How Ethical is My Shoe Collection?

Throwback to blogging in the early 2000’s with a shoe collection of sorts!

I am always trying to find ethical shoes to buy and honestly on the high street they are really hard to find, especially with a decent price point. I don’t include my shoes in my capsule wardrobe count because I have a fair few pairs however I do always wear shoes to death and get them re-soled or re-heeled if I possibly can!

My shoe collection*

~ White leather Converse; my most worn pair of shoes in my collection, waterproof and easy to style with everything.

~ Reebok running shoes; comfy and only for the gym (or occasionally long walks).

~ 3 Pairs of Toms espadrilles; the easiest ethical shoe to buy and they always come in funky colours or designs. I wear these throughout the summer but obviously not rain proof. Perfect to pack down in a suitcase when you go away.

~ Black Kurt Geiger heels, not really that comfortable but very easy to style (when these bite the dust will try and get a comfier more ethical pair).

~ Yellow H&M heels, comfortable and easy to style despite being a colour pop shoe.

~Timberland Teddy Boots, perfect for British weather. Waterproof and comfortable however designed for skinny jeans which I no longer wear so harder to style now.

~ Over the knee French Connection suede boots; bought over 10 years ago re-heeled twice and still going strong. Works with jeans & dresses.

*I also have about 6 pairs of heels that I bought between the ages of 18 – 21 that live at my mum’s and never come out of their boxes, not counting those as I don’t actively wear these – and yes I am aware that’s way too many pairs.

Where to buy ethical shoes…

Currently not all of my collection are ethically made, obviously going forward I am investing in more ethical and sustainable pairs, so I thought I would share with you my six favourite places to buy shoes or just window shop!

Veja – French company making gorgeous trainers that are made in Spain.

Will’s Vegan Shoes – Any shoe you could need they’ll have something for you, especially boots.

Toms – Famous for their ‘one for one’ policy and having huge range of colours. Mainly espadrilles but also sandals, trainers & boots.

Po-Zu – A brand I only recently discovered, I’m eyeing up a pair of their Star Wars collection. Mainly trainers.

Reebok / Adidas – If you love your branded trainers then Reebok and/or Adidas are the ones to go with.

Converse Renew Although Converse is owned by Nike they do offer a range which are made from recycled materials.

If you have a favourite place to shop for ethically made shoes let me know in the comments!

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