You asked what I thought about the “new” shoes on the market- Rothy’s, so I thought I’d get a pair and review them for you!
No idea what I’m talking about? You’re not alone. I had to research them when I was asked about the brand. The gist is this- a San Fransico guy came up with a shoe that has the ease of a sneaker, the polish of a flat. The shoe is entirely vegan because it’s made with recycled plastic water bottles. They’re machine washable (YES!!!!!) and made with enough room to insert your own orthotics if you need arch support- which most flats don’t. I’m not going to lie, these suckers are COMFORTABLE.
They’re made to get wet and dry fast so spills, puddles, rain, (toddler accidents…) don’t slow you down. Breathable, moisture wicking material also helps keep your feet sweat-free in the summer. The blister-free seamless knit uppers are also perfect for someone that has feet issues that typical flats don’t accommodate. (If you suffer from bunions- order a half size up if you have wider than a B width.
My take: Although don’t love paying $145 for flats (the pointed toe version is $20 more than the original rounded toe option), I love them. I added a memory foam insert into it and literally, these are my new favorite casual flat. They won’t replace these flats as my favorite flat of all time, BUT now I’m wearing these daily and saving the other flats for when I’m dressed up. I love that I have an option that seems sneaker-ish without having to actually wear a sneaker.
They’re “elevated casual.”
So, if you wanted an alternative to Tieks, this is it. I found these much more comfortable (fit like a glove) and where the Tieks will scuff in a heartbeat- these are more durable. And honestly, if I’m paying THAT much money for a flat to wear every day, I need that sucker to hold up to the daily ridiculousness life throws at me.
Verdict: Worth The Money
Don’t be surprised if I get them in MANY more colors. 🙂
Shop Rothy’s here!
Disclaimer: There is none. I purchased these on my own after I was asked to compare them to tieks. No brand on either side knows I exist. 😉
UPDATE: Please do not put your coupon code in the comments on this post. There have been complaints and thus all codes posted will be deleted.
I had never heard of the brand but these beautiful flats certainly meet all of my requirements, even though they are over 100 USD which is about my tops for flats ! Thank you for sharing.
Are they true to size?
Yes! I wear a 6 and they fit perfectly!
I bought these for my gf who is a European tour guide. She’s on her feet all day everyday. Stay tuned for her review from Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Netherlands.
Any shoe review yet? I walk a lot and have been looking for something an upgrade from sketcher go walk shoes.
I wear mine all the time!!!
Thank you so much for this review. I’ve been “on the fence about these expensive flats for months, but your review may have just convinced me! Someone mentioned a coupon code. Do you have one? I really, really, really hat to spend $145 on shoes I can’t even try on!
Do you have a referral code you can share? I would love to try them, but would prefer to save a little money.
I’m wearing my Rothy’s for the first time today, after going through a trial process. I originally ordered the black point in a 7.5 (my normal size) but my toes were SO squished that I returned them and got the rounded toe in a 7.5. They made my toes tingle, so I returned and bought an 8. The heels rub a bit but I think they will be fine after a breaking-in period. Other than that, they are super comfortable!
Awesome! Thank you!!
I just got mine in.
Thanks for the review!! And the code worked! Just ordered a pair!
Did you need to size up to put in the memory foam insole?
They suggest it, but I didn’t need to.
Is there a referral code that you can still provide?
Also, was there mentioned of insoles you recommend or wear with them?
Where did you apply the code?
I love these, they fit true to size and are SO comfortable!
Thank you for the review! I hesitated for a long time before ordering and your review got me off the fence. I’m on my feet all day. I ordered my normal size but I have a narrow foot. Can’t wait to take these on a trip!
Thank you for the info!! What brand/kind of memory foam insert did you use?
If you could only get one pair, would you get the pointy toe or round? I like both. I normally do not like a crazy point, so was not sure exactly how pointy they are…Also, what type of memory foam insert do you have?
Please tell me about the grey and red leggings pictured!! Thanks!
I’d like to try them, but $145 is pretty expensive. Is there a coupon code available?
I love my Rothy’s! I have the red pointed ones and get so many compliments.
I just ordered my first pair.
I hope we both love them!
Thanks for the review. I have been looking at Rothys and Tieks online for months, never able to commit to either. Think I’m sold on the Rothys. Do you have a referral code? Will let you know how they work out.
I debated over Tieks and Rothy’s too, but didn’t want to spend quite so much on the Tieks. Plus I love that the Rothy’s are made from recycled materials and that they are washable.
Tieks are not good IF you need a lot of support and/or have back issues. They are cute though, and versatile. I will not buy tieks again bc I need more support. Am considering rothys though…
I just ordered my first pair of Rothy’s. I wear custom made orthotic inserts – so I’m hoping those will fit and provide support with style. 😉
Did the orthotics fit? I’m having such a tough time finding a flat that lets me put inserts in and still fit.
Great review! I have both Tieks and Rothy’s and think the Rothy’s are more comfortable. I don’t know the wear and tear yet.
Hi, I wanted to know how they were holding up now that it’s been a few months… I’m a teacher so I’m always looking for comfortable shoes that I can wear ALL DAY LONG. Currently, I wear Birkenstocks but am wanting something close toed for the cooler months and have been eyeing the Rothy’s. Thanks!
Julie, I LOVE them still and have since gotten two new pairs! All are the pointed toe, and all are fantastic! I wear them constantly!
Thank you so much!
I’ve read all the reviews and saw that a few were interested in the type/brand of insert you used. I need some arch support and would also like to know what you used. Also, anyone here try the point without squished toes? They’re so cute but I’ve never had luck with points.
There must be something wrong with my feet. I wore my new hot pink points to work today(hairdresser) and my toes are uncomfortably squished. My foot is narrow-med, and most shoes slip off my heel. The Rothys hug and are very elastic on my foot. I hope they stretch because I could really love them.
Thank you for the review. I think I will give them a try!
I too have been on the fence, so thank you for the great reviews!
Thanks Erin! I just used yours…here’s mine for the next person:
There is a product called Foot Gloss. It is the consistency of lip gloss and it comes in a stick. If you apply the gloss to your foot prior to wearing the Rothy, you won’t get a blister.
I absolutely love my Rothy’s.
What are those grey and red leggings in the photo with red shoes? I need them!
Thank you for the review- I just came across this brand and am looking for a good pair of flats. Do you have a code available to use?
We are heading on a trip and these seem like they might be good airplane and travel shoes. How do I find out your referral or promotional code?
Thanks for the review!
Thanks, Adriele! I’ve been on the fence about these because of the price tag, but I’m going to give them a try! Any chance you have a referral code you can share? Thanks!
Hi! The link to your all-time favorite flat is dead – any chance you can share what those are?
Theyre my favorites, too!
Thanks for the honest review! I’ve been eyeing these for months now so I’m finally taking the plunge. Hopefully they live up to all the hype!
I’ve seen reviews that these are great for wider feet, but how do they work for those with narrow feet? Anyone with narrow feet who can share their experience? Thanks!
I would also like to buy a pair but am nervous about the cost. I’m a busy practicioner and on my feet. If there is coupon code i sure would love to be privy. I’m very interested in the product.
Rothys has a great return policy so it doesn’t hurt to order a pair and see what you think for yourself.
My Rothy’s SHRUNK when I washed them! I followed the care instructions and now my size 9.5 shoes fit like an 8 at best. I’m furious, their customer service has been non existant, and there’s no option to leave a review on their website. Sneaky! Now I’m $145 in the hole for a pair of unwearable shoes.
I heard they refunded you. I spoke to customer service.
Hi – I have been debating for a long time whether or not to buy my first pair, the only thing holding me back, being the price. I have a couple of friends that have a pair and they love them.
I just got the point in leopard. Ordered regular 8-1/2 and toes are squished, so returning them. Really wanted the leopard but no longer available in the round. Thinking a 9 would be too big because the 8-1/2 almost felt loose in the heel. Advice?
You could order the 9 and add an extra insert! (It may work!) They sell them. If not, you can get a refund!
I love love these flats but they are pricey.
Worth the $$!
I just got my first pair and love it!
On my 3rd pair! Love these shoes! They have some new colors for spring, as well!
Awesome review! Bought them and love them! I teach in them all day and they are great.
I love these! I got the pointy ones and although I have narrow feet ordered a half size up.
I love my pointy Rothy’s but I did have to go half a size up.
Thank you so much for this review! I’ve been on the fence for months, but this review helped to persuade me! I bought the pointed toe in Heather Taupe, and they are the most comfy, versatile flats I’ve ever owned. (If ykyre between sizes and buying the pointed version, size up.)
I’m a size 5 and find the rounds pretty true to size. I size up to 5.5 for the points. Both are super comfortable and I wear them everywhere. I wore them sightseeing in Japan with no problems. No blisters, tenderness, or slippage. I find that my feet weren’t as smelly at the end of the day either since it did a great job of wicking moisture.
My Tieks took a lot of wears to break in. It was super tight when I first got it and I found that my feet sweat like crazy in them.
I just ordered my first pair and love them! I have bunions in both my feet and because these shoes have a little stretch to them, my bunions don’t hurt after a day of wearing them.
I purchased my first pair of these dream shoes about a month ago, have 3 pairs now! They are so versatile, comfortable, and addicting! I’m a points girl (work in the design industry so they are a bit more stylish) but decided to try the taupe heater loafers and to my surprise they look AMAZIMG with both jeans and linen pants! I seriously say… GO FOR IT, WORTH THE $$$!
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.
Really like my red chili point Rothy’s!!! I sized up to 10.5 from my usual 10 with no issues with pain, blister,slippage, etc. They were seriously comfy from the time I put them on.
Lots of compliments!
Enjoy being able to wash them clean, but my mine stained from the black internal lining at the heel! Customer Service was EXCELLLENT!! Reshipped a new pair to me in a matter of days after verifying my wash method and including a picture.
I am awaiting my fifth pair. Wash mine regularly with no issues. They are very comfortable. I have two pairs of Tieks which I do not wear as they are not as comfortable. The pointy Rothy’s make any outfit look fabulous.
I love Rothy’s too because they’re incredibly versatile!
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!
Rothys are the best! They completely give you a new wardrobe. I gave away my shoe collection when I started buying these. They are wearable everywhere. The price makes these shoes more inexpensive than my previous shoe collection because I had to buy so many different pair based on activity. I wear these anywhere and everywhere.
I love both Rothy’s & Tieks for different reasons, but if you have been on the fence you should definitely give them a try!
Biggest selling point besides comfort (to me) is the washable insole! I have had to toss so many flats because they just got too smelly or the fake leather torn.
For me, the round toe flats fit true to size and I go up a 1/2 size in points and loafers. Lately there have been some sizing issues and I’ve had to go a full size up, but luckily exchanges are easy ?
Had to click to see what your favorite flat is, and was surprised it is cheaper than Rothys! LOVE my Rothys! As a teacher, I’m on my feet ALL DAY! I hope you’ll update this with the loafers!
Hi!! Did you find they lived up to being sweat free over the summer or did they smell after a while? If so how often would you need to wash them?
i ordered the rothy – mustard pointy – i didn’t see a code – – – – – but, yes! please tell about the leggigs and grey sweater – – great look!
They are also making sandals, now, and using the profits of all of their sales to donate masks to front-line workers during this COVID-19 crisis! If you want to support them, please consider using my link to get $20 off: https://share.rothys.com/x/Rvd2Ux