1981 - Black Vegan Organic Canvas
The world’s only plastic-free, vegan black trainer, created in partnership with nature.
Reimagine what is possible in footwear with an ethically-made, plastic-free and animal-friendly construction. Our 1981 black vegan trainer is a plant-based, sustainable first step towards a world of all-natural footwear.
Uncompromising on style and comfort, our eco-friendly trainer merges classic lines with minimal ecological impact. A black organic canvas upper with black laces and white natural rubber soles make these 1981 vegan trainers an everyday essential to complete any look.
Every pair of these black sustainable trainers is lovingly handmade in Portugal from organic cotton with natural gum soles, hemp stitching and vegan conifer glue.
Our plastic-free rubber soles take a week to pour, bake and cure, resulting in a supple yet hard-wearing microstructure, containing thousands of tiny air bubbles. Combined with our unique Infinite Cloud insoles, this pair of black vegan sneakers provide unrivalled comfort.
So go ahead, challenge every established norm and be plastic-free and vegan from the ground up with a pair of WAES game-changing black canvas trainers.
- 100% plastic-free black vegan trainers
- Organic nano quartz stain protection
- Black organic cotton
- Hemp stitched
- Vegan conifer glue
- Black laces
- 99% plant-based (plus some metal eyelets)
- Infinite Cloud latex insole for mind-blowing comfort
- Handmade in Portugal
- Compostable at the end of life
- Promotes natural foot movement
- Premium design without the ecological price-tag
- Each shoe plants a mangrove with SeaTrees
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: 100% Organic Cotton Canvas
- Sole: 100% Natural Lactae Hevea Rubber
- Insole: Lactae Hevea
- Box: FSC Certified Pine
- Stain protection: Organic Nano Quartz
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.
Had to go a size below my normal (I’m an odd half size, so it’s can be difficult when ordering online), but it was painless to get them exchanged. Very comfortable every day shoe, very happy with purchase.
1982 - Black Organic Canvas Lite Sole
I love my new WAES. Great canvas shoe, that’s comfy, great looking and plastic free. Quick process to buy and get delivered. I’d recommend 10/10!
Finally glad to find a company that's on the right side of history in making a great product that's stylish and ethically sound for the environment and it's workforce. Sadly after a couple of weeks of wearing, my left foot became uncomfortable and feels like my toes were pressing into the side.(almost like one shoe is smaller than the other, which it isn't) It's unfortunate as I have no issues with my right shoe! I hope that in a few more wears it might iron itself out as it would be a shame for me to stop having to wear them so soon after purchase.
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.