As the weather gets warmer, a great summer sandal is a must-have accessory that will see you through all your warm-weather adventures – from those long walks on the beach, to picnics in the park and backyard pool parties. To ensure you are comfortable and well-equipped for the season, here are six ethical sandals for summer:
6 Ethical Sandals for Summer
Indosole is on a mission to become the most responsible footwear company in the world by delivering high-quality environmental shoes for travel, adventure, and life. For this new Cross style, the brand mixed its signature recycled tyre sole technology, natural and vegan uppers, and used its enviro fibre straps in a new way to create Indosole’s most ’stylish’ sandal yet.
Thanks to recycled materials, Ecoalf creates sustainable fashion with the same quality, design, and technical properties as the best non-recycled ones. These cute pink flip flops are made from recycled tyres, and are the perfect subtle sandal to pair with flowy summer dresses.
Nae is a Portuguese footwear brand using innovative materials to create shoes with “No Animal Exploitation”. Their sustainable shoe materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic and even pineapple leaf fibre! These unique nude sandals with a block heel and cork features are perfect for the warmer months.
RAFA is a women’s luxury footwear collection designed and hand-crafted by a group of 20 artisans in Los Angeles, California. Its entire range is vegan, and it uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials. These faux suede classic ballet flats also come in Ruby red.
These elegant cream heeled sandals are handmade in Spain from vegan and features an ankle strap and adjustable buckle. They are the perfect addition for your next special event! If you buy anything from Beyond Skin, they will give 1% of profits to grass-root environmental and social projects.
Editor's note: this article was updated in November 2019. Feature image by Bourgeois Boheme. All other images via brands mentioned. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offers code or affiliate links.