The outsoles in these trainers were first produced in the 90’s.
They were re-issued to us so we could make these carbon neutral Berlin Trainers.
Made from off-white solid rubber, they’ve been sidewall stitched onto the uppers.
You'll notice the effect when you take them out the box, they have a solid, well put together feel when you hold them, that continues through to the super comfy walking experience with their traction, shock absorption and support.
The retro styling flows through with stitched panel white vegan leather uppers vs the offwhite outsoles, chrome eyelets and contrast black accents. A second pair of white laces is supplied in the box so you can switch the look.
Inside the shoe you'll find two types of vegan suede for comfort, and outsoles covered with our new biodegradable shoe lining that we’re pretty sure is the most comfy shoe lining ever created. Created from a knit of Tencel fibres, responsibly produced from sustainably sourced wood, they are the softest thing to the touch. You can wear Berlin Trainers without socks. The lining allows air to circulate around your feet helping them stay cool, and wicks moisture away, keeping them dry.
The reverse of the super size cotton web finger tabs are embroidered with WVS to finish.
We use high quality vegan leathers and suedes to make our footwear, you will find your purchase requires little attention to keep looking as good as new.
Our footwear does not spoil or stain when it gets wet. In-fact it performs really well in wet and muddy conditions. Unlike leather or suede our materials do not spoil or mark even when in contact with road salt and snow slush in winter conditions.
This footwear is water resistant. This means you can wear for extended periods of time in light rain, walk through shallow puddles, walk through wet grass, light snow and have dry feet. We do not recommend wearing in deep snow, deep puddles, running water or extended periods of heavy rain. In these cases water will penetrate the footwear, usually through the lace holes or around the tongue giving you wet feet.
You can wear these in colder temperatures, however they are not insulated. We recommend wearing a thick insulating sock to keep your feet warm in freezing temperatures or you may get cold feet.
Our footwear is easy to clean. Here are some general cleaning instructions:
Vegan leather uppers Wipe down with warm water with a mild soap solution and a cloth or brush. To dry pad down with paper towels or a towel. Do not place too close to direct heat sources as this can damage the material. Polish can be used to bring out a shine and return colour. Any synthetic product should work just fine, apply as described in the instructions. It is recommended you test an inconspicuous area first.
Vegan suede uppers Wait until dry then brush with a suede brush or something similar. For more extreme cases you can wipe down with warm water with a mild soap solution and a cloth or brush. To dry pad down with paper towels or a towel. Do not place too close to direct heat sources as this can damage the material. You should not expect water marks as the material does not mark or stain like conventional suede when it gets wet.
Please do not apply waterproof or other protective treatments. This is because these treatments are not necessary and can mark and damage the materials. These treatments are not meant for vegan leather, they do not react well when applied and they do not react well when applied.