Fall Into Autumn In Style

Gone are the days of sandals and flip flops—we’re excited to welcome these cooler temps with knee-high boots and ankle booties. And whether you’re looking for a staple you can wear year after year, or for that fine detailing that stands out, there’s the right fit for you!

We’ve pulled together our favorite ethical boots for autumn, including some of the season’s fashionable trends like block heels and bold fall colors. Many are vegan or include eco-friendly materials, but all have been ethically made—so you can proudly rock these all season long.

1. Perez Bootie

Brand | ABLE
Ethics | Ethically made, B Corp
Price | $168

This statement boot is perfect for the season—and is timeless enough to last for years in your wardrobe. The suede Perez bootie comes in cherry, chestnut, and black (if you’re looking for more subtle options), and goes perfectly with both dresses and denim. Plus, they’re available in 3” and 3 ½” heel heights, depending on your preference. Ethically made in Peru and Brazil, purchases from ABLE provide jobs to women around the world who need it.

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2. The Day Boot

Brand | Everlane
Ethics | Ethically-made, fair trade wages
Price | $225

Simple, comfortable, and functional, Everlane’s ethically-crafted Day Boot is this season's ultimate wardrobe staple. In a rich brick red color, these boots are made with 100% Italian leather and feature a walkable 2” heel and a side zipper for easy wearing. Everlane believes in radical transparency and creating affordable, ethically-made staples everyone can embrace. Trust us, we’ll be embracing these comfortable boots all season long.

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3. Kallya Boot

Brand | Matt & Nat
Ethics | Vegan, fair wages, use eco-friendly materials
Price | $175

Sleek, dramatic, and elegant, over-the-knee boots are a versatile transitional wardrobe piece—they cover up a bit more so that you can wear your favorite summer dresses a little longer. The Kallya boot grabs our attention thanks to a minimalist heel and its cozy vegan micro-suede material. Matt & Nat believes in living beautifully and mindfully, crafting vegan shoes with synthetic leathers, 100% recycled plastic bottles, and cork.

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4. Nevaditas Boot

Brand | Handmade Matters
Ethics | Fair trade, artisan handmade from eco-certified leather
Price | $173

If you’re looking for something a little more rough-and-tumble, the Nevaditas boots from Handmade Matters make the perfect adventure companion. These unisex water-resistant boots are finished off with a natural rubber sole, and their braided leather texture makes them lightweight and comfortable for extended wear. Handmade Matters boots are crafted by artisans from eco-friendly materials in a fair wage, supportive, and empowering work environment.

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5. Lyra Vegan Boot

Brand | Beyond Skin
Ethics | Vegan, fair wages, use eco-friendly materials
Price | £180

Who doesn’t love a good knee-high boot for those long autumn walks? Beyond Skin’s Lyra boots are perfect for casual wear, with a barely-there heel, simple pull-on style, and a gorgeous, breathable brown vegan leather exterior. Beautifully crafted and thoughtfully made in Spain, Beyond Skin creates luxury vegan shoes that are genuinely not leather. Go ahead, hear those leaves crunching under your feet!

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6. Dari Boot

Brand | Nisolo
Ethics | Ethically-made, fair trade wages
Price | $238

If you’re on the search for comfortable boots that you can wear day and night, this high heel boot in black from Nisolo is perfect for you. Their ankle boot features a nearly 3” heel and leather lining, all ethically crafted together in Mexico. The boot comes in both black and wheat, complimenting nearly any outfit. For years, Nisolo has paved the way for intentionally designed products that are ethically made—and these boots are no exception.

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7. Off Duty Boot

Brand | Matisse
Ethics | Fair labor standards, regular factory audits, uses recycled materials, vegan options
Price | $185

Matisse’s Off Duty boot will have you feeling exactly like that—an off-duty model in her ultra-chic, yet ultra-comfortable boots jetting around town. We love the sassy dash of leopard print on these boots, and if you’re looking to make an even bolder statement, Matisse also offers plenty of boots with more dramatic animal prints. Matisse prioritizes small-scale artisanal production in family-owned factories, and upholds fair labor standards and sustainable practices.

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8. Chelsea Boot

Brand | Will’s Vegan Shoes
Ethics | Vegan, fair wages, use eco-friendly materials
Price | $110

Comfort and style come together with these chestnut boots from Will's Vegan Shoes. With a low heel, breathable lining, and faux leather, you’ll feel cozy and comfortable whether you’re apple picking or out to dinner. Featuring eco-friendly microfiber materials, these boots are made ethically in Portugal—Will’s Vegan Shoes truly do keep both planet and people in mind.

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9. Evie Bootie

Brand | TOMS
Ethics | One-for-one, use eco-friendly materials
Price | $140

We’re all about block heels thanks to their versatility and comfort, and the embroidered Evie Bootie from TOMS fits the bill perfectly. You’ll love the taupe canvas mixed with the statement floral embroidery, which gives these boots the perfect pop of detail whenever you need it—no matter the season. For every purchase of TOMS, a new pair is given to a child in need with their game-changing one-for-one model.

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10. Riri Boot

Brand | Fortress of Inca
Ethics | Fair wages, sustainable practices, premium natural materials
Price | $250

The barefoot summer days are over, and we’re turning to shoes we love and feel great in all day—enter: the lace-up Riri Boot. Handmade in Peru from sustainably-sourced leather, the Riri will be the go-to bootie for your next day-to-night out on the town. Fortress of Inca prides themselves on creating ethically made shoes in partnership with family-owned factories and talented artisans.

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11. Cisco Bootie

Brand | Coclico
Ethics | Ethically made and sourced, premium eco-friendly materials
Price | $410

Bold colors and clean lines are always in style, and the Cisco Bootie from Coclico has us excited to add a bright pop of yellow to our fall capsule wardrobe. An investment piece that will last you for years to come, we especially love the angled wood heel that gives these boots a dash of minimalist elegance. Coclico shoes are ethically made in Spain, and they invest in renewable energy projects worldwide and source the highest quality eco-friendly materials like cork.

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12. Espe Boot

Brand | The Root Collective
Ethics | Provides fair employment and empowerment to artisans in Guatemala
Price | $218

The Espe Boot is a western-inspired wardrobe staple for fall, winter, and spring. With its intricate, artisan-woven back and genuine leather upper, it’s a subtle shoe that pairs perfectly with your favorite denim. The low 1 ½” heel and easy side zipper makes it great for travel, so you can slip it on and off at TSA and still stay comfortable and cute all day long. The Root Collective partners with artisans in Guatemala to provide fair and empowering employment in areas that need it most.

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13. Paris Bootie

Brand | Bhava
Ethics | Vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly materials
Price | $279

Whether you’re feeling like adding a little Victorian touch to your shoe closet, or just searching for something a little different from the block heels that are all the rage, the Paris lace-up Bootie from Bhava has you covered. This vegan beauty measures in at just under 3” of heel height, and laces up so you can feel secure and sexy at the same time. Bhava uses eco-friendly materials like cork and PVC-free Italian vegan leather to create these ethically-made boots that will remain stylish for years.

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