Rothy's: the new pointy toe flats you will start to see everywhere. Why? They are stylish, comfortable, and they help the Earth. How did founder Roth Martin come up with the idea? By living in SF and seeing the only options for our walkable city as flip flops or tennis shoes. He wanted to create a shoe that was comfortable enough to brave the SF hills but would also look stylish.
You'll never guess what these shoes are made from: recycled plastic bottles! How do they do it? Technology. A computer program allows them to create a pattern . Inspired by companies like TOMS who want to give back. This part will remind you of All Birds: these eco shoes are knitted, breathable, and washable.
They aren't inexpensive, but they aren't as much as Tieks (future blog post). I like the pointy toe as an alternative to all the round toe ballet flats, but they come in both. The round toes are actually really cute as well. They come in interesting patterns such as racing stripes, tweed, python, and camo.
What is my experience with them? Unfortunately none yet. The smallest size they make at the moment is a size 6 which is a bit too big for my little feet. They promise smaller sizes are coming soon. My friend Alyson got the pair that was too big for me (photo credit top photo).
These would also make a great gift. I got Mom a pair for her birthday, and she says "I'm going to love them." She explains they are very comfy but a bit loose fitting. Next time, she may order 1/2 size down as the shoe forms to your foot.
Comfy, cute, washable, and eco-friendly seems like a winning combo to me. Check out the $125 recycled plastic shoes. They have free shipping and returns.