Hello and welcome to a new week! Today’s brand focus is the one and only Rothy’s, the shoes that are made from recycled plastic bottles that I have been wearing all over my Instagram the past month. I was, indeed, contacted by Rothy’s and asked to create some Seattle-related content, and the shoes were gifted to me. I did a quick search about the brand, and I had to say that Rothy’s gave me the Allbirds-esque vibe. And you know I love my Allbirds.
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Rothy’s name comes from Hawthy, Stephen Hawthornwaite’s nickname and Roth in Roth Martin, the due who founded the brand in 2012. Their mission is to create shoes that are versatile, chic, and durable with the little waste and impact to the environment as possible.
Rothy’s knit uppers are made from 100% post-consumer plastic water bottles. The bottles are washed, sterilized, and fused into fiber and knitted into yarn. The soles are made of recycled carbon-free rubber, and the insoles are made of recycled plastic from water bottles and recyclable foam. Also, only vegan and non-toxic adhesives are used. All Rothy’s are shipped in a recyclable box, and the shoes are recyclable at the end of their lifespan. Lots of ‘recycled/recyclable’ word, I know!
Rothy’s are knitted by machine and crafted by hand. Their shoes are seamlessly constructed using a 3D knitting process that precisely knit to the exact size of each pair. Shoe designs and prototypes are created in San Francisco, and made in Dongguan, China. And they do have a store front at 2448 Fillmore, San Francisco.
Rothy’s are machine washable in cold water. Avoid heat because it will shrink and cause the shoes to lose shape.
These are slightly less expensive than other models, retailed for $125, and the reason is because they are easier and faster to produce. The outsole of The Sneaker is made of recycled TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) and made in-house. The Sneaker has a removable Midsole (the black extra piece under the knit insole built in for extra comfort) that is not recommended for washing. Besides that, the shoes including the removable insoles are totally washable. I love that all Rothy’s don’t require a break-in period, and they are really true to size. I don’t usually wear socks with shoes, and I haven’t tried wearing socks with these yet. They are really comfortable, however, I do have to mention the fact that they do occasionally slip off my feet. Even though they hug my feet perfectly, I feel like the knit does have some cons. I got these in my size 7.5, and they do run slightly long as there is some wiggle room inside.
The Point is probably my favorite style out of all styles that Rothy’s has. I don’t work in the office nor do I get to dress up in cute clothes. If you do, go for these because they are not only so cute but so comfortable on. They fit my feet so snuggly, and I love them! I love the orange pop of color when wearing neutral clothes. You can’t go wrong with a pair of gray neutral colored Rothy’s either. I wear the Sneakers to work all the time, and they work if you work in a research lab setting because closed-toed shoes are required. Rothy’s is a cool brand, and I absolutely recommend you guys to give them a try. I’m sure they have a style and a color for everyone. Let me know what you think about Rothy’s in the comment section below ad I’d love to know! I hope you’ve found this post helpful. Thanks for reading!
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