By Daniela Degrassi
It’s finally time to pamper the kind grooms again! Whether you’re planning to wear a snazzy tuxedo or a more relaxed look for your Fall or Winter Wedding, we’ve got your feet covered! I can’t think of a smarter wedding accessory than men’s shoes. You’re bound to re-wear them on so many occasions, even on a daily basis if you’re keen on! And, cherry on the cake, most of the shoe and boot selections we picked for you, come from brands that are committed to sustainable practices, which makes your investment even more meaningful. Let’s find out what’s your favorite style!
Classic and Sleek
Can’t go wrong with the classic blucher-style by Fair Trade brand Nae Vegan Shoes. Made in Portugal, all Nae Shoes are made with with eco-friendly and certified toxic-free, hypoallergenic, antibacterial and antimicrobial materials. The Jake shoes are available in eco friendly vegan leather (black or brown) and in a cork version.
‘Something Blue’ for the Dandy
Sustainability conscious British brand NAK’s shoes are created by young Italian designers who believe in Nak’s ethos of cruelty-free fashion. As well as supporting artisanal methods, all materials used in making their products are sourced close to their Northern Italian workshop in hope of minimizing the overall impact on the environment. The stylish Julian Chelsea Boot is embellished by Nak’s signature aquamarine striped heel, a chance for the vegan groom to wear something blue!
Fun and Eclectic
Meet Moguri Bamboo handcrafted accessories, my latest Etsy find! Made in Italy, the baulette shoe is handmade with the finest bamboo yarn enriched by an adorable cats and dogs pattern. More colorful designs are available on Moguri Bamboo Etsy Shop.
Sporty yet Romantic
These vegan leather boots by Freedom Look are printed with dragonflies and lotus flowers, a match made in heaven for the romantic groom. 5 star reviews are pouring for this look on Freedom Look Etsy shop!
Comfy and Sleek
If you are a fan of a comfortable loafer, the Viggo by Matt & Nat is for you. The Canadian brand is pioneering sustainable fashion since 1995. Adopting a transparent business model, over the years they have experimented with different recycled materials such as recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber and cork; and lately they have introduced recycled bicycle tires to their collections. The Viggo is available in shades of chili and black.
Minimal and Stylish
This Hollywood’s favorite menswear brand combines a strong aesthetics with a commitment to sustainability through a continuous research of new eco-friendly certified materials for their collections. While Brave Gentleman’s shoe and boot collection is an explosion of colors, we chose the Wasteland classic desert boot in black for a wedding ceremony, but know that you can also choose a mustard, navy or dark olive shade on this model.
Dashing through the Snow
Based around Wills popular Waterproof Chelsea Boots these Insulated Waterproof Chelsea Boots have been designed with an added layer of insulation so you can enjoy the same comfort and protection against the elements in much colder temperatures.
The uppers have a waterproof construction with a special waterproof membrane coupled with treated uppers (PFC free) that allow breathability and long lasting waterproof protection. Inside they have been lined all the way to your toes with Primaloft insulation made from 90% recycled content and a deep luxurious vegan fur to keep your feet snug.
Think of these as smart snow boots. They will protect you from snow, slush and deep puddles and keep your feet warm down to -22° / -7.6 Fahrenheit.
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An incurable enthusiast and independent spirit since she could remember (her childhood heroines were Pippi Longstockings and Katharine Hepburn) Daniela Degrassi found her creative outlet as a lifestyle photographer, working mainly in Northern California. Currently splitting her time between SF Bay Area and her native Italy to continue to be her autistic sister’s primary caregiver. Vegan since 2014, she found a perfect way to carry her message of compassion while celebrating her love for the wedding industry launching The Kind Bride in February 2018.