When I was searching for a sustainable chunky shoe style I found the Portuguese footwear brand Nae. Nae means No Animal Exploitation. Cruelty-free, fair wages and good quality are very important for the brand.
All of the products of Nae are manufacture in certified factories in Portugal, where employees are respected as well as the environment. Moreover, they work with natural materials such as cork and pineapple. Recycled materials like airbag and PET – plastic bottles. From their new collection here are my favorites:
Chunky Sneaker Coline
Shoes made from microfiber which gives a leather-look. It has two velcro closures and a chunky wavy sole. It is water resistant, breathable, anti-allergic and very comfortable.
Nuce Peep ToePeep toe shoes with an open back and a block heel. Made from ecological microfiber. This model has a stripe that fits around the ankle with a silver buckle. The metal buckle is nickel-free.
The sandal is made from a recycled airbag. The lining made from a breathable and anti-allergy microfiber. The slip sole is made from cork and natural latex. The outsole is made from recycled car Tyres.
Open back sandal
The sandals are made from a suede look-alike microfiber (OEKO-TEX Certified). The lining is breathable and anti-allergy. The heel is 5 cm high. The outsole is made from rubber.
Ankle strap sandal
Ankle strap sandal with a block 7,5cm heel. Made of ecological and resistant microsuede. Available in black, green, yellow and red.
Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.
Use the code ‘ALISSON10’ to get 10% discount at www.nae-vegan.com