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My Totally-Not-New (But New To Me) Discovery: Rothy’s

Sunday Somewhere Sunglasses | Rothy’s Flats c/o | Cloverpost Hoops | Tiny Tags Necklace

Howwwww did I not know about these shoes? Seriously: it makes no sense. They are perfect in every way, and are in every way exactly what I’m always looking for, and it appears that everyone in the world except for me already knew about them.

My personal discovery came courtesy of my friend Tia. When she was visiting the other week she showed me her (adorable, pointy-but-not-too-pointy, toe-cleavage-y-but-not-too-toe-cleavagey, and, ahem, camo-print) flats, and told me that I needed to a) own them, and then b) write about them. Because Tia is all kinds of smart, it is generally a good idea to listen to her, and so?

Now I own – and am writing about – Rothy’s.

They were created to fill the void between sustainability and style – which is a tough one. I’ve seen plenty of “earth-friendly” shoes in my day, and most of them look, quite frankly, like potatoes. Rothy’s are made from recycled water bottles (!), have carbon-free rubber soles that (according to Tia, who’s had hers for a couple of years) last forevvvver), and are…

oh my god I love this…


And how do they feel, you ask?

Basically like you’re wearing socks. (They’re also super-flexible, so they’re especially great if you have wide feet.)

Now, I am a habitual destroyer-of-shoes, so it remains to be seen how long my particular pair will hold out, but over the weekend I wore my (red, camo-print, adorable) flats to an actual animal farm complete with chicken poop and such, and this is how they looked in the aftermath.

rothy's recycled plastic water bottle flat shoes


I’m personally a fan of the Point, but they also come in Flat and Loafer styles. And if you have a wee one…they make toddler and kid-sized loafers, as well (technically “girls’,” but I see zero reason why a little boy wouldn’t be able to rock these). AW.


  • m

    aaandd… expensive. Ugh, I’ve seen them all over my Facebook but just now checking the price. I.wish.but.I.cant kind of feeling. Maybe at half the price I would give it a try #sad

  • Jenn

    I love them but I’ve only ever seen them on blogs in sponsored posts because ain’t nobody got $200 to blow on shoes. Well, no one I know anyway 🙂 Seriously though, maybe when I get my tax return next year if they come in leopard print…I would love a pair but that price is just not doable for me unless I win the lotto or get a windfall.

    • jordanreid

      let me contact them and see if we can do a giveaway then 🙂 🙂

    • Kat

      Totally! I completely agree with this and think the pricing is ridiculous.

    • Val

      But. . . they’re not $200. I have the black/white colorblock flats (the round toe style) and they are $125. The pointy ones are $145 and the loafers are the most expensive at $165. Still expensive, for sure. They were a bit of a splurge for me, but having owned them for more than a year I can say they (to me at least) are 100% worth the price. They look fantastic even after lots of abuse, and are shockingly comfortable. Seriously. I was floored when I put them on for the first time, and every time I wear them it’s immensely pleasurable. Also, I have suuuuper narrow feet and these babies are stretchy and clingy so there aren’t gaps. I sound like I’m being paid to write this but totally am not; evidently I’m just a weirdo Rothy’s evangelist lol.

      • Jenn

        Interesting…I was checking resale/thrift sites and saw them listed as NWT at $200+. I still can’t afford them, but they certainly seem a bit more attainable now. 🙂

        • Val

          Jerks! It’s just like when T.J. Maxx and Nordstrom Rack jack up the “compare at” price on the tags. Grrr

          • jordanreid

            ya, wait, I don’t understand – so they’re MORE expensive when you buy them from discount places…?

          • Val

            I think Jenn was saying that when you look at those discount sites, similar to how they show on the tags at TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack, they have the “original price” listed so you can see what an awesome discount you’re getting. So it appears they are jacking up the comparative “original selling price” to $200 as opposed to the actual $125 – $145. to make it look like you’re getting some amazing deal when you buy from them.

          • jordanreid

            OHHH. I didn’t know they did that!

      • Tia Link

        Yes! and using a $20 off referral code the round toes are only $105 and the points are $125. Yes, still expensive! But, I swear I wear mine every day and they have been worth every penny. Welcome to use mine:

    • Tia Link

      Since I’m the Tia that’s responsible for this, I want to say I always tell people about Rothys but also say they are expensive. However, you can get $20 off on your first pair which means the round toe are closer to $100 ($125-$20) and the point ones are $125 ($145-20). That along with the fact that I wear them literally every day, it was worth it to me to have sustainably made, comfortable, cute shoes. Anyone is welcome to use my referral code:

      • jordanreid

        OH HEY!
        Thank you on behalf of others for the code, and thank you on behalf of me for the rec, because I am OBSESSED.

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