1981 - Bananatex Red Sole
The world’s first plastic-free, Bananatex vegan trainer, created in partnership with nature.
Reimagine what is possible in footwear with an ethically-made, plastic-free and animal-friendly construction. Our 1981 Bananatex vegan trainer is a plant-based, sustainable first step towards a world of all-natural footwear.
The upper is made from Banana plants cultivated in the Philippines within a natural ecosystem of sustainable forestry, the plant requires no chemical treatments.
Its self-sufficiency has made it an essential contributor to the reforestation of areas once eroded by Palm plantations whilst enhancing the prosperity of local farmers.
Uncompromising on style and comfort, our eco-friendly trainer merges classic lines with minimal ecological impact. A Bananatex organic upper with white laces and red natural rubber soles make these 1981 vegan trainers an everyday essential to complete any look.
Every pair of these Bananatex sustainable trainers is lovingly handmade in Portugal from with natural gum soles, tree fibre 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 Bananatex 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 Bananatex trainers.
- 100% plastic-free white Bananatex trainers
- Tree fibre stitched
- Vegan conifer glue
- White laces
- 100% 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 Bananatex
- Sole: 100% Natural Lactae Hevea Rubber
- Insole: Lactae Hevea
- Box: FSC Certified Pine
Excellent pair of shoes. Very comfortable and feel durable. The red rubber is a good look.
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.