Summery Sandals That Are Cute & Ethical

We’re putting away our snow boots and ankle booties: it’s sandal season. With warmer temps, we’re dreaming of strappy stilettos, casual wedges, and minimalist slip-ons made by eco-conscious brands. We’re going vegan this summer with our favorite cruelty-free looks.

These nine brands are making vegan sandals the new normal. Using upcycled and sustainably-sourced materials, they’re proving that you can get your style on this summer—without causing harm to animals.

1. Susi

Ethics | Vegan, sustainable materials, eco-friendly, ethically-made
Best For | Affordable sandals & pumps
Our Pick | Jane in Rust
Price | $105

Based out of Los Angeles, Susi features modern but timeless staples. This entirely women-led and women-run business, working with ethical factories in Hong Kong and Portugal, crafts beautiful shoes and sandals free of animal-cruelty. We love their sandals, block heels, and pumps made of alternative fabrics like hemp, canvas, and recycled plastic bottles. These Jane Rust sandals, named after Jane Goodall, add a pop of color to any outfit.

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2. Beyond Skin

Ethics | Vegan, sustainable materials, eco-friendly, ethically-made
Best For | A night out on the town
Our Pick | Caitlin Black Flatform Vegan Sandals
Price | £165

No animals (or people) were harmed in the making of your Beyond Skin sandals. These vegan beauties are made with upcycled plastic, vegan leather, and faux manmade suede, so you can find sandals, mules, and stilettos you’ll love and feel great wearing. Based in the UK and made ethically in Spain, these sandals ship worldwide. These summery shoes are stylish, durable, and breathable—and come in gorgeous colors and patterns.

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3. Ahimsa

Ethics | Vegan, sustainable materials, ethically-made
Best For | Your next pair of staple sandals
Our Pick | Telma in Cognac
Price | $139

Meet the only vegan shoe factory in the world: Ahimsa. Handmade ethically in Brazil, Ahimsa believes in respecting all forms of life and uses sustainable materials whenever possible. They’re so dedicated to this belief that they opened up their own factory after they struggled to find a vegan one that aligned with their ethics. Today, they produce flats, boots, slip-ons, and more, including classic sandals that glide on and stay on. In cognac, black, and white, you’ll find the perfect staple for summer.

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4. Matt & Nat

Ethics | Vegan, sustainable materials, eco-friendly, ethically-made
Best For | An elevated look
Our Pick | Elysa in Lily
Price | $95

Matt & Nat knows that the best way to protect the environment is to take care of people, planet, and animals. They’re a worldwide vegan company making everything from luggage and backpacks to shoes and belts, using sustainable materials like cork, rubber, and eco-friendly vegan leather. Their strappy sandals are ideal for creating an elevated look—they spice up any outfit from a classic tee and jeans to a dress for a special occasion.

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5. Bhava

Ethics | Vegan, ethically-made, sustainable materials
Best For | An edgy, sexy look
Our Pick | Oasis Strappy Sandal
Price | $249

Have you ever wanted one-of-a-kind sandals? Bhava’s got your back with their line. Featuring custom painted-on embossed cork, these strappy beauties really catch the eye. Better yet, they have a shock-absorb sole and soft eco-suede lining. They’re also proven to be long-lasting—they’ve been tested on the streets of New York City, and yes, they hold up. Made ethically in Spain and India by traditional artisans, these bold vegan sandals are made to last and are worth the investment.

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6. Stella McCartney

Ethics | Vegan, eco-friendly
Best For | A casual look
Our Pick | Black & White Star Slides
Price | $355

When it comes to sustainability and animal-friendly fashion, Stella McCartney’s a winner. They exclusively source vegan and eco-friendly materials like recycled polyester, forest fibers, and vegan leather. The results are beautifully designed, ethically-made, fashion-forward sandals made for the influencer in us all. C’mon, you know you want these star slides for weekend hangs and lazy days by the pool.

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7. Nae

Ethics | Vegan, ethically-made, sustainable materials
Best For | Work-ready shoes
Our Pick | Re-Car Pink Flat Sandal
Price | $95

Nae, which stands for No Animal Exploitation, takes the most popular styles of shoes, and whips up the ethically-made vegan versions—and at an affordable price point! Made from sustainable materials like cork, pineapple, and even recycled airbags and tires, Nae’s sandals are as good for the environment as they are stylish. Crafted in Portugal with dozens of designs, you’ll find shoes that take you from work to happy hour and beyond.

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8. Matisse

Ethics | Vegan
Best For | Bold patterns & styles
Our Pick | Del Mar
Price | $35

Have a blast from the past with Matisse’s vegan Del Mar sandals. If—like us—you grew up wearing similar slip-ons, you probably remember how comfy and chic you felt. If not, it’s time to find out with these sandals, carefully crafted with woven raffia and a manmade lining. At under $40, these comfy sandals are a steal. And with the rest of the collection offering a variety of patterns, styles, and designs, Matisse will be your new vegan sandal go-to.

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Ethics | Vegan, natural materials whenever possible, gives back
Best For | Vacation
Our Pick | Metallic Jute Women’s Viv Sandal
Price | $60

Get your bags ready for vacation: TOMS has travel-friendly vegan sandal options galore. For more than 10 years, TOMS has been a leader in the “buy one, give one” model, having donated 60,000,000 pairs of shoes to-date. Now they’ve added eyewear, bags, coffee, and vegan options to their brand, and are increasing their social impact. Their line of vegan shoes, which includes sandals, slip-ons, wedges, and more, have cushioned insoles, molded outsoles, and natural materials. You’ll be stylin’ at your next getaway with these ethical, walkable shoes.