Veja leather trainers
Branded heel tab
Made in Brazil, in the region of Porto Alegre
Lining: organic cotton
Sole: wild Amazonian rubber
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 – the fabric that lines 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.