1971 - Suede Trainer Chocolate
Tread lightly with the world's only plastic-free trainers. Our limited edition Italian chocolate 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 chocolate suede trainers.
- 100% plastic-free chocolate 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 Suede
- Sole: 100% Natural Lactae Hevea Rubber
- Insole: Lactae Hevea
- Adhesive: Conifer Glue
- Box: FSC Certified Pine
These shoes are amazingly soft, more breathable than synthetic shoes for sure and the insole is so nice. I was surprised that they came off just the right size for me as I was expecting that, since I’d gone a size lower than I wanted, they’d come out a bit small and I was hoping they’d just about fit or stretch to my feet, but they fit really well, they had a lot of space for my feet, at first I thought maybe too much, but I think they’re just right! I’m usually a U.K. 5 and very occasionally I’m a U.K. 4 and I got an EU37. The rubber sole of the shoe is very flexible so I think they are much less likely to crease over time as well where your foot bends as you walk.
Just the feel of putting these shoes on was a pleasure, as they were immediately the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. No waring in required, just the bliss of pure comfort, a rarity in my shoe experience. So, I immediately bought another pair. Am very happy to have found a company making environmentally considerate shoes that are really well made and ultra comfy to boot. Many thanks to Waes.
Everything about the shoe and all the packaging is just exquisite. They are very special, so beautifully made and such special ethos behind them too, no plastic. Anyone fortunate to own a pair of Waes shoes really does have a treat and are so lucky.
I have wanted a pair ever since I read about them. Sadly my size wasnt available and I went down a size, but not long enough for me. So looking forward to owning my first pair! Hopefully not too long.
They come in a beautiful wooden box and also a fabric shoe bag is enclosed. Really worth the money. Enjoy all! A huge thank you to Waes for producing them and making them available for us all!
See previous review. In love, can't help it.
Just retrieved my shoes from having them weather proofed. Where form, philosophy, and function come together. Lovely fit,foot bed provides nice cushion yet with some of the characteristics of minimalist "barefoot" trainers. Overall the quality is ace in a brand one will be pleased to support.
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 up a size.