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07 Dec
White rubber soled vegan Chelsea style ethical boots sustainably made by Good Guys.

Our 13 Favourite More Sustainable and Ethical Boots for Winter

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Finding boots that will keep you warm and stylish that also match your conscious shopping checklist can be tricky. We tracked down 13 more ethical and sustainable winter boots to help out.

Winter boots: the practical cold weather staple

Nothing says practical style like a good pair of boots, especially when the colder weather hits. But finding boots that match your aesthetic and your morals can be tricky. Luckily, the Good On You team has been on the hunt for stylish, more sustainable and ethical boots to keep your feet warm, dry, and chic.

While boots have traditionally been made with virgin animal leather, these days there are a myriad of innovative material options warm and sturdy enough to stand the test of time in colder climates. Options like recycled rubber, deadstock leather, repurposed plasic, and pineapple leather offer a kinder alternative.

Here’s our list of great looking boots from brands doing right by people, the planet, and animals. With options like weatherproof vegan boots to deadstock leather boots, there’s bound to be a boot to warm your foot for years to come.

Thesus (Alice + Whittles)

Rated: Good
sage green vegan boots by thesus

The Weekend Boot – Ships internationally from Canada

Thesus favours transparency, responsible manufacturing practices, and lower-impact materials. The Weekend Boots are vegan and sustainably made with over 95% natural and recycled materials. They keep you cosy and dry all year and comfy all day.

Find them in EU sizes 36-46 at the time of writing.

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NAE

Rated: Good
Grey pineapple leather winter boots by vegan brand NAE.

Sea Shepherd Vegan Cushioned Ankle Boots – Ships internationally from Portugal

NAE is a Portuguese footwear brand using innovative materials to create shoes with “No Animal Exploitation”. Their lower-impact 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 pineapple leather that are a total mood.

Available in US sizes 5-12 at the time of writing.

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Shop NAE.

Shop NAE @ Staiy.

Shop NAE @ Urbankissed.

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 vegetable tanned leather.

Boots available in US sizes 5-11 at the time of writing.

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VEERAH

Rated: Good

Hedy Boots – Ships internationally from the US

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VEERAH is an NYC-based designer vegan shoe company founded and led by women to “do good and look incredible”. Its PVC-free vegan calf leather shoe collection is crafted with cushioned insoles made from algae blooms. Each pair is transformative with interchangeable shoe accessories to create more looks with less, like the Hedy which is a timeless compliment to everything in your closet. It is made for warriors “killin’ it with kindness”.

Find most shoes in US sizes 5-11.

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LANIUS

Rated: Good
Black vegetable tanned leather high ankle Chelsea boots made be LANIUS.

Chelsea Boots – Ships internationally from Germany

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses lower-impact materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. We love the look of these weather proof vegetable tanned leather boots.

Available in EU sizes 36-41 at the time of writing.

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Shop LANIUS @ Curate.

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 at the time of writing.

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Shop Nisolo @ Made Trade.

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Good Guys

Rated: Good
Black vegan leather Chelsea winter boots made responsibly by Good Guys Go Vegan.

Oliver Vegan Leather Chelsea 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 more ethically and sustainably in the classic black vegan leather Chelsea boots.

They are available in EU sizes 37-46 at the time of writing.

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Shop Good Guys.

Shop Good Guys @ Immaculate Vegan.

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 lower-impact, in Ecolabel certified vegan suede made in Italy that meets OEKO-TEX and REACH regulations. How cool is that?

EU sizes 40-48 are available at the time of writing.

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Shop Will’s Vegan Store.

Shop Will’s Vegan Store @ Immaculate Vegan.

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 some lower-impact materials. We love this vegan elegant and timeless knee-high boot.

Find them in EU sizes 35-42 at the time of writing.

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Shop NOAH.

Shop NOAH @ Immaculate Vegan.

COG

Rated: Good
Beige vegan ankle boots by COG.

Laïka Beige Boots – Ships internationally from France

Based in France, COG is a footwear label that creates more sustainable, vegan shoes from 100% recycled materials, including natural corks, used cotton scraps, end-of-life rubber, and plastic bottles fished out of the sea. These beige boots are PETA approved vegan and an easy match with most ‘fits.

Offered in sizes EU 35-42 at the time of writing.

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Adidas by Stella McCartney

Rated: Good
Black winter ready black and grey boots by Adidas by Stella McCartney.

ASMC Winter Cold Ready Boots – Ships internationally

In a collaboration we didn’t know we needed but definitely deserve, footwear company Adidas paired with luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney to create stunning footwear and activewear that look and feel great. Made from recycled polyester, these winter boots are ready for the coldest weather.

The shoes are available in EU sizes 36.5-41 at the time of writing.

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Shop Adidas by Stella McCartney @ LVRSustainable.

Shop Adidas by Stella McCartney @ Farfetch.

Sylven New York

Rated: Good
White heeled vegan apple leather boots by Sylven New York.

Almasi White Vegan Apple Leather Boots – Ships internationally from the US

Sylven New York offers a range of luxury vegan women’s shoes handcrafted in Italy. These stunning white heeled boots are made from vegan apple leather.

Find sizes 5.5-11 at the time of writing.

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Shop Sylven New York.

Shop Sylven New York @ Cerqular.

CARIUMA

Rated: Good
A black and a camel Caturi vegan winter boot side by side, ethically and sustainably made by CARIUMA.

CATURI Camel Suede Ivory Logo Boot – Ships internationally from Brazil

CARIUMA is a more sustainable Brazilian sneaker brand that wants you to feel super comfortable while providing effortless style in organic canvas, leather, and suede styles. While these may not be a conventional boot, they are a warm vegan high-top sneaker boot designed to be weatherproof, so we had to include them.

Find CARIUMA’s shoes in US sizes 5-13 at the time of writing.

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Shop CARIUMA.

Shop CARIUMA @ Good.

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