After a (very) long winter, it’s finally time to pack up the boots and bust out the sustainable sandals. And no matter which kind you’re into—from platform sandals to chic slip-ons—this roundup features affordable options from brands that do your feet and the planet good.
These sustainable sandals use so many unique materials. We’re talking recycled plastic bottles, cork, windshields, and even pineapple fiber. No matter what you’re looking for this season, we have you covered with seven picks that are sure to have you excited for spring.
7 Affordable and Sustainable Sandals
1. Matisse Seashore Platform Sandal, $48
Matisse uses socially-audited factories to ensure its workers are being treated fairly and are paid well. Whenever possible, the brand also uses recycled materials and technology to reduce its carbon footprint. These adorable sandals are PETA-Approved Vegan and feature a handmade outsole and raffia details.
2. TOMS Sicily Sandals, $70
TOMS is a certified B Corporation that uses recycled packaging and eco-friendly materials. It also has a goal of sourcing 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2025. These sandals are made of leather and rubber and have a cushion insole that makes them extra comfy.
3. Matt & Nat Artie Shoe, $85
Matt & Nat prides itself on not using leather and is actually named after Mother Nature herself: materials (Matt) and nature (Nat). These sandals are made of recycled materials, including PVB (aka the resin of recycled glass windshields). They come in three colors and look good with everything.
4. Nae Vegan Doria Sandal, $87
Nae Vegan, as the name suggests, is all about sustainable vegan shoes. This means the brand uses some really interesting vegan materials, like recycled plastic bottles, cork, and pineapple fiber. These sandals are OEKO-TEX certified and are made from PU and rubber. They were also handmade in Portugal.
5. Boden Ottoline Sandals, $90
Boden promises to reduce its environmental impact through responsible sourcing and packaging. These sandals are made of leather and cork—a key ingredient for a good grip. The slip-ons come in five colors: red, leopard, gold metallic, navy, and tan.
6. Nisolo Isla Slide Sandal, $90
Nisolo is a certified B Corporation we love here at Brightly. These slip-on sandals can be worn with casual outfits, dressy outfits, and anything in between. They’re made of leather and were handmade in Mexico.
7. The Root Collective Molly Sandal, $108
The Root Collective believes in community jobs, the importance of the people behind the clothes, and empowering women. These unique sandals were handmade in Guatemala using handwoven fabric. They have a rubber insole and are designed to adapt to your feet.
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