7 Pairs of Sustainable Sandals for Spring

huarache sandals

One of my favorite days every year is the day I get to push my boots to the back of my closet and break my favorite sandals out again! Yep, spring is on its way, so get ready to free your feet and let ‘em enjoy the sunlight!

Need a new pair of favorite sandals, flip flops, or slip-ons as you get ready for the warmer weather? We’ve got you covered with ethical, sustainable sandals that do good for people and the planet, and feel great on your toes!

The Trenza Leather Flip Flops

women's leather flip flops

Brave Soles says that these are “the most comfortable pair of leather flip flops you’ll ever own.” We know, we know, that’s a pretty bold claim. But look at what all they have to offer and you might agree. Cushy foam core to offer support and durability, a no break-in period for instant comfort, and a cute design that works with any outfit. All this, plus ethical practices and a reasonable price—go ahead and jump on these summer staples!

Hand Painted Slides

women's leather slide sandals

If you’ve been around DoneGood for a while, you won’t be surprised to see Deux Mains on a list of sustainable sandals! Deux Mains makes sandals that are eco-friendly—from ethical leather and repurposed tires—and labor friendly—handmade by artisans in Haiti who earn fair wages. Hand-painted in a classic Haitian style, these one-of-a-kind slides feature a picture of a bustling Haitian marketplace—a classic summer scene.

Huarache Sandals

huarache sandals

One of our bestsellers—and no wonder! From pre-Columbian Mexico to The Beach Boys era, Huarache Sandals have been a warm-weather staple for hundreds of years! Now you can feel the beachy vibes with ethically-made Huarache Sandals from Nisolo. With hand-cut leather, ethically handmade in a Nisolo-owned factory in Peru, these sandals are designed to keep you stylish and comfortable for the long haul! Available in men’s and women’s styles.

Essential Vegan Sandals

vegan leather flip flops

In case you’re not into the leather thing, Deux Mains offers some sweet vegan flip flops! Made with love and recycled inner tubes, these certified vegan classics are also waterproof—perfect for adventuring in the warmer months. By the way, they’re available in men’s and women’s styles!

Edith Columbian Platform Espadrilles

platform espadrilles sandals

Need a funky pair of statement sandals? Ocelot Market is on it! These show-stopping wedges are handmade by artisans in the Kuna Indigenous community in Central America who practice their craft and earn fair wages in safe artisan workshops. And with their 3-inch wedge heel, espadrille style, and signature pom poms on the back, you’re sure to have a unique pair of shoes unlike anyone else’s!

The Mateo Leather Slides

men's leather slide sandals

Brave Soles is at it again with men’s handmade slides that are designed for comfort, durability, and versatility! Consciously-made with local, ethical leather and repurposed tires, you can feel great about slipping these sandals on. And with their cushy foam core, a slightly raised heel for extra impact absorption, and a design that’s built to last, these ultra comfy slides are bound to be a summer favorite for years to come! 

Raffia Wedge Fringe Sandals 

raffia fringe wedge sandals

Need sandals with a little *umph*? Asked and answered with these fringe wedges from Proud Mary Footwear—perfect for adding some style to your warm weather wardrobe! And since they’re produced with eco-friendly raffia and ethically-handmade, providing one day of wages to an artisan in Morocco, you can feel just as good as you look wearing them!






Erin King
DoneGood Contributor

Writer, editor, and all-around language enthusiast who uses her love of words to help others.


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