If you want to step down the aisle in sustainable shoes style - here are a few great options for you: As you can see, there are ethical wedding shoe options for every style and budget - you just have to look!
Ethical Wedding Shoes For The Boho Bride
If you are having a laid back beach wedding, or just want to be super comfortable in your summer shoe wedding style,T OMS natural crochet slip ons (in white. natural cream or even "something blue") are an easy pick. While made with leather (so not vegan-friendly), their one-for-one program ensures your purchase provides a pair of shoes for a child in need. The soles are also made from EVA foam - an eco-friendly material. TOMS are super comfortable and classically cute. Unlike most wedding shoes, you and your bridal party can certainly wear TOMS again!
Ethical Wedding Shoes For The Retro Bride
If you love the look of eyelet lace, you will love these vegan white wedding pumps! They are retro-chic with their d'Orsay design and twisted-knot peep toe. The red lining and 4" heel adds a touch of naughty to an otherwise nice girl shoe. 100% manmade and vegan friendly. Retails for $49.99 from Modcloth.
Ethical Shoes For The Barefoot Bride
Want to add some bling to your otherwise bare feet? These Floral Cream or Ghungur Grey toe sandals could finish your casual bridal look. This style is inspired by the traditional Indian foot jewelry or "Pao Palanis" which were originally made in gold or silver with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. The brand Ticket to Timbuktu offers a 21st century version, handcrafted by artisans using old macramé techniques with 100% cotton cords and electro-plated brass beads. Ticket to Timbuktu focuses on promoting eco-friendly products, reviving indigenous craftsmanship and supporting urban social causes. For every set of shoes they sell they gift a book to Fountain of Learning (FOL) by Avalokitesvara Trust in Ladakh, India. FOL is an initiative to nurture and educate children in remote ice-cold desert regions of the Himalayas.
Ethical Wedding Slippers For Pre-Wedding Prep Or Tired Wedding Toes
For something fun and inexpensive for yourself or as gifts for your bridesmaids, check out these Moroccan Sparkle Slippers. These glittery leather slippers are handmade exclusively for One Earth in Marrakech by a team of skilled artisans. They are made from 100% organic sheep leather and are dyed by hand, using natural plant and mineral based ingredients. They come in many colors and the snowflake design makes them fun for winter weddings too. Retails for $29.95.
Ethical Wedding Shoes For The Couture Bride
The popular Brazilian footwear brand Melissa has an exciting new wedding shoe style called the 'Lady Dragon'. Their shoes are completely hypoallergenic, sustainably produced, vegan, recyclable, water-resistant and are also created from Melflex (thermoplastic material that molds to your feet for comfort and fit) - making them perfect for dancing a special night away. The Lady Dragon is designed for brides seeking a fun, modern alternative to traditional wedding shoes. The Lady Dragon is bright white with hand-placed Swarovski crystals and was created in a collaboration with designer J.Maskrey. Retails for $230.
With so many great ethical options to choose from it is easy to green your wedding shoes!