When it comes to shoe choice, comfort is key. Of course, who doesn’t love a completely impractical, lace-up, patent-leather, blister-inducing pair of heels? But there’s a time and a place (midnight and the dance floor, to be specific). One pair of shoes, though, that we would take with us on a deserted island: the new Rothy’s sneakers.
Two years ago, the cult-favorite San Francisco–based brand wanted to create women’s shoes from recycled water bottles. Fast forward to now, and they’re all over your Instagram feed. The company’s expanded from ballet flats (when we first realized what true shoe comfort really felt like) to loafers to even kids’ shoes. And just today, they launched sneakers—all made from recycled plastic water bottles (15 million so far, to be exact) that have been turned into yarn and knit into the comfiest shoes we’ve ever worn.
The slip-on sneakers, which are reminiscent of a Vans silhouette but made of stretchy flyknit-like fabric that feels like you’re wearing socks, come in a variety of colors (black, gray, beige, white, teal, garnet, pink, navy and lime green) and retail for $125. Oh, and they’re 100 percent washable.
Just make sure you’re prepared to repeat yourself a thousand times: You’ll get asked about them nonstop