Wow. Okay, so let me preface this by saying that I have known about Rothy’s for a while and I definitely have heard about it buzzed about a lot. Particularly in my blog’s Facebook group. I finally bit the bullet and decided to give them a try when they released the new Mary Jane style. Now that I have them I a) FULLY understand the hype and b) am seeing them EVERYWHERE.
After I posted about them on my Instagram, I was flooded with questions. Both by people interested in buying their first pair and loyal customers just wanting to know more about the new Mary Janes style.
I thought I’d do a quick review with everything I know, but just note that it won’t be fully comprehensive because I only have this one pair. I, unfortunately, can’t compare them to the other styles or speak about the other styles.
ARE THEY COMFORTABLE?
YES. 100% yes. They’re as comfortable as everyone hyped them up to be. I actually forget that they’re on my feet, which is the sign of a great shoe as far as I’m concerned.
The first day I wore them, I had a little sensitive spot on the back of my right heel. (Right where you see the blue strip.) It wasn’t a full blister and I’m not sure if it’s because the shoe was a smidge stiff from being new or if I had an existing spot from a previous shoe. Other than that, I had absolutely zero problems. And I can’t say for sure it was the shoe, but it was just a tiny bit of sensitivity not even a full blister.
ARE THEY WORTH IT?
They are kind of expensive (the Mary Janes are $155), but whether or not a shoe is worth it is going to be subjective. I can see how these would be a GO TO shoe for a lot of people. And now that I’m on high alert and seeing them everywhere, I can tell that they are a go to shoe for many people. When I went to the dentist, I noticed that she was wearing a pair and she said they were the ONLY shoe she wears to work.
The fact that they’re machine washable (yes, machine washable) definitely adds to the value of the shoe. I haven’t washed mine yet but all my friends who have them do it frequently.
WHAT SIZE DID I GET? HOW DO THEY RUN?
Since this was my first pair, I tried two different sizes. I think they run true to size, but are also pretty forgiving. My feet, like most people, are not the same size. I’m typically a “true 7,” and bought both the 7 and the 7.5 to try. For my smaller left foot, the 7 was great, but the 7 was a touch too small for my right. I wish I could have done a 7 for my left and the 7.5 for my right 😂. The cardboard inserts that the shoes came with were identical in size and were marked with 7-7.5, so I’m guessing the difference between the two is quite small. Since the mary jane style has the adjustable tie which helps keep the shoe in place, I went with the 7.5 for both feet knowing my left foot wouldn’t be slipping out.
If I were to get another pair of the The Point, where the toe box narrows, I would do the 7.5 again (to accommodate my bigger right foot, ha!). But for the Flat, the Loafer, and the Sneaker I would do a 7 because the toe box isn’t as restrictive as the Point.
ARE THE BOWS EASY TO TIE & DO THE BOWS STAYED TIED?
I was also worried about the bow staying tied– I got this question a ton. However, I’m happy to report that it’s super easy to tie AND they stay tied. The tie is slightly elastic, so it gives a little bit while you walk (super comfy) but not so elastic that it unties. I tied mine once and haven’t re-tied them since. Here’s a cute video of how to tie them with a tuxedo bow!
WILL I BUY MORE?
Yes, as needed. I have plenty of flats right now so I’m not desperate for something new. But now that I’m a #truefan, I may finally buy the white sneaker I’ve been eyeing. Again, I fully get the hype and I am on the bandwagon.