Recycling shoes gives old Rothy's new life.
At Rothy’s, sustainability is at the heart of all we do. We have big goals to achieve circular production, which includes keeping Rothy’s out of landfills. Now, when your Rothy’s have reached the end, they’ll be recycled into something new.
Keeping Rothy’s out of the landfill no matter what.
We design our products for durability and longevity. So if you're ready to part with a pair of Rothy's that are still in great shape, finding them a new home through reselling, gifting or donating is always an option.
But when a pair of Rothy’s has reached the end of its life and are no longer wearable, Rothy’s Recycling prevents them from ending up in a landfill. By recycling and repurposing materials, we’re helping to close the loop and achieve our goal of circular production by 2023.
Recycling in review.
We send your well-loved Rothy’s to our disassembly partners who take the shoe apart and separate it into the upper, insole and outsole. Once the materials are separated, they’re either shredded or baled and shipped to our recycling partners.
The uppers, made from our signature thread, can be recycled again into thread. The foam insoles and midsoles are ground and can be used as carpet backing or insulation. The TPU or rubber outsoles are ground and can be used in athletic flooring.
Over time, we'll continue to improve and iterate on these recycling processes as we work toward our circularity goals—like using twice-recycled thread in our products in the future.
*Terms & Conditions: Receive a $30 discount code for each authentic Rothy’s bag or pair of adult shoes, or a $15 discount code for each pair of Rothy’s kids shoes. Limit five codes per day. Discount codes can only be applied towards items that individually cost $100 or more. Discount codes cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. Discount codes may not be stacked, limit one code redemption per purchased item and five total code redemptions per day. Discount code expires at the end of the calendar quarter in which it is issued. Lost or stolen discount codes will not be replaced. Terms are subject to change.