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Since I can throw these comfy shoes in the wash, I no longer have to worry about wearing shoes that smell when it gets hot outside and my feet sweat!

Summer is not my favorite time of year. I don't love the heat and the humidity, but the thing that stresses me out the most? Knowing that my shoes will probably start smelling and my feet will be swollen and damp all the time. Recently, however, I found the perfect solution to my shoe dilemma: these cute pointy flats ($145, rothys.com, available in 25 colors).

The knitted flats, which are made out of a recycled plastic water bottles fabric, are machine washable. Yes, you read that right: Flats that are machine washable! Just use cold water and detergent in a gentle cycle and then let them air dry and voila! Fresh, sweet smelling shoes.

The shoes are extremely comfortable as the knit molds to your feet, like a glove. They're also durable. I've had my pair for over a year now and they still look as good as new. Once I'm finished with them, I'll send my shoes back to Rothy's for recycling, which I love (less waste!).

Spending over $100 on flats might feel like a little splurge, but having shoes that are incredibly comfortable and look good is worth the extra money, I think.