I’ve wanted to try out Rothys for years. I loved the idea of a sustainable ballet flat that was supposed to be really comfortable. But as someone with wide feet I had some hesitations. Read on to see why I finally bought a pair and a review of Rothys shoes.
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For years I’ve looked into buying a pair of Rothys. I live in ballet flats, so really cute colorful shoes that are sustainably made sounded great to me. Rothys started with their classic rounded toe ballet flat, branched out into pointed toe flats and slip on sneakers, and now have many shoe styles and even bags.
Sustainability, while definitely a buzzword, is an important part of the Rothys brand. Rothys shoes are made from recycled plastic bottles. They aim to keep their production as low waste as possible. Additionally I was very impressed by the packaging my shoes came shipped in. No extra boxes or plastic, just a sturdy shoe box with and adhesive if you needed to send them back.
Another bonus of Rothys are that they are completely washable. You just take out the insole, throw the shoes and the insoles in your washing machine, and then let them air dry when they are done! I’ve yet to wash mine, but I think this is another great way to keep your shoes lasting longer.
So what made me actually buy I pair of Rothys?
I really liked the design of their square toed flat in tuxedo. Yep that’s it, the design just really got me. These flats are an ivory hue with a black cap toe. The back of the shoe also has a striped ribbon design for an extra embellishment.
So how do they work for wide feet?
For the majority of their shoe styles, Rothys recommends sizing up a half size if your feet are wider.
If you have wide feet, you may be like me. I know what my true size is for the length of my foot, but I generally always size up a half to full size because of my width. So the larger size is what I consider to be my “normal” shoe size. So I ordered my “normal” size in Rothys and I think that was the right choice.
Comfort is something I see brought up a lot with Rothys. I have to say when I first put mine on I was very impressed. If you are wearing them to the office or somewhere where you won’t be doing tons of walking, I think you’ll really like them.
But I wanted to really put them to the test. Wearing them for a long day of walking, by the end of the day your feet will be aching. That being said, they do have a bit more cushioning than most ballet flats, so I have definitely experienced much worse. I think for typical day to day wear they are quite comfortable and most people will be happy with them.
Would I recommend?
Yes, I would. I think Rothys are a nice reliable flat, and if you love ballet flats you’ll get a lot of use out of them. I’m also always happy to support brands that make sustainability a big part of their mission.
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