Rothy’s have been floating around my newsfeeds for quite some time and I knew they had a cult-like following. Back in November when I was planning my Disney trip I decided to pull the trigger and buy a pair of the Rothy’s Sneakers. They looked super comfortable and I thought they’d be great for Disney. I wanted to get them early so I could break them in and I’ve been testing them out for a few months now so I could share a true comprehensive Rothy’s sneaker review.
If you aren’t familiar Rothy’s is a shoe brand that prides its shoes on comfort and sustainability. That’s what really drew me to the brand. I love the sustainability element because all of their shoes are knit from Rothy’s signature thread (spun from plastic water bottles). They also really emphasize comfort so as I was planning my Disney trip I thought they’d be perfect. All of their shoes are also machine washable which I also thought would be perfect for Disney.
Rothy’s Sneaker Review
I decided to purchase the sneaker style because quite frankly I think the other style are pretty ugly. (Don’t hate me!) I do think the loafers are tolerable, but the ballet flats are a hard no for me. I could definitely see if you were a teacher or someone on their feet for long periods of time where maybe comfort ranks higher than style.
I got the slip-on sneaker style in the color sand. Sand might seem like a bold choice because they can get dirty but I also wanted to put how well they came clean to the test. I also like that this color is neutral and goes with everything.
I opened up my Instagram for people to submit questions about Rothy’s and the number one question I got was “Are they worth the price?” Rothy’s are not cheap at $125 for the slip-on sneaker style, however, compared to some other high-end sneaker brands it is pretty comparable.
Going back to their big selling point, comfort. I originally bought these to wear at Disney and I ultimately did not wear them at Disney. (Check out this blog to see what shoes I did wear in Disney.) I wore them on my travel days to Disney Springs but I did not wear them to the parks. Personally, I have very flat feet and unfortunately for vigorous walking and hours and hours of standing, I didn’t think they would be good for my foot type. I needed something with more arch and ankle support.
However, these have quickly become my go-to shoes in everyday life. I wear them to run errands, grab lunch, take Beau on walks, etc. I would say they are great for everyday life or work but when it comes to extensive walking and standing they might not be a good fit if you have flat feet.
I took my normal size and they fit great. I would definitely recommend getting your normal size. I do also wear them with no socks because I find they are the most comfortable this way. They do start to smell but you can just pop them in the wash.
Lastly, for comfort, I was very impressed at the lack of break-in period for these sneakers. From the moment I put them on I was ready to go. Even without socks, I experienced no blisters or discomfort. This is definitely a major plus.
I’ve washed my Rothy’s Sneakers twice now and both times they come out spotless. I just add a little detergent and a little stain remover to any tougher stains and pop them in the wash. There are few pieces I remove before throwing them in.
If you remove the insoles there is a plastic part in the heel and I take that out (I didn’t the first time and nothing happened). I do throw the insoles in the wash as well since I wear them with no socks. I wash them on normal and then let them air dry.
After washing they looked brand new and I didn’t find any issue with the durability or comfort fading after washing.
Since I wear these basically every day I am hard on them and they have held up so well from airports to Target to restaurants and more. They are definitely high-quality and I LOVE that you can clean them so easily.
How I Style My Rothy’s Sneakers
Here are a few ways I’ve styled my Rothy’s Slip-On Sneakers. I typically wear them with casual outfits and they look great with multiple different styles of jeans or joggers.
Final Thoughts of my Rothy’s Sneaker Review
My final review is that I REALLY like them! I do think they are worth the price and I would buy another pair. Since I already have so many pairs of sneakers I don’t think I would multiple pairs of Rothy’s but something were to ever happen to this pair I would definitely purchase them again because they are truly comfortable and so easy to throw on and wash if needed.
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