Veja’s khaki-green Rio Branco trainers are made from ripstop, a durable fabric woven with a checked pattern that prevents tearing. They’re layered with suede, leather and wild-rubber panels, including the label’s hallmark V-appliqué, then finished with a satisfying chunky midsole and orange pebbled rubber grips.
A cult destination for trainers, VEJA is a sustainability success story. Sourcing natural rubber directly from farmers in the Amazon rainforest, VEJA prides itself on transparency, fair trade practices and ecologically-minded agriculture, ‘infusing each stage of production with a positive impact’. Proof that style and a social conscience can co-exist.