As environmental consciousness becomes a concern for many individuals, brands across all industries are making a commitment to sustainability. One of the biggest industries making the commitment to reduce waste and produce sustainably made products is the fashion industry. Many consumers are choosing to be more eco-conscious in the clothing they are purchasing, including shoes. Choosing a new pair of shoes is an important decision – comfort is a must, otherwise, you could end up with complications like bunions and have to visit, and so is style, since you likely want your shoes to match the rest of your wardrobe. If you’re looking to invest in a new pair of shoes, check out some of these brands that produce high-quality shoes while helping the environment.

1. Suavs

These lightweight shoes are known for their comfortable design and are loved by anyone who does a lot of walking in their day-to-day life. Suavs shoes are made from recycled water bottles, through a production process that prioritizes reducing the waste impact on the environment.


Toms is known for doing good with their business model that donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased – their new line, Earthwise, features shoes made from vegan and eco-friendly materials and dyed using all-natural color from plants. TOMS are lightweight and comfortable and come in a variety of colors and styles ranging from classic flats to wedged sandals.

3. Rothy’s

This company, known for producing eco-friendly athletic wear such as leggings, creates comfortable shoes that create zero excess waste during their production process. These shoes are perfect for those who want to invest in a good pair of running shoes while helping out the planet.

4. Adidas

Made popular by their classic sneakers that many might not think of being environmentally friendly, Adidas uses recycled and sustainable materials to produce many of their sneakers, including their popular Stan Smith style.

5. Grounded People

These vegan shoes are made from recycled materials and are extremely comfortable, with a latex insole and zipper in the back that gives your feet the room to breathe. Similar to TOMS, Grounded People’s LACES program pledges to make a charitable donation to one of many organizations for every pair of colored laces sold.