As the leaves have started changing colors, so have our wardrobes (honestly, we’re not even mad). And when it comes to transitioning your summer dresses into fall-friendly pieces (hello, tights!), we’re obsessed with the latest addition to one sustainable shoemaker’s line. Made out of 100 percent recycled plastic water bottles, Rothy’s newest sneaker style—which launched just last week—are not only responsibly-made without sacrificing style, but they’re also crazy comfortable.
Thanks to their 3D knitting manufacturing process and quick-dry technology, each pair of slip-ons—including Rothy's signature Flats, Points, and Loafers—will keep your feet sweat- and blister-free all day long. On top of keeping more plastic out of the oceans—over 15,000,000 bottles to date—the California-based company also crafts all their shoes with carbon-free rubber soles, recycled foam insoles, and low-impact, machine-wash friendly materials. (Cold water, gentle cycle, and gentle detergent will help keep them in tip-top shape.)
When you snag a pair online, you can be sure your delivery will arrive in minimal packaging: a completely biodegradable shoebox sealed with recycled blue ribbon. Finally, Rothy’s works with Flexport.org to help offset energy costs from shipping by converting carbon emissions back into oxygen to help protect the Amazon forests.
Best news: It’s not just mom who gets to have all the fun either. This summer, Rothy’s debuted their girls’ line featuring an adorable loafer just for little feet. Available in 10 kid-friendly colors, from Jellybean green and Flamingo pink to Lemondrop yellow and an Olive Camo, each pair is also completely recyclable, thanks to a pre-paid mailback option. Girls’ shoes runs for $65 while women’s styles start at $125. Did we mention that teachers can even get a sweet discount? Talk about starting off a new season on the right foot.