9 BIPOC-Owned Shoe Brands We’re Loving For Fall 2021 And Beyond

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ARCH NYC mules and heels. Black-owned brand. Picture via ARCH.

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New York Fashion Week may be over, but if you’ve been inspired by some of this year’s fall streetwear styles, you can recreate your own looks with a pop of color at an affordable price, while supporting a brand belonging to BIPOC.

It’s important to me to support BIPOC brands whenever I can, and when I came across ARCH I loved their small but remarkable collection of heels. The brand is gaining traction online, so I got my hands on a pair of eye-catching heels to try them out.

Blushing Moscow Mule.  Image via ARCH NYC.

Blushing Moscow Mule. Image via ARCH NYC.

TO BUY : ARCH, CA$206

ARCH is a black-owned women’s shoe brand that keeps quality, style and budget at the forefront. With inclusivity also in mind, the brand aims to create “conversation starters” products for every woman.

Beyonce’s celebrity stylist, Zerina Akers, also recently highlighted ARCH as a black-owned brand to support her spree PageInstagramso you can bet they are worth it.

My impressions

I don’t wear heels often, let alone on a daily basis, but after trying them on I can safely say that they are very versatile as I know I can wear them with jeans or a dress for any occasion. They are also quite comfortable considering their 3.5 inch height.

I love the blush pink color and faux pony hair texture on the pair. I tried the pair on with my favorite flare jeans and they really made the outfit pop. Also, I can honestly say that the Moscow Heeled Mules have got to be the most unique pair of shoes I own.

I tried ARCH's heeled mules

I tried ARCH’s heeled mules

They are bulkier so I wish they were a bit lighter. Your feet might get tired at the end of the day no matter how comfy, but I’d still rock those stilettos anytime. I felt really confident and comfortable in the heels.

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If you want to support other BIPOC shoe brands, here are a few brands we’ve picked that are worth investing in this fall.

Angel sandals

Angel sandals. Image via Shopbop.

The black brand Chelsea Paris offers luxury shoes inspired by African heritage. Their creations offer a fusion between European craftsmanship and African patterns, colors and prints.

TO BUY : Shopbop, $144 (originally $480)

Edge sneakers

Basketball Edge. Image via Nordstrom.

Good Man Brand is black-owned and built on inclusivity and respect for all. The brand also donates 3% of Nordstrom’s total net wholesale purchases to the Why Not You Foundation, which awards scholarships to help students achieve their dreams of post-secondary education.

TO BUY : Nordstrom, $278

Becky 70mm Pumps

Becky 70mm pumps. Picture from Shopbop.

Black-owned Kahmune offers a range of inclusive handcrafted shoes to match all women’s skin tones. They’re also available in women’s sizes 4 through 12 to provide the perfect fit for any size.

TO BUY : Shop, $500

The Essential Tennis Mid Sneaker

The essential mid-top tennis sneaker. Image via Nordstrom.

This streamlined take on the classic tennis sneaker from Black-owned luxury brand Fear of God is crafted in Italy from recycled calfskin for lasting style.

TO BUY : Nordstrom, $385

Unity sling.  Image via Daniela Uribe.

Unity sling. Image via Daniela Uribe.

Latinx-owned shoe brand Daniela Uribe is rooted in inclusivity and sizing for men’s feet to ensure everyone can wear and feel comfortable in their luxury shoe styles.

TO BUY : Daniela Uribe, $880

Tamarack Half Raincoat

Half waterproof Tamarack. Image via Manitobah.

Manitobah Mukluks is an Indigenous-owned brand that helps keep Indigenous traditions alive in Canada with their assortment of shoes and boots for the whole family.

TO BUY : Manitoba mukluks, $240

HOH MONO HEEL (GEN II) by House of Hayla.  Image via Hayla's home.

HOH MONO HEEL (GEN II) by House of Hayla. Image via Hayla’s home.

Black label House of Hayla creates a wide range of heels in sleek monochrome tones that use vegan synthetics instead of leather.

TO BUY : Hayla’s House, $140

Nerea Ankle Boot in Copper

Copper Nerea Boot. Image via Zou Xou.

Ethically made in small batches, black-owned Zou Xou shoes are handmade by Argentinian shoemakers using age-old techniques and premium leather.

TO BUY : Zou Xou, $340

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