Rothy’s – a Review

Well! I done done it again, set a whole new trend… HA! I WISH! I’ve got no fashionable bone in my body and that’s being nice. When it comes to fashion, I admire from afar and at times, I do try to be trendy. However, it doesn’t turn out well and it just looks like i’m trying way too hard. Enter Rothy’s.

The first time I saw these shoes was at work. My friend was wearing a pair of Rothy’s flats and told us about the company and what it stood for and my interest was piqued. However, I didn’t really think of buying it until one of my best friends said she got one. Hey, copying is the best form of flattery okaayyy?

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What is Rothy’s?

The co-founders of this company – Stephen and Roth – realized that “sustainability with style” wasn’t really something that was popular before. This is why they came up with shoes that are stylish, but also very long lasting. Stylish washable shoes? I’m totally in!

Rothy’s shoes are made directly from recycled water bottles! It’s also machine washable and supposedly has a quick dry technology. The insole is removable and washable… so basically the whole shoe is washable. Their website states that the soles of their shoes are “carbon free” rubber.  It also claims that it’s comfortable and you can wear it all day every day. And lastly, the shoe itself is light weight – about 9.3 oz. each shoe!

Cost

These shoes are not cheap. Rothy’s are $145 a pair, but you can get $20 off if you refer a friend or if a friend refers you. Unfortunately, those do not stack up. As in, if you get 3 of your friends to use your code, you still only get $20 off a pair of shoes. But you know, if you are into this company’s mission, it’s not a bad deal. Buy a pair, save the planet type deal. Even their shoe boxes are vegan and biodegradable. So yeah. Go for it if it’s something you believe in =).

My Experience

I went ahead and bought these shoes about 5-6 months ago. I’ve been seeing my coworker wear them and I was totally intrigued. When I found out one of my best friends bought a pair, I was like I’m in!

I chose the red  “the point” shoes. Quite bold for me, but this mama has got to get some of her groove back on okkkaaayy? It didn’t take long to be delivered at all.

My normal shoe size is 6.5 and so I ordered 6.5 because I heard they are true to size. They were. They fit nicely! Some reviews did say that they tend to stretch out, but I haven’t had that experience. So far, so good! Very comfortable indeed! Ok Rothy’s I see you.

 

Wash and Re-Use

So the biggest claims about these shoes are that they are machine washable so I had to try to wash them before I wrote a proper review. My concern was that the shoe will lose its shape and that it will basically break apart after washing them in the washing machine.

Ok so the Rothy’s website states you just remove the insoles and throw them into the washing machine with the shoes. So I did. Don’t use hot water – I mean the shoes are made from plastic bottles… amiright? Gentle cycle with gentle detergent. Afterwards, lay on a flat surface, leave over night, and voila, good as new in the morning.

As long as you don’t use any heat, the shoes were fine. They maintained their shape and when I wore them, they felt the same as when I first bought them! Still comfortable indeed.

My Final Thoughts

Ok, so yes, this is esssspensive! BUT, it’s washable and reusable and it’s actually pretty cool. If I had the funds, I would definitely buy more of these. I would love to try their different styles just to see how they fit. Maybe this upcoming Christmas, I can has some?? 😉

 

Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the day!

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Homestead Farm – Exploring Maryland

Since the weather has been mild the past week or so, we’ve been trying to find things to do outdoors. Last week, I wrote about Clark’s Elioak Farm in Ellicott City. Though I loved everything about the farm, we wanted to go somewhere closer to home. Enter Homestead Farm.

Homestead Farm

Homestead Farm is located in Montgomery County, Maryland, specifically in Poolesville. I don’t have stats on the acreage of this farm but it is rather large. Their pumpkin patch is one of the biggest I’ve seen.

On their site, you can see when fruits are in season so you can pick the time of when you want to go.

Cost? Admission is free! So just visit and see what they’ve got there =) The following is what we saw when we came in mid-October =)

Hay Ride

Like legit hay rides. During the weekends. You sit on a truck bed with hay and is pulled by a tractor! It’s great! Ok it’s $4 per person and free for under 2 year olds. What’s cool about this place is it’s a 20 minute ride all around the farm! The view is great and if company is awesome, then this ride is definitely fun! Ok Homestead Farm, I see you.

Petting Zoo

Not completely a petting zoo. You don’t really pet the animals but you do get rather close to them. My favorite is the little tiny spotted piggies. The kiddos definitely enjoyed this part and even the adults loved looking at the animals. A cool feature are the ramps/climbing places for the mountain goats! I like the fact that Homestead Farm thought about this feature. They also have chickens, more goats, and alpacas.. or llamas… I have no idea.

Apple Picking

Or fruit picking really. October is for apples. During the time we came, Pink Lady Apples were in season. There are tons! Just walk through the many aisles of apple trees and you can fill up a bucket in a short amount of time! Also they make for great pictures, okkkaayy?

Market

All the farms have great markets! This one is pretty big with lots of produce and jelly! They also had caramel apples! YUM!

 

Final Thoughts

 

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There aren’t as many things to do for kids as far as activities. But Homestead Farm is huge. You can still have your kids see many different things in the farm. It’s also nice because you get to spend time with your kids in some form of nature. I definitely loved seeing baby bro run around, looking at his surroundings. Good deal Homestead, good deal.

 

Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the day!

(All gifs are from giphy.com)