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veja shoes

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over the past few months, I've definitely gotten into sneakers. maybe it's because I moved in with my boyfriend, who works in the industry, but I'm now a lot more appreciative of top-notch designs, as well as great quality and unique styling. I don't want to rock the same Adidas kicks as everyone on Pinterest, but I also don't want to drop $150+ on a nice pair of custom sneakers. there's also a little piece of me that still holds on to my college era idealism, and my former vegan, environmental ethics-loving self is really digging the shoes from Veja.

founded by two Frenchmen in an effort to make eco-friendly shoes that don't look like eco-friendly shoes, Veja is a beautiful solution to the problem of fast fashion. they source their materials from Brazil, working with manufacturers there to create stylish products that utilize the traditions and techniques of the area.

Marion Cotillard named it one of her top three favorite brands (alongside Chanel and Dior), and if it's good enough for her, then it's definitely good enough for me. you don't need a movie star budget to afford these!