Our Scouts Took a Walk in Fair-Trade Shoes From Nisolo: Here’s What They Think

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"We asked our Scouts to tell us what they think of Nisolo, a sustainable shoe & accessory company. Take a look to be inspired for some sustainable swaps!"

Nisolo is a Certified B Corp That Makes Stylish Shoes & Accessories With Traditionally Sustainable Leathermaking

There is nothing worse than the ache caused by a pair of shoes that pinch. We’ve all considered having our own Cinderella moment and just finishing the rest of our commute without the pair of heeled booties that we thought we could make work. That’s why we get so excited about Nisolo: a climate-neutral company that is dedicated to enriching its workers’ lives through complete ownership of their production chain and the use of sustainably sourced leather that make these shoes really last. It’s why we gave them a special shout out as one of our favorite affordable eco-friendly booties and the first place in our eco-conscious women’s gift guide. They even have a free Try at Home Program that gives you 7 days to test out their chic shoes and only be charged for what you choose to keep for those of you wary of buying shoes online.

Their shoe reclamation program with Soles4Souls also lets you easily donate your old shoes to be reused promoting a circular economy and minimizing the waste that comes with wear.

We gave our Scouts the opportunity to take these sustainably made shoes for a spin and they looked so comfy and stylish as they did it.

P.S. Use the code BRIGHTLY at checkout for a 20% discount sitewide (valid through Jan 2).

(Disclaimer: We did not pay any of our Scouts to review these products, but they did receive the products for free. Join our Scouts program if you want a chance to participate in the next product drop!)


   Mary Olmsted

   Product I Tried:

    Dari Boot in Brown

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★☆


"I like that immediately you can tell the quality of the shoes is just so much better than most out there. Also, the way they are packaged is great and each shoe comes with its own reusable bag I can use for other things! The price is a little high but this is a high-quality item and you know you are getting what you pay for so that is not too much of a concern for me."

   Emily Sands

   Product I Tried:

    Emma D’Orsay Oxford in Brandy

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★☆


"These shoes are beautifully made and incredibly high quality. They are a little tight fitting at first, but the shoe soon forms to your foot. Nisolo makes sure that all children of their employees are in school, helps them establish bank accounts and savings accounts. They also help save their employees from loan sharks by giving them salary advances. While they do give back to the planet through protecting the Amazon Basin from deforestation, they do use leather and animal products in their products. The only issue I had with Nisolo is that their shoes are not vegan."

   Ciara Fitts

   Product I Tried:

    Dari Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"I supported companies in the past that made a lot of money but did not pay their employees a fair wage. I’m glad this company supports fighting climate change."

   Sydney Kazansky

   Product I Tried:

    Classic Chelsea Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★☆


"I absolutely love the fit of them!! I’ve been looking into point toed shoes and these are perfect! This company made me think about the employees and making sure I buy from companies that pay their employees fairly."

   Ashley Lucas

   Product I Tried:

    Dari Boot in Brown

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"I love heeled ankle boots. I have more than 6 different pairs and the Dari are my new favorite. The quality is unmatched, they are so comfortable and beautiful. I also like the fact that my purchase helps preserve Amazon Forests. I am looking into a matching belt from Nisolo for Christmas!"

   Kathryn Gatewood

   Product I Tried:

    Heeled Chelsea Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"If you’re looking for new shoes, get some Nisolo. It feels like you are walking on a cloud as soon as you put them on! What can be better than a cute, comfortable boot that also saves the Earth at the same time! The leather was so soft, and the heel was the perfect height to take my 4’10” self from looking shrimpy to stylish!"

   Rubilyn Loanzon

   Product I Tried:

    Classic Chelsea Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★☆


"This is my first pair of ethically made shoes and it made me think about all the other pairs of shoes I have that I haven’t worn. This expanded my knowledge of ethical fashion and it motivated me to create a capsule wardrobe. I also really like how with every purchase made, it provides living wages for their workers and how they try to combat climate change by protecting trees from deforestation."

   Joi M Sears

   Product I Tried:

    Classic Chelsea Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"I do believe that real leather products tend to last longer than vegan leather and other materials which have a shorter life span. I feel like I could pass these shoes down to my daughter or granddaughter which is why I ultimately decided to give them a try. If the company found an alternative material that allowed them to keep the same quality I think that would be a bonus. I also think ethical sourcing of leather (i.e. animals that died of natural causes as opposed to food or fashion) as some brands do, would be a step in the right direction."

   Brianna Lentry

   Product I Tried:

    Dari Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"I feel good putting my money into a company that does good for the planet & the people crafting the products. High quality shoes for a good cause."

   Caitlyn Nygaard

   Product I Tried:

    Dari Boots in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"My Dari boots are so comfortable! The insole is a soft leather, which is so nice and will absorb moisture. I love that these are made of waterproof leather so my feet can breathe, and also ethically made! The heel is rubber, which I like because it does not give off a loud clunk noise when walking on hard flooring. When I received the boots, they came with a note about how they were sustainably and ethically made. This personal touch made me feel really good about owning a pair of Nisolo boots."

   Mary Olmsted

   Product I Tried:

    Dari Boot in Brown

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★☆


"I like that immediately you can tell the quality of the shoes is just so much better than most out there. Also, the way they are packaged is great and each shoe comes with its own reusable bag I can use for other things! The price is a little high but this is a high-quality item and you know you are getting what you pay for so that is not too much of a concern for me."

   Emily Sands

   Product I Tried:

    Emma D’Orsay Oxford in Brandy

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★☆


"These shoes are beautifully made and incredibly high quality. They are a little tight fitting at first, but the shoe soon forms to your foot. Nisolo makes sure that all children of their employees are in school, helps them establish bank accounts and savings accounts. They also help save their employees from loan sharks by giving them salary advances. While they do give back to the planet through protecting the Amazon Basin from deforestation, they do use leather and animal products in their products. The only issue I had with Nisolo is that their shoes are not vegan."

   Ciara Fitts

   Product I Tried:

    Dari Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"I supported companies in the past that made a lot of money but did not pay their employees a fair wage. I’m glad this company supports fighting climate change."

   Sydney Kazansky

   Product I Tried:

    Classic Chelsea Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★☆


"I absolutely love the fit of them!! I’ve been looking into point toed shoes and these are perfect! This company made me think about the employees and making sure I buy from companies that pay their employees fairly."

   Ashley Lucas

   Product I Tried:

    Dari Boot in Brown

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"I love heeled ankle boots. I have more than 6 different pairs and the Dari are my new favorite. The quality is unmatched, they are so comfortable and beautiful. I also like the fact that my purchase helps preserve Amazon Forests. I am looking into a matching belt from Nisolo for Christmas!"

   Kathryn Gatewood

   Product I Tried:

    Heeled Chelsea Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"If you’re looking for new shoes, get some Nisolo. It feels like you are walking on a cloud as soon as you put them on! What can be better than a cute, comfortable boot that also saves the Earth at the same time! The leather was so soft, and the heel was the perfect height to take my 4’10” self from looking shrimpy to stylish!"

   Rubilyn Loanzon

   Product I Tried:

    Classic Chelsea Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★☆


"This is my first pair of ethically made shoes and it made me think about all the other pairs of shoes I have that I haven’t worn. This expanded my knowledge of ethical fashion and it motivated me to create a capsule wardrobe. I also really like how with every purchase made, it provides living wages for their workers and how they try to combat climate change by protecting trees from deforestation."

   Joi M Sears

   Product I Tried:

    Classic Chelsea Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"I do believe that real leather products tend to last longer than vegan leather and other materials which have a shorter life span. I feel like I could pass these shoes down to my daughter or granddaughter which is why I ultimately decided to give them a try. If the company found an alternative material that allowed them to keep the same quality I think that would be a bonus. I also think ethical sourcing of leather (i.e. animals that died of natural causes as opposed to food or fashion) as some brands do, would be a step in the right direction."

   Brianna Lentry

   Product I Tried:

    Dari Boot in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"I feel good putting my money into a company that does good for the planet & the people crafting the products. High quality shoes for a good cause."

   Caitlyn Nygaard

   Product I Tried:

    Dari Boots in Black

   

    

   Star Rating: ★★★★★


"My Dari boots are so comfortable! The insole is a soft leather, which is so nice and will absorb moisture. I love that these are made of waterproof leather so my feet can breathe, and also ethically made! The heel is rubber, which I like because it does not give off a loud clunk noise when walking on hard flooring. When I received the boots, they came with a note about how they were sustainably and ethically made. This personal touch made me feel really good about owning a pair of Nisolo boots."

We asked our Scouts to tell us what they think of Nisolo, a sustainable shoe & accessory company. Take a look to be inspired for some sustainable swaps!

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