The Socially Responsible Shoe Brand We’ll Be Wearing All Spring

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Spring is coming! (We promise.) And if you’re anything like us, you’re counting down the days until you can shed long coats and boots in exchange for warm weather shoes and lighter clothing. While it’s easy to get sidetracked by tons of must-have shoes for the upcoming season, there is one brand that truly stands out from the pack for us: Nisolo.

Not only do they specialize in beautiful, quality handmade shoes, but the best part? Workers in emerging economies make their shoes, they pay above fair trade wages, offer skills training, and safe working conditions, all which result in an average income increase of 300% per producer. In essence: You get gorgeous shoes and help change a life in the process! (Speaking of the process, you can see more about it here.)

Can you say this for all of your shoes? Here are four pretty Nisolo pairs we have our eye on for spring. (And they also have free shipping!)

1. Oliver Oxford

It’s no secret we’re suckers for a great pair of oxfords. (Who can blame us?) If you’re also an oxford enthusiast, you’ll love Nisolo’s classic version. The ultra-comfy leather forms to your feet over time, resulting in a truly remarkable fit. With their clean, feminine lines these perfectly understated shoes will become your daily go-to.

STYLE IT: Our favorite way to wear them? With boyfriend jeans, a white button down, and finished with a neck scarf.

2. Harper Chukka Boots

OK, so when we said we couldn’t wait to shed our winter boots, we didn’t mean these boots. For ladies in cooler climates, there couldn’t be a better transitional shoe. We love that they have a cushioned leather-lined microporus interior, meaning even if temps rise, your feet stay cool. Handmade in Peru, these Chukka booties have a chic menswear feel to them.

STYLE IT: Use these booties to add an interesting twist to your classic white jeans + tee combo or add a dose of masculinity to your t-shirt dress.

3. Mollie Heel

We couldn’t resist throwing a pair of heels into the mix and Nisolo’s version of the Mary Jane is at the top of our list when it comes to spring footwear. If you’re only going to buy one pair of heels in your life, we can’t think of a better pair. The dark charcoal color is the perfect neutral and pairs well with literally any color. The ankle strap is more than just a dainty detail—it provides great support, ensuring that even the clumsiest of gals won’t roll an ankle. The 4-inch heel is the perfect “Goldilocks” height—not too tall, not too short—just right!

STYLE IT: Wear these to the office with your favorite cropped ankle pants and blouse, then swap for a slinky jumpsuit for date night.

4. Ecuador Huarache Sandal

We have a deep love for the Huarache sandal. A little bit boho and 100% chic. Because they’re closed-toe, you can also get away with swapping them with your usual ballet flats and wearing them to the office for casual Friday! The crisscrossed soft, buttery leather forms to your feet, likely making them the most comfortable sandals in your closet.

STYLE IT: Wear them with just about anything this season: denim shorts,  skinny jeans, and your favorite top or a springy shirt dress.

What’s your favorite pair for spring?


This post is sponsored by Nisolo but the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.