Rothy’s has long been hailed as the be-all and end-all of everyday shoe brand. The reason? The shoes are all soft, flexible, machine washable, and many styles are sold in an impressive array of colors. While Point ($149) and The apartment ($129) have been shoppers’ favorites for years, Rothy’s thought it was high time to add another sandal to the mix (as their latest iteration, launching in 2021, has long since sold out). And to say that the Internet has lost its collective spirit is an understatement.
Since the release of Rothy’s Weekend Slide ($139) on May 2, mentions of the “Rothy Weekend Slide” amassed an impressive 15.9 million views on TikTok, with users calling the silhouette everything from the ideal neutral summer sandal to the optimal travel silhouette. Naturally, I had to see if they were worth it, so I called for a sample of The Weekend Slide in the Oat color. Ahead, read my honest review of these sandals that have already sold out.
My Honest Review of Rothy’s Weekend Slide Sandals
Let me start by addressing the elephant in the room: as a color lover, I’d be lying if I said I was impressed with Rothy’s Weekend Slide shades: Cream (Oatmeal), Black ( black) and olive (garden). – given that they are all neutral. Given that one of Rothy’s biggest assets is the brand’s mastery of the rainbow, I would have loved to see these criss-cross sandals released in the brand’s signature hues Dragon Fruit, Shamrock and Periwinkle, to name a few. That said, the lack of color selection is my only complaint about these already beloved sandals.
Here’s why Rothy’s Weekend Slides are so worth it. For starters, they have a base of support. The contoured sockliner, which sits on a tortoiseshell-colored welt sole, is made of rubber, so it has a touch of comfort without lacking in arch support. Plus, because they’re rubber, they won’t stain or pick up foot odor like some other contoured sandal soles (ahem, Birks).
Then there are the straps. Although they are not really stretchy, they have a touch of flexibility, just like the Rothy ballet flats. They’re also made from the same signature yarn, which is made with recycled plastic woven with natural hemp fibers. The result is a soft, lightweight, and breathable upper that has yet to penetrate my sensitive, blister-prone feet. Suffice it to say: I understand the social media response to this launch. Sandals really are the ultimate casual shoe, without looking like the athletic or “recovery” silhouette that typically fills this niche (think oofos). Now I can only hope they release new colors, and stat.
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