I have been looking to get a pair of Veja shoes for a while, but it is hard to find vegan ones in my size & color. I like that they are made of recycled plastic bottles, and organic cotton. They are a bit pricey for shoes that are similar to chucks, but Veja's transparency, organic materials, and fair trade sourcing are worth it. I've had them for a few weeks, and they are holding up well. They are comfy, and nice quality. I highly recommend them.
Carrie from Los Angeles on February 20, 2019
These shoes are incredibly stiff which I guess is to be expected since they’re leather. The tongue is also incredibly long and it digs into my ankle when I walk. I’m going to just wear them around my house for a couple of days to see if I can break them in. Not sure if I’m keeping them or not
Jen from NJ on February 20, 2019
The shoes look so good. They fit and feel soooo bad. I'm a 7.5. The 7s felt a bit too large. The velcro didn't match up (like my feet were too wide), but my feet are not wide. The shoes felt like I was wearing plastic milk jugs. They were so uncomfortable. Clunky and rigid. The crease over the toe hurt when walking and the tongue cut into my foot. They look great, but not worth it.
Zappos Reviewer on February 20, 2019
Normally wear between a 44 and 45, went with other reviewers and ordered the 44. Unfortunately they were too small, but maybe only a half a size. I think they would have been great in a 44.5. Ordered the Terrazzo Leather colorway. They look like the picture, I enjoyed their aesthetic and they would be great in most casual settings. Like other reviewers stated, the materials are a little stiff but I would imagine they would break in with wear. The tongue could stand to be a tad shorter as I can see them digging into your ankle during the break-in period. Overall I enjoyed them, probably would have kept them if they were in my size. Zappos made returning them extremely easy, as per usual.
Jay on February 19, 2019
I was worried about the fit and comfort of the shoe, but they turned out to be perfect. I wear an 8.5 so I ordered the 39 (which is the equivalent of a US 8). When I put the shoe on the there was noticeable room in the heel area and I considered returning them; but after I laced them up the fit was much better. A lot of people complain about the discomfort from the tongue of the shoe. Since my shoe had a bit of room there was very little friction and by the second wear they were very comfortable. Also they don't cause any discomfort to my pinky toe like my Vans. The shoes are great and are super stylish.
Nia from Baltimore on February 17, 2019
I've been wearing Chuck Taylor's for years, but as I'm getting older was looking for a more finished, stylish upgrade. These shoes seemed perfect. A little more finished, with some nice detailing. They fit well and I was very happy to pay more for a little more style. However, I bought these shoes on Jan. 2nd. I wore them perhaps twice a week on average, and here it is Feb 16 and one of the metal lacing grommets has lost its backing and come loose. Very disappointing for a shoe of this cost, and one that's twice as much a Chuck's - a shoe that in decades of wearing I never had this problem with. Disappointed that after only a dozen or so average wearings, these Veja's already falling apart.
Brian from Silver Spring, MD on February 16, 2019
I wanted to love these more than I did. They were comfortable enough, but like others have said the tongue is stiff. I’ve heard they soften up, but I just don’t love the look on my feet. I have wider feet, and they don’t feel narrow for me. I found a similar pair from another company that I like the look of better, so these are going back.
Mary from Novi on February 16, 2019
It's hard to find a vegan sneaker so I love Veja. These do run a little long but it's not a big deal in a casual shoe, and if I go for the correct length it's too narrow (I have very wide feet). So I sized up but if you don't have wide feet, you might want to size down.
Zappos Reviewer on February 16, 2019
Very cute and stylish shoes. The biggest issue with these is how stiff they are. They are not the shoes that are comfortable off the bat. They will need to be broken in or you can use a shoe stretcher to break it in faster. I got size 39 which fits well for me, I normally wear a size 8.5 in most shoes. The other problem with these shoes is how long and stiff the tongue is. When I wear it a long time it rubs and hurts. I am sure over time, it will soften up or I will get use to it. I am on the fence if I want to keep or return these shoes. I love the way they look but it's so hard to spend $150 on uncomfortable shoes. I might tough it out and hope it gets better over time.
Zappos Reviewer from Bay Area, CA on February 15, 2019
Zappos Reviewer on February 11, 2019
I have worked and worked trying to get the tongue to loosen up and quite cutting into the top of my ankle. I still wear them occasionally. But they definitely aren’t suitable for all day wear. If you’re looking for comfort...keep looking.
Zappos Reviewer on February 11, 2019
super cute but... no way... these are so stiff i cannot imagine who in their right mind could wear these without any blisters. aren't sneakers supposed to be comfortable? i had to return.
Zappos Reviewer on February 09, 2019
They look great but I cannot understand for the life of me who would wear these as they are incredibly stiff and uncomfortable. no thanks - if i am going to wear sneakers, shouldn't they be comfortable?!?!
Zappos Reviewer on February 09, 2019
I WISH these weren't quite so narrow at the toe box bc they are AWESOME. My foot isn't that wide but these were pinching at the toes. If your foot is narrow these are amazing. So cute and stylish.
Kaylin on February 08, 2019
I am a true 7.5 and the EUR 38 fit well, but like others have said the tongue is made of such a hard material it gouges the front of the ankle and makes it impossible to walk for any period of time. They are such a cute style, but they have to go back.
Jen from Dallas on February 07, 2019
These shoes are so cool! I love that Veja is a sustainable and ethical brand! They are a little uncomfortable at first, but I imagine they will break in quickly
Zappos Reviewer on February 05, 2019
These are really cute if you're an octopus with tentacles or you don't have actual ankle bones. They dug right in, and sadly had to return.
Zappos Reviewer on February 02, 2019
A bit stiff at first, but I just wore thicker socks and they started to mold to my feet right away. Also, you have to straighten the tongue the first few times because leather is stiff but thin. But the stiffness also gives excellent support. Soles have great shock absorption and cushioning. It’s not a soft “squishy” cushioning, but good, comfortable support. I have bad plantar fasciitis, and use a 3/4 arch support with them (so can’t really comment on arch support), and can wear these all day with lots of time on my feet, which is great. They did run 1 European size small. I had to return 43 (I’m a women’s 12) for a 44, which was perfect.
Lisa from San Antonio on January 31, 2019
I had read where Veja runs large. I am a 7.5 (38) and ordered a 6.5 (37) and they fit perfect.
Zappos Reviewer on January 30, 2019
Like others say there is definitely some break-in time. As far as comfort, we’re talking something along the lines of converse. So what you really get the shoe for is the style — and it is worth it, they look great.
Zappos Reviewer on January 26, 2019
I wanted to like these so badly, but they were reeeeeeally uncomfortable. So stiff just getting them on I couldn’t imagine sticking with it to fully break them in. Look great though.
Zappos Reviewer on January 24, 2019
I love these! I normally wear a 7 or 7.5 in sneakers/athletic shoes, but most reviewers said to size down and I ordered a 6 and they fit me perfect. The leather is stiff, but I am sure they will break in just fine in a few days. Very cute style as well.
Kristen from Buda on January 21, 2019
Love them, but order a size down. I’m usually a 6.5 or 7 so I ordered the 38 (size 7) and they were way to big.
Grace on January 21, 2019
Shoe was too narrow for me I couldn't close the velcro straps nicely. Returned and purchased the lace up style instead.
Zappos Reviewer on January 18, 2019
I absolutely love the style and design. Unfortunately they were extremely loose in the heel even with socks There was a lot of movement every time I took a step otherwise they would have fit perfectly. I ordered both a 6 and 5. The smaller size didn't make a difference in the level of ankle support. I wish there was a way to adjust the fit around the ankle more. I may try the lace up style just to compare, maybe it will be a better fit, though I do like the look of the 3 lock.
Zappos Reviewer on January 17, 2019