Welcome to WAES, producers of the world’s first zero plastic eco-trainers, vegan sneakers and sustainable shoes.
Handmade from all-natural materials, ethically sourced and responsibly produced in partnership with nature. You can effortlessly move to a more sustainable life with our game-changing collection of eco-friendly footwear.
WAES x Esquire Mag
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WAES Footwear wins Design Innovation at the Plastic-Free Awards
WAES Footwear, the world's first plastic-free footwear company, won the award for Design Innovation at the Plastic Free Awards hosted by Surfers Against Sewage and Iceland.Read article
Shoes which Plant Sea Trees and Offset Our Carbon Footprint
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First I was a little skeptic, because I didn't know natural rubber. But the shoes are very comfortable and I absolutely love it!
Thanks to this shoes, my whole wardrobe is finally plastic-free.
Would definitely buy again.
These shoes are amazingly soft, more breathable than synthetic shoes for sure and the insole is so nice. I was surprised that they came off just the right size for me as I was expecting that, since I’d gone a size lower than I wanted, they’d come out a bit small and I was hoping they’d just about fit or stretch to my feet, but they fit really well, they had a lot of space for my feet, at first I thought maybe too much, but I think they’re just right! I’m usually a U.K. 5 and very occasionally I’m a U.K. 4 and I got an EU37. The rubber sole of the shoe is very flexible so I think they are much less likely to crease over time as well where your foot bends as you walk.
Arrived before they were due, lovely eco friendly packaging, useful wooden box. The shoes fit perfectly, very comfortable, completely free of plastic content, so very pleased.
Just the feel of putting these shoes on was a pleasure, as they were immediately the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. No waring in required, just the bliss of pure comfort, a rarity in my shoe experience. So, I immediately bought another pair. Am very happy to have found a company making environmentally considerate shoes that are really well made and ultra comfy to boot. Many thanks to Waes.
It is almost 1 & 1/2 years since my first pair. These are cut a bit larger and in fact fit better.
I am loving the bounce in my stride. I am walking strong with these. I love every minute in my new Waes Vegan Sneakers. After lacing them firmly I noticed that the pace of my walking accelerated.
The latex insoles are the charm. Making me a walking advertisement for Waes.
Everything about the shoe and all the packaging is just exquisite. They are very special, so beautifully made and such special ethos behind them too, no plastic. Anyone fortunate to own a pair of Waes shoes really does have a treat and are so lucky.
I have wanted a pair ever since I read about them. Sadly my size wasnt available and I went down a size, but not long enough for me. So looking forward to owning my first pair! Hopefully not too long.
They come in a beautiful wooden box and also a fabric shoe bag is enclosed. Really worth the money. Enjoy all! A huge thank you to Waes for producing them and making them available for us all!
The title pretty much says it. I was looking for new and sustainable sneakers and there are quite a few options already but most just use recycled materials and recycled plastics. While this is certainly better than using no recycled materials, its nowhere near as good as using no plastics at all.
Thats why I bought these sneakers and Im happy with them. They fit well, they're true to size in my experience and they're comfortable and look good👌
I spent a lot of time searching for plastic free shoes. I wore these 3 days since I bought them an they have a retro, handmade feel, which I like. Packaging was amazing, a wooden box and a cotton pouch. Don't take these while raving, it's very tough to get the black stains out
Great quality, no plastic, came in a wooden box.
really comfy as well :-)
A beautiful shoe. It's super comfortable. I found it rubs a bit at the heel compared to my other shoes. Possibly because the insole is so thick/cushy. But no blisters, so that's good!
The quality is great, and they're really comfortable! I've had lots of compliments on the design, too.
So refreshing to order gift vouchers from a sustainability site and for them to not only be issued easily but for the recipient to be able to order products shipped to the UK.
Have ordered vouchers from 2 other sites now that whilst quoting the vouchers in £ do not ship to the UK!!
Excellent pair of shoes. Very comfortable and feel durable. The red rubber is a good look.
The shoes came quickly and were presented in a gorgeous box, packaged with no plastic at all <3 the shoes themselves are comfortable, fit well and seem quite warm. So far so good.
See previous review. In love, can't help it.