Rothy’s Round Toe Versus Pointed Toe

For Tuesday’s Shoesday I am doing a shoe showdown and a little #TBT (Throw Back Tuesday).  Last fall I did a Rothy’s review and it has been a huge hit!  Readers love their Rothy’s.  At the time it was written I had only purchased the pointed toe version (you can read that review here) but I have since added to my collection!  #MoreShoes  So today I am doing a comparison of the Rothy’s round toe versus the pointed toe version.  #Shoedown

I now have a second pair of pointed toe Rothy’s as well as a pair of round toe rothy’s.  #ComparisonTime

I was frequently asked about the round toe version and I now feel qualified in commenting on the differences between the two styles.  (I also added the loafer to my collection).  #SoManyShoes

If you have no idea what Rothy’s are then you should definitely start with the original review (find it here).  Otherwise, read on for a comparison on the round versus pointed toe.

Pointed Toe Rothy’s

When I first purchased my Rothy’s I was decidedly in the pointed toe camp.  I have a bias requiring round toe shoes to be embellished (I blame Tory and Ted for this problem).  Plus, pointed toes  elongate your legs and who doesn’t want that?  The pointed toes were the first Rothy’s I tried, and it was love.  I initially found they fit true to size but more recent purchases have been a half size up (there does seem to be a consensus to size up a half size again if you have wider feet).  Let’s be clear though, with the narrower toe box, you are going to feel your toes next to each other.  Being an avid wearer of classic pumps, this does not bother me.  But if you don’t like your toes scrunched together then you are probably more in the round toe camp.

Round Toe Rothy’s

After I purchased mine points and wrote the review, I received lots of reader questions about the round toe Rothy’s.  I couldn’t answer any of them.  After two friends purchased pairs, I was able to I try them and I decided I needed my own pair.  I ordered the same size I normally wear in both the round and the pointed.   Having tried them on, I knew the fit was looser in the toes but the sizing is still TTS.  I would actually say the fit is looser overall but they do not slip or gap at the ankle.

In comparing the last between the two, the round one is ever so slightly wider than the pointed toe version.  And obviously the pointed toe is longer (to accommodate the point).

I’ve been wearing the new round ones on repeat!  They’ve become my new travel shoe and I couldn’t be happier.  I love that they compress down to nothing and I can shove them in the front of my suitcase.  No more walking through security barefoot.  No more getting my heels stuck in moving walkways as I move from one gate to another.  I’m not ready to ditch my pointed ones but I will say the round toe definitely won me over!

These will also likely become my weekend errand running shoes.  They are so much cuter than sneakers and way more comfortable!  #WinningAllAround

Buy Your Own Rothy’s

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!

Struggling to decide between style? See my original review of the points or or check out this post for a loafer review. I also have a Rothy’s SNEAKER review!!

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7 Responses
  • Krystal
    May 1, 2018

    Out of curiosity – do you wear liner socks with these ever? How are they in terms of breathability/odor and all that? Any hint of rubbing or blisters sans-sock?

    • my9to5shoes
      May 1, 2018

      I have never worn any type of sock or hose because they themselves feel almost sock like … like a thick knit. They breath great … I don’t get sweaty feet in them like some ballet shoes. I’ve worn them for miles with no blisters or rubbing. Mine don’t smell (yet) but my white ones did start to look dingy and I tossed them in the washer. Beautiful results!

  • Deb
    May 18, 2018

    Thank you for the comparison. I want to order the pointed toe next but I have wide feet and was concerned about sizing. The side-by-side picture is great.

  • Jodi
    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! Now most recently I’ve purchased the leopard round toes… love them all! I seriously say… GO FOR IT, WORTH THE $$$!

    • Emilie
      June 1, 2019

      I have the pointy. My feet are normal to narrow width and I still need a full size up, please keep this in mind when you order the pointy style, enjoy!

      • my9to5shoes
        June 2, 2019

        Every foot is different and there a definitely a few colors that are known to run small!! I always tell folks to be prepared to make a size exchange (which is very easy to do) and to wear them around the house for a few days to make sure they fit how you want!! So happy to hear you love your new points!!

  • Jessica B
    August 8, 2018

    FYI – new colors coming 8/14/18!

    If you are on the fence, I highly recommend trying them! 
I absolutely love my Rothy’s and they have replaced all but one pair of heels! The points work for me as both a dressy shoe and to elevate more casual looks (my work is on the casual end of business casual). Loafers are super comfortable for casual outfits! 

    Re: sizing – round toe tend to run true to size, but size up 1/2 – full size in points and loafers. Some colors run smaller than others.

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