Ethical Shoes for Every Occasion

Let’s talk shoes, shall we?

Ethically-made shoes that are cute to boot seem impossible to get your hands (or should I say feet?) on. Seriously, searching for a fashionable flat or a beautiful bootie is a shot in the dark.

This post took almost a full week to come together because I had to dig to the darkest depths of the interweb to round up some sustainable stompers that weren’t terribly sensible* (read boring). But find them, I did! Take a look at the stylish collection of eco-friendly footwear below.

Nicora

What kind of shoes: Stylish handcrafted booties, flats, sandals and combat boots

Style: Classical, versatile, clean and timeless

What makes it great: Made in the US. Domestically sourced, premium grade, and environmentally friendly

Price Range: $54 (sale items)-$279

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Teysha

What kind of shoes: Stylish handcrafted guate boots, smoking slippers, and sandals

Style: Unapologetically bold and beautiful! Crazy colorful prints

What makes it great: Handmade in the Americas, fair wage for artisans

Price Range: $95-$395

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Rock + Pillar

What kind of shoes: Ankle boots, d’orsay flats, slip-ons, heels, moccasins, sneakers, and sandals

Style: Hip, beautiful classic shoes with a fun twist

What makes it great: Handmade in Peru, ethically produced by artisans

Price Range: $75-$215

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Poppy & Barley

What kind of shoes: Dress shoes, flats, booties, sandals, oxfords, mules, tall boots

Style: Luxurious, classy, elegant

What makes it great: High-quality materials and ethical manufacturing

Price Range: $178-$425

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Sawa

What kind of shoes: Sneakers, high-tops

Style: Blend of vintage and modern, cute prints combined with minimalist sleek designs

What makes it great: Quality materials, made entirely in Africa

Price Range: $50-$150Dr-Bess-Bay-Fall-2-1000x1000

Po-Zu

What kind of shoes: Sneakers, boots, sandals, mary-janes, flats, wedges/heels

Style: Natural, fun, customizable, modern take on vintage classics

What makes it great: Slow-fashion, ethical footwear with sustainable manufacturing processes

Price Range: $100-$193

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Ix

What kind of shoes: Huaraches

Style: Cute and casual

What makes it great: Handmade in Guatemala, each purchase provides clean water to children

Price Range: $89-$99

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The Root Collective

What kind of shoes: Ballet flats, d’orsay flats, smoking slippers

Style: Chic, stylish, feminine, and flirty

What makes it great: They partner with artisans in Guatemala to produce handcrafted shoes and provide living wage for workers

Price Range: $94-$119

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Oliberte

What kind of shoes: Leather, sneakers, booties, flats, wedges, moccasins

Style: Natural leather, vintage, classy

What makes it great: premium leather, fair-trade certified, sustainable shoes that support workers rights in sub-Saharan Africa

Price Range: $30-$130

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Indosole

What kind of shoes: Sandals, slip-ons, moccasins, lace-up shoes

Style: Vibrant colors and prints, simplistic design

What makes it great: Shoe soles are made from repurposed tires, organic cotton

Price Range: $35-$75

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Veja

What kind of shoes: High-top and low-top sneakers

Style: Sporty, casual, fresh, minimalistic, variety of patterns and materials

What makes it great: Each style is produced differently, but they include very transparent details about the materials and production with each product, such as sustainable materials and design

Price Range: $85-$125

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Muzungu Sisters

What kind of shoes: Curated collection of lace-up sandals, gladiator sandals, and loafers

Style: Refreshingly fun and playful, daring

What makes it great: Ethically-sourced handmade luxury, produced by 16 different artisan communities across four continents

Price Range: $188

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Native Shoes

What kind of shoes: Sneakers, slip-ons

Style: Sporty, sleek, with a variety of prints and color options

What makes it great: Sustainably produced without using any animal products or hazardous dyes and chemicals, packaged using recyclable materials

Price Range: $48-$100

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What is your go-to sustainable shoe shop? Share in the comment section below!

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