Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Do You Struggle To Find Stylish Eco Friendly Shoes?

Whilst my wardrobe is becoming increasingly green as I often opt for second hand and vintage clothes over new and have managed to find a few ethical fashion labels with clothes that I love, shoes has always been a difficult area for me when it comes to converting to a completely green wardrobe. The reason being is that I just don't want to buy second hand shoes and there hasn't (in the past) been as much choice out there for eco shoes. I am not prepared to compromise on style as I feel really strongly that the shoes you choose to wear can make or break an outfit.

One place that I have been quite sucessful in finding eco friendly shoes that I really love is Spartoo. They have a great selection of eco friendly and ethical sandals, shoes and boots plus plenty of information on how the shoes are sustainable and what they are made from. What I also love about the eco brands that I have from Spartoo is that they are all amazingly comfortable aswell as looking good.

These Dream in Green sandals make a fun alternative to gladiators  for the summer. They are made completely from natural materials.

Greenfit makes beautiful shoes with a fifties influence, natural models and a wooden sole. Who says you can't get feminine stylish eco friendly shoes?

Think hand make make completely natural and ontrend shoes
I couldn't not mention Melissa, made from recyclable plastic with some fabulous designer collaborations including Vivienne Westwood. Keep your eyes peeled for the next collaboration reported to be Jason Wu.

I have a pair of Pikolinos shoes and can definitely vouch for the fact that they are super comfy and beautifully made. They are made using vegetable tanned leather which is a more eco friendly option than conventional leather. 

What do you think? would you buy eco friendly shoes?

With warmest wishes

Ceri X


lorenabr said...

All the time! You found some great shoes! Love the 1st pair!

Sherin said...

Ooo, great selection of eco friendly shoes! I'm a crazy shoe fan. I love the Melissa Shoes. They're gorgeous.

For Those About To Shop said...

Those brown ones by Greenfit are amazing. I would definitely seek out eco-friendly shoes. I blogged about a great boutique in Toronto that specialized in eco-chic footwear. There aren't that many, though, and it's true shoes are maybe most important part of an outfit.

Adrienne said...

These are great! I gave up on buying non-eco friendly clothes a few months ago, and have yet to search for another pair of shoes. I've taken the minimalist stance that the one pair I wear nearly everywhere goes with everything! But I have a feeling I may need something nicer than dirty hiking sandals at some point in time :)