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7 Affordable Eco-Friendly Ankle Boots

In need of some new ankle boots? We have you covered with these sustainable options.

Written by
Giulia Lallas
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Let's be real, ankle boots are super cute, and can often have qualities such as water-resistance that make them super convenient. But you know what makes them cuter? Sustainability. And cuter then that? Affordable sustainability. Below are some of our favorite eco-friendly, affordable booties.

1.
TOMS Kala Wedge Bootie
, $90

OUR TAKE:

TOMS has established a global giving fund for the COVID-19 pandemic through which they raised $2 million. They also give shoes to people in need, are a certified B-Corp, abide by Canopy's conservation standards, measure their carbon footprint, and use 80% recycled packaging. In fact, all of their packaging is sourced sustainably. In their shoes, they use sustainable cotton with the goal of using 100% sustainably sourced cotton by 2025. Plus, they are proud Fair Labor Association members, are transparent in their sustainability reports, carry vegan products, and use a multitude of eco-friendly materials in their footwear.

2.
Native Johnny Treklite Boots
, $95

OUR TAKE:

Native uses recyclable and vegan materials in their shoes. The company also founded The Remix Project, which collects recycled shoes and uses them to build a playground. This incentivizes consumers to recycle their shoes in a fun, nontraditional way.

3.
Matisse Charmer
, $100

OUR TAKE:

Matisse uses recycled materials in its products when possible and includes vegan options as well. Also, their products are artisanally made through responsible, fair labor practices.

4.
Will's Vegan Store Quarter Length Boots
, $108

OUR TAKE:

Will's Vegan Store is a fully cruelty-free, vegan, PETA-approved company. All of their items come in sustainable, plastic-free packaging through a carbon-neutral supply chain. Moreover, they are a certified carbon-neutral company that works to protect their workers too.

5.
Po-Zu Vegan Winter Boots
, $119

OUR TAKE:

Po Zu uses Fair Trade rubber and 100% organic GOTS-certified cotton among other sustainable, vegan materials such as OEKO-TEX certified microfiber in their designs. Additionally, they distribute 10% of their profits to three different environmental charities.

6.
Timberland Kinsley 6-inch Waterproof Boots
, $130

OUR TAKE:

Timberland has a strong commitment to the environment, often making its products with recycled materials. Some of its social impact work goes to helping plant trees, and the company's community-centered philosophy is conveyed through employee volunteerism. Timberland states that its volunteer efforts focus on communities of color that are "disproportionately affected by environmental inequities".

7.
Nisolo Chelsea Boot
, $200

OUR TAKE:

Nisolo uses ethically-sourced leather in its products. The company is climate-neutral and a certified B-Corp. From now until Wednesday December 9th, shoppers that buy one item from Nisolo's Good Tidings collection (either women’s or men’s styles) get a second item from the collection for free! Use code BOGO at checkout.