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Best Shoe Brands Dedicated To Sustainability

The footwear brands taking a step towards eco-friendly manufacturing

Photo by Andrew Tanglao on Unsplash

Eco-friendly fashion is gaining traction, and fast. What’s interesting is that it’s not the traditional big players leading the way. It’s the new contenders that prove eco-friendly manufacturing is a real alternative.

That’s why we decided to give these footwear brands a little recognition. Their product is worthy not only because of its ethical production, but also for its quality. No compromises have been made – these shoes are fit for royalty.


Coclico

This product was recommended by Simon Hansen from Best Sports Lounge

Coclico, a family-run company, is dedicated to creating sustainable footwear. The company partners Native Energy and invests in international renewable energy projects and was even awarded as 2013’s Source Award in the footwear category. Its stylish design and eco-friendly ties make it an irresistible brand.


Native Shoes

This product was recommended by Melissa Teng from Wit and Folly

They are a California-based shoe brand that creates shoes with all vegan materials and a low-emissions production process. I own several of their shoes and can attest to how comfortable and lightweight they are, with the added bonus of being extremely high-quality, stylish and unique. Their goal is to have every pair of Native Shoes to be 100% life cycle managed by 2023, meaning that there will be zero waste from this initiative. From their founding philosophy to Live Lightly, I think that Native Shoes’ passion for innovation, sustainability, originality, and lightness helps reduce our carbon footprint in the world one step at a time.


AllBirds

This product was recommended by Liz Brown from Sleeping Lucid

This New Zealand-American company’s products are made out of wool, recycled bottles, castor oil, and recycled cardboard. The company believes that it’s their responsibility to help maintain high standards of farming, land management, and animal welfare while taking care of the environment.


Joybees

This product was recommended by Megan Benedict from Whalen Media

Joybees just announced the launch of its shoe line with five initial products: Everyday Sandal, Dance Sandal, Casual Flip, Splash Sneaker, and Adventure Sandal. Joybees aims to deliver high quality and comfortable products at a price point that rarely sees innovation and quality, or such a high caliber of design. The initial launch features multiple sandal styles, including a flip-flop and multi-strap sandals for women and a children’s slip-on sneaker. Styles range in price from $19.99 to $27.99; making products more accessible than other brands currently in the marketplace.


Kamik

This product was recommended by Kelsey Wheeler from Litzky Public Relations

Kamik is a footwear company based out of Canada, with over a 100 year history of making quality and sustainable footwear. A commitment to sustainability is at the heart of everything they do at Kamik, and their rainboot collection is one of the best ways they showcase this with all of their domestically made rubber boots being 100% recyclable with a proprietary RubberHe that offers superior traction, flexibility, and is 50% lighter. Kamik’s latest style for spring is the Pippa which is a short and comfortable style which will have you feeling good as you slip them on.