Veja X Marni’s New Sneaker Marries Art and Sustainability

Feel good about wearing these DIY-inspired shoes.

Veja X Marni’s New Sneaker
(Image credit: Veja x Marni)

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Parisian shoe brand VEJA recognizes that sneakers aren't just a fashion accessory, but a representation of an entire generation of young people. More importantly, the brand saw an opportunity to create the beloved sneaker differently. 

Established in 2005, VEJA began their journey into sneaker stardom with a goal: to make a positive impact with each sneaker made.  Their environmentally friendly sneakers are crafted using raw and upcycled materials without the use of chemicals or pollutants. They also set their prices for organic and agroecological cotton materials in advance, ensuring producers are financially secure amid market fluctuations.

VEJA’s newest collaboration with Italian fashion house Marni marries the brand's commitment to bettering the fashion world with Marni's emphasis on handcrafted art and individuality. Vibrant DIY-inspired doodles adorn REACH-compliant leathers that have been sourced from Uruguyan farms and tanned in Brazil using a process that reduces water waste. Each pair is assembled by hand, while sneaker soles are composed of recycled rubber and rice waste. Both V-10 and high-top V-15 styles are available. Made in Brazil, the quantity of these vibrant, socially-responsible sneakers are limited.

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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.