The sustainable and fairly produced sneakers of the Veja brand are increasingly moving into the spotlight. Maybe you too now want to buy a Veja sneaker and if you are still unsure about the size, our sizing guide here will help you! Because you' surely know've surely experienced the horror of ordering a new pair of sneaker online, unpacking your new darlings, putting them on but then they don't fit!
The kicks are too big or too small, they press on the side, rub the heel or squeeze the toes in front… The disappointment in this case is of course super big! You have to send the shoes back and that is bad for the heart and bad for the environment! To prevent this from happening to you, we have an overview of the most popular Veja models here and explain how to determine your correct size for each shoe model!
How to determine your own shoe size
First of all, it is important to determine your own shoe size. When you order sneakers online, it is not as easy as when you walk into a shoe shop and can try on the shoe on the spot.
Here is what you need to measure your own shoe size:
- 2 sheets of A4 paper
- A pencil
- A ruler
How to calculate the dimensions of your foot:
Take a sheet of paper and the pencil, choose a wall you can stand upright against, and put your heel all the way up against it. It is best to put on the socks you will also wear in your new shoes. Secure the sheet of paper to the floor with tape or your weight and stand on it with your heel against the wall. It is best to ask someone to draw around your foot with the pencil. Once you have a nice outline, grab a ruler and measure the distance from the heel to the tip of your big toe. Record this result in centimetres.
Repeat this process on your other foot too. It may sound duplicate, but for many people, the sizes differ from one foot to another. Then take the largest foot as a reference to determine your shoe size using the appropriate table. Remember that information from different manufacturers may differ and therefore you should always follow their size charts.
You can use each brand's size charts to find the perfect shoe size by comparing it to your measured size. But beware! Many styles differ in fit, even if the brand is the same. Manufacturers often write this in the description.
The Sizing Guide for your Veja Favourites
Veja V-10 Sizing
Of course we start with a classic. The V-10 from Veja is designed in a wide variety of styles: leather, suede, vegan or even with mesh. And it is always sustainably produced. Its minimalist design is currently very much in vogue.
But for this model you should always upsize half a size. Because the shoes are bigger than normal. However, you must also take into account that the shoes can still widen a little depending on the upper material!
Conclusion: size up a half size
Veja Campo Sizing
The Veja Campo is also popular, especially for its minimalist design. Visually, the V on the side and the Heel Tab come in a variety of colours. By the way, most of these colours have a natural origin at Veja.
The upper is made of one material throughout, mostly leather, but there are also vegan alternatives with similar characteristics. Here you are on the safe side with your normal size. The sneakers also have a common cut, so even with wide or narrow feet usually no problem!
Conclusion: the shoes fit true to size
Veja Rio Branco Sizing
A somewhat different model is the Rio Branco, which when compared to other Veja styles has a rather rough, sporty silhouette. Furthermore, a distinctive sole makes a stylish profile. The upper of the sneaker consists of mesh and overlays made of suede. This makes it comfortable and the fit on the foot is very flexible, as the materials stretch a little better than leather for example and also adapt to the foot.
Here you can stay with your normal size, the shoes fit true to size. Because of the flexible upper you will have no problems with wider feet.
Conclusion: true to size and a flexible upper
Veja Esplar Sizing
Here we have once again a simple design for you. Also the Esplar from Veja is currently very popular and convinces with its versatility. The sneakers usually have a flexible and comfortable leather upper. The silhouette is cut a bit narrow and has a thinner sole than other Veja models. If you have very wide feet you can be on the safe side with half a size more. Otherwise the shoe fits true to size.
Conclusion: true to size, size up to half a size with very wide feet
For more sizing guides for your favourite sneaker models, visit the Sneaker Sizing Guide page.