Hope - Vegan Black/Red 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 trainers with red gum soles are arguably 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 red natural rubber 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 and red 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 Black/Red 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 design 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
Had to go a size below my normal (I’m an odd half size, so it’s can be difficult when ordering online), but it was painless to get them exchanged. Very comfortable every day shoe, very happy with purchase.
1982 - Black Organic Canvas Lite Sole
I love my new WAES. Great canvas shoe, that’s comfy, great looking and plastic free. Quick process to buy and get delivered. I’d recommend 10/10!
Finally glad to find a company that's on the right side of history in making a great product that's stylish and ethically sound for the environment and it's workforce. Sadly after a couple of weeks of wearing, my left foot became uncomfortable and feels like my toes were pressing into the side.(almost like one shoe is smaller than the other, which it isn't) It's unfortunate as I have no issues with my right shoe! I hope that in a few more wears it might iron itself out as it would be a shame for me to stop having to wear them so soon after purchase.
Really pleased with such a stylish option that is ecologically sound.
My shoes were delivered with a minor fault and the service team were incredibly helpful and quick to respond throughout.
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.