Munich 2 Sneakers
Munich 2 Sneakers
A fresh take on this classic sneaker silhouette with a focus on using natural sustainable materials.
The uppers are formed from stitched panels made with Spanish vegan leather and a specially made Tencel™ weave knit, cut low so they sit below the ankles. Tencel™ is 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, it can fully revert back to nature. It’s compliant with Din Certco, Vincotte and US BPI compostability standards.
The use of Tencel™and the perforations on the toes allows these sneakers to stay cool and breathable through the summer. The linings are formed from a two tone grey Tencel™ and organic cotton mix. It’s really soft to the touch, and allows socks or no socks. The linings help air circulate and they wick moisture keeping your feet dry and hygienic.
They’re fully washable by hand or put them in a short cool wash with a towel (to protect from the wash drum). We put in biodegradable compressed cardboard toe puffs, counters and insole boards (FSC®),Tencel™ sewing threads and padding. Your feet rest on biodegradable insoles made from wood fibers and natural latex. Even the lace tips are made from a biodegradable bioplastic.
The high profile outsoles (1.5cm drop differential: 3.5cm on the heel and 2cm on the front) made in Portugal from rubber containing 70% recycled rubber content provide great cushioning and traction.
Finished with our signature WVS embroidered pull tag made from recycled polyester.
- The uppers are formed from stitched panels made from Spanish vegan leather and a specially made Tencel™ weave knit, cut low so they sit below the ankles
- The use of Tencel™and the perforations on the toes allows these sneakers to stay cool and breathable through the summer
- The linings are formed from a two tone grey Tencel™ & organic cotton mix. It’s really soft to the touch, and allows socks or no socks. The linings help air circulate & they wick moisture keeping your feet dry and hygenic
- High profile outsoles (1.5cm drop differential: 3.5cm on the heel and 2cm on the front) made in Portugal from rubber containing 70% recycled rubber content provide great cushioning and traction
- Biodegradable compressed cardboard toe puffs, counters & insole boards (FSC®), Tencel™ sewing threads and padding. Your feet rest on biodegradable insoles made from wood fibers & natural latex. Even the lace tips & made from a biodegradable bioplastic
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
These trainers are my fifth purchase from WVS, as I have been continually impressed by the looks, comfort and quality of their products. However, after only a few months of light wear, the insoles on these trainers have worn on both insoles. I'm still giving four stars as they are otherwise great trainers.
Munich 2 Sneakers
Firstly, I’d just like to preface this review by saying I’ve been a WVS customer for years and have been very happy with all other products (wallet, dock boots, belt, and more). I love the company ethos and the customer service has always been fantastic. And I will continue to buy products from WVS in the future.
These shoes are comfortable and are good quality in all aspects apart from the insoles, which really let them down. I initially bought the shoes in May, and by June, after very minimal wear, the layers of the insoles were starting to split apart. This causes the fabric to bunch up in places which is uncomfortable and rubs. The “foam” also breaks into little pieces and gets everywhere.
I contacted WVS customer service and (as always) got a very quick response. Will was very apologetic and said that this hasn’t been reported before. Will also organised a replacement pair free of charge, for which I am grateful, and they were delivered promptly. The 2nd pair initially seemed better, although a little over 2 months later, the insole on these has done the exact same thing :(
It was actually easy to remove the insole and replace it with one I bought in a shop. Which has resolved my issue.
I understand from Will that this material (Tencel) can fray sooner than other synthetic materials due to the natural material content. However I really think WVS can do better here - the shoe itself looks great and the quality is excellent, but it’s massively let down by the insole.
Despite the insole, I would actually still buy this shoe (yep!) and just replace the insole as i love the aesthetic and the quality is otherwise great. But this does go against WVS’ environmental ethos, and I would rather go with a natural material insole if it was more hardwearing.
Got these for summer use. They are real comfy, the insole is quite plush and the large sole absorbs a lot of pressure. Have been able to walk 5-6 miles (8-9.5 km) in these no problem. They feel snug and secure. Look great with denim. The tab to assist getting your foot in is helpful. Sizing was true-to-size for me (Men's US 10 / UK 43). I have about eight pairs of Will's and the last few years all the footwear has fit really well and consistently. The quality has definitely improved from about 8 years ago.
I really love these. It’s a great look with all sorts of outfits—jeans, pants, sweatpants, whatever.
Maybe my ankles are just weird and bony, but with multiple WVS shoes I’ve had this issue where the opening of the shoe where the foot inserts touches my ankle bone, making it painful to walk about in these for an extended period of time. Other than that, these are fantastic.