6 Stylish Eco Sandals that Will Knock Your Socks Off
Drab footwear days are over. It's time to add some spring -- and summer -- to your step with bright, colorful, and stylish sandals that boast eco cred, too. Here are our fave eco-friendly summer sandals, and some vegan kicks to top the list off, that are hot -- and green -- enough to knock your socks off.
1. Naya: Eternal Wedge
If the height alone -- they’re 4 inches high -- doesn’t give your look a stylish boost, the color will.
These vegetable-tanned, brighter-than-sunshine yellow kicks by Naya Shoes boast a comfortable wedge platform that makes them more wearable than most high heels. Add a cork midsole and a rubber and rice husk outsole, and they've got sustainable cred, too. ($145 at Nordstrom)
2. Swedish Hasbeens: Braided Sky High© Swedish Hasbeens
Vintage Blue kicks by Swedish Hasbeens add a little high school prep to your step.
Made with vegetable-tanned natural grain leather that is nailed to a sustainably-harvested wood platform, this style is one we've raved about before and we still love it for its classic style, yet seasonally appropriate hue. ($202 at SwedishHasbeens.com)
3. Cri De Coeur: Warrior Studded Sandal© Cri De Coeur
Vegan fashionistas never had it so good with Cri De Coeur's flat studded sandals in a pretty summer color, coral, and an open-toe thong style.
They're made in an ethical, sweat-shop free factory in China and sport a PU upper and a manmade sole. ($120 at Cri de Coeur)
4. Melissa: Harmonic© Melissa
Take flight in Melissa's adorable Harmonic flip flops that feature a bird applique on the straps and pattern on sole.
Made with fully recyclable injection-molded plastic, these cute flats are a great vegan style option. ($50 at Endless.com)
5. Neuaura Shoes: Ivy© Neuaura Shoes
Tootsies get tied up in an eco-friendly faux suede with Neuaura Shoes' Ivy flats, which are 100% animal-free.
Plus, they're made in an ethical, sweatshop free factory in China. ($90 at NeuauraShoes.com)
6. Ipanema by Gisele Bundchen: Hawaii Flip Flop© Ipanema Flip Flops
If you ever dreamed of putting your best supermodel-foot forward, you can do so -- a la Gisele -- with Ipanema's black flip flops.
With an on-trend bow and funky straps, they add a stylish twist to your standard flip. They're made from patented melflex plastic that is 100% recylable. ($20 at Ipanema Flip Flops)