Boots We Love This Autumn
Gone are the days of sandals and flip flops—we’re excited to welcome these cooler temps with calf-high boots and ankle booties. And whether you’re looking for a staple you can wear day in and day out, or for that fine detailing that stands out, there’s a boot 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 sustainably and responsibly made—so you can proudly rock these all season long.
Ethics | Fairly made, B Corp, empowers women
Our Pick | Celina Ankle Boot
Price | $188
This statement boot is perfect for the season—and is timeless enough to last for years in your wardrobe. The Celina Ankle Boot comes in snakeskin, cheetah, chestnut, and black (if you’re looking for more subtle options), and goes perfectly with both dresses and denim. The 2 ½” heel height makes these boots ultra comfortable for both special occasions and all-day wear. Responsibly made in Brazil, purchases from ABLE provide jobs to women around the world who need it.
Ethics | Transparent production practices, fair trade wages
Our Pick | The Day Boot
Price | $225
Simple, comfortable, and functional, Everlane’s responsibly-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.
3. Alice & Whittles
Ethics | 100% natural and recycled materials, fair trade, sustainable practices
Our Pick | Moutarde D'or Ankle Rain Boot
Price | $120
For some, cooler temps mean more rain but we’ve got your back. Alice and Whittles’ Ankle Rain Boots are the clean, minimalist boots that keep rain out and warmth in. Made with 100% natural fair-trade tree rubber, their materials are FSC-certified and audited and sustainably managed from farms in Sri Lanka. Rain or shine, these lightweight ethical boots can be paired with tights or trousers for a functional, fashion-forward feel.
4. Beyond Skin
Ethics | Vegan, fair wages, use eco-friendly materials
Our Pick | Lyra Vegan Boot
Price | £360
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!
Ethics | Responsibly-made, fair trade wages
Our Pick | Isa Boot
Price | $198
If you’re on the search for comfortable boots that you can wear day and night, the Isa lace-up boot from Nisolo is perfect for you. This ankle boot features a 1 1⁄4” heel and soft leather insole, all ethically crafted together in Nisolo’s owned-and-operated factory in Peru. The boot comes in both sand and oat, complimenting nearly any outfit. For years, Nisolo has paved the way for intentionally designed products that are responsibly made—and these boots are no exception.
Ethics | Fair labor standards, regular factory audits, uses recycled materials, vegan options
Our Pick | Glacier Boot
Price | $95
Matisse’s Glacier boot will have you ready for dancing the night away at your next concert. We love the sassy block heel on these boots that contrasts with the sweet blush pink upper. If you’re looking to make a shinier statement, this boot comes in silver, too. Matisse prioritizes small-scale artisanal production in family-owned factories, and upholds fair labor standards and sustainable practices.
7. Fortress of Inca
Ethics | Fair wages, sustainable practices, premium natural materials
Our Pick | Riri Boot
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.
8. The Root Collective
Our Pick | Lizzie Boot
Ethics | Provides fair employment and empowerment to artisans in Guatemala
Price | $248
The Lizzie Boot is an easy wardrobe staple for fall, winter, and spring. We love the neutral olive green, but this pair comes in navy, black, and camel, too. With a genuine leather upper, lining, and non-slip outsole, 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 extended wear. The Root Collective partners with artisans in Guatemala to provide fair and empowering employment in areas that need it most.
Ethics | Ethically-made and sourced, premium eco-friendly materials
Our Pick | Link Boot
Price | $435
Deep neutrals and clean lines are always in style, and the Link Boot from Coclico has us inspired to create an ultra-minimalist fall capsule wardrobe. An investment piece that will last you for years to come, we especially love the color-blocked wood heel that gives these boots a dash of elegance. Coclico shoes are ethically made in Spain, and they invest in renewable energy projects worldwide and source the highest quality eco-friendly materials.
Ethics | One-for-one, use eco-friendly materials, B Corp
Our Pick | Ella Booties
Price | $110
We’re all about simplicity and comfort, and the low-heel Ella booties from TOMS fit the bill (the heel measures right around 1”). You’ll love the deep tan suede upper and the cozy microfiber lining for a boot that’s easy to slip on in any season. For every purchase of TOMS, a registered B Corp, a new pair of shoes is given to a child in need with their game-changing one-for-one model.
Ethics | Vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly materials
Our Pick | Paris Bootie
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.