WHAT WE SAY:
The plastic free shoe – we’re starting to see more of them, but Waes was making them in 2020, maybe the earliest modern sneak brand to do it.
But while we’re not here to worry about who was first, we want to champion every instance of bringing footwear entirely plastic free to market, and Waes deserves that honour. The brand made a full line of sneakers with zero plastic—including glue and thread. So it’s sad to see Waes shutting down, but its innovation deserves a spot here on PlasticFree.