When Rothy’s announced their new sneaker style, I was intrigued and eager to give them a try. I love my Allbirds Tree Loungers, and was curious how this new washable style would compare! I also have a pair of Murakami Classic Vans that I love, but don’t nearly wear enough – and wondered where in the spectrum of slip-ons the Rothy’s sneaker falls. Read on for my initial impressions.
Over the years, I’ve been a big fan of the Real Simple black slimline velvet hangers. You know the ones I’m talking about – the ones that Bed, Bath & Beyond sells in bulk (thank you 20% off coupons!) and that Amazon has replica (read: less expensive) versions of aplenty. They’re simple, non-slip, and help provide a sleek look to any closet.
However, as a petite-ish individual, I’ve noticed my jackets’ shoulders become misshapen over time due to the width of these slimline hangers. These hangers measure 17″ across, and most of my blazers and jackets had a 15.5 – 16″ shoulder width. Not a huge difference, but enough to notice little bumps sticking out of my shoulders when wearing those jackets.
When Rothy’s recently re-released their loafer style, I immediately purchased a pair to try them out. I wanted to compare them to another popular brand – the Birdies slipper, most famously worn by (soon to be princess) Meghan Markle. Overall, both pairs have the classic loafer silhouette with no frills – though Birdies does offer a cute tassled version. They’re comfortable in very different ways, which I’ll go through in the rest of the post.