Rothy’s lace-up white sneakers are the comfiest shoes in my closet.

By Rachel Sylvester
September 08, 2020
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Summer shoes are often synonymous with sandals, but perhaps the most quintessential warm-weather accessory is the white sneaker. It’s the one pair of kicks that pairs well with virtually any outfit (hello, midi dresses and high-waisted jeans), making the familiar favorite a classic for good reason. And as someone who owns upwards of 10 pairs of white sneakers, slip-ons, and lace-ups, my Rothy’s shoes just may be my most beloved of the bunch. 

Rothy’s—a sustainable, direct-to-consumer brand that’s a favorite of Meghan Markle—launched The Lace Up this summer, and the brand’s take on the classic white sneaker doesn’t disappoint. The shoes are made from the same sustainable knit material used to create the signature flats from Rothy’s, and the result is an ultra-cushy sneaker that feels like a sock, yet wears like your most comfortable shoes. Not only do the kicks look good, they also give back, since each pair is made from repurposed plastic bottles.

To buy: $165;

All looks aside, The Lace Up features ultra-plush details for added comfort. A terry-lined tongue helps to ease up on uncomfortable pressure from too-tight laces, while a padded back cushions your ankles with every wear. The shoe’s flexible knit exterior means zero break-in period, so you can wear them without the risk of blisters or painful pinching. They’re machine-washable too, so you can pop them in the washer at the slightest hint of dirt or grime.

“These are stylish and great with a summer dress, pants, or a pair of jeans,” wrote one Rothy’s reviewer. “The first time I wore them at the farmer’s market, someone dropped tomatoes and they exploded all over the shoes. One wash and it looked like it never happened.”

“These are about to be your favorite tennis shoes,” wrote another. “The comfort is out of control.”

Pick up a pair for $165 at Rothy’s, and choose from colors like lilac, spearmint, navy, and of course, bright white.