Filling My Ethical Capsule: Smoking Flats

ethical smoking flats

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The one pair of shoes I want in my life (besides my newly purchased Everlane street shoes, which I found for half price on Tradesy!) are some black smoking flats. Hannah from the Life Style Justice blog wore her Sseko flats all weekend during the Justice Conference and I saw how versatile they are – they pair well with both dresses and jeans. They’re just classic. And since fashion rules have broken down, I don’t have to worry about pairing them with navy, particularly if they’re textured and add a bit of their own interest to my outfit.

Several companies committed to ethical manufacturing make their own version of the smoking slipper in about the same price range ($90.00-150.00). Here are the details on my favorite options:

I’m selling off a whole bunch of old clothing on ebay to save up for the perfect pair. Ethically sourced shoes are investment items, but the higher quality often makes it worth the splurge. If you have trouble finding ethical shoes in a style, comfort level, and price point that works for you, consider searching secondhand items on ebay, thredup*, or Tradesy*. 

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  1. Leah Wise
    August 9, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Thanks. I've never ordered from Nisolo so that's good to know. I love the Root Collective ones, too, but I think I'd rather go with a heartier material at that price point.

  2. Andrea
    August 9, 2015 / 7:02 pm


  3. Tiffany
    August 9, 2015 / 1:23 am

    Oh! And Nisolo has a coupon right now for 20% off if you update your profile/newsletter with them.

  4. Tiffany
    August 9, 2015 / 1:20 am

    Nisolo's customer service is also pretty responsive, in my experience. I'm loving the look of those Root Collective ones, but Nisolo's quality is pretty fantastic, at least their sandals.

  5. Leah Wise
    August 8, 2015 / 6:01 pm

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  6. Leah Wise
    August 8, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    My secret is to read a million reviews and to buy from places with good return policies.

  7. Andrea
    August 8, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    I am totally in the market for black loafers for fall as well! I have been eying the Everlane ones but those Nisolo ones are pretty nice too. I wish I could go somewhere and try them all on. Do you have any secrets to ordering the right size shoe online?

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