13 Dec

Strappy, Blocky, and Bold – Our Favourite Ethical Heels of the Moment

We know you want to step into the new year in style, so we collated an on-point ensemble of sustainable heels to elevate your look this season. Puns aside, while we wholeheartedly recommend reducing your consumption overall, there is nothing wrong with treating yourself this time of year (or any time of year, really) — especially with an ethical pair of heels that you love and are guaranteed to wear for a long time to come.

Read on to discover our favourite ethical heels of the moment!

Will’s Vegan Store

Rated: Good

Vegan City Sandals – Ships internationally

Will’s Vegan Shoes produces animal and human-friendly women’s and men’s footwear at affordable prices. These gorgeous City Sandals with a low block heel come in a universally flattering tan colour, you can pair them with any outfit for a touch of chic.

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Shop Will’s Vegan Shoes.


Rated: Good

Estela Red Ankle Strap Sandal – Ships internationally

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 faux suede block heels with cute bow ties come in a range of bold colours, but the red ones really speak to us.

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Shop NAE.

Shop NAE @ Staiy.

Shop NAE @ Urbankissed.

Beyond Skin

Rated: Good

Cruelty-free, luxury shoes and boots that are handmade in Spain, with love. Make a statement in these luxurious gold tumbled faux leather pumps. They are PETA approved vegan, and made with breathable 100% recycled lining!

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Funky Kalakar

Rated: Good

Sunrise Heels – Ships internationally

Funky Kalakar brings alive the stories of the ancient craft in the form of contemporary designs by handcrafting them using natural materials. With a bold twist on the classic black heel, this Sunrise strap adds a splash of colour that will have you feeling funky and spreading warmth with each step. Find its range of shoes in EU sizes 36-41.

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Rated: Good

Ranger Boot in Sloe – Ships internationally

RAFA creates retro-inspired women’s footwear handmade in LA, using vegan materials. This super cute faux suede Sloe Ranger Boot breathes new life into a winter wardrobe staple. Featuring a comfortable block heel and adjustable boot height thanks to the lace-up rope closure and pliable material, they will even be made to order just for you!

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Shop RAFA.

SUSI Studio

Rated: Good

Veronica Heels – Ships internationally

Founded by Bianca Moran, Susi’s mission is to make sustainable footwear accessible and fashionable, while inspiring compassion towards animals, the environment and humanity. These bad girls in denim are just too cute and match every outfit… like a pair of jeans for your feet!

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Rated: Good

Gloria Heels – Ships internationally

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

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Shop NOAH.

Shop NOAH @ Immaculate Vegan.

Saint Laurent (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Pre-owned Saint Laurent heels – Ships internationally

Yves Saint Laurent, or as it's now known, Saint Laurent, is a French luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. The brand has good policies to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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Shop Saint Laurent Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Editor's note

feature image via Susi Studio, 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. We love to recommend some of the best sustainable brands, rated ‘Good’ or ‘Great’. We also encourage shopping pre-owned as another great way to reduce the impact of our fashion choices. Use our Directory to search more than 3,000 brands. We may earn a commission on sales with top-rated partners made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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