Urca White/Cobalt$210 $135
The Urca is a hybrid of sorts from VEJA. Born out of necessity but as a result it's a genuinely good looking shoe.
The birth of this model came from a desire for VEJA to create a fully vegan version of their popular Esplar model which is like a more affordable, less pretentious pair of a particularly popular often white Italian-made sneaker... The problem comes from the fact the Esplar utilises a vulcanised sole. This hasn't been a problem with models like the Nova which is made with a canvas upper but they found that trying to fuse the rubber sole to their C.W.L corn-infused uppers created quality problems.
The way around this was to use the cup sole from their equally classic V-10/V-12 models which doesn't require the same process that vulcanising does (look it up it's pretty cool to know the difference!). Thus the Urca was born, a completely new model combining two legacy VEJA styles. The result is surprisingly unique compared to the two parents, giving the Esplar's upper a lot more weight.
Overall it's quite similar to another (arguably better) classic leather shoe; the Stan Smith. Are these better than the Stan? No, not if you consider that shoe to be the greatest white sneaker of all time, but these are interesting in a whole other way. Aside from the way they look you've also got to consider the way VEJA makes their shoes which in this time & age is more than just a fleeting consideration.
Upper in Corn Waste Leather - cotton coated with P.U and corn resin
Logo made of rubber
Lining in jersey (33% organic cotton & 67% recycled polyester)
Insole made out of wild rubber & synthetic materials
Sole made with wild rubber from the amazonian forest
Fully vegan-friendly product
Made in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Regular fit, take your normal size.
UNISEX European sizing, please see below for MENS conversion:
37 = Mens US4 | 38 = Mens US5 | 39 = Mens US6 | 40 = Mens US7 | 41 = Mens US8 | 42 = Mens US9 | 43 = Mens US10 | 44 = Mens US11
For women's US sizes add 1.5, example: 41 = Mens US 8 = Womens US9.5
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