I’ve been thinking of the old saying that “You can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Although I know that this saying is more based on you can’t judge someone, it can also be applied to the sustainable fashion movement, and in this case shoes. “You can’t understand your shoes, until you can understand the stories of the people who made them.” In an effort to walk on a clean path, to know where my clothes, shoes, and household items come from I happy to introduce you to shoes that will not only help you walk a happy path, but an ethical one too!
Nisolo’s Mariella Mule ($178) || This shoe has become a staple in my wardrobe. I can literally dress anything up or down with this classic mule. The Mariella by Nisolo, like the rest of theie collection, was made in a factory ethically run by Nisolo in Peru. healthy environment for the workers, where they received fair living wages and healthcare.
Veja’s V-10 Multico ($140) || The sustainable shoe game is having a moment, one that I hope sticks around. Veja is probably having one of their best months ever, when Meghan the Duchess of Suits/ and Sussex wore the sustainable French shoe… well the world took note. Made from ecological materials by ethical suppliers these shoes might be the best on the market. Plus they would really be the best shoes to run around everyday.
The Day Glove ($125) || What gal doesn’t dream of finding the perfect ballet shoe? And Everlane has made that dream possible for all of the ladies out there. Not only is Everlane transparent about their practices, but they actually take you into the factories where their shoes are produced. Their ethical standards are ones everyone in the shoe biz should strive to achieve.
Coclico Perl Platform ($325) || Made in a small family run factory in Spain, these stunning shoes are conscious, artful, and elegant and are made from materials sourced in Europe. Coclico, is dedicated to creating not only a beautiful shoe, but one that is made with the highest ethical and environmental standards.