After a cold, slushy winter, the brighter days of spring beg for peppy pedicures and breezy, more stylish footwear. In addition to being on-trend for warmer-weather ensembles, these shoes maintain a lighter footprint by boasting ethical construction (no sweatshops), sustainable materials (like reclaimed cork, vintage fabrics, and faux leather made from plastic bottles), and intentionally animal-free fabrications. With eco-cred so solid, you can skip, hop, and run for your commuter bus with a clear conscience.
Cork is the latest in breathable glamour, and this Sydney Brown Curved Heel Pump impresses in the boardroom yet transitions seamlessly to after-work drinks.
Airy, flirty, and made from unique reclaimed fabrics, no two Cordulia Sandals by Brazilian brand Insecta Shoes are alike. And the style pairs perfectly with a sundress and freshly painted toes.
For days when you want to keep your piggies under wraps, these Sallys by U.S.-crafted brand Nicora can be laced up for an old-school Happy Days look, or rocked laces-out for casual flair.
An indispensable addition to any woman’s closet, the classic ballet flat gets a floral upgrade with nae’s Marina Flat, whose slight heel works perfectly dressed up or down. What’s more, they’re made in a carbon-neutral factory.
Slip into something more comfortable with the Indosole Prahu “Boat” Shoe. Made from recycled motorcycle tires and organic cotton canvas, these will become his favorite shoe of the season.
Men can dress down this lace-up Luke boot by Bourgeois Boheme by cuffing pant legs and going sans socks, or dress it up with a fitted suit. The Luke is a very versatile shoe for transitioning seasons.