10 Pairs of Sustainable Heels You’ll Want to Add to Your Closet

Who doesn’t love a good pair of heels? I personally love heels because they make me taller. However, I can’t really walk in a lot of them anymore. Therefore, when heel shopping look for ones that are well made. That way they don’t fall apart. But you also will want them to be comfortable enough that they don’t cause blisters or make your feet ache after an hour of wear. These are the heel you want to look for. In addition to that, you want them to be ethical. A good heel can add hours of fun. The heels below are ethical, sustainable, and some are perfect for vegans too. Let me know your favorite pair in the comments below.

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Nemanti Moneglia Heels

The perfect cooler season sandal. These heels are dressy enough to be festive. However they are classic enough to pull off at the office. They are made in Italy with a cruelty-free alternative to suede. Plus, Nemanti uses classic Italian craft techniques and combines them with cutting edge fabrics, ethics, and sustainable policies. They are carbon neutral and Oeko-Tex 100 certified.

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Veerah Mulan Orchard Coral Stilettos

A pretty print with a feminist icon for inspiration. These heels from Veerah are in their Mulan style. They are vegan and made with post-consumer plastic bottles and have an organic cotton sock lining. Above all though, I love the print. 

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Bhava Studio Esperanza Heel

Add some sparkle to any outfit with these vegan heels. Each pair is handmade in Alicante, Spain by generations of artisans. The heel is made with vegan leather and eco-suede that are better than your typical vegan leather. For example, their’s doesn’t contain any aromatic amines, PCP, formaldehyde, PVC, phthalates, azo-dyes, or chrome.

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Rafa USA Simple Sandal 

A simple sandal with a timeless design. Plus, the sandal comes in lots of colors so if blue isn’t your favorite there are still lots of options. It’s from RAFA USA and made with recycled vegan textiles. In addition to the textiles, the buckles are deadstock metal and they also include vegan faux suede.

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By Far Maye Heel

This heel is from a collaboration between By Far and sustainable fashion institution Reformation. They have several offerings but this Danielle heel is my favorite. By Far handcrafts, their heels at a family-owned workshop and the shoes are made from sustainable deadstock leather that has been rescued from Italian tanneries where the material would have been trashed.

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Mother of Pearl

Fun and funky heels made with a traced supply chain and a knowledge of its environmental impact. However, it’s not part of the sustainable No Frills collection from Mother of Pearl, and let’s be real this pair is full of frills, but I like them anyway.

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Ulla Johnson

These heels are ethically handmade by artisans who use traditional techniques and natural materials. Plus, these heels are made in the traditional Moroccan style of babouche.

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M4D3

The brand is named Make A Difference Everyday and for every pair they, sell they donate to charities that work to improve women’s lives around the world.

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Matt & Nat

Designed in Vancouver and made with vegan materials and ethical production in China. These heels are sleek pumps that will break up the expectation of black.