1981 - Black Leather Trainer
1981 - Black Leather Trainer
1981 - Black Leather Trainer
1981 - Black Leather Trainer
1981 - Black Leather Trainer
1981 - Black Leather Trainer

1981 - Black Leather Trainer

Regular price £0.00£160.00
Colour: Black (White gum sole)

Size:

  • EU 36
  • EU 37
  • EU 38
  • EU 39
  • EU 40
  • EU 41
  • EU 42
  • EU 43
  • EU 44
  • EU 45
  • EU 46

Tread lightly with the world's only plastic-free trainers. Our limited edition black Italian leather trainers combine classic lines with a zero-waste lifestyle

Handmade in Portugal from the highest-grade organic ethically-sourced black leather with natural white gum soles, hemp stitching and conifer glue. These eco-friendly trainers are 100% zero plastic.

Our white soled 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 white 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 black leather trainers.

  • 100% plastic-free black leather 
  • 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. 

Customer Reviews

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S
S.W.
Excellent shoes, excellent customer service

These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Issues due to lockdown in the Uk and Portugal were dealt with impeccably by Rui and Ed.
Buy.
These.
Shoes.

M
M.M.
Super Comfy!!

Bought as a Christmas present for my son in law. They proved an excellent choice. Worn almost non stop since!!

A
A.W.
Really impressed

Order came very quickly, beautifully packaged and great quality. What has impressed me most is the Finnish of the shoes and how incredibly comfortable they are. Really nice to have a product that is both ethical and good quality. Will definitely order in the future. Keep up the great work.

N
N.
Feeling a little bit smug!

I loved every bit of this purchase; from the great website and quick responses to ease of ordering and speedy delivery, to the actual joy of opening the box and finding the beautifully made trainers inside.
The 1970 trainers are as soft as slippers and look so good my eleven year old son suddenly thinks I’m quite cool !!
My feet love wearing them and they make me feel all warm inside too.
Please keep up the good work.
A thoroughly good complete experience.

J
J.W.
WOW - These trainers are incredible

These are the most comfortable trainers i have ever experienced!! Ps thanks for the speedy delivery.

Why WAES?

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.

100% Compostable

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.

Life cycle of a circular plastic free trainer shoe
Life cycle of a circular plastic free trainer shoe

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Size guide

If you are a half size, please go down a size.

EUCMUK Men
UK Women
US Women
US Men
Youth
3522.5
24
2
3623.2
35
3
3723.8
46
4
3824.5
57
5
3925.256866
4025.867977
4126.5781088
4227.289
99
4327.8910
10
4428.510

11
4529.111

12
46
29.8
12

13

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