We tried Rothy’s new ‘Chelsea boots’ made from recycled water bottles — they’re comfortable and machine-washable, though they look and feel more like high-top sneakers


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Rothy’s, the startup best-known for hyper-comfortable flats made from recycled water bottles, recently launched Chelsea boots from the same material.
Rothy’s Chelsea Boots ($145) are available in sizes 5-13 and eight colors — from bright white to cheetah print.
We tried the shoes before the launch, and while you can find our full reviews below, here’s a tiny summary: We would call these shoes high-tops instead of true Chelsea boots, but they’re the characteristically comfortable, low-maintenance, sleek footwear you already know and love from Rothy’s. If you’re planning to snag a pair, we’d recommend ordering at least a half-size up.

Rothy’s — a startup responsible for converting 30 million water bottles into footwear and my subway stop into a parade of brightly colored knit flats — has figured out summer footwear. Their signature material is flexible, breathable, and machine-washable. Its walkable slip-on sneakers and comfortable flats are the kind of shoes you pull on to survive a hot August commute while still looking polished.

Now, Rothy’s is firmly planting its newest style into fall footwear territory.

Rothy’s new Chelsea Boots ($145) are available in sizes 5-13 and eight colors — from bright white to cheetah print. Like its other offerings, the shoes are sophisticated enough for the office and low-key enough for weekend wear. They’re ankle-height, also machine-washable, and have the signature flexible upper and pull-tab for slipping on and off.

Like other Rothy’s footwear, the Chelsea is more than the sum of its parts — but, its parts deserve an honorable mention.

Rothy’s began as a way to turn recycled, single-use plastics into something useful and beautiful. Its signature flexible knit material — which is what the new Chelsea’s upper is made out of — is made from repurposed water bottles. In three years, the company has reportedly turned over 30 million plastic bottles otherwise headed for landfills into durable shoes. The outsole is made from vegan, recyclable, carbon-free rubber and TPU.

Rothy’s also offers free shipping and returns to the USA and (for a limited time) free shipping and returns to Canada.

We tried the shoes before the launch, and while you can find our full reviews below, here’s a tiny summary: we would call these shoes high-tops instead of true Chelsea boots, but they’re the characteristically comfortable, low-maintenance, sleek footwear you already know and love from …read more


Source:: Business Insider

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