Classy, comfy, and chic Veja V-12

You can put your stilettos aside and still look elegant with the light and breathable Veja V-12. This sporty sneaker is one of the popular pairs from the Parisian brand Veja that went through sustainable approaches. Like the brand's V-10, Campo, and other flagship designs, this athletic yet classy sneaker lets you embrace fashion while leaving a positive eco statement. 

Veja V-12's eco-friendly makeup

French label Veja reinvents the sneaker landscape by finding ways to manufacture high-quality, durable, on-trend sporty kicks. V-12 is one of its prized creations, and below are some of the ethical reasons why this shoe continues to charm eco advocates, fashionistas, and A-listers.  

Cover. Its leather cover went through a creative tanning process that apparently leaves no harmful chemicals to the environment. Some variations are wrapped in a waterproof mesh made from 100% recycled PET plastic. 

Lining. Comfy and soft inner sleeves consist of 67% recycled PET plastic and 33% organically grown cotton. 

Cushioning. Insoles offer padding and support. These are assembled using 34% sugarcane, 11% Amazonian rubber, 11% organic cotton, and 8% recycled EVA.

Outsole. Grippy outsoles are constructed using wild rubber sourced from the Amazonian forest.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist, Sporty, Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, Gum Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Fall
Features: Eco / Sustainable

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