Veja leather trainers
Branded heel tab
Made in Brazil, in the region of Porto Alegre
Lining: organic cotton
Sole: wild Amazonian rubber
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What was the inspiration behind the ESPLAR trainers? Escritório de Planejamento e Assessoria Rural (or The Rural Planning and Development Association if you don’t have a Spanish dictionary to hand), an NGO that works with the farmers producing organic cotton for Veja that also happens to line this pair. And the outside? It’s pieced together from supple leather stitched with a wild rubber V over the side and stamped with the shoemaker’s name at the heel so there’s no doubt who created them.