1971 - White Suede Trainer
Tread lightly with the world's only plastic-free trainers. Our limited edition Italian off-white suede trainers combine classic lines with a zero-waste lifestyle
Handmade in Portugal from the highest-grade organic ethically-sourced suede with 100% natural white soles, hemp stitching and vegan conifer glue. These eco-friendly trainers contain zero plastic.
Our white soled sustainable suede trainers prove there’s no need to compromise on style or comfort when it comes to shopping ethically.
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 off-white suede trainers.
- 100% plastic-free white suede trainers
- Organic-tanned, metal-free suede
- 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. In the future all shoes will be built from the sole up with their impact on our planet as their primary focus, and this is a step in the right direction.
- Upper: Organic-Tanned Chrome-Free Leather
- Sole: 100% Natural Lactae Hevea Rubber
- Insole: Lactae Hevea
- Adhesive: Conifer Glue
- Box: FSC Certified Pine
I have to say that I had expectations about these shoes and after two months of wearing them I can really say that’s the best shoes I’ve ever bought! I am so happy, everything is perfect: design, sustainability, quality, foot support, water-repellent, comfort… I can definitely feel the difference when I wear Waes and my old shoes, I never have back pain when walking for a long time with them, walking with them feels like heaven :) Thank you and keep going!
My trainers are very squidgy and soft - that was the best thing about them besides the fact that they are ethically produced by a group of excellent shoe enthusiasts.
I am delighted with these trainers. My instinct is not to buy shoes on line as I find most shoes uncomfortable. The insoles ensure a cushioned walk. Added to this their ecological background is superb. Win, win.
1971 - Red Suede Trainer
Exceeded my expectations…these trainers are so comfortable and fit so well.
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.
Organic Nano Protection
The last thing you'd usually want to do is get sand on your shoes, but our nano quartz coating utilises quantum physics to protect your kicks and keep them looking box fresh. And of course, it's sand, so it's completely natural and allows the shoe to breathe.
If you are a half size, please go down a size.