1982 - Black Organic Canvas Lite Sole
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 1982 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 lite natural rubber soles make these 1982 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 lite 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
Thank you everyone... I love my high tops.. and I love your company... delivery too was wonderful... I had them within days of my order.. stay safe everyone...
When I first put them on they did not fit my left foot while the right was perfect. This was because I am recovering from a broken heal in October 7, 2020. Since wearing them the swelling went down to zero. Preparing to get them stretched.
My experience now says this, these sneakers are perfect. I saved hundreds of dollars in custom insoles and special shoes. My hunch was the Organic cotton Canvass and Natural Lactae Hevea would work for me and I was right.
Thank you so much WAES.
They were a gift to my granddaughter and she loves them.
The shoes are very comfortable and warm! Also had a pleasant experience with the customer service: I asked a question about returning the shoes after their lifetime, and received a friendly reply soon after.
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.