1978 - Chestnut Brown Leather High Top
Tread lightly with the world's only plastic-free high tops. Our limited edition chestnut Italian leather trainers combine classic lines with a zero-waste lifestyle
Handmade in Portugal from the highest-grade organic ethically-sourced leather with natural gum soles, hemp stitching and vegan conifer glue. These eco-friendly chestnut leather trainers are 100% zero plastic.
Our sustainable leather trainers prove there’s no need to compromise on style or comfort when it comes to shopping ethically. As they age, the thick sustainable leather will develop a patina unique to you.
Supple yet hard-wearing, our gum soles contain a unique microstructure of tiny air bubbles for unrivalled comfort. Combined with WAES unique Infinite Cloud insoles, which cushion the feet and provide extraordinary softness, these iconic sneakers might will be the most comfortable shoes you’ll ever own.
Challenge every established norm and go plastic-free from the ground up with these game-changing premium leather high top trainers.
- 100% plastic-free grey leather high top
- Organic-tanned, chrome-free leather
- Organic nano quartz stain protection
- Leather lined
- Infinite Cloud latex insole for all-day comfort
- Handmade in Portugal
- Hemp stitched and vegan conifer glue
- Promotes natural foot movement
- Resole service
- Compostable at the end of life
- Premium design without an ecological price-tag
Our mission is to make your journey to sustainability effortless, and by working in partnership with nature, we create footwear in 100% natural and compostable materials.
Join us in changing the way shoe manufacturing is considered. Built from the sole up with its impact on our planet as our primary focus, this is a step in a positive direction.
- Upper: Organic-Tanned Chrome-Free Leather
- Sole: 100% Natural Lactae Hevea Rubber
- Insole: Lactae Hevea
- Box: FSC Certified Pine
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.
Bought as a gift and he loves them! In fact many of my friends are ordering now.
You wouldn't know that these shoes are plastic-free which is part of what makes them awesome. Look great and very comfortable also. My only complaint is that it came with an unnecessary wooden shoebox and bag which will probably end up in landfill, which clearly goes against the whole sustainable ethos. Please review your packaging!
Fantastic love the ethics the way to go ....
loving my first pair ....
All things should be designed & developed this way ...Awesome 💪🏼💥
Our 100% biodegradable, eco-friendly trainers use only the highest-quality natural materials, which put people and the environment first. Every pair of WAES ethical footwear is a plastic-free, no compromise product. Using only sustainable materials and natural organic processes which prioritises the environment above profit.
Once their repairable life is over, our compostable shoes break down into organic materials in ordinary composting, but only long after they have served a long and useful life which outstrips most footwear.
100% Natural Rubber Outsole
Our unique natural production process uses hand-poured rubber, which is cured for a week, and creates an alveolar microstructure of tiny networked air bubbles for unrivalled comfort and 100% sustainable trainers.
100% Plastic Free
Our eco shoes and trainers contain zero plastic, from the factory to your door, and including the packaging. We only use planet-friendly materials and natural organic processes which prioritise sustainability.
If you are a half size, please go up a size.