If you're a fan of ethically-sourced, sustainable and athleisure sneakers, then you should definitely check out the veja rio branco. This pair is a classic high-top style that's made with leather and canvas, as well as rubber soles from the Amazon rainforest. It also comes in a range of colors to suit your outfit.
Veja takes sustainability seriously - it's a proud certified B Corporation and Leather Working Group brand that's committed to responsible production. It uses innovative materials like recycled plastic bottles and rice waste to make its sneakers, as well as organic cotton and other sustainable resources. These 'Rio Branco' trainers are crafted from the label's breathable Alveomesh, panelled in water-repellent suede and leather, and have branded heel tabs and leather heel panels engraved with the 'V' logo.
Many wearers love the retro look of this sneaker and find it pairs well with jeans, leather leggings and dresses. The shoe is also said to be comfortable and durable and feels light on the feet. One user even reports that they use the shoes for freestyle and house dancing which demands a lot from sneakers, but says these shoes stood up to the test of time.
While most people love the sneakers, a number of users feel they're overpriced for a shoe that isn't very different from other high-end brands. A few people also complained that the shoes were too roomy for their feet and hurt the toes.