The 1970 - White/Lite Leather Trainer
A retro classic reborn, these minimalist unisex white leather trainers with natural rubber soles are comfy, stylish and entirely plastic-free.
Working in partnership with nature, we've created the ultimate sustainable shoe that’s easy on the eye and made from all-natural materials.
Handmade in Portugal, these 1970 white on tan sustainable leather trainers prove there’s no need to compromise on style, comfort or quality when it comes to shopping ethically.
Made from the highest-grade organic ethically-sourced leather with natural gum soles in the orange hues of tan, hemp stitching and vegan conifer glue, these eco-friendly white leather trainers are 100% plastic-free.
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 white sneakers might just be the most comfortable shoes you’ll ever own.
Challenge every established norm and go plastic-free from the ground up with our game-changing 1970 premium white leather trainers.
- 100% plastic-free white and tan trainers
- Organic-tanned leather
- Leather lined
- Hemp stitched and vegan conifer glue
- Infinite Cloud latex insole for all-day comfort
- Promotes natural foot movement
- Handmade in Portugal
- Resole service
- Compostable at the end of life
- Premium design without the ecological price-tag
Join us in changing the way shoe manufacturing is considered and help bring 100% natural shoe production to life. The 1970 are men's and women's white leather trainers, built from the sole up with sustainability as our primary focus.
- Upper: Organic-Tanned Metal Free Leather
- Sole: 100% Natural Lactae Hevea Rubber
- Insole: Lactae Hevea
- Adhesive: Conifer Glue
Of course the ethics of the waes shoe brought me to want to buy, but I wasn’t expecting them to be so comfortable to wear. These shoes are beautifully made, thoughtfully presented and a pleasure to wear.
I am so happy everything about my new shoes. The delivery, packing and notifications exceeded my expectations. The shoes themselves are like walking on air. They look great and feel wonderful. I am very pleased with them and planning my next pair. I have already recommended them to everybody I know!! I have been searching for an environmentally friendly product that actually works and looks good and fits - thank you they are perfect.
As a textile engineer working in the sneaker industry for eco-conception, Waes is my top pick for leather kicks! Apart from the fact that the shoes look even better in real life, I was struck by the quality of materials (which I know quite some about) and the comfort they offer. I'll probably never buy anything else than natural latex sole from now on.
Congrats for all the work behind such beautifully crafted products!
Also love the customer experience (booklet is fire) AND customer service. I can only recommend this brand. Thanks for offering such a good option in this industry.
I'm happy with the product. The fact they are compostable is very wonderful.
These are super comfortable shoes. I love the flex, the softness of the leather and insole. The fact they are waterproof is good.
However for the price I would expect a higher quality finish. There is a few loose threads on the exterior interior and little rubber 'tags'. The insole came loose very quickly. I don't mind too much, as it means I can dry them out, but perhaps use more and stronger glue, or simply leave them as detachable.
Thank you, I hope they will last
These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Issues due to lockdown in the Uk and Portugal were dealt with impeccably by Rui and Ed.
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.