CLASSIC SNEAKERS
FOR GAMECHANGERS.

Made in European Ethical Factories.

Restoring Forests to Empower Local Communities.
33.122 trees planted, and counting.

MODELO '89

When we started Wado we only had one goal in mind: to make you effortlessly shift your lifestyle towards a more sustainable one. To help make that change, we offer you fashion products that you don’t pay more for… and what’s more important, that you don’t have to compromise on design.

This first collection is inspired by the 80’s fashion: a retro shape and colors that are aligned with our perception of nature, using the off white colour as the basis. As a token to our reforestation activity we have added a detail of cork on the tongue, which will somehow appear in all our products.

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+ Free Socks
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+ Free Socks
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+ Free Socks
+ Shipping included
+ Free Socks
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+ Free Socks
+ Shipping included

PRODUCING DIFERENTLY,

Quality

QUALITY

Most agents of the shoe industry produce in Asia which is often linked with a not realiable quality.

We decided to produce the Wados in Portugal. When it comes to quality, the Portuguese are now considered the best shoemakers in the world. In fact, many luxury footwear brands we have spoken to on our journey are currently trying to move their manufacturing process there.

Good conditions

WORKING CONDITIONS

Remote factories, especially Asian ones, do not ensure at all good working conditions for its employees.

Having our factories in Portugal allows us to maintain a high standard of ethics: fair wages, shifts and gender equality above all.

CHERISHING NATURE.

Reforesting project

REFORESTATION PROJECT

Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife. Unfortunately, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), we humans are destroying 7,4 million hectares of forests annually which is the size of Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg altogether).

In Wado we fight against deforestation since 2018 allowing anyone to take part in our project. Every time you buy a pair of shoes we plant two trees in collaboration with the NGO We Forest.

More info on our planting project here.

Biodegradable leather

BIODEGRADABLE LEATHER

Today, most leather sneakers are tanned with chromium, which is a polluting chemical to the environment that also prevents the leather from desintegrating once we get rid of our shoes.

To minimize our impact on the planet, our leather is tanned using Wet-White (Chromium free) process, specially developed to improve its biodegradability.