Veja Trainers Size Guide & FAQ

The height of fashion and sustainability, Veja trainers are hard to ignore. While the brand doesn’t advertise anywhere, the trainer models have fast become some of the most popular in the fashion world.

That in itself is a testament to the quiet, unassuming elegance of each of them. Let’s take a quick look at the trainer range and some frequently asked questions.


Which Veja trainers should you buy?

Are you on the hunt for a brand new pair of trainers? The en vogue Veja brand is certainly worth your time. The company has a whole host of fashion-forward, eco-conscious shoe models, from the retro to the minimalist; each of which screams style.

If you’re not sure which trainers you should buy, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at some of your options here, alongside our Veja trainers sizing reviews.

Are Veja true to size?

A frequents question is whether or not Veja are true to size and whether or not you should size up or down. We understand that this can be a bit tricky, but as a general rule of thumb, these are the size recommendations for each style:

    • V10 & V12: comes up larger. We recommend going down a size, especially if you are in between sizes.
    • Esplar: runs true to size.
    • Condor 2: comes up small in fit, we recommend choosing a size up from your usual size, especially if you are in between sizes.
    • Campo: is true to size but has a wider fit. We recommend choosing your regular size.
    • SDU: runs true to size.
    • Rio Branco: has a regular fit but if you are in between sizes, we recommend going up a size.
    • Recife: runs true to size.
    • Venturi: runs true to size.
    • Dekkan: comes up small in fit, we recommend choosing a size up from your usual size, especially if you are in between sizes.
    • Marlin: runs true to size.
    • Impala: comes up small in fit, we recommend choosing a size up from your usual size, especially if you are in between sizes.

If you're still not sure about your Veja size, we recommend having a look at our Veja size chart.

Veja V10 and V12

Veja V10

Designed to celebrate the French label's tenth anniversary, the Veja V10 trainers are a stunning option for any sports lover. The shoes are a combination of responsibly sourced leather and organic cotton.

They also feature a leather upper, panels made out of leather, a rubber logo V, plus lining in jersey which is 33% organic and 67% recycled polyester.

The sole is made from wild rubber harvested from the Amazon rainforest, while lining and laces are made from organic cotton and recycled polyester.

When it comes to the fit, some people may find that the Veja V10 trainers are a little on the heavy and wider side. So, going down a size is suggested, especially if you are in between sizes.

Veja V12

Offering a completely sustainable and ecological approach, the Veja V12 trainers are both smart and breathable options. These sporty shoes are made from recycled bottles also feature a unique water resistant upper.

Much like the V10 trainers, these ones also feature a leather upper, leather panels, and a rubber logo V. The lining is made from both organic cotton and recycled polyester, while the sole is made of wild rubber from the Amazonian forest.

This trainer also runs on the large side, although it does have a narrow fit. So you should always opt for the size down.

V10 vs. V12?

Wondering whether you should buy the Veja V10 or V12 trainers? In terms of Veja V10 vs V12, the truth of the matter is that the two types of shoes are quite similar. Both of the models are made from the same ecological and sustainable materials.

However, the main difference here is that the V12 shoes tend to run a little narrower than the V10s. So, if you prefer a tighter fit, they are right for you.

Veja Esplar and Campo


The Veja Esplar trainers offer a classic low-top design. These shoes have become popular thanks to its soft leather upper, breathable organic cotton lining and simple V-stitch design.

The trainers have both a paired-back, minimalistic look. Plus, Esplar sneakers boast rubber from the Amazonian rainforest which makes up the cream, springy sole.

They also get their name from the Brazilian NGO which supports the company's organic cotton farmers and their families. The Esplar trainers tend to run true to size.


Want a pair of trainers that are chic and super eco-friendly? The Veja Campo trainers feature new gold letter logo detailing and is made from chrome free leather, organic cotton, recycled polyester as well as a vegan suede V-logo.

If you're not sure about your Veja campo sizing, you should opt for your regular size but note that the Veja Campo sneakers have a wider fit, so consider choosing a bigger size if you’re between shoe sizes.


Esplar vs. Campo

So let's look at Veja campo vs esplar, which should you choose? The Veja Esplar and Veja Campo trainers are quite similar in style, but with a chunkier sole and wider fit on the Campo.

However, the materials they use is one of the key differences: The Campo comes in chrome free leather, while the Esplar is made with regular leather. Hopefully we've answered must of your questions on Veja Esplar vs Campo.

Rio Branco and SDU


With a B-mesh upper, which is made from recycled bottles, and vegan suede panels, it’s hard not to fall in love with the Veja SDU trainers. These feature a wild Amazonian rubber sole, jersey lining and a rubber logo V on the side.

If you’re worried about sizing, you needn’t be. The SDU models tend to be true to size. With that in mind, you should choose the same size that usually fits you.

Rio Branco

Sporting the super soft and resilient Hexamesh fabric, the ‘retro running’ Rio Branco trainers offer an at once cool and dynamic design. The Hexamesh is composed of 70% organic cotton and 30% recycled plastic bottles.

The lining features 33% organic cotton and 67% recycled polyester while there’s the classic logo V on the side of the shoes. The suede outer material is 100% vegan while the outsoles have been improved thanks to 20% wild rubber from the Amazonian forest.

When it comes to the fit, the brand recommends opting for your regular size but suggests going one size up if you’re in between sizes.


SDU vs. Rio Branco

Trying to decide between the Veja SDU trainers and the Rio Branco trainers? Both of these models are made from the signature vegan suede fabric. However, only the Rio Branco trainers feature the brand new Hexamesh material.

If you’re looking for a powerful pair of trainers, opting for these could be the way to go.

Veja Recife

The Veja Recife low-top trainers are made from ethically-sourced beautiful white leather. There’s a cool contrasting design here too with the midnight-blue heel tabs alongside a bright-orange logo V.

Moreover, the Velcro straps mean that the trainers are easy to slip on and off. Of course, the Recife trainers are also sustainable.

These shoes feature materials including organic Cotton, recycled E.V.A. and even wild rubber from Amazon forest. For a perfect fit, you should opt for your regular size.

Veja Venturi

The Veja Venturi is a perfect blend of style and sustainability. Made from organic cotton, wild rubber, and recycled polyester, these trainers are not only good for the environment but also extremely comfortable to wear. The chunky outsole gives it an outdoors-inspired aesthetic while improving the shoe's durability and support underfoot.

The design is simple yet sleek, making it a versatile choice for any occasion. Whether you're running errands or going for a casual lunch, these sneakers will keep your feet feeling fresh and stylish.

veja condor 2
veja condor 2


Veja Condor 2

The first post-petroleum running shoe to hit the market, Veja's updated Condor 2 trainer is ideal for challenging road runs, thanks to its grippy Amazonian rubber sole, L-Foam cushioning and Pebax RNew heel support.

The new Condor 2 is now even more sustainable, with 58% natural-based and recycled materials, and is also a lighter shoe than the original.

Veja sizing can be a bit tricky sometime, so worth knowing is that the Condor fit comes up small. We recommend that you take a size up from your usual size.

Veja Condor vs. Veja Condor 2

The second iteration of Veja’s running shoes hit the stores earlier this year. So, what’s the difference between the initial Veja Condor and the Veja Condor 2?

If you’re uncertain which of these shoes will suit you, understanding what you can expect will help you make your decision.

The first thing that you will notice about the Veja Condor 2 is that it is 15g lighter than the original Condor trainers. The latest editions come in at 301g, which could make a major difference when you’re out on a run.

After all, the lighter your running shoes, the better.

When it comes to sustainability, there’s a whole lot to love about the Veja Condor 2 shoes. The upper part of these trainers is made from Alveomesh, i.e.100% recycled bottles.

This material is woven together to create a breathable effect that is also supportive when you’re on the move. Another major difference between the Veja Condor and Veja Condor 2 is the sole and flex grooves.

On the latter, this has been completely redesigned to give you extra support and more durability—both of which will increase your overall performance.

However, it’s worth noting that some things have remained the same here. The look is relatively similar while the rubber outsole and L-Foam in the midsole are still present.

That means that you get a high level of stability when you’re wearing the Veja Condor 2 shoes.

Veja Marlin

Of course, the Veja Condors aren’t the brand’s only running shoes. Sporting a unique shape and attractive look, the Veja Marlins are fittingly named after the most athletic fish in the ocean.

With a style that runners will instantly recognise, the trainers have a mesh upper al