a point kind of girl? They also come in a round-toe ballet flat, a loafer, and a sneaker. I’ve heard people rave about the new sneaker style – it’s not my style, personally, but if you’re into a sportier look, definitely check those out.
A FEW FIT AND FINAL NOTES
So, let’s talk about the fit for a second. From what I’ve heard, the ballet flats, loafers, and sneakers all run true to size and should fit right out of the box. However, when it comes to the point, things get a little trickier. A lot of people say to size up, which I did not end up doing.
I first ordered my normal size, a 7. They seemed a bit snug, so I then ordered the 7.5 (thankfully there’s free shipping AND free returns!). When I tried them on side-by-side, it was clear the 7.5 was way too big, so I kept the 7 and after a day of wearing the, I was totally used to the hug-your-foot fit and now I’m obsessed. But, that’s all to say, that if you’re ordering the point, you might want to order your size and the size up just to be sure.
You can check out all the Rothy’s styles here and, as I said, they offer free shipping and free returns, which is always a win in my book.
Photos by Dana of Something Good Blog