Saturday, August 26, 2017

Rothy's Shoes Review

I don’t know about you, but every time I go on Facebook I see an ad for Rothy’s shoes! And it always catches my eye. I love flats for work and hardly ever wear heels, so these look like a dream come true. And I’m wearing shoes for long days, so comfort is key. I loved the look of these, but the description sounds too good to be true!

Rothy’s set out to “Create an alternative, versatile shoe: one with the ease of a sneaker but with the polish of a feminine flat. And do it with low-waste, low-impact materials, hand-assembled
for high quality and durability.” Here is a list of qualities from the website: “Recyclable, earth-friendly, carbon-free rubber sole, recycled water bottle construction, 9.3 oz all-day wear-ability, moisture-wicking all-weather comfort, machine washable, quick-dry technology, flexible sole and upper, meticulous hand assembly, blister-free seamless knit.” They set out to “make this sophisticated stylish product in a different way. With less waste and more responsible materials. They encourage re-use of their sturdy re-sealable shipping box. Thanks to Rothy's unique design and 3-D Knit Technology they are machine washable and look new, wash after wash. We encourage giving Rothy's new life when you finally are ready to replace them. Simply send them into our recycling facility and help close the loop in making our planet a better place.” Wow! That’s a lot of amazing stuff and sounds like a company I definitely wanted to support!

I knew I loved how they looked, but wasn’t sure they could hold up to all their promises, so I started searching the internet for reviews. Most reviews I found, the individuals received them for free to try them, so I’m always a little skeptical if they are honest. Getting something for free, the expectations are a little lower and you’re on a high because you didn’t pay for them! But at a $125-$145 price tag, I wasn’t sure this shoe would be worth it. I had asked all my friends if anyone had tried them and couldn’t find anyone. So, after seeing countless ads, reading multiple reviews, and hearing about the good and bad I decided to take a chance and try a pair of Rothy's of my own (after all shipping is free and so are returns, so how could I not)! Plus I saved $20 by using a referral code.

My hardest decision was choosing which Rothy's to purchase. I loved them all. They have 2 styles, the flat, with a round toe or the point, with a pointed toe. I chose charcoal birdseye! It’s a neutral charcoal shoe, but I can’t live without a pop of color, so they have pink soles. They arrived a few days after I made my purchase and I couldn’t wait to check them out. They looked just like the website pictures, so I was happy! And they felt like fabric. I wasn’t sure if they’d be stiff or scratchy, but they aren’t AT ALL! I was very pleased. And then the try on test. I wear between an 8.5 and 9, and quite a few reviews said to size up, so I bought a 9. I love how they fit. They felt like slippers! I didn’t take them off and just wore them around my house for a while. I couldn’t wait to test them out for a whole day!

I wore them all day at work the first day, but I was worried they may give me blisters as it was the first time wearing them and didn’t want to suffer through the work day. So I grabbed some socks, just in case. Usually, after wearing shoes all day I’m ready to tear them off my feet by the time I get home. If you can believe it, I forgot I was wearing shoes and kept these on my feet in my house. Then changed to go out to dinner and threw them back on. And they still didn’t bother my feet one bit after wearing them from the time I woke up 6:30am until around 8pm. Then I wore them all the next day too, and still felt like slippers! And then I wore them the next day! No blisters, no irritation, perfectly comfy right out of the box, and able to wear them full days without socks. I think it’s fair to say these quickly became my go to shoes!!!

Everyone at work was asking about my Rothy's and some of my friends tried them on. I got mixed reviews from my friends. I seriously think they are really comfortable! My friend who is a true size 9 said they were a little tight in her toes and wasn’t sure if sizing up would help, because she thought it was tight where her toes were hitting the top, and not just that she needed some length. To me they feel very flexible, but I also had a friend say she didn’t like the heel and how high it came up and kind of dug into her heel a bit. They feel stretchy to me, so I felt they really formed to my feet and I was able to move around in them and didn’t feel tight or cramped at all. I didn’t get blisters or any irritations. There is no arch support, if that is important to you. You could probably buy new insoles to your liking, but flat shoes don’t bother me, so I kept the original. The insole they come with is removable, but it is thin and not too padded.

I’m not sure everyone will love Rothy's, but I know I do and I honestly wish I didn’t wait so long to try them. I already have plans to buy another pair! They really are versatile. They are great for work, where dress is business casual to professional, and also fine for casual Friday at work and weekends. I was seeing ads with people doing yoga and biking or whatever in them and thought no way. But the second day I wore them, I thought about taking a run in them, but ended up changing into my running sneakers, but they really are that comfortable to me. I will probably try them for yoga, because I love how flexible they are and think they’d be great for outdoor yoga! I also think these are a very easy to pack shoe for trips. Not only are the light and won’t take up room, but they look great with dresses, pants, exercise wear, whatever. I really could go on and on about everything I love and I’m not just saying it! I bought these for myself with my hard earned money and I’m a true bargain shopper, so $100 for one pair of shoes wasn’t an easy decision, but I’m so happy with them! And I want more!

If you have been thinking about them like I was, I say go for it! If you want to save $20 and make the price tag a little easier to swallow, please use my referral code. Sizes and colors are not always available, but do change frequently, so I’d say if there is one style you love and it’s not available in your size, it will be soon. Also, if you don’t like them or buy a size that doesn’t fit quite right, returns/exchanges are so easy with Rothy's! You can return them in the original box, which is compact and already has adhesive. So, you really have nothing to lose. And if you love them as much as I do, you’ll be happy to have discovered them! 

*This item was purchased and financed by me, unless noted otherwise. Posts may contain referral links and I totally appreciate it when you use them!