Why to buy: With every collection of BE LENKA’s barefoot shoes, you’ll feel the unique connection of human touch and love for nature. Designed and hand-crafted in the heart of Europe with a vision to change the shoe habits of people all around the world. Step out and touch the ground with ultimate confidence wearing these elegant women's Chealsea style barefoot boots.
Using sustainable materials and showcasing premium quality Nappa leather, warm fleece lining, a newly designed flexible antislip lug outsole, elastic side panels, and handy bootstrap, these classy minimalist boots will be your ideal companion when the air gets nippy. With a perfect blend of excellent versatility, durability, and comfort, you will find yourself reaching for these beauties more often than you think.
What we love: Founded by a female ex-paralympian, Be Lenka writes its story with love to customers and nature. Their barefoot shoes provide you with a luxurious feeling of connection with yourself and take you back to the roots. With every step you take, you feel more bonded with the ground, with nature itself. All of these products have been carefully tested to meet the high-quality standards for health, safety, and comfortability.
Principles of fair trade, sustainability, and ethics are deeply written in BE LENKA's DNA. The company believes in the art of slow fashion, and day by day they are getting closer to their ultimate goal – to produce zero waste shoes.
Price: 139 € | $ 179 USD
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Why to buy: Walking clean in a dirty world. In recent decades, the sneaker market has been flooded with poorly made, synthetic shoes. These products are not only harmful to the environment, but are also often produced under undignified working conditions and for a starvation wage.
Since 2012, ekn footwear has been taking responsibility and producing sustainable sneakers from high-quality, natural and recycled materials under fair conditions in Portugal. For the good of all employees involved, the environment and the customers. This is also why the collections are produced in small quantities. This allows the brand to guarantee each buyer maximum quality and a minimal ecological footprint.
What we love: We totally love the ekn's Larch. It is also their absolute bestseller. The vegan trainer combines aesthetics from the first trainer era together with a new form and line language in a stylish everyday trainer with a retro-future vibe.
The upper is made from recycled synthetic leather & neoprene, while the special EVA sole, made from recycled materials and recycled chloroprene rubber, provides cushioning and a long-lasting lightness when walking.
Price: 169 € | $196 USD
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Why to buy: The female-founded brand TAYLOR & THOMAS emerges in an industry as forward-thinking as it is old world – dominated by male makers and practices out of sync with shifting priorities of thoughtfulness, sustainability, and innovation. TAYLOR & THOMAS bridges conscious consumption with elevated taste, a brand driven by a responsibility to the health of our planet and the people and animals who inhabit it, today and for generations to come.
What we love:A nod to the alluring Anita Pallenberg, the ANITA Golden Piton is the perfect 70s boot, with a sleek-fitting shape, a solid wood heel, and an ankle strap featuring our signature T+T wax stamp hardware. The boots have a recyclable rubber outsole and an FSC-certified sustainably harvested beech wood heel: naturally occurring variations in the wood are expected and make each pair unique. 100% vegan and cruelty-free, made in Italy.
Price: 258 € | $ 292 USD
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Why to buy: Travel label TROPICFEEL creates gear that inspires authentic, conscious travel. Each versatile piece in its growing collection allows travelers to be responsible, respectful and leave a positive footprint wherever they go. This November, TROPICFEEL launched a digital Waste Market, that sells travel gear entirely made of waste. The company put discarded waste and unused materials to use, by making a range of unique products without compromising on quality or performance. By using innovative design and technology, TROPICFEEL is closing the loop for good, allowing consumers to buy better, wear longer and travel further.
What we love: WD1-21, a unique travel sneaker with a brighter sole, one of the new limited edition styles made from 100% waste. The versatile 4 in 1, all-terrain sneaker, provides the wearer with the benefits of aqua shoes, the comfort of sport shoes, the technical outsole materials of hiking shoes and the style of your favourite daily shoes. Perfect for both urban or outdoor adventures, this sustainable all-terrain sneaker doesn’t compromise on quality, function, or style.
Price: $115 USD | 99 € | £85
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Why to buy: SAYE BRAND'S new Vegan HI sneakers offer a super cool twist on their traditional Modelo ‘89 and it’s an absolute must for your wardrobe. They’re made from corn, bamboo, organic cotton and natural rubber.
What we love: SAYE BRAND's goal is to serve you with cool sneakers and clothing you’ll want to wear for years, while continuing to become a zero-waste brand by using bio-based and recycled materials; fight for fair work conditions, producing only in certified factories; and fight against deforestation and empower local communities, planting 2 trees for each sale of sneakers.
Price: 145 € | $126 USD
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