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
Like many others I was extremely disappointed to hear the news of WAES finishing. I’m kicking myself so badly for not getting another white pair and bought the black instead. They’re a size smaller than I would have normally bought but still very comfortable. I wish you could find a way to survive but thank you for bringing what you have to us.
This is my second pair, there's very comfy but I can't give a proper review yet. However, I can give some decent feedback on my first pair, which I kept for about 2 years. Extremely comfy shoes, actually the most comfortable shoes I ever worn. A down side is there robustness, they are not as robust as "traditional shoes", which is a pity given their price. Yet I truly enjoyed wearing them and had them fixed a couple of times at the cobbler. I'd still recommend them to family and friends!
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.
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.
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👌
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.