With the change in seasons, many of us will be looking forward to shopping for new shoes. A common misconception is that buying sustainable footwear is expensive, and it can be if you’re not looking in the right places. Here are a few sustainable footwear options to keep in mind when shopping.
Alice + Whittles
Alice + Whittles’ Classic Black Ankle Rain Boot is currently on sale for $102 US Dollars. These chic booties are ethically and sustainably sourced. 90% of Alice + Whittles’ materials are sustainable and traceable. The company pays a Fair Trade premium price to source natural rubber from the jungles of Sri Lanka. To read more about Alice + Whittles’ rubber sourcing visit their website.
Nae’s Lina style heel is currently priced at only £82. These shoes are vegan and made using natural fibers such as Piñatex, a fabric made from pineapple leaf fibers. The company also utilizes materials such as organic cotton, cork, vegan leather, and recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) to produce their footwear. Learn more about Nae’s products on their website.
Veja’s SDU B-Mesh Olive White Natural sneakers are being sold for $120 with free shipping in the US. These shoes are made from recycled plastic bottles, vegan suede, wild rubber, and other sustainable materials. It takes three recycled plastic water bottles to make one pair of sneakers. To read more about Veja’s sustainable and ethical practices go to their website.
Will’s Vegan Store
Will’s Vegan Store’s Smart Chelsea Boots in chestnut cost only £90 and are carbon-neutral, vegan, and ethically made in Portugal. These water-resistant, vegan Italian leather shoes are a steal. To learn more about Will’s Vegan Store and its products visit their website.
Po Zu’s Butterfly sneakers are priced at £59. These shoes are 100% vegan and the rubbers soles are made from Fair Trade priced rubber from Sri Lanka. The company currently has a Star Wars shoe collection with styles from the films. To learn more about Po Zu visit their website.