I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again—thank goodness sneakers are in style because it’s the by far the most comfortable trend and I hope it never fades! With SO many sneaker choices, it can be overwhelming to choose the best pair. I personally have a pair of sneakers for every occasion, but Veja sneakers are some of my absolute favorites and I have some serious insight on how to buy yourself the perfect pair of Veja sneakers!
Remember - Veja Sneakers Run Big
When it comes to sizing, the Veja V-10 run big so you’re going to want to size down. I know there’s been some debate on the comfort level of Vejas, and I’ll say this, out of the box the are 100% comfortable in every aspect except the tongue. It's on the longer side which makes it dig into the top of your foot when you walk. I almost didn't keep them due to this, but I loved the style so much I had to figure out how to make it work.
- Pro Tip: Slide the tongue all the way over to the side and it’s perfect! You don't have the issue of it digging into the top of your foot when you walk and it's not uncomfortable when its slid to the side. Win-Win!
Other than the tongue, they don't need breaking in whatsoever. They have great arch support, the soles are elevated providing all the support you need for a long day of walking. As for what socks I wear with them, I do the Amazon no-show socks and they truly and actually don’t show!
I love my Veja V-10's and think they’re a perfect sneaker to add to your collection. Just follow my tips and they’ll become your favorites, too!
Continue reading to the end of the post for the V10 and Esplar comparison.
Comfort Level and Sizing of Veja V10 Sneakers vs Esplar
Compared to the Esplar, the Vejas V-10 are more comfortable right out of the box (with the tongue trick). I got my Esplars in London and walked around for a few hours and had blisters. The Esplars definitely need more time to break in, but once you do they are great! The Esplars are more low profile, so they don't provide as much arch or sole support, so if I had to pick one to wear for a long day of walking, it would be the V10s.
For sizing, I'm a US 8.5. I wear a 38 in both the V-10 and Esplars, but this is equivalent to a US 7, which is why I mentioned needing to size down. The Veja are measured in EU sizing, which can be a little tricky when comparing to Golden Goose. In Golden Goose, which is Italian sizing I wear a 38 (IT38). So a safe rule of thumb is to just order Vejas in the same sizes as your Golden Goose sneakers if you have them!
Esplar (left photo) vs V10 Sneakers (right photo)
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Photos: Arielle Levy
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Moving the tongue to the side is genius. I would never thought of that! Also, can you please share a link to the socks you wear? Thank you!
They are linked!
Hi !! Thanks for the post it is very helpfull ! Have you tried the New campo model ? Im between those and the V10. Greetings from Mexico ! Love ur style.
Hi thank you! I haven’t but I’m not a huge fan of the platform style, so I don’t think I’ll try this pair.
Does the tongue ever become more comfortable that you can wear it normally or do you kind of always have to do the tongue trick?
Thank you for the great review!
Yes! It has definitely relaxed so much now and I don’t have to move the tongue over if I don’t want to!
Noticed the sneakers are two different ones. The bottom looks like the Veja 10- other one is a different Veja. See the difference in the upper and also the sole.
Yes, because I’m comparing between the two styles to show you a difference…
If I use your link to put the sneakers in my Nordstrom bag do I need to purchase at that time for you to get credit? Or will you get credit no matter when I eventually purchase?
To be 100% sure I get the credit, purchase at the time of using the link! If you click on other affiliate links after mine, my links are not counted anymore. Thank you for checking!
How about a comparison if golden goose vs veja?
I will add it to the list!
So helpful! Thank you. What do you think of the Veja V-1O with a blue logo on side and the red tab in back? Perhaps not as versatile as the white/black, but a little more sporty? Thank you!
Love that combo!!!
This was helpful! Thanks for helping with my decision 🙂
Pro Tip! I bought my vejas V10 and just wear it once because the tongue was a real struggle,thank you so much
Love my Veja Esplars, maybe even more than my GGs. I am usually a US 6 or 6.5 but went down to a 5 (EU 36) and they fit perfectly. I wear them without socks and didn’t find that they needed any breaking-in time. Thanks for the inspiration, Amy!