10 sustainable shoe brands that will take the guilt out of buying another pair of boots for fall
Doing good for the planet is top of mind these days. (Just watch Billie Eilish’s new music video dedicated to the climate crisis.) The fashion industry has been doing some course-correcting lately, working to reduce the waste it adds to the environment and renewing its focus on being more eco-conscious. In particular, there has been a rise in sustainable shoe brands that are committed to following ethical practices. These include methods that use less water, vegan materials, and factories that are fair trade.
Of course, it’s not only these sustainable footwear companies trying to make a difference. For instance, fashion brands like Nike, Prada, H&M, J.Crew, and Madewell have all made steps to become more ethical. Big-name department stores have also been getting in on act: Nordstrom now has a vertical dedicated to sustainable pieces.
In terms of shoe lines, gone are days of associating eco-conscious to crunchy granola and burlap sacks. In other words, these shoes are ones you actually want to wear.
You can find sexy heels, chunky sneakers, and cute flats from cool brands like Veja, Everlane, Reformation, and Rothy’s.
These styles tend to be evergreen, making them a worthwhile investment for your wallet. More importantly, when we buy from these brands we are doing something good for our planet. Check out these 10 sustainable shoe brands below, and feel good about splurging on your next shoe.