Color — Black / Pierre
Low-tops made from organic cotton canvas and ethically sourced rubber from the Amazonian rain forest. (Veja pays a premium for both materials to ensure that they’re harvested without harming the planet.) We’re particularly fond of the retro toe cap and the versatile black-and-white color palette.
Founded by childhood friends Sébastien Kopp and François-Ghislain Morillion, Veja produces everyday sneakers with strong sustainability cred. The brand sources Amazonian rubber directly from seringueiros (rubber tappers) for its soles, practices radical transparency by publishing everything from material costs to chemical safety test reports, and spends zero dollars on advertising, redirecting those funds to things like higher compensation for laborers. The designs range from classic to retro, all with their signature “V” emblazoned on the side.