Hope - Vegan All Black Canvas Shoe
The world’s first plastic-free, black vegan sneakers, created in partnership with nature.
Ethically-made, entirely plastic-free and animal-friendly, WAES Hope black vegan (5 star rated) trainers are the world’s most guilt-free footwear.
Working in partnership with nature, we’ve created the ultimate pair of plant-based, super smooth, sustainable black canvas shoes, made from all-natural materials.
Uncompromising on style and comfort, our eco-friendly trainers feature a classic design, reborn for minimal ecological impact. Combining a black canvas body with black laces and soles, Hope vegan trainers are an everyday essential that complete any look.
Every pair of these black sustainable trainers is lovingly handmade in Portugal from organic cotton with natural 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. Once we’ve added our unique Infinite Cloud insoles, we’re left with a pair of black-on-black vegan sneakers that 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 Hope Vegan All Black Canvas Shoes.
- 100% plastic-free black vegan trainers
- Organic black cotton
- Hemp stitched
- Vegan conifer glue
- 99% plant-based (plus some metal eyelets)
- Infinite Cloud latex insole for mind-blowing comfort
- Handmade in Portugal by artisans
- Can be resoled
- Compostable at the end of life
- Promotes natural foot movement
- Premium trainers without the ecological price-tag
- Each shoe plants a mangrove with SeaTrees which sequesters 5x more carbon than a regular tree
Hope vegan sneakers are built from the sole up with sustainability and circularity as our primary focus. Join us in changing the way shoes are manufactured and help stem the tide of plastic footwear.
- Upper: 100% Organic Cotton Canvas (GOTS Certified)
- Sole: 100% Natural Lactae Hevea Rubber
- Insole: Lactae Hevea
- Box: FSC Certified Pine
Like many others I was extremely disappointed to hear the news of WAES finishing. I’m kicking myself so badly for not getting another white pair and bought the black instead. They’re a size smaller than I would have normally bought but still very comfortable. I wish you could find a way to survive but thank you for bringing what you have to us.
This is my second pair, there's very comfy but I can't give a proper review yet. However, I can give some decent feedback on my first pair, which I kept for about 2 years. Extremely comfy shoes, actually the most comfortable shoes I ever worn. A down side is there robustness, they are not as robust as "traditional shoes", which is a pity given their price. Yet I truly enjoyed wearing them and had them fixed a couple of times at the cobbler. I'd still recommend them to family and friends!
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👌
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.
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.