Tuesday Shoesday: A Rothy’s Review

It’s my favorite workday … Tuesday … better known as Shoesday!  A few weeks back I asked for reader requests on stores you would like to see Shoesday picks from and I had several people ask for a Rothy’s Review.  Well to those that made this request – today is your lucky day!

For others … what is Rothy’s you say?  Well clearly your Social Media feed isn’t as filled with their advertisements as mine is …

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About Rothy’s

“After many years living and style watching in San Francisco, and seeing the flip-flop and sneaker epidemic reach critical proportions, we arrived at the idea of Rothy’s.  We wanted 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.” (Rothys.com)

Their shoes are meant to look like you are going to the office but feel like you are going to yoga.  And let me tell you they fit the bill.  I put them on on a Monday morning after running 17+ miles over the weekend … magic. Let’s just say I am fully on board with feeling like I’m going to yoga and not work!  #RagnarRunningProblems

Picking My Rothy’s

After browsing their website for a few minutes I will admit to being overwhelmed by choice.  Overwhelmed in a good way though …. so many lovely options.  #MustChooseOnlyOne  They have so many good choices though.  Since I purchased mine, they have added even more great color choices that I may have to add to my collection.  #Love

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The first decision to make is pointed or round toe (or loafer or sneaker)!    When I first purchased these was only the two choices and I was decidedly in the pointed toe camp.  I really only liked my toes rounded if they are also embellished (I blame Tory Burch for this).   Plus, pointed toes elongate your legs and who doesn’t want that? Making this choice eliminates half of the options but then you still have to choose a color and/or print.  I decided to go very neutral with black and white but still have some fun with a python print!  #SnakeSkinIsAlwaysAWin  (I have now also tried the rounded toe version and the loafers and you can see my round review here and my loafer review here).  #AllWinners

My Rothy’s Review (Get on My Feet)

Now we get to the good stuff.  My Rothy’s review.  My shoes arrived lighting quick in a perfectly sized box (also sustainable). I promptly ripped it open and put them on my feet.  My first thought was literally …Wow! They felt great.  I then shoved them back in their box to go run with the girls for two days.  When I returned, I spent Sunday trying not to wear shoes and grimacing every time I had to walk down stairs or sit down.  #HelloQuadMuscles #AndCalves #Ouch

“There’s a comfort that comes from not having shoes on at all. We’re proud to say that we (finally) figured out how recycled plastic water bottles can be transformed into a comfortable knitted shoe that fits like a glove and is soft like a sock.” (Rothys.com)

On Monday, after my legs and feet took a serious beating over the weekend with all my running, I decided comfortable flats was the only way to go.  Out of the box came the Rothy’s for their work debut!  #spotlightonmyfeet

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The shoes really do live up to their hype. They are extremely comfortable. I found they fit true to size but I’ve since added a few more to my collection and lately have felt more comfortable in points a half size up (full if you are a wide foot). The good news is they offer free exchanges and returns so there is little risk if you get it wrong. #CustomerServiceIsKing

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After a long day traipsing all over the metro area you could hardly tell I had worn them. Should you get them dirty, simply wipe up to clean  – you can also toss them in the washing machine.  They wash beautifully with no shrinking or size modifications (just don’ t dry them). With this in mind though, I think I just found my go-to travel shoe! #TravelStyle

Where to Buy (Get on Your Feet)

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Curious? Want to try a pair for yourself? They are currently only sold online or in their store in San Francisco. Discount codes are available to save $20 of your first purchase.  I no longer give out my discount code publicly but if you would like to save $20 of your first purchase and you follow me on social media drop me a message and I’m happy to share!

This isn’t my only Rothy’s review.  Struggling to decide between round versus pointed?  See a comparison in this post.  Curious about the loafer?  Check out this post.  I also have a sneaker review.

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The opinions posted here are solely my own and I was not compensated in any manner for this review. 


33 Responses
  • Mikayla
    January 25, 2018

    I’m curious now that you have had these for several months, if you have continued to wear them frequently and how they have held up over time.

    • my9to5shoes
      January 25, 2018

      I’ve worn them tons and so far they still look like new. I still like them as much as the day I got them. I’ve actually had my eye on another pair! I haven’t worn them the last few wee(January/December) because it’s been freezing where I live but I will definitely be wearing them again first sign of warm weather!

    • Des
      June 3, 2018

      I’ve had mine for months and they still look brand new.

    • my9to5shoes
      June 4, 2018

      With Spring in full force I’ve been wearing them tons. They have also become my go to travel shoe because they pack so small and can make it through security without removal!!!

  • Danielle
    March 26, 2018

    Thank you for the honest review! I just ordered a pair for spring and can’t wait to try them. Have been searching for comfortable closed toe flats for years and with Rothy’s fully recycled materials, these seem like a win-win. Thanks again!

  • Sarah
    March 27, 2018

    Love mine!

  • Meghan
    April 4, 2018

    Thank you for the review, which helped me decide to buy a pair and I love them so far.

  • Alicia Verdile
    April 16, 2018

    I LOVE Rothy’s flats too!

  • Daisy
    April 30, 2018

    I just ordered my first pair and love them! Good stretch for my bunions. They are also light weight. Win win all around.

  • michelle
    May 9, 2018

    I love my pointy ones! I did go up half a size up though..

  • Dor
    May 16, 2018

    I just ordered my first pair and love them! I have bunions in both my feet and because these shoes have a little stretch to them, my bunions don’t hurt after a day of wearing them.

  • Melissa
    May 29, 2018

    I love my Rothy’s! I have wide, hard to fit feet and my Rothy’s fit like a glove out of the box. They really do feel like I’m wearing my favorite pair of slippers around all day and yet they look so cute.

  • Teresa
    June 3, 2018

    Can’t say enough about these shoes. I ordered the point in the grey camo and am in love. I wear them morning til night (and even walk the track in them on my lunch hour) and i feel like i am wearing nothing at all. I just ordered the loafer in the green camo and cannot wait for it to arrive. Their shipping is also super fast – to ship to NY they arrive in less than a week (ordered on Thur evening and they are to arrive on Monday)!!

    • my9to5shoes
      June 3, 2018

      My sentiments exactly. How are you liking the loafer? I feel it is so different than the other two styles! I love it though!!

  • Des
    June 3, 2018

    I love mine!! So elegant and comfortable.

  • Cyndi
    June 5, 2018

    Can’t wait to order my next pair!!

  • Cyndi
    June 6, 2018

    Can’t wait to get my next pair!!! Which color should I get?

  • Alicia Verdile
    June 9, 2018

    Thanks for this review. I agree, Rothy’s are worth the investment because you can wear them ANYWHERE.

  • Jodi Pearce
    June 9, 2018

    Purchased my first pair a month ago, now I’m up to 4… I wear the points to work and the Taupe Heather loafers EVERYWHERE !

  • Shantini
    June 14, 2018

    Love these. I waffled for ages and I’m so glad I finally got them!

  • Cyndi
    June 15, 2018

    Love the new colors!

  • Jackie
    June 19, 2018

    Love mine!

  • Jessica
    June 30, 2018

    RE: longevity – I’ve had my oldest pair for a couple years now and still wear them a couple times a week (black points) – they show little to no wear except some scuffing on the soles!

    A heads up if this will be your first pair – there are some QC issues with sizing lately. So you may need to exchange for the same size to get your perfect pair (free returns/exchanges).

    The round toe I can usually fit my regular ballet flat size. From there size up 1/2 size – full size for points and loafers (for me usually 1/2 for points and full for loafers).

    Once you get the pair that fits just right you will be addicted as they are incredibly comfortable and I can’t stress enough how much I love having washable insoles!


  • Jodi Pearce
    July 5, 2018

    I purchased my first pair of these dream shoes about a month ago, have 3 pairs now! They are so versatile, comfortable, and addicting! I’m a points girl (work in the design industry so they are a bit more stylish) but decided to try the taupe heater loafers and to my surprise they look AMAZIMG with both jeans and linen pants! I seriously say… GO FOR IT, WORTH THE $$$!

  • Alicia
    August 16, 2018

    I also highly recommend Rothy’s for their versatility and easy cleaning!

  • Kisha
    September 7, 2018

    I own three pair and I love them.

  • Sophia
    April 4, 2019

    Your give $20 get $20 link isn’t working. Any suggestions?

  • Donna
    June 23, 2019

    Hi! I am super interested in the points, but I’m at a loss on what size to order. I am a 5.5 for Tory Burch flats, should I get a size 6 for the Rothy’s points? Thanks so much in advance!

    • my9to5shoes
      June 23, 2019

      I would get the 6. It somewhat depends on both the color as well as personal fit preference though. I don’t like shoes to move around and I’m used to my toes being close together in pointed shoes so I tend to go with my usual size. My last two pairs I’ve had to size up a half size though (orange and black cap toe). I usually tell folks to be flexible and prepared to exchange (especially their first order). The exchange process is very easy. Just don’t wear them outside until you are sure! You can also order two sizes and return one if you are really on the fence. I’ve done that before with sizes known to run small (Marigold). Yeah for Rothy’s!!

      • Donna
        June 23, 2019

        Thanks so much for the very helpful feedback! I will go ahead and order the 6 in black points, been eyeing those for a while now. Any updated referral link you can share? 🙂

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