Love these. They do run large. I wear a 7 and ordered a size 6. Perfect!
Zappos Reviewer on March 19, 2019
I loved these sneakers so much I went right back and ordered a second pair in a different color. They sell out very quickly. I would size down if you are in between sizes. They tend to run a little larg.
Zappos Reviewer on March 19, 2019
Love the color and style of these sneakers. They run big so I ordered a whole size smaller (sz 5 instead of 6) and they fit perfectly. I found the sneakers stiff initially but after wearing for two days they are super comfy and cute. I get compliments every time I wear them! The fact they use up cycled materials and workers are paid fairly while making the sneakers is an added bonus. I will definitely be buying a white pair for the summer.
Jacki from Monmouth Beach on March 17, 2019
Like many other reviewers have mentioned, the tongue on these shoes is incredibly uncomfortable. It's too long and digs into your ankle. That was an absolute dealbreaker for me.
Zappos Reviewer on March 13, 2019
I love the look and sustainability of these shoes. However, they took a bit to break in and after they started to feel comfortable, they felt a little loose. That being said, I would buy them again!
Zappos Reviewer on March 12, 2019
These shoes look absolutely amazing! The leather is super smooth to the touch, but yes, they are a little stiff as others have mentioned. They are more comfortable than I expected after reading other reviews, but I've only worn them a few times so far and expect them to get better as they break in. My heal does slip just a little, but not enough for me to rate them as "too big". I wear an 11.5 mens, and ordered these in a European 45 (and think a 44 would have been a little small). I plan to wear no-show socks with them, so I don't expect them to rub. The white is extremely white, so be prepared! Overall, VERY happy with the purchase!
Rick from Aptos on March 11, 2019
Very cute but very uncomfortable. There is no support. Felt like walking on cardboard.
Zappos Reviewer on March 08, 2019
Way too big and leather is hard. I wish it worked out!
Zappos Reviewer on March 05, 2019
I've been eyeing these sneakers for a loooong time, so I would probably have made them work no matter what. I was fully expecting to struggle with breaking them in, but I was pleasantly surprised! The tongue is a little sharp, but I just folded it over for the first couple of wears.. this softened it up. I ordered my normal size, and while I think the shoe feels about a half size too large, I don't think I could have gone down a size. I think the extra room helps with the comfort, as well. Overall - I definitely recommend them and will likely purchase an additional colorway :)
Haley on March 05, 2019
I really wanted to love these shoes. Super cute and stylish. But soooo uncomfortable. The tongue was weird. Extra long and stiff. It jabbed so much into my legs the few minutes I had them on try them and walk around in them they made a painful mark. Sadly they had to go back. That tongue really needs to be shortened.
Zappos Reviewer on March 05, 2019
These are more orthopedic-looking than I expected. They also run really large, so though I was super-excited to get these, they were a let-down in person. Such a bummer!
Sarah from Los Angeles on March 04, 2019
I’ve been looking at buying these sneakers for quite some time, so I was happy to see them on Zappos! I originally bought these in my regular size 7 but once I got them them I realized the other reviews were spot on by saying they run very big. Thanks to Zappos great return policy I returned the 7 and got the size 6 really quickly. The size 6 fit perfectly! They definitely will take some time to break in because the leather is pretty stiff but they look great and will be worth it.
Zappos Reviewer on February 28, 2019
Wow this is my first pair of Vejas and they are so much cuter in person. I use insoles for all my shoes and I’d suggest for these if you need arch support. I hope these last a little while because they’ll be getting wear...
Lisa from Seattle on February 28, 2019
If one Veja colorway or material is uncomfortable - try the same style in another material. Worth the effort! Pulled these in the “Multicolor burgundy lilas pixel” and the “Gold leather”. As I’d hoped, the gold metallic leather is softer than Veja’s usual stiff white leather. Ditto the mix of suede and mesh. Agree with someone who said go with your Euro and UK sizing if you know them for this brand. US, I’m properly a 9.5C (Euro 40) but I’d run between a 9.5B and a 10.5D in this type of shoe. Here the 10B (Euro 41) fit fine. Could stand a tad more width at front but this is doable. They don’t make a 41.5. (At N******** a size 42 in a leather+mesh Veja fit beyond huge on me. I have some 10.5 track shoes. US sizes 10 and 11 sound close, right? Unh unh. Too Big... in the way that you take a step and your whole foot comes out of the shoe. A tightly laced-up running shoe. While wearing thick running socks. So, half a US size down for me.) The Burgundy creased in one funny spot when I walked. Someone with a different foot will delight in their harmoniously crazy loveliness. This was my fave colorway of all, so Boo for me. The Gold looked cute online but I figured I’d prefer the Fitflop Rally in Platino in my “gold shoe taste test”. Nope. The V-10 in Gold leather wins by a landslide. Looks AND comfort. A few minutes of walking back and forth and the Veja hard rubber sole is already conforming and feeling cushier. And the arch support is minimal but not nonexistent. Does a shiny, shiny gold sneaker read like some futuristic granny cruising the moon’s first mall? Maybe?... But in the best and dopest way possible. Like, for real I love them. Look for the blinding glow of my gold, happy feet.
Ava from TX on February 27, 2019
You can't fault the looks of the Veja V-12 Velcro three-lock sneakers. (FYI, the Veja 3-Lock Esplar versions are Fire! Even better! IFF you can wear a low, shallow toe box. It's shorter than Stan Smiths.) This V-12 pair is crazy cute in person. But the fit is just off for me. My foot runs to wide due to a bunionette (Taylor's bunion = other side of foot from a regular bunion). My podiatrist blames years of dance and too many very high heeled shoes.... I usually end up anywhere from a 9.5W (dressy) to a 10.5WW (running shoes) size in Women's parlance. That's a 40 to 41 in Euro, and a 7.5 to 8 UK. Here the Women's 10 B (Euro 41) fit okay - even a bit long - except the very tip top of the toe box seemed tight. (I have tried on other Vejas in the next Size 42 and they look like clown shoes on me - just far, FAR too big.) This leather is super thick and will probably last years. But it is SO stiff at first that I'd rather not risk the pain of the break-in. I don't think I'd know if these were workable for me for ages. If these came in a 41.5 = 10.5B or a 10C that might work for me. But they don't. The Extra White/Dried Petal smooth leather is the stiffest, while the Dried-Pedal Venus suede is heavy for suede but much more malleable than the smooth. If you have a normal to narrow width foot, these may be your jam. In that case if you are a half-size I'd choose DOWN a half. Wide-ish I'd choose UP a half size. Beaucoup points for style! And a great, sustainable brand. Veja is still all the rage in Europe.
Ava from TX on February 26, 2019
These shoes are painful to walk in. I thought the pain was just part of the breaking in process, but after five wears, they were still too painful to walk in. I'm returning.
Zappos Reviewer on February 26, 2019
The shoes run large. I ordered a whole size down (37/6) from my normal size (usually between 7-7.5) and the fit was perfect. I was a little concerned from reading reviews that complained about how stiff and uncomfortable the shoes were, but I’ve broken in the shoes only after a few wears. I used to get blisters on my heels from Adidas grand courts but didn’t experience that with these. Just wear longer socks for the first week or so in these. I love the style of these and thrilled with my purchase!
Zappos Reviewer from San Mateo, CA on February 22, 2019
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
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