In the last few weeks, I’ve gotten more than one request to compare my beloved Allbirds to my Rothy’s flats… The problem is that I love them equally and wear them for different purposes so I can’t really compare the two! But I decided to take it one step further and highlight all of my current favorite comfortable flats. One is a wish list item but the rest I have and wear on repeat.
I also included more affordable options for each of my picks. That said, the reason I love all of these so much is because the quality is on point and they will last season after season.
I’ll start with a few words about Allbirds sneakers because I wear mine every single day. Anel had always wanted a pair and when he went to buy his I got jealous and bought matching ones. We also recently realized they make Smallbirds for kids, and Santa may or may not be bringing a pair to Amalia. I slip them on for daycare dropoff because they’re so easy. You can wear them without socks and even throw them right in the washer! I think they look super cute with leggings and a big sweater or fleece aka my fall uniform.
Speaking of shoes you can throw in the washer, Rothys sent me this pair of their point flats and I love them so much that I bought another pair! I’ve also tried their sneakers and loafers, but the point flat is my favorite. They’re crazy comfortable, made from recycled plastic bottles (so cool), and machine washable (so convenient). My favorite design element is that each pair has two bright stripes along the heel for a fun little surprise. TBH before I tried them on in person I thought they were super ugly and weirdly shaped. But on my foot, they look much better than on the website.
The new Rothy’s are giving my go-to J.Crew Factory leopard flats a run for their money… Although they’re such different vibes I refuse to pit them against each other! A lot of people have told me that the leopard flats are uncomfortable for them but I suggest trying to size up and try again. I love mine and wear them all the time. I’ve never gotten a blister from them! Plus right now they’re buy one get one free.
I don’t actually own a pair of Gucci slides (yet) but I’m dying for them and have tried them on multiple times. So chic. So comfy.
Check out the rest of my list below and let me know what your favorite comfy flats are! But more importantly… PLEASE VOTE TODAY! Check out me and Amalia hitting the polls this morning.
My favorite flats and affordable alternatives
M.Gemi Fortuna Flats, $228 (Currently there is a promotion for $50 off any pair!) | Affordable alternate: J.Crew Factory Edie Loafers, $65 (I have these and love them too! 35% off with code SAVINGS)
Allbirds Sneakers (also available at Nordstrom), $95 | Affordable alternate: Superga Cotu Sneaker, $64
Gucci Slides, $680 | Affordable alternate: Sam Edelman Mules, $119 and J.Crew Factory Loafter Slides, $39
Rothy’s Point Flats, $145 | Sketchers Cleo Wham, $44
J.Crew Factory Leopard Flats, $95 (Plus all shoes are BOGO!) | BP Sasha Flats, $49
Madewell Gemma Mules, $98 | Old Navy Slides, $26