18 May

Our 14 Favourite Ethical Boots for Winter

Nothing says practical style like a good pair of boots, and winter is on the way for the Southern Hemisphere. 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, sustainable, and 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! With options like punk vegan boots from Womsh (Italy), to trendy clog boots from Coclico (US), and classic dock boots from Will’s Vegan Store (UK), there’s bound to be a boot to warm your foot this season.

Thesus (Alice + Whittles)

Rated: Good
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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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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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 deadstock leather, available in US sizes 5-11.

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Rated: Good

Maya Boot – Ships internationally from Australia

A pioneer of independent Australian design, Elk was founded in Melbourne in 2004. Elk creates bi-annual collections that are informed by a design ethos where simplicity and sustainability meet innovation. Find most items in AU sizes 6-18.

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Rated: Good

Hedy Boots – Ships internationally from the US

VEERAH is an NYC-based designer vegan shoe company founded and led by women to "do good and look incredible". Its innovative apple peel 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. It is made for warriors "killin' it with kindness". Find most shoes in US sizes 5 to 11.

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Rated: Good

Boots with Heels – Ships internationally from Germany


A beige cropped knit sustainably made sweater by LANIUS.

LANIUS – Knits

Wrap yourself in the softest knitwear, perfect for relaxing at home or staying snug outside. Exclusive 15% off knits with code GOODONYOUxLANIUS15. (Available in Europe and the UK only) (Ends: 31 MAY)

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An orange athleisure set ethically made by LANIUS.

LANIUS – Athleisure

LANIUS' new athleisure capsule: made from recycled nylon yarn that adapts to the body and gives free rein to your movements. Exclusive 15% off athleisure with code GOODONYOUxLANIUS15. (Available in Europe and the UK only) (Ends: 31 MAY)

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A loose fit pair of light green shorts made responsibly by LANIUS.

LANIUS – Trousers

From classy to flirty, but always responsible: LANIUS pants, jeans, and shorts fit for every occasion. Exclusive 15% off pants with code GOODONYOUxLANIUS15. (Available in Europe and the UK only) (Ends: 31 MAY)

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A white and blue striped t-shirt sustainably made by LANIUS.


Delicate, minimalist, ethical tops and t-shirts that can be combined in many ways. Exclusive 15% off tops with code GOODONYOUxLANIUS15. (Available in Europe and the UK only) (Ends: 31 MAY)

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A hot pink ethically made puff sleeve mid length dress by LANIUS.

LANIUS – Dresses

Fair and organic fashion with a feminine touch. Noble looks that radiate liveliness. Exclusive 15% off dresses with code GOODONYOUxLANIUS15. (Available in Europe and the UK only) (Ends: 31 MAY)

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“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. LANIUS' clothes are available in EU sizes 34-44.

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Shop LANIUS @ Curate.


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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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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Shop Nisolo @ Made Trade.

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Rated: Good
A pair of black clog boots with wooden heels by Coclico.

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 @ Made Trade.

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.

Shop Good Guys @ thegreenlabels.

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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Shop Will’s Vegan Store @ Immaculate Vegan.


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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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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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.

Shop NOAH @ Immaculate Vegan.

Editor's note

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