Who should buy the Veja Esplar

Engineered to reflect the ingenuity of Brazilian shoemakers, the Esplar wears design simplicity on its posh sleeve. Have this on your shopping list if:

  • You're a greener Earth advocate looking for a no-frills go-to sneaker.
  • You want a pair that you can wear on various occasions, including dress-down Fridays.
  • Shoes that both look and feel special (minus the hefty price) are what you desire.

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Who should not buy it

If you want something that comes without break-in issues, try the Payton from TOMS. Also, check out the Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt II instead if you need a pair with a more focused fit.

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Super-plush for long days

Sneaker fans love how cozy the Veja Esplar are even when worn all day. A reviewer shares that this is more comfortable than her Vans Slip-on.

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But its comfy fit is gated

It is advised to wear this shoe a few more times to loosen up its fit completely.

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Tongue that digs

There are those who criticize the shoe's rigid tongue. Fortunately, most of them say that this issue goes away past the Esplar's break-in period.

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Veja Elspar: For a cleaner Mother Earth

Just like its fellow sustainable models, the French footwear brand uses recycled and organic elements in this model.

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Can rock various looks

It has neutral hues and a straightforward style that look great with any outfit.

Consistent sizing

"Perfect" is how many describe the Veja Elspar when it comes to sizing.

Won't mislead you

This is among the sneakers that look as fantastic in real life as they are in online images.

The Elspar's made-with-love engineering

Verified buyers agree that it is a well-made sneaker from top to bottom, consistent with Veja’s high standards.

Forget about the price tag

With its clean looks and all-day comfiness, the Elspar's 120-ish-dollar asking price is pretty justifiable.

A tad too roomy

Buyers with skinny feet are reminded that this pair’s fit is broader than expected. It is best to try this on in the actual.

The Veja Esplar's ozone-safe features

Just like its siblings, this made-in-Brazil sneaker is built with a number of eco-friendly parts. Take a look at the following:

  • Its cotton laces are made with 100% organic material.
  • The leather used on this model was sourced from a group that promotes sustainable practices. 
  • Inside it is a 100% recycled polyester lining, which delivers comfort, flexibility, and resistance to friction. 
  • The sole unit is also composed of various eco-friendly elements, such as organic cotton, sugar cane, Amazonian rubber, and recycled EVA.  
  • Underfoot, it has a vulcanized outsole made from rice water, Amazonian rubber, and recycled rubber.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, EVA, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Eco / Sustainable

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