Veja V10 Sneaker Review and Esplar Comparison

Fashion Jackson Wearing Everlane Camel Sweater White Chunky Sweater Veja V10 Sneakers Chanel 19 Beige Handbag
Fashion Jackson Wearing Camel Coat Boyish Ripped Jeans Veja V10 Sneakers Chanel 19 Beige Handbag

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 V10 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. Its 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 V10'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. 

 

Veja Sneakers

Fashion Jackson Wearing Everlane Camel Coat White Turtleneck Sweater Ripped JEans Chanel 19 Beige Handbag
Fashion Jackson Wearing Camel Coat White Sweater Boyish Ripped Jeans Veja V10 Sneakers
Fashion Jackson Wearing Veja V10 Sneakers
Fashion Jackson Wearing Everlane Camel Coat White Turtleneck Sweater Boyish Ripped Jeans Veja V10 Sneakers
Fashion Jackson Wearing Everlane Camel Coat White Sweater Boyish Ripped Jeans Veja V10 Sneakers Chanel 19 Small Beige Handbag
Fashion Jackson Wearing Everlane Camel Coat White Chunky Sweater Ripped Jeans Chanel 19 Small Beige Handbag
Fashion Jackson Wearing Everlane Camel Coat White Turtleneck Sweater Boyish Ripped Jeans Veja V10 Sneakers
Fashion Jackson Wearing Boyish Ripped Jeans Veja V10 Sneakers

Comfort Level and Sizing of Veja V10 Sneakers vs Esplar

Compared to the Esplar, the Vejas V10 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 V10 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)

Fashion Jackson Veja Esplar Sneakers
Fashion Jackson Amazon Fashion Veja V10 Sneakers

Outfit Details

Coat (size 0) | Sweater (xs) | Jeans (Easy Rider - TTS) | Sneakers (size down) | Chanel Handbag (similar) | Sunglasses

Photos: Arielle Levy

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  1. Nicole h said:
    Posted 1.9.20 · Reply

    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!

  2. Posted 1.9.20 · Reply

    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!

    • Posted 1.10.20 · Reply

      Yes! It has definitely relaxed so much now and I don’t have to move the tongue over if I don’t want to!

  3. Caroline said:
    Posted 1.9.20 · Reply

    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.

    • Posted 1.10.20 · Reply

      Yes, because I’m comparing between the two styles to show you a difference…

  4. Valerie Weisenfeld said:
    Posted 1.10.20 · Reply

    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?

    • Posted 1.13.20 · Reply

      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!

  5. Jillissa said:
    Posted 1.12.20 · Reply

    How about a comparison if golden goose vs veja?

  6. Lucy Hope said:
    Posted 1.13.20 · Reply

    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!

  7. Farah Tekbali said:
    Posted 7.1.20 · Reply

    This was helpful! Thanks for helping with my decision 🙂

  8. Mey said:
    Posted 9.10.20 · Reply

    Pro Tip! I bought my vejas V10 and just wear it once because the tongue was a real struggle,thank you so much