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13 Dec

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

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Step out the door in style with our roundup of better brands making more ethical and sustainable heels you’ll love.

Love and wear responsible heels

We know you want to step out the door in style, so we collated an on-point ensemble of more 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 a more ethical and sustainable pair of heels that you love and are guaranteed to wear for a long time to come. Be sure to check out your local second hand store or resale app before buying new.

Will’s Vegan Store

Rated: Good

Vegan City Sandals – Ships internationally

Will’s Vegan Store produces animal and human-friendly women’s and men’s footwear, clothing, and accessories 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 Store.

Shop Will’s Vegan Store @ Immaculate Vegan.


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.


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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Shop SUSI Studio.


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 lower-impact materials.

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 @ 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 thousands of rated brands.

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