New York City is known for popularizing some of fashion's biggest trends, and the latest one is a sneaker brand we think is about to be huge for summer. Meet Veja, the French-Brazilian footwear brand that makes completely sustainable sneakers inspired by athletic classics—from Nike Blazers to Adidas Stan Smiths—seen on the courts. The stylish set around NYC have been sporting the casual kicks—including our very own Style Director, Nicole Kliest—and we think you'll want a pair for yourself, too.
Despite having celebrity fans like Marion Cotillard and David Beckham, Veja won't be having any ads or commercials pop up anytime soon. The brand is committed to fair trade and remaining ethical in everything they do from sourcing to packaging. Veja's minimalist fashion-forward designs are produced locally in Brazil's Amazon rainforest and constructed in a socially conscious factory in the southern region of the country.
The popular Volley style is available in countless colorways, and it's made with organic cotton and Amazonian rubber and features a canvas upper. The low-key design was specifically inspired by a Brazilian pair of volleyball sneakers from the '70s. The sleek modern update Veja gave them has transformed them into an incredibly stylish pair of sneakers you can live in all summer long.
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