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!
Rothy’s Sizing: Length
As you can see in the photo above, The Point is definitely longer than the The Flat. However, despite the increased length, the shoe overall fits more snug than The Flat. For me, the tighter fit worked out well – I have narrow feet, and spent years cramming my feet into ballet pointe shoes, so these still feel like clouds regardless! Which brings me to the next point…
Rothy’s Sizing: Width
While the back half of the shoe fits the same as The Flat, the front is much narrower given the shape of the pointed toebox. Like all Rothy’s, the material is quite stretchy width-wise; however, the front of the toebox isn’t nearly as forgiving as the rest of the shoe.
Rothy’s Sizing: Height
I was actually surprised that the height of the heel cup rise is a smidge lower on The Point. If you read my previous review of The Flat, the high heel rise was an issue for me, causing painful blisters on the first wear. Because the back of The Point is lower, I had no issues with blisters with this pair. To be honest, I’ve read reviews on Facebook about inconsistent sizing – so I’d be hesitant to claim this as fact for all Points. But, something to consider!
If you’re considering a pair of The Point from Rothy’s, I would highly recommend sizing .5 up from your normal size, unless you have particularly narrow feet.
Please check out my first Rothy’s review here for a more comprehensive review on fit, durability, and more compared against Tieks!
If you’re interested in trying out a pair of Rothy’s, you can use my referral link to get $20 off: http://rothys.refr.cc/kristywen