The world’s only plastic-free, vegan black high top trainer, created in partnership with nature.
Reimagine what is possible in footwear with an ethically-made, plastic-free and animal-friendly construction. Our 1978 black vegan trainer is a plant-based, sustainable first step towards a world of all-natural footwear.
Uncompromising on style and comfort, our eco-friendly trainer merges classic lines with minimal ecological impact. A black organic canvas upper with black laces and white natural rubber soles make these 1978 vegan trainers an everyday essential to 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. Combined with our unique Infinite Cloud insoles, this pair of black vegan sneakers 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 black canvas trainers.
- 100% plastic-free black vegan trainers
- Organic nano quartz stain protection
- Black organic cotton
- Hemp stitched
- Vegan conifer glue
- Black laces
- 99% plant-based (plus some metal eyelets)
- Infinite Cloud latex insole for mind-blowing comfort
- Handmade in Portugal
- Compostable at the end of life
- Promotes natural foot movement
- Premium design without the ecological price-tag
- Each shoe plants a mangrove with SeaTrees
Our mission is to make your journey to sustainability effortless, and by working in partnership with nature, we create footwear in 100% natural and compostable materials.
Join us in changing the way shoe manufacturing is considered. Built from the sole up with its impact on our planet as our primary focus, this is a step in a positive direction.
How do I request an exchange or return?
Generous APE is a multi-brand marketplace which means products are sent directly from the different brands, some in different countries. Returns need to be sent direct back to the brands, not Generous APE. Therefore, if you have ordered products from different brands and you wish to return them, they will need to be sent back to each brand.
Generous APE does not cover the cost of return postage unless your item is faulty.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer exchanges directly, however some do brands do offer this option. Please contact us if you wish to exchange an item and we can let you know if the brand accepts exchanges.
Please note: Sale items can not be returned or exchanged unless faulty.
To start a return, visit our Online Returns Portal.
(Please enter your Generous APE order number which will be on your confirmation email.)
Once your return is accepted, our Customer Service team will email you the brand address(es) to send your order back to.
Please use tracked delivery to return your item(s) as this will be your proof of postage and help you to receive your refund quicker.
If there are any issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our Live Chat online or you can call us on 0800 2465440
We will endeavour to respond to you within 2-3 hours of your email, during working hours, which are 9am to 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday.
How long do I have to return my order?
We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return.
What can be returned?
To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging.
Please note: Any Sale items, Custom Made or Made to Order items cannot be returned unless faulty. The brand will investigate faults before a refund will be issued.
What if an item is faulty?
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue.
We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not.
If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method.
Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.
Need further help?
If you'd like to speak to someone about your return you can email us email@example.com, use our online Live Chat Service or call us on 0800 2465440