Today we want to make a list to give each of our readers an insight into the world of eco-friendly shoes as well as the contribution of eco shoes brands around the world.
They are not so mainstream on social network. They are not mentioned every day in our conversation about clothing and footwear. But they are pioneers, though their bussiness is not yet so big of a giant.
They are sister-based business from Michigan selling shoes from different manufacturers, not yet ready to make something original.
They are a highly luxury brand from Munich, German producing shoes made from… weird materials from the lab.
They are any of us. And they are no one. They are just very creative minds trying to save the world from human’s ruthless act, everyday creating new things!
So, let’s the first part of the series start, we go with
TOP 12 ECO-FRIENDLY SHOES FOR MEN AND WOMEN FROM GENIUS EARTH-CONSCIOUS BRANDS AROUND THE WORLD
Blu Gypsy is a sisters-based local business with the “Blu” named after their beloved grand mother’s name. These talented hosts from Michigan have been leading the business for 2 years in total and since the establishment they have released many worth looking stuffs. Especially their sustainable, vegan safe shoes.
Natural World – Basket Yute Women’s Lace Up All Organic Shoes
These Basket Yute Enzimaticos is of insanely high sustainability. They are handmade, guaranteeing the unique! Inspired hugely by European quality standards, these, even made from organic cotton, lasts longer than most pair of casual daily shoes you are keeping in your house. The finely picked material is flexible enough for a comfy fit. After hours of wearing and your toes still feel like bare feet. These are also cological textile manufacturing certified, meaning they are totally environmentally friendly.
Made in SPAIN.
Natural World – Nautico Black Lace Up Men’s Shoes
Nautico casual shoes for you to “be natural every where you go.” These are handmade too, under the same quality standards from European trading policy. These are made from organic cotton and sole natural rubber. The foot bed is removable. The whole construction of a pair of these shoes involves no substances detrimental to health. They are also ecological textile manufacturing certified.
You can trust the BLU GYPSY BOUTIQUE bussiness. They only recommend good ones.
RAWGANIQUE is a bussiness founded in 1997 by off-grid island homesteaders. We handcraft organic cotton, linen, hemp products. They grow, weave, knit, and sew for true purity and environmental sustainability. Up to date, they produce and supply organic cotton, flax linen, and cannabis hemp products in USA, Canada, and Europe from organic cotton, flax linen, and cannabis hemp grown and naturally processed in USA and Europe. RAWGANIQUE’s main target is chemically-sensitive and chemically-averse customers, those who get rid of chemical uses in their daily life, or simply can’t bear touching over processed products.
Their shoes are incredibly good for eco conscious consumers too!
Rawganique – Tanglewood Hemp Shoes With Natural Rubber Sole
Most of their products are handmade from Europe. And these can always be expected to be of the well-known high standard under European trading policy. This pair of shoes is leather-free. They are even biodegradable. Hand-sewed, organic, breathable and comfortable. These are classic!
Unwashable alert! How ever these can be cleaned in spots with a wet brush as needed. Better be kept away from soaking conditions. If shoes get wet, should not be exposed to high heat source but let dry naturally.
Rawganique – City Slicker Organic Cotton Denim Shoes (Men’s & Women’s Sizes)
These cruelty-free, vegan safe cotton denim shoes are ideal for street wear and would perfectly give a comfy fit. These are weaved in-house to get the perfect weight and feel, sewed the old-fashioned cobbling way. Handmade in Europe. With a reasonable tag of $119 not including shipping fee, you can get a really good pair of footwear protecting your dancing feet on daily basis.
“Natural World is a Young brand that was born with the aim of creating a 100% ecological shoe. The essence of the brand is the love of nature and the the authenticity of our products, blending the trends with ecological philosophy.”
Their head office is located in Arnedo (La Rioja). The founders of the brand is very knowledgable of the footwear sector, with more than two decades of experience tributed to the manufacture of shoes. Therefore, all of their products are believed to be of high quality.
Natural World – Oak
The most beautiful color I ever found in a pair of shoes. These boat shoes are perfect for travelling I must say. Made in Spain with ecological materials, these support your new life of being “eco every where you go”. These are not vegan, and I’m so sorry to say that, however, due to the upper part made with leather. The sole is made from natural rubber. These are sustainable, quite “eco” in personal opinion, although they lost the point of “vegan”.
Natural World – Old Clover (VEGAN)
This is simply the pair you can get at Blu Boutique. They are vegan, and you can buy from the official manufacturer now. To explain this, I suggested Blu Boutique before because I find them really authentic in selling their goods and they sell them at a reasonable price. On the other hand, their bussiness is growing and even when they are not yet capable of manufacturing vegan shoes like the gorgeous way Natural World Eco did and is doing, they are spreading the Eco spirit! That’s the charm we are looking for.
Natural World – Old Cherry (VEGAN)
Jute shoes is ideal for summer and you will definitely love these jute shoes from Natural World. Why? Because they are of high quality, they are strong, they are flexible, sustainble, comfortable. They are simply everything. They let your little toes breath. That’s the best part. They are made entirely in Spain with high quality materials. I believe that these ecological jute shoes have been designed to be one of the most comfortable models of the brand. These are vegan because of the upper organic cotton part and the sole made of jute.
They are even delivered in a recycled box when you make an order!
Heydude – heydudeshoesusa is a brand born in Italy and since then spread out to firm its own name in the world’s market!
Hey Dude – Mens Wally Braided Vegan Loafer
I have a reason to believe that this pair of braided shoes is among the best you can find on Amazon. They are made from organic cotton and Oxford cloth. The material is raw and the braid is so strong you can even feel it in the very first impression.
Saucony – Originals Men’s Jazz Low Pro Vegan Sneaker
Buy it now
These classic retro running shoe is a real deal to me! The shoes’ uppers are made of canvas and hemp, and feature the classic Sacony design on the sides. Sole from keeps the shoes durable and stretchable for long walks therefore giving the scene of comfortable to the runner! I think everyone is very impressed with this vegan line from Saucony anyway. And personally it is a win to me to get such a high-quality running shoes being vegan from such a big brand!
“The roots of the brand lie in the early 90ies graffiti, street- and boardsport culture, admiring the innovative power of the techy, cool 80ies. nat-2 is about passion and style and therefore the brand is not stuck with cliches, following its own path and ideas.”
The brand is self-defined as making “German engineered high-end sneakers”, futuristic products with a strong heritage. The shoes are designed in Germany, produced in best factories of Italy and Spain. A luxury state of the art footwear brand based in Munich, driven by true innovation x supreme quality.
nat-2™ – Wooden black (M)
Look, this €299.00 pair of shoes is made from wood, legit real wood. That is the reason why they are called the “vegan wood shoes” from the manufacturer. This pair of unisex sneakers has the upper part made from real sustainable wood, which covers up to 90% of the shoe’s surface. Totally crazy!
The organic cotton part under the wood layer is cool too. And the wooden material bends and becomes soft and flexible right on it just like a fine nappa leather. You can even smell the wood and see the original texture on the surface of the layer.
But is that the best part yet? Nah, you will see soon.
nat-2™ – Coffee dark brown (W/M)
Now let’s have a look at this pair of also a vegan-safe shoes made from legit coffee.
Give me a second, coffee? Now the upper part of this vegan shoe is made from real sustainable recycled coffee, coffee beans and coffee plant, which covers up to 50% of the shoe’s surface.
I’m shocked at this point. Because the real coffee applied to on the surface releases a real, natural coffee scent. And you can see the texture too.
I need a breath before we move on to the next one…
nat-2™ – Fungi brown white (W/M)
Now this €599.00 (insanely high price) pair of shoes will make you lose your breath by the fact that they are made from fungi. Real fungi. Yes, the one we see in our biology class lab in highschool. And yes they compose shoes! Really beautifully gorgeous shoes! The material is organic, vegan, gluten- and chemical free. The fungus is antiseptic and anti-bacterial. However, a very noticable line from the manufacturer must be read:
“This is art in the form of a shoe. Means the item is naturally very fragile so handle with care and do not use it for daily things like sports, motorcycling long distance walking etc. Therefore we cannot accept any claims due to surface breaks etc.”
Yes, to your disapointment at some points, these are not very casual and not so practical anyway. However, nat-2™ did give each of us a real insight we can’t deny. We go green different ways. But we all act to save the Earth.