White rubber soled vegan Chelsea style ethical boots sustainably made by Good Guys.
24 Jun
White rubber soled vegan Chelsea style ethical boots sustainably made by Good Guys.

Our 13 Favourite Sustainable and Ethical Boots for Winter

Finding boots that will keep you warm and stylish that also match your conscious shopping checklist can be tricky. We tracked down 11 ethical and sustainable winter boots to help out.

Winter boots: the practical cold weather staple

Nothing says practical style like a good pair of boots, and winter is on the way for the southern hemisphere. But finding boots that match your aesthetic and your morals can be tricky. Luckily, the Good On You team has been on the hunt for stylish, sustainable, and ethical boots to keep your feet warm, dry, and chic.

Here’s our list of great looking boots from brands doing right by people, the planet, and animals. With options like weatherproof vegan boots from Thesus (Canada), to eye-catching white boots from Good Guys (France), and Victorian style paddock boots made from deadstock leather from Christy Dawn (US), there’s bound to be a boot to warm your foot this season.

Thesus (Alice + Whittles)

Rated: Good
sage green vegan boots by thesus

The Weekend Boot – Ships internationally from Canada

Thesus favours transparency, ethical manufacturing practices, and sustainable materials. The Weekend Boots are vegan and sustainably made with over 95% natural and recycled materials. They keep you cosy and dry all year and comfy all day. Find them in EU sizes 36-46.

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Rated: Good
black motor boots by nae

Jenny Vegan Boots – Ships internationally from Portugal

NAE is a Portuguese footwear brand using innovative materials to create shoes with “No Animal Exploitation”. Their sustainable shoe materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic, and even pineapple leaf fibre. Stomp around in style in these vegan boots made with ecological microfibre that are a total mood. Available in US sizes 5-10.

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Christy Dawn

Rated: Great

The Dawn Boot – Ships internationally from the US

Christy Dawn is a minimalist showroom for vintage-inspired women’s clothing and footwear, locally made with surplus fabric. The brand rates “Great”, making it a fabulous boho option for your wardrobe. These gorgeous witchy Dawn boots are made with deadstock leather, available in US sizes 5-11.

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Rated: Good

Maya Boot – Ships internationally from Australia

A pioneer of independent Australian design, Elk was founded in Melbourne in 2004. Elk creates bi-annual collections that are informed by a design ethos where simplicity and sustainability meet innovation. The elegant design of the Maya boot helps it pair with most outfits. Find the shoes in EU sizes 35-43.

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Rated: Good

Hedy Boots – Ships internationally from the US

VEERAH is an NYC-based designer vegan shoe company founded and led by women to “do good and look incredible”. Its innovative apple peel leather shoe collection is crafted with cushioned insoles made from algae blooms. Each pair is transformative with interchangeable shoe accessories to create more looks with less, like the Hedy which is a timeless compliment to everything in your closet. It is made for warriors “killin’ it with kindness”. Find most shoes in US sizes 5 to 11.

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Rated: Good
Cream and beige lace up vegetable-tanned leather boots by LANIUS.

Laced Boots – Ships internationally from Germany

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. We love the look of these organic cotton and vegetable tanned leather laced boots. Available in EU sizes 36-41.

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Shop LANIUS @ Curate.


Rated: Good
woman wearing brown boots by nisolo

Amalia All Weather Boots – Ships internationally from the US

Nisolo is an American brand that prioritizes living wages throughout its supply chains while also working to combat climate change. Made with water-resistant leather and a rubber sole that will grip just about any terrain, these are the ideal boots for hiking or running around town. Find them in US sizes 5-11.

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Shop Nisolo @ Made Trade.

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Good Guys

Rated: Good
black and white eco-friendly boots by Good Guys Don't Wear Leather

Oliver Vegan Leather Chelsea Boots – Ships internationally from France

Good Guys creates cruelty-free shoes for women and men, founded and designed by Marion Hanania in Paris. Rock out ethically and sustainably in the eye-catching white vegan leather Chelsea boots. They are available in EU sizes 36-46.

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Will’s Vegan Store

Rated: Good

Vegan Dock Boots – Ships internationally from the UK

Will’s Vegan Store produces animal and human-friendly women’s and men’s footwear at affordable prices. These classic dock boots have been recreated 100% vegan and eco-friendly, in Ecolabel certified vegan suede made in Italy that meets OEKO-TEX® and REACH regulations. How cool is that? EU sizes 40-48 are available.

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Shop Will’s Vegan Store @ Immaculate Vegan.


Rated: Good
woman wearing fake croco boots by aera

Steffy Boots – Ships internationally from the US

AERA is a US vegan luxury shoe brand, making footwear without the footprint. Its shoes are certified vegan. The brand went to great lengths to ensure that all components are made from non-animal ingredients, yet still maintain the quality and style expected from a luxury shoe. Made by artisans in Veneto, Italy, the Steffy boots are the ultimate vegan low-heeled rock’n’roll boot. Find them in EU sizes 35-42.

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Rated: Good
thigh high boots by noah

Ginevra Vegan Boots – Ships internationally from Germany

NOAH creates cruelty-free and 100% vegan shoes and accessories. This German’s brand high-quality and long-lasting shoes are hand-crafted in Italy, using a small proportion of eco-friendly material. We love this vegan elegant and timeless knee-high boot. Find them in EU sizes 35-42.

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Shop NOAH.

Shop NOAH @ Immaculate Vegan.


Rated: Good
Tall black vegan boots sustainably made by Womsh.

Vegan Jump Black Cotton Boots – Ships internationally from Italy

Fashion and sustainability can go together and Womsh is the brand that proves it. Its shoes are entirely designed and manufactured in Italy, and its clothing range is made from eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton. Grab these discounted vegan urban and rock ankle boots from the brand’s Outlet before they’re gone. Find most shoes in EU sizes 35-42, and clothes in XS-2XL.

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Shop Womsh @ Curate.


Rated: Good
A black and a camel Caturi vegan winter boot side by side, ethically and sustainably made by CARIUMA.

CATURI Camel Suede Ivory Logo Boot – Ships internationally from Brazil

CARIUMA is a sustainable Brazilian sneaker brand that wants you to feel super comfortable while providing effortless style in organic canvas, leather, and suede styles. While these may not be a conventional boot, they are a warm vegan high-top sneaker boot designed to be weatherproof, so we had to include them. Find CARIUMA’s shoes in US sizes 5-13.

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Editor's note

Feature image via Good Guys, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world's most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet, and animals. Use our directory to search thousands of rated brands. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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