Coming in at $65, The Flip Flop is Rothy’s lowest priced piece of footwear. $65 for flip flops is definitely not a low price for many, though. Thanks to your support using my $20 off friend link, I was able to order a pair of Rothy’s Flip Flops to check out and let you know my thoughts on and hopefully it will help you make an educated purchase decision!
Ordering & Shipping - Rothy’s Flip Flop Review
I placed my order on 3/2/21 and it was ready to ship on 3/4/21. I received my order on 3/8/21.
I always appreciate the Rothy’s packaging - the shoes ship in their shoebox, no unnecessary extras there. And I believe the packaging is all recyclable materials.
Sizing - Rothy’s Flip Flop Review
Rothy’s flip flops only come in whole sizes. They recommend sizing down if you wear a half size, so I sized down to an 8.
First Impressions - Rothy’s Flip Flop Review
My first impressions are simple. These appear to be a well made pair of flip flops. But they are just that... flip flops. They aren’t especially comfortable or supportive in any way. In fact, I was surprised to find that the straps seem a bit snug on my foot, which is slender. The sole material, which is made from an algae based foam, is firm, not squishy, and I am eager to note how the light color (Coconut) wears over time. One detail that I think makes Rothy’s Flip Flops superior and will contribute to their longevity is the rubber? sole. This will not only provide some grip/slip resistance but also extend the life of the shoe. Cheap flip flops always get worn down quick, but to be honest I haven’t bought those in 10+ years so maybe they do have a rubber sole, I’m not sure.
How Rothy’s Flip Flops Compare To My Other Flip Flops
My current flip flop-ish sandal collections include a very worn pair of Clarks, an even more worn pair of Sanuk Yoga Slings, A pair of custom orthotic flip flops from Wiivv Now FitMyFoot and that’s it.
I love my Sanuk Yoga Slings. I think they are cute and I love the squishy sole. If you don't have specific support needs, these will likely work for you. I did find the fabric was a bit thick between the toes on my right foot, but overall I would rebuy them. The main con was when the sandal got wet I found my foot slipped around quite a bit at times.
The Clarks' strap rubbed the top of my right foot until I had worn them in so much that they started to look scubby. Overall, I think they are a great sandal with some support and I think my strap issue was a fluke.
Finally my FitMyFoot (formerlyWiivv), These are custom made to my foot, but if I’m honest I hate wearing them to the beach especially because sand gets into this gap on the side, and I can never seem to get it all out. They also can leave little rubber marks on your flooring, depending on what type of floor you have and how you walk? It totally gives me elementary school gym vibes. :)
So where do Rothy’s flip flops fall? In terms of comfort and support, probably at the bottom of this list. However, for ease of use and packability, much higher. These will be my go to pair for the beach and pool, should I have the opportunity to enjoy those things anytime soon. I’m glad to have just a classic pair of flip flops back in my shoe collection and to have a pair made of recycled materials is even better. Over time and use I hope to update this Rothy’s Flip Flop Review to include how I feel after more use than walking around my home.
In the mean time, if you’d like to try Rothy’s Flip Flops or get $20 off any other Rothy’s purchase here is my friend link and I thank you so much for using it!
I’ve also reviewed Rothy’s The Point in Marigold and I’m interested in trying the Lace Up as I literally do not have a pair of tennis shoes, if you can believe that!