Women's Oakes Trainer | Black
Hit the trail in hi-tech ethical comfort and style. Developed by Will's Vegan Shoes & Accessories Co. for three-times world record holder Fiona Oakes, the new Women's Oakes Cross Running Trainer is made to handle even the most extreme running conditions.
The Vibram rubber injection outsoles provide super-grippy traction and durability, while the ballistic welded uppers created with Lyliane 3DMX advanced abrasion resistant materials can take the punishment of trail running.
And, perhaps best of all, these trainers are carbon neutral, vegan and ethically made in Italy!
- 32 x 5mm deep outsole lugs allow for traction on all terrains
- Speed lace construction system for fast and snug lacing
- Storage pouch on the tongue
- Removable EVA insoles for forefoot and midfoot support
- Most suited for a neutral gait
- 10mm drop differential
- D width fitting
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- Lyliane 3DMX uppers
- Vibram rubber injection outsoles
- EVA insoles
- PETA-approved vegan
Two primary things make shoes vegan: (1) they contain no leather or other skins, and (2) they are not made using any animal-based glue.
Various terms are used to describe the materials used for vegan shoes. These include vegan leather/suede, faux leather/suede, and micro-leather/micro-suede These materials are typically made from man-made microfibre.
While historically non-leather alternatives have received a bad rap for their toxicity and poor quality, among other things, modern production techniques mean that today's materials are far less environmentally damaging and of much higher quality. Polyurethane (PU) is commonly used, rather than the more toxic PVC, and many microfibres are produced using at least some portion of recycled materials. Furthermore, the newest forms use a water-based method to apply the PU to the fabric, rather than the highly toxic solvents that were traditionally used.
Microfibre fabric is lightweight, durable, and somewhat water repellant, so it makes a good substitute for leather. Microfibre is also made into Ultrasuede, which is cheaper and easier to clean and sew than natural suede leather.
Although there are some environmental concerns about microfibres entering the oceanic food chain via washing, this is not an issue with footwear and accessories, as these items are not washed.
All of Ecoture's carefully-selected vegan shoes are made from the highest-quality faux leathers and faux suedes. Our partner brands are focused not only on the vegan and cruelty-free aspects of their products, but also on their ethical and sustainability impacts.
More information on the materials, ethics and sustainability of the footwear industry can be found in our blog post, Is there something wrong with your shoes?
This style runs true to size, so order your normal size. If you're a half size, we recommend ordering the next size up.
This is a general size guide and all measurements will differ slightly between brands.
For all enquiries and fit recommendations, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.
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Please note that some sizes of this style will ship directly from the brand once your order has been placed. Australian delivery may take 7 - 10 working days following order confirmation. In stock sizes will generally ship next business day.
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Can be returned unworn, unmarked and in original packaging with all tags attached, within 30 days of purchase for exchange (e.g. different size or colour, if available) or refund for store credit for the full purchase price, less shipping, if applicable.