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Shopping for more ethical and sustainable children’s shoes can be tricky, given how fast kids grow. Thankfully, we have rated and curated this list of “Good” and “Great” brands creating more responsible kids’ shoes to help you out.
Little feet, big impact
Children’s feet grow fast. Like, really fast. Like half a size or more every two to three months, according to some research. So given how often your little ones might need a new pair of shoes, staying committed to your ethical fashion values at all times can be tricky.
We’ve created this guide so you’ll know exactly where to shop for quality, ethical kids’ shoes that will keep those little toes warm and comfy.
As always, we recommend looking into shopping second hand first if your child’s in need of a new pair of shoes or rediscovering what you, your friends, or family members already own. Hand-me-downs are cool, really: not only are they better for the planet, they’re also better for your wallet.
But in case you don’t have access to hand-me-downs, or you simply prefer to buy new, here are some of our favourite brands for more responsible children’s shoes.
Each of these brands is rated either “Good” or “Great” in the Good On You directory, meaning they are committed to the ethical and environmental issues you care about.
In this list, you’ll find some sneaker options from Veja (France), really cool unisex dinosaur sneakers from Offbeat Sweetie (Australia), as well as some second hand booties from Stella McCartney (UK).