I love shoes, especially heels. The higher, the better.
Like the travel dress problem, I know that finding the perfect pair of shoes may just be a daydream. Especially now that most of my days involve running for flights, making heels are both impractical and painful.
They take up way more space in my carry on than flats do, and given the option of checking a bag for my fancy shoes or trimming 20 minutes off my commute with a smaller overhead bag, I’m going for the latter.
So, my shoe collection now consists of sensible — but colorful — flats with slip on/off capabilities. There are many from which to choose, but because airports are gross, I know that on any given day I’m tracking thousands of germs from state to state and hotel to home so I approach these shoes as disposable.
I spend no more than $20 on any pair with the understanding that they have a shelf life of one year or less.
Successful Women Know Their Shoes
My fellow airport marathoners, meet Rothy’s.
Rothy’s were clearly created by women like us: traveling business women with a need for both professional and attractive shoes that can be MACHINE WASHED to compensate for walking through the sewage dump that is any given city street. These are hands down the best flats for walking — and when you’re a road warrior, you do a lot of that.
Although the price tag is much more than I’d typically consider for a pair of flats, these are worth it.
The colors, styles and patterns are gorgeous and stand out among the myriad of sensible black shoes I see running through airports. They hug your foot without suffocation or causing blisters. And at the end of my weekly trips I simply dump them, along with my clothes, into the washer and start fresh the following week.
Free from the shackles of gross.
Plus, these shoes appeal to my desire to be both fashionable and socially conscious:
- They’re made from recycled materials and have almost zero waste in the manufacturing process because they’re made with a 3-D knitting machine.
- They have no seam, which enhances the comfort and allows for longevity in use, so that high price tag becomes more justifiable.
Oprah’s people even love these shoes, saying “I promise you’ll feel like you’re walking on a cloud.”
Comfy, fashionable flats are no longer a mythical creature, my fellow road warriors.
Thank you Rothy’s for this innovation in ladies’ shoes. My feet and my wardrobe thank you! #liveseamlessly