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!
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Intention: The intention of the Closet Audit Capsule Wardrobe series is to assess the color, fit, style, and fabric of each garment.
Action: At the end of the month I will remove items I consistently don’t reach for, find unflattering, uncomfortable or in need of constant adjustment while wearing.
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Spreadsheet or StyleBook App: I'm also using this as an opportunity to start outfit tracking again whether in my Style Book app or a spreadsheet, to assess which clothing, footwear and other accessories I'm reaching for most and what the CPW is working out to be. Just a nerdy-fun thing .:)
Shoes I Reached For This Month:
These Birkenstocks - the finish makes it surprisingly versatile and elevates a casual outfit a bit. They are also super comfy especially because of the wide and spacious footbed. (Note: Wearing these in January bc I’m home all day)
Emerald Handmade Vintage Style Leather Booties from etsy
Spenco Orthotic Arch Support Loafer - these are a little loose on me so they rub at the heel on my right foot (problem area for me) if I wear them a lot without thick socks, but they are great for wearing at home! All Spenco shoes have wonderful, supportive footbeds and I highly recommend them - just get the right size ;)
- Chartreuse snap button cardigan - Pilling, stretched out, terrible for heat regulation
- Forest green snap button cardigan - same as above
- Royal blue sparkly top with cutouts - Although I think the top is pretty (hand-me-down), I found the cutouts and overall to be annoying and I think it’s too much pattern/bling up around my face. I’d rather reserve that for fun earrings.
- Blue cowl neck sweater - I found the neckline was never laying how I wanted it to and the button details, while cute, make it less versatile. The synthetic material was not good for heat regulation.
- Paisley dress - I received this from a swap years ago and have worn it a lot, but I realized I was keeping it and wearing it year after year not because I actually loved it or felt great in it, but mainly just because I had it and I could make outfits with it. It is actually too big for me, but I would belt it and no one would know. I considered that I could have it altered to actually fit me but then I thought no. I’ve used it well for years and it’s still in great condition. It will serve someone else and I can give that attention to another garment I truly love.
- Yellow dress - This dress was cute and I had fun wearing it a couple times in January, but at the end of the day I got rid of it for a few reasons: It’s a little shorter than my preference, it also has cut outs at the shoulder that I find cumbersome, and it actually had some stains that I couldn’t get out after washing twice.
After removing these 6 items I was on a roll and removed a few more items in January:
- Navy long sleeve shirt - was going to keep it for layering but tbh the neckline was stretched out and it wasn’t a snug fit so that’s not good for my kind of layering at all.
- Black and white stripe tunic - was getting pilly and the neckline was way too wide for me. I was constantly readjusting it while wearing it. I’m over that!
- A fit/flare tank with embroidery at the top that I have loved, but the pilling has gone too far!
- Black top with sequins down the sleeve - neckline is too wide, always adjusting and bra straps always showing plus sequins were too flashy and when they start falling off it’s a scene.
- Tiered polka dot maxi skirt - I kept this skirt for a long time and it wasn’t that i loved the pattern, and it was actually stretched at the waist and too loose, but after much thought I realized I love the style and silhouette of it. It’s flattering and an easy breezy wear for summer, although I’ve layered it in colder months too! So while I did remove it, I will keep a skirt with a similar style in mind to replace someday, no rush.
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