You may have noticed we're pretty adamant about eco-friendly and sustainable fashion. And while we've recommended some ideal clothing pieces for your wardrobe on numerous occasions, it's time to get our footwear in check.
That's why we've rounded up five eco-friendly pairs of shoes you can invest in now and wear throughout the fall season with all of your go-to looks. From flats and boots to a sassy pair of heels, check out our picks below and feel good about the footprint you're leaving on the world.
1. Black flats
These adorable black flats can be found within Asos' 'Eco Edit' section — a go-to for the fashion conscious consumer. We think these would look particularly good with a pair of jeans, a t-shirt, and a sleek black blazer.
These black booties are eco-friendly, animal-friendly, cruelty-free, and vegan — and they'll go with just about any one of your fall looks. We recommend pairing them with a sweater dress and a crossbody bag.
3. Heels, of course
Pre-order this pair of heels from Beyond Skin, a vegan, eco-friendly brand of shoes you'll love. This particular pair was "designed exclusively for World Animal Protection UK to roar loudly in support of their campaign to end the use of wild animals in entertainment," with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the organization.
4. The comfiest sneakers
This neutral pair of Veja's Holiday sneakers is the ultimate shoe for a trendy, on-the-go look. More importantly, "the sole is made of wild rubber from the amazonian forest and is paired with vegetable-tanned leather," while the company aims to incorporate "social and environmental good into every aspect of its production and distribution," according to Zady.
"Veja partners with farmers, Amazonian families, factory workers and marginalized groups in support of communities in South America and France while creating clean designs and comfortable sneakers that prove thoughtful production is possible."
These "Black Suede German Shepherd Slip-Ons" from Buddy are another investment piece you'll get a ton of wear from. The shoes are made by hand, with locally-sourced, high-quality raw materials, and the brand hopes you'll have a "close, positive and long-lasting relationship" with them, according to Zady. Pair them with shorts, jeans, or a dress for a casual day look this season.