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As we move into fall, we’re eagerly returning to our favorite fashion staple: boots. Comfortable, durable, and stylish, boots are the easiest way to take our outfit to the next level.

If you’re looking for men’s boots—whether for yourself or a loved one—we can guarantee you’ll find a style you like here, including cowboy, vegan, and work boot options. These nine sustainable brands are also crafting designs to withstand winter snow, rainy days, and all-weather days year-round.

If boots aren’t your thing, check out these sustainable shoe brands for men instead!

1. Octobre Editions

Based In | Paris, France
Ethics | Natural & sustainably sourced materials, vegetable-tanned leather, fair production, gives back, recycled packaging
Sizes | 40–46 (US 7–12)
Price Range | €180–€290

Octobre Editions is the sister (brother?) of another sustainable brand we love, Sézane. Both brands are committed to natural materials, fair and accredited production, and eco-friendly practices. The men’s boots here are mostly made with vegetable-tanned leather and finished with a Goodyear welt—long-lasting, thoughtfully made, and absolutely stunning. Choose from one of 20 sustainable styles.

2. Nisolo

Based In | Nashville, TN
Ethics | Certified B Corp, climate-neutral, fair production, Leather Working Group certified tanneries & responsibly sourced leather
Sizes | 8–13
Price Range | $150–$260

Nisolo’s a certified B Corp fusing fashion and social responsibility. Not only is all the leather certified by the Leather Working Group, but every purchase is sustainably made and climate-neutral. Find rugged all-weather boots or everyday chukkas you can even fold up—all in rich, vibrant colors. There’s a reason Nisolo is one of our favorite shoe brands.


Based In | Braga, Portugal
Ethics | Vegan, OEKO-TEX certified & sustainable materials, ethically made in Portugal
Sizes | 39–46 (US 6–13)
Price Range | €74–€179

Hailing from the EU is FAIR, a vegan shoe brand. Also known as For All Its Rights, this collection is all about respect towards animals, people, and nature. Every pair of boots is responsibly made in Portugal using sustainable microfibers. Free of animal byproducts like leather, PVC, and other harmful toxins, these are some of the safest, most sustainable boots out there. They look damn good, too.

4. Red Wing Shoe Co.

Based In | Red Wing, MN
Ethics | Responsibly made in the USA, traditional techniques, owned tannery, free repair program
Sizes | 4–18
Price Range | $154.99–$379.99

Red Wing Shoe Co. has been a go-to for men’s work boots for more than a century. This family-owned business from Red Wing, Minnesota, has focused on traditional techniques, timeless designs, and exceptional quality. Every pair is handmade in the US, using leather sourced from its in-house tannery; the team is so confident in its manufacturing that it offers a free repair program, too. These work boots will handle anything you throw at ‘em.

5. Beckett Simonon

Based In | Bogotá, Colombia
Ethics | Leather Working Group Gold-Rated certification, sustainable materials, made-to-order, responsibly made in Colombia
Sizes | 7–14
Price Range | $239

Beckett Simonon knows you deserve the best. That’s why, for $239, you’ll receive made-to-order shoes crafted just for you—with updates about the production process along the way. This minimizes waste, encourages thoughtful consumption, and ensures the perfect fit every time. 5,000+ reviews rave about the brand’s sleek styles, photo and video updates, and free returns and exchanges.

6. REI

Based In | Kent, WA
Ethics | Recycled & sustainable materials, some vegan, some made in the USA, co-op business model, gives back
Sizes | 5–15
Price Range | $70–$1,250

For men’s winter and waterproof boots, you can’t go wrong with REI. As a co-op, REI is co-owned by over five million members, and everyone receives a share of profits. The store stocks dozens of boot brands, all of which are extra durable. Many are also made from recycled materials for a truly sustainable choice! For even more affordable prices, check out REI’s online outlet and secondhand shop.

7. NAE Vegan Shoes

Based In | Lisbon, Portugal
Ethics | Vegan, sustainable, organic & recycled materials, ethically made in Portugal & Spain
Sizes | 36–47 (5–13)
Price Range | €115–€155

Based in Lisbon, NAE Vegan Shoes carries men’s vegan boots, sneakers, shoes, and sandals. In an effort to avoid leather, NAE sources sustainable alternatives instead, including pineapple leaf fibers, vegan leather, and certified recycled plastic. Production then takes place across four Portuguese and Spanish factories, and the team is in regular contact to ensure fair, safe conditions. The results are handsome shoes you’ll love showing off. 

8. Ariat

Based In | Union City, CA
Ethics | Responsibly sourced & sustainable materials, Bluesign & Leather Working Group certified, gives back, repair program
Sizes | 6–16
Price Range | $94.95–$559.95

On the lookout for men’s cowboy boots? Look no further than Ariat. This beloved brand fuses technology and innovation into its footwear, including impeccable detailing, thoughtful materials, and fashion-forward designs for the entire family. Choose from Western, English, steel-toe, or casual cowboy-inspired boots. And as you need, Ariat offers high-quality repairs in partnership with NuShoe—so you can keep them on your feet for as long as possible.

9. Paraboot

Based In | Saint-Jean-de-Moirans, France
Ethics | Natural leather, responsibly made in France, traditional techniques
Sizes | UK 5–12.5 (US 5.5–13)
Price Range | €390–€480

Since launching near Lyon over a century ago (that’s right!), Paraboot’s luxury shoes have earned quite a reputation. These investment boots are entirely hand-cut and hand-stitched, using traditional techniques and only natural leather. And they’re absolutely gorgeous, to boot. (See what we did?) Paraboot’s website currently delivers to mainland France, Belgium, and Luxembourg, and you can find international stockists here.

Featured image from Nisolo