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
Bought as a Christmas present for my son in law. They proved an excellent choice. Worn almost non stop since!!
Order came very quickly, beautifully packaged and great quality. What has impressed me most is the Finnish of the shoes and how incredibly comfortable they are. Really nice to have a product that is both ethical and good quality. Will definitely order in the future. Keep up the great work.
I loved every bit of this purchase; from the great website and quick responses to ease of ordering and speedy delivery, to the actual joy of opening the box and finding the beautifully made trainers inside.
The 1970 trainers are as soft as slippers and look so good my eleven year old son suddenly thinks I’m quite cool !!
My feet love wearing them and they make me feel all warm inside too.
Please keep up the good work.
A thoroughly good complete experience.
These are the most comfortable trainers i have ever experienced!! Ps thanks for the speedy delivery.
I got one of the first pairs of these back at the start of 2020 and have worn them ever since. Now I've got a second pair and they're just as good. They might even be a bit better, as there's a little bit of extra room for the little toes.
It is wonderful to know at last that when you're walking around you're not polluting as you go, shedding microplastics everywhere.
And these shoes are really comfortable as well as simply stylish.
Thank you WAES!
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 down a size.