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Where To Find Boy’s Sustainable Summer Shoes

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With summer on the horizon at long last you may be needing some summer shoes for your kids. Being a busy mum myself I know you have very little time and too many distractions. So I have had a good look at what is available and what is sustainable to save you time and the worry of whether they are really green. I expect the sustainable footwear sector will grow rapidly over the coming years as demand increases so we will start to see much more choice.

Teva Hurricane XLT 2

Hurricane XLT 2

£35 Sizes: UK 10-2

Teva straps are made with REPREVE yarn which is fully traceable recycled plastic from plastic bottles, saving 24 million from landfill.

Comes in 4 colours

Teva Universal


£30 Sizes: UK 7-2

Teva straps are made with REPREVE yarn which is fully traceable recycled plastic from plastic bottles, saving 24 million from landfill.

Comes in Black and Raspberry Sorbet

Vivobarefoot Ultra Bloom

Ultra Bloom

£60/£50 Sizes: UK 8-13

Made from algae these shoes were launched in partnership with The Oxygen Project which raises awareness of the damage of algae blooms and using them to make shoes reverses the effects of water pollution. An alternative to synthetic and petrochemical plastic shoes.

Comes in Sea Green, Fiery Coral, Bio Lime and Aqua Blue

Vivobarefoot Ababa Leather Sandal

Ababa Leather Sandal

£45 Sizes: UK 8-13

Made with Ethiopian wild hide by small-scale farmers which supports local communities. They are naturally tanned and hand-stitched in Addis Ababa and independently verified for ethical production. Vivobarefoot are also a certified B Corp so they the meet the highest ethical and sustainable standards.

Comes in Botanical Green

Toms Indigo Alpargata

Indigo Alpurgata

£30 Sizes: UK 11-5

Toms are a certified B Corp which means the meet the highest standards of ethical and environmental standards. They give a 1/3 of their profits to grassroots organisations that create change a at a local level. 100% organic cotton upper & lining and 100% vegan these are part of their Earthwise range.

Comes in Indigo Multi and Drizzle Grey

Native bloom
Native Early Bloomer

Jefferson Bloom Child

$45 USD Sizes: US C4-J6

Made with algae injection molded uppers, rubber rand and a toecap of recycled materials. These are easy clean, slip on shoes that are perfect for the beach. The process involved helps to create clean air and water with Bloom technology.

Comes in Mist Grey and Chameleon Pink

If you need other sustainable summer stuff for your kids then sign up to get our Sustainable Boys Style Guide here? In it you will flip flops, sandals, shorts, swimwear and sunglasses. Or check our our sustainable summer t-shirts here or read Where to Buy Sustainable Shorts for Boys

sustainable boys style guide

NB. Products were available and prices correct at the time of writing.


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