Rothy’s Sizing: The Flat & The Point

Rothy's Sizing - Point vs Flat

When I purchased my first pair Rothy’s, I was excited that they offer half sizes (you can read my initial review here). I bought The Flat (round-toed version) in Grey Birdseye – a great neutral that I can wear both casually and to the office. I’d been tempted to try out The Point, but have typically been cautious of pointed flats, given my already long-and-narrow feet. However, the release of the sparkly rose gold and navy Midnight Metallic had me instantly flinging away my concerns to purchase a pair immediately, in my usual size 7.5

Now that I have a pair of The Flat and The Point, I wanted to do a side by side comparison of sizing. I myself wasn’t sure of the sizing differences – so I hope this is helpful for those deciding between the two styles!

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Finally Summer in San Francisco

Oh hey summer, you’re finally here! Unlike the rest of California (or even the Bay Area), San Francisco typically stays overcast and chilly during the actual summer months. We don’t get “real” summer weather until September, with warm temps lasting through October. Though we had an unusually sunny season in San Francisco and record-breaking temperatures over Labor Day Weekend, it’s been nice to have consistently 70+ degree days these past few weeks. I’ve been taking full advantage of the warm weather to dust off some favorite summer-y pieces from Tobi!

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How to Prevent the Tieks Toe Bump with Moleskin

I’ve now owned my first pair of Tieks for almost two years – I still love them and rotate them regularly into my wardrobe. However, the buttery softness of the leather has resulted in a unique problem – The Tieks Big Toe Bump. I personally don’t mind that the outline of my toes can be seen through the leather (some people do). However, I’m concerned about the durability of the leather that is essentially getting cut by the nail of my big toe.

I recently purchased a beautiful pair of Romantic Blush Tieks that are a perfect balance of neutral and fun. After reading several posts from the Tieks Anonymous Facebook group, I learned that many ladies apply a layer of thin Moleskin padding to the underside of the leather in the toebox. Thereby preventing some of the toe bump from happening. Seeing as Moleskin is relatively inexpensive and any leftovers can be used for multiple purposes, I decided to give this a try on my new pair.

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