Finding ethically made, sustainable footwear can be difficult. Finding shoes second hand isn't always the best option (can you say foot fungus?), so below is a list of some great companies making quality products!
1. Allbirds | Measured emissions, reduced impact by using things like natural and recycled materials including FSC-Certified Tencel™ Lyocell and ZQ Merino Wool, the latter of which ensures environmental and animal-friendly practices, and offsets carbon emissions by being a carbon neutral business.
2. BANGS Shoes | Made from 100% vegan, ethically sourced materials inside a factory whose workers are treated with dignity and respect. They proudly work with family-owned factory whose internal culture matches the standards of their own company. They also hand select entrepreneurs globally and invest in their businesses!
3. TOMS Shoes | TOMS has given over 100 million pairs of shoes to children in need around the world. One-third of TOMS' production is done locally in the communities it supports—meaning sustainable, fair jobs for people who need it the most! They are a certified B-Corp and for every $3 they make they give $1 away.
4. Hunter Boots | As a company, Hunter is committed to sourcing their products ethically and sustainably, which means respecting their workers and the planet with a socially and physically safe supply chain. Their rubber is naturally vegan.