10 ethical and sustainable boots for fall and winter 2018
Every time autumn rolls around, I’m more than happy to trade my tired old flip flops for a pair of sleek black ankle booties.
This year, I snagged Nisolo’s Dari boots, which I had been coveting since last fall, during the Nisolo summer sale. They’re currently sold out, so here are 10 other stylish boots to shop this fall and winter!
These boots are all ethically made, designed to last, and made for walking… and, of course, jumping into huge piles of crunchy leaves.
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Over-the-knee boots are my favorite fall and winter accessory, because they make your legs look looooong and keep them warm! It’s hard to find a pair of ethically made over-the-knee boots, so I was thrilled to find this style from Canadian brand Matt & Nat. Oh, and they’re vegan!
Aptly named, because I would totally wear these all day! The square block heel gives you some height and length while keeping the boots wearable. I love the selection of classic and fashionable colors, especially the two-toned ones! Made in a family-owned factory in Italy.
A casual, everyday option with some lace-up action. Bring out your inner tea-sipping, record-playing hipster with these chukka boots, and don’t forget the mini cuff roll on your trousers. Made in Nisolo’s ethical Peru factory.
These are the classic black ankle boots of my dreams. At this price, they are definitely an investment…but they’re made to last in both style and quality of craftsmanship. The sock fit and high block heel are all about elegance and elongating, so you’ll have legs for days. Hand-stitched in Italy.
Because sometimes you need a pointy boot to match your winged eyeliner. The pointy toe and exposed zipper give these boots a little edge, while the sleek design keeps it feminine and classic. These boots are made in a small factory in Italy, specializing in shoes and boots.
If your taste in shoes is dictated by how easily you can put them on (like me), you’ll be reaching for these pull-on boots every day! It’s like wearing flip flops, except they’ll actually keep you warm and dry and no one will judge you. Made in an ethical factory in Peru, owned and operated by Nisolo.
M.Gemi makes quality craftsmanship accessible through their direct-to-consumer model. I love the timeless elegance of these boots and the fact that they’re made by experienced hands and made to last. Made in Italy by multi-generational boot makers.
With fall comes…rain. For those of us who want to avoid soggy feet (ugh) but stay stylish, Alice + Whittles has you covered with their minimal and chic rain boots made from ethically sourced rubber.
This artisan-crafted boot kicks any look up a notch with the cow hair leopard print heel. A statement piece that you can seriously wear every day…what more could you ask for?
Beyond Skin uses recycled materials to make their faux leather shoes, which are 100% vegan. Their shoes are produced ethically in Spain. Kitten heel booties are a cute, feminine twist on the typical block heel ankle boot!