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LDN Biodegradable Sneakers

LDN Biodegradable Sneakers

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Our notes

Biodegradable. Zero Carbon. Vegan.

Made only with biodegradable materials.

Tencel knit weave uppers, linings, laces, lace tips, padding, tape and stitching derived from sustainably grown wood sources (FSC), harvested from certified and controlled sources. Certified as compostable and biodegradable under industrial, home, soil and marine conditions, they can fully revert back to nature. Compliant with Din Certco, Vincotte and US BPI compostability standards.

Apinat outsoles. Compliant with biodegradability standards EN 13432/EN 14995 and US ASTM D6400.

Compressed cardboard toe puffs, counter and insole board (FSC)

Wood fibre and natural latex insoles.

Our LDN Sneakers have been over a year in the making, working with leading shoe component manufacturers across Europe to create one of the most sustainable shoes on the planet.

It’s not been an easy journey. Many of the solutions we’ve developed to create a pair of fully biodegradable sneakers have not been seen before. These sneakers are literally at the cutting edge of sustainable footwear.

They’re not only super sustainable but super cool to look at and super comfy to wear.

The LDN is based on a new WVS sneaker silhouette with a low-cut ankle shape and laces that run low down the vamp. We’ve had many requests to do something like this, and are pleased to announce its arrival.

The Tencel uppers mold around your feet. LDN are breathable and lightweight to wear. They’re fully washable by hand or put in a short cool wash with a towel (to protect from the wash drum).

The Tencel and organic cotton mix linings are really soft, you can wear your LDN Sneakers with or without socks. The linings allow air to circulate around your feet, helping them stay cool. They are also great at wicking moisture away, keeping them dry and hygenic.

The wood fibre and natural latex insoles laid on the Apinat Bio sneaker outsoles provide cushioning, shock absorption and traction as you walk.

SUSTAINABLE / ETHICAL / VEGAN FASHION

  • Biodegradable Zero Carbon Vegan
  • They're not only super sustainable, but super cool to look at and super comfy to wear
  • Based on a new WVS sneaker silhouette with a low cut ankle shape and laces that run low down the vamp
  • Tencel knit weave uppers, linings, laces, lace tips, padding, tape and stitching derived from sustainably grown wood sources (FSC), harvested from certified and controlled sources
  • Apinat Bio outsoles Compressed cardboard toe puffs, counter and insole board (FSC) Wood fibre and natural latex insoles

    Ethics & Sustainability

    This product is certified carbon-neutral

    It's delivered to you through our carbon-neutral supply chain in paper and cardboard packaging

    You can return it free of charge for 365 days with our paperless carbon-neutral returns service

    Use our return to recycle service when this product's at its end of life

    Always and forever vegan

    Made in Portugal

    Read more about our Ethics & Sustainability

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
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    Francesca L.L.
    They started to biodegrade too soon!

    They're stylish and comfy, but after even just a few wears, a hole appeared where the seams had come apart and now a couple of weeks later I've seen the sole is starting to break down. They shouldn't biodegrade mid-wear! Wills have been understanding, but I think it is important to consider how long the shoes may or may not last if you want to purchase them.

    Hi Francesca,

    I am really sorry to read this happened, you should not expect this, the shoes should last you a few years without biodegrading. They will only biodegrade in the correct conditions, and not during normal wear. Saying this because of the use of natural materials you will see more wear earlier vs synthetic materials, but not to this degree.

    For your peace of mind, we will always replace, refund or try to repair your purchases at any point if you are not happy - just let us know and we will take care of everything.

    Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly. I am here to help, if you need any assistance you can email directly on will.green@wills-vegan-shoes.com 

    Speak soon

    Will 

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    Amanda
    Great shoes

    Really pleased with these, once I got the right size. Exchange for different size was really easy to do.

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    Mrs G.
    Great sneakers!

    Very comfortable and practical while looking good. Can’t fault them!

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    Jill B.
    Gorgeous but short lived

    I love these shoes—they’re gorgeous! But the soles are so soft that they wear down very quickly. I’m spending a lot to have them resoled after just two months of non-every day wear.

    Hi Jill,

    I am really sorry to hear about the outsoles wearing down quickly for you, please let us know the cost of the resoling, we can refund that back to you in full.

    Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly. I am here to help, if you need any assistance you can email directly on will.green@wills-vegan-shoes.com 

    Speak soon

    Will 

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    Joana F.
    heavy but comfortable

    This is a really nice looking sandshoe and is super comfy but for a sandshoe it is on the heavy side. The back can feel heavy on the heel but only if you don't wear socks. I am enjoying wearing them.