We have featured the Veja brand before, a Fairtrade company that produces really cool retro-styled footwear. The Veja Volley is the company's latest addition.
Available in two colourways, the Veja Volley is apparently inspired by a Brazilian trainer from the 1970s and has an organic cotton canvas upper and an Amazonian rubber sole, the style and detailing kept to a mimimum for something simple and stylish.
You can see the other colour option over the page, with both pairs selling for £70.
Please note: Retailer End Clothing has just told us that it is currently doing free shipping worldwide on everything it sells for the next 72 hours – so if you are after some new clobber, check out its site now.
Find out more at the End Clothing website
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The original is indeed a Brazilian trainer from the 70’s, called the Rainha Volley. It is still being made today, and retails for a really low price here. It was, for some time – including the 1984 Olympics – the Brazilian volleyball national team’s official shoe. Here’s a picture: http://nipobrasileiro.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/6cc5ef17-66fd-4a2d-9643-c55b0a68ab1b.jpg?w=500&h=375
And here’s a website selling it: http://www.disantinni.com.br/ch/prod/217088/tenis-masculino-rainha-vl-2500.aspx