Rothy’s New Style: The Mary Jane… Hmmm

As many of my long-time readers and Instagram friends know, I’m a big fan of Rothy’s. I had been looking for a comfortable, professional looking shoe that I could wear on a long workday and finally found that with the Rothy’s points.

Sure, they are pricey. But they are also washable and so comfortable that I can be on my feet for a 12-hour day and still not want to throw them across the room.

I’ve written about Rothy’s before, so if you want to catch up you can find:

Over the past couple years of my Rothy’s fandom, they have released a couple new styles. First, was the slip-on sneaker which I love for casual weekend looks and the occasional Casual Friday at work:

After the sneaker, Rothy’s introduced the Chelsea (aka the high top sneaker). Some people kind of side-eyed the Chelsea because they thought it was ugly, but I ordered a ‘wildcat’ pair immediately that they have become my weekend shoe of choice this winter.

They are a little warmer than the regular sneaker, I can stick a wool sock on my foot without it being seen, and it’s animal print… which makes even my most basic tee shirt + jeans + sweater outfit look cute.

Well, now Rothy’s has introduced yet another silhouette and I’m curious about your thoughts.


They’re called the Mary Jane and they feature straps to tie into a bow for a “soft, feminine look”. They are made to look like girlie ballet slippers and upon first glance, they are a little cute. I guess. But here’s the thing, to me the blue pair look like they have an ace bandage wrapped around them!


And once you see it, it’s really hard to un-see!

I do think the wildcat pair with the black bow is awfully cute, but here’s my problem with the Mary Janes. They look super trendy. The whole beauty of Rothy’s (to me) is that they are a classic, yet comfortable look that is totally appropriate for work. They’re not necessarily statement makers, but a workhorse in my closet. Sure, I have some bright color pairs that give you that pop of color or pairs that add a little sparkle to my outfits. But, I can see them still being ‘in style’ 10 years from now.


I’ve been trying not to buy things that I will just sell/donate/re-home in a year. And even though I’m a teensy bit tempted by this pair… I feel like I’d get bored of them pretty quick.

The Mary Janes just seem a little too STATEMENT MAKING, I guess. Also, I imagine trying to tie a perfect bow on the regular can be quite challenging. And don’t even get me started on what will happen if the bow unties and I end up tripping over it. Because that would obviously happen.

I’m curious though, what do you think of the new Mary Jane style of Rothy’s?

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2 thoughts on “Rothy’s New Style: The Mary Jane… Hmmm”

  1. For me, these shoes would be ones I only wear occaisionally. I can’t see wearing these every week. Not basic enough. And, for the price, that would be sort of a waste. But, that’s just me.

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