A fun giveaway for seriously cute, wearable shoes made from…plastic water bottles???
So it’s the beginning of January and you deserve healthy low carb recipes. Which are coming, I promise, because I have recipes aplenty. But you also deserve cute shoes, don’t you think? Something stylish but wearable, something comfortable but absolutely adorable. Better yet, something that recycles some of the wasted materials that are cluttering up our planet. Shoes made out of old plastic water bottles. Is that even possible? Well apparently it is. Introducing Rothy’s.
Let me just say that this first. This review and giveaway is entirely my own, not sponsored by the company. But I spotted an ad for these shoes a few weeks before Christmas and I was intrigued. They were indeed adorable and I LOVED the mission, but could such shoes be wearable? Could they be comfortable enough to walk around for prolonged periods of time? Wouldn’t they be stiff and uncomfortable, being made from plastic bottles? Wouldn’t they chafe and give me blisters?
I ended up wearing mine on an emergency trip across the country just before Christmas. I wore them through two flights and three different airports on the way there, and then the same on the way back again. Being slip-on flats, they were perfect for going through security, no laces or straps to worry about. The material is astonishingly soft, feeling more like cloth than like plastic, so they aren’t at all stiff. After wearing them for several days with long walks getting between flights in large airports, I had no blisters. I did have one small spot on my right foot where the edge of the upper chafed a little. It’s the sort of sore that happens with many new shoes and nothing that a bandaid and a little time to toughen up wouldn’t solve. Oh and did I mention that they are machine washable???
So I would happily recommend these to anyone looking for cute flats that also have something of a “purpose”. And I would easily consider buying more for myself. I got the Birdseye Plum flat because I figure it would go with everything but I might consider a brighter, fun colour for my next purchase. My only hesitation with these shoes is that they are quite expensive, running from $125 to $145 dollars per pair. Which leads me to my next point…
I like them so much and I want to spread the word so I am going to give one winner a $100 gift certificate to Rothy’s. Yep, this is completely at my own expense because I am so impressed. That way, you can choose your own pair in your own size at your leisure. Right now, they only ship to the 50 US states so I can’t have this open to residents of other countries (sorry!).