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12 Sustainable Shoe Brands to Shop in 2022

The footwear industry can be a wasteful space. These sustainable shoe brands will help you step into fall with style and the planet in mind.

Written by
Andrea Hill
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The seasonal shift between summer and fall can inspire a desire to overhaul your wardrobe. The weather can be fickle, changing slightly, drastically, or not at all, which means that transitional pieces are essential. But when it comes to shoe shopping, mindfulness is key.

The footwear industry—which churns out more than 20 billion pairs of shoes each year—is responsible for 1.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, which is why shopping sustainable shoe brands is a must.

To help you take steps to a more eco-friendly shoe collection, we've handpicked a selection of brands that offer a variety of styles that will help you bridge the gap between the seasons. Opt for chunky fashion-forward loafers, knitted sneakers that feature recycled fabrics, vibrant heels (perfect for a fall wedding), and more.

Trendiness aside, these styles are bound to last you for years to come, are ethically sourced, and are produced with our planet's resources in mind. Ahead, 11 sustainable shoe brands to add to your closet starting now.

12 Sustainable Shoe Brands to Shop in 2022

Like all of Dooeys' shoes, these comfy slip-ons prioritize eco-friendly, out-of-the-box materials like sugarcane, apple leather, and cork.

You can never go wrong with a classic low-top sneaker—particularly one crafted from raw and recycled materials.

Can you believe that these comfortable and sustainable sneakers are made out of plastic bottles?

Loafers are bound to be everywhere this fall, so you might as well get ahead of the trend. Plus, the upper is Leather Working Group-certified—a stamp of sustainability.

Yes, ballet flats are officially back, and this timeless pair is crafted from recycled leather.

Like many of Coconuts' offerings, these highly styleable velvet platforms are vegan.

These shoes are basically the cozy sweater version of a sneaker and feature a recycled knit made from plastic water bottles.

The same can be said of these mid-top wool lace-ups, which are carbon neutral.

These retro-inspired sneakers are made from naturally-treated leather and boast a vintage touch that'll never go out of style.

Sézane is a B Corp and GOTS-certified, which makes these cowboy boots all the more fun.

Boden keeps sustainability at top of mind while creating memorable pieces, like these pretty ballerina flats.

These statement shoes were sustainably crafted in Brazil—and designed to make you the best-dressed guest at any autumnal wedding.