1982 - White Hemp White Sole
Tread lightly with the world's only plastic-free trainers. Our limited edition white hemp vegan trainers combine classic lines with a zero-waste lifestyle.
- Now available to preorder with a lead time of two weeks with no import duties in the UK, EU or globally -
Handmade in Portugal from the highest-grade organic white hemp with white natural gum soles, hemp stitching and vegan conifer glue. These eco-friendly trainers are 100% zero plastic.
Our white-soled sustainable vegan trainers prove there's no need to compromise on style or comfort when it comes to shopping ethically and sustainably.
Uncompromising on style and comfort, our eco-friendly trainer merges classic lines with minimal ecological impact. Take a plant-based first step towards a world of all-natural footwear.
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 well 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 white hemp trainers.
- 100% plastic-free white hemp upper
- Organic cotton liner
- Infinite Cloud latex insole for all-day comfort
- Handmade in Portugal
- Hemp stitched and vegan conifer glue
- Promotes natural foot movement
- Compostable at the end of life
- Premium design without an ecological price-tag
- Resole service
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% Hemp
- Sole: 100% Natural Lactae Hevea Rubber
- Insole: Lactae Hevea
- Box: Sustainable Local Certified Pine
Arrived before they were due, lovely eco friendly packaging, useful wooden box. The shoes fit perfectly, very comfortable, completely free of plastic content, so very pleased.
It is almost 1 & 1/2 years since my first pair. These are cut a bit larger and in fact fit better.
I am loving the bounce in my stride. I am walking strong with these. I love every minute in my new Waes Vegan Sneakers. After lacing them firmly I noticed that the pace of my walking accelerated.
The latex insoles are the charm. Making me a walking advertisement for Waes.
The title pretty much says it. I was looking for new and sustainable sneakers and there are quite a few options already but most just use recycled materials and recycled plastics. While this is certainly better than using no recycled materials, its nowhere near as good as using no plastics at all.
Thats why I bought these sneakers and Im happy with them. They fit well, they're true to size in my experience and they're comfortable and look good👌
I spent a lot of time searching for plastic free shoes. I wore these 3 days since I bought them an they have a retro, handmade feel, which I like. Packaging was amazing, a wooden box and a cotton pouch. Don't take these while raving, it's very tough to get the black stains out
A beautiful shoe. It's super comfortable. I found it rubs a bit at the heel compared to my other shoes. Possibly because the insole is so thick/cushy. But no blisters, so that's good!
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.