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9 Stylish (and Sustainable) Shoes to Wear on Your Next Trip

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As a follow-up to my story on sustainable clothing brands, I found that there are just as many sustainable shoe brands out there as well. These nine pairs of sustainable shoes are not only good for the environment but also stylish and super comfy.

Hari Mari

hari mari sustainable flip flop
Hari Mari

Sustainability Win: In addition to using natural hemp fibers and harvested rubber, Hari Mari is also committed to keeping things out of our landfills: When you’re ready for a new pair of flip-flops, you can mail in your used shoes to be recycled and get 15 percent off a new pair.

Editor Pick: Meadows Sandal

 

Allbirds

allbirds sustainable shoe
Allbirds

Sustainability Win: Allbirds uses sustainably sourced merino wool, tencel (tree fiber), sugar cane, recycled cardboard, recycled plastic bottles, and castor bean oil to make its shoes.

Editor Pick: Tree Breezers

Saola

saola sustainable sneaker
Saola

Sustainability Win: The super comfy sole in this sustainable sneaker is made from all natural and renewable cork, and the shoes can be worn sockless, meaning fewer pairs of socks in your laundry.

Editor Pick: Semnoz II Sneaker

Suavs

suavs sustainable shoe
Suavs

Sustainability Win: The upper knitted part of all of Suavs’ shoes is cut with a digital knitting machine, which reduces material waste. 

Editor Pick: The Zilker

Matt & Nat

matt and nat vegan sustainable shoe
Matt & Nat

Sustainability Win: Matt & Nat uses cruelty-free, vegan, and recycled materials, even in its faux leather products.

Editor Pick: Renzo Slip-on

Cariuma

cariuma sustainable sneaker
Cariuma

Sustainability Win: Not only are Cariuma’s sustainable sneakers made from natural materials, but the company also purchases carbon offsets to create a zero-balance footprint.

Editor Pick: Catiba Sneaker

Veja

veja sustainable sneaker
Veja

Sustainability Win: Veja’s B-mesh material is made out of recycled polyester (from plastic bottles) and is also waterproof. 

Editor Pick: V-10 Lace Up Sneakers

Everlane

everlane sustainable shoe
Everlane

Sustainability Win: According to Everlane, the average sneaker sole is made mostly of plastic. The company is committed to making its sneakers sustainable and the sole is 94.2 percent free of virgin plastic.

Editor Pick: The Trainer

Rothy’s

rothys sustainable shoe
Rothy's

Sustainability Win: These washable shoes are made from plastic bottles, meaning not only do they last longer, but they’re also made from eco-conscious materials.

Editor Pick: The Loafer

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Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

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Editor’s note: All prices were correct at time of publication and are subject to change.

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