Our 12 Favourite Ethical Boots for Winter - Good On You
18 Dec

Our 12 Favourite Ethical Boots for Winter

Winter is here to stay for the Northern hemisphere, so the Good On You team has been on the hunt for stylish, ethical boots to keep your feet warm, dry and chic.

Here’s our list of great looking boots from brands doing the right thing by people, the planet, and animals!

Alice + Whittles

Rated: Great
alice whittles rain boots

Minimalist Black + White Ankle Rain Boot – Ships internationally from Canada

Alice + Whittles favours transparency, ethical manufacturing practices and sustainable materials. They use rubber sourced from Forest Stewardship Council certified forests, so these environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable rainboots will keep your feet dry all year long! Find them in US sizes 6-12.

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NAE

Rated: Good
black motor boots by nae

Charlie Vegan Boots – Ships internationally from Portugal

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! Stomp around in style in these vegan boots made with ecological microfibre that are a total mood. Available in UK sizes 3-11.

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Christy Dawn

Rated: Great

The Dawn Boot – Ships internationally from the US

Christy Dawn is a minimalist showroom for vintage-inspired women’s clothing and footwear, locally made with surplus fabric. The brand rates ‘Great’, making it a fabulous boho option for your wardrobe. These gorgeous witchy Dawn boots are made with deadstock leather, available in US sizes 5-11.

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Womsh

Rated: Good
black eco boots made by Womsh

Black Vegan Boots – Ships internationally from Italy

Fashion and sustainability can go together and Womsh is the Italian footwear brand that proves it. These PETA-approved vegan boots are the perfect combination of an urban and punk aesthetic and a responsible and caring ethics. They are available in EU sizes 35-41.

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Nisolo

Rated: Good
woman wearing brown boots by nisolo

Amalia All Weather Boots – Ships internationally from the US

Nisolo is an American brand that prioritizes living wages throughout its supply chains while also working to combat climate change. Made with water-resistant leather and a rubber sole that will grip just about any terrain, these are the ideal boots for hiking or running around town. Find them in US sizes 5-11.

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Coclico

Rated: Good

Tik Clog – Ships internationally from the US

Coclico offers sustainable eco-friendly shoes conceived in New York and handcrafted in Spain. Its footwear is high-quality and long-lasting, and it even offsets its carbon footprint. It also knows its suppliers for all stages of production! The brand seeks high standards of ethical and environmental responsibility, and the result is a union of modern minimalism and traditional quality. The classic clog booties feature a flattering asymmetrical tilt and are made in sumptuous heavy suede in EU sizes 35-41.

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Shop Coclico @ ourCommonPlace.

Good Guys

Rated: Good

Kate Vegan Leather Cowgirl Boots – Ships internationally from France

Good Guys creates cruelty-free shoes for women and men, founded and designed by Marion Hanania in Paris. Rock out ethically and sustainably with the Kate high heel cowgirl boots in black vegan leather! They are available in EU sizes 36-42.

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Shop Good Guys @ Immaculate Vegan.

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Will’s Vegan Store

Rated: Good

Vegan Dock Boots – Ships internationally from the UK

Will’s Vegan Store produces animal and human-friendly women’s and men’s footwear at affordable prices. These classic dock boots have been recreated 100% vegan and eco-friendly, in Ecolabel certified vegan suede made in Italy that meets OEKO-TEX® and REACH regulations. How cool is that?! US sizes 5-10 are available.

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Beyond Skin

Rated: Good
brown vegan boots by beyond skin

Mia Cognac Faux Leather Vegan Knee High Boots – Ships internationally from Spain

Beyond Skin creates cruelty-free, luxury shoes and boots. The Mia vegan knee-high boots are set to be our new favourite go-to vegan boot for winter. Hand made in Spain with luxurious vegan faux leather in a vintage-inspired cognac shade, we love these boots with earthy tones and jeans or dressed up with a vintage dress. EU sizes 35-43 are available.

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RAFA

Rated: Good
light purple boots by rafa

Ranger Boot in Peony – Ships internationally from the US

RAFA creates retro-inspired women’s footwear handmade in LA, using vegan materials! We love these fun purple vegan boots. They’re perfect to add a pop of colour to our winter-grey outfits. RAFA shoes are available in US sizes 5-11.

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AERA

Rated: Good
woman wearing fake croco boots by aera

Steffy Boots – Ships internationally from the US

AERA is a US vegan luxury shoe brand, making footwear without the footprint. Its shoes are certified Vegan. The brand went to great lengths to ensure that all components are made from non-animal ingredients, yet still maintain the quality and style expected from a luxury shoe. Artisanally made in Veneto, Italy, the Steffy boots are the ultimate vegan low-heeled rock’n’roll boot! Find them in EU sizes 35-42.

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NOAH

Rated: Good
thigh high boots by noah

Ginevra Vegan Boots – Ships internationally from Germany

NOAH creates cruelty-free and 100% vegan shoes and accessories. This German’s brand high-quality and long-lasting shoes are hand-crafted in Italy, using a small proportion of eco-friendly material. We love this vegan elegant and timeless knee-high boot. Find them in EU sizes 35-42.

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Shop NOAH @ Immaculate Vegan.

Editor's note

This article was updated in December 2020. Feature image via Womsh. All other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet and animals. Use our Directory to search more than 3,000 brands. We may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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