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.
I first “heard” about Amour Vert by walking past their Hayes Valley, San Francisco storefront many a afternoon, drawn by their clean neutral palette with splashes of stripes and florals.
To be completely honest, their price points were a bit of a stretch for me when I became familiar with the brand a few years ago. But I’ve now reached a point where I’m comfortably (financially, and personally) spending more on classic, quality items that will last. In this post, I review a few Amour Vert pieces that I’ve added to my wardrobe over the last year or so.
For some time now, I’ve seen Rothys mentioned quite a few times as an equally comfortable alternative to Tieks leather flats. Similar to Tieks, Rothy’s come in a variety of colors and more interestingly are made from recycled plastic bottles. After seeing no less than five girls wearing them on my commute to work one day, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a pair to conduct my own Rothy’s vs Tieks comparison.
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.
Above: Image credit to the Rothy’s Instagram account.
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Check out the following posts for more reviews and information:
- Rothy’s vs Tieks comparison for a full review
- The Flat vs The Point comparison for more details around sizing of different styles
- Rothy’s Loafers vs Birdies Slippers for a toe-to-toe loafer comparison
- Rothy’s Sneaker vs Allbirds Loungers vs Vans for a sneaker comparison
- Allbirds Tree Breezers vs Rothy’s a washable flat showdown
- [New!] Rothy’s Chelsea Boot Review a review of their latest silhouette
- [Also new!] Rothy’s Wool vs Recycled Plastic a comparison between their latest wool offering and previous styles