Rothy's shoes are a favorite of moms and certain expecting royal princesses alike because you can pop out the insoles and stick them in the washing machine, making them easy to clean. So it only makes sense that eventually they'd launch a kids' shoe, since whose footwear is most likely to stomp through dirt, dust, mud, and puddles and come home in need of a quick machine wash? While Rothy's started off with a girls' loafer, which is good if you want one pair that your daughter can wear both on the playground and at dressier occasions, they've now followed up with a fun, rough-and-tumble kids' sneaker.
The best thing about them, of course, is the bright patterns. There's a llama! There's an octopus! There are flames, rainbows, and puppies, too. (A lot of the prints, like the llama, octopus, and puppy patterns, have a cool, camouflage vibe to them.) You can also get them in solid colors, but where's the fun in that? (Well, if you go for the gray ones, you can do some Mommy-and-Me matching, which can be a hoot.)
But there are practical considerations, too, when buying kids' shoes. At $55 per pair, the biggest drawback to the Rothy's is that they're pricey. But, there are a few factors that mitigate the price. The sneakers, available in sizes from toddler 10 to youth 4, are long-lasting, especially when you consider that you can throw them in the washing machine and make them like new again. And they're slip-on, which is good for kids who still haven't mastered laces. The sneakers are also Rothy's first pair of truly unisex shoes, which is important if you're looking at hand-me-downs. And, like all Rothy's, they're made from recycled water bottles, which is a little bit better for the Earth. So, if you're looking for a reason to pick up a pair of octopus shoes, Rothy's gives you plenty.