Even if you’re a brand devotee, it’s good to see what is out there on the market and men’s Veja sneakers are no different. Veja has been one of the great sneaker disrupters of the last decade, bringing in notable styles and challenging the white sneaker ubiquity of big hitters like Adidas, Nike, New Balance and Reebok. People love the sustainability-forward materials, vintage silhouettes and versatility of a pair of Veja sneakers.


If you’re looking for a men’s Veja sneaker alternative however, look no further. We’ve got you. Here’s our list of the best on the market from luxury big hitters to affordable every day stompers. 


The most commonly sighted men’s Veja sneakers are the Campo. A familiar round-toe white sneaker with a contrast tab, the Campo also features contrast V logo detailing and a minimalist look, akin to an Adidas Stan Smith. A simple, mostly white option that is the easiest Veja sneaker to dress up or down.


The V-90 is a men’s Veja sneaker take on a vintage basketball sneaker. A Vejair Force 1, if you will. Featuring an OT (organic traced) leather upper, suede panelling and V logo, the V-90 is the brand’s most substantial style with a notable streetwear influence whilst still remaining a clean aeshtetic white sneaker option for more formal or casual wear.

Rio Branco

There’s a men’s Veja sneaker for every sneaker style and the Rio Branco is giving vintage athletics sneaker. Nods to the Nike Pegasus ‘89 and New Balance 574. This is an opportunity play with colour within the Veja sneakers range here, with an Oxford white, black and grey colourway but with brighter colourway options also available. 

10 Best alternatives to Veja sneakers

Oliver Cabell

The Oliver Cabell Low 1 was one of the first minimalist white sneakers to take on the Common Projects Achilles Low. If you didn’t have CP money, you could spend roughly one hundred pounds less on a minimalist white sneaker that proudly eschewed bricks and mortar stores for premium materials, expert craftmanship and a sneaker that was basically meant to be treated like a leather shoe. Hence the care kits and accessories. The Low 1 stands up to this day and if you’re looking for a clean, white minimal well-crafted alternative to men’s Veja sneakers, look no further. 


Another minimalist men’s Veja sneakers alternative is CLAE. Rethinking the classic court shoe, the CLAE Bradley Essentials in white leather with Navy tab is a solid alternative to the Campo. Crafted from premium leather, with a Recycled PU foam insole to optimize comfort, a Standard Premium (SP) outsole made out of 30% natural rubber and flat cotton laces, they’re a stylish and affordable minimalist white sneaker.


For a distinctive white men’s Veja sneakers alternative, packed with personality, consider the North-89 No.2 Pure. The brand’s iteration of a classic court sneaker is defined by an eyecatching perforated leather upper for an aesthetic forward take on an old school look. A memory foam insole ensures comfort, whilst sleek lines and a pronounced rubber outsole set the sneaker apart from more minimalist styles. 

Pini Parma

As far as handcrafted in Italy sneakers go, Pini Parma do a pretty mean one. With white calf leather uppers and calf leather lining, Pini Parma’s white luxury sneakers feature contrast stitched Margom rubber soles for a welcome accented look. A solid men’s Veja sneakers alternative (we’re thinking the Campo) for dressing down soft tailoring throughout the summer months.


This is a very handsome sneaker indeed. The sort of footwear that would turn the heads of white sneaker purists. Reminiscent of a classic running trainer style, Myrqvist’s Stensund in sand suede is a subtly designed trainer for casual looks. Comfortable but no less elegant, the Stensunds are made from premium materials, with breathable mesh panels and a rubber outsole. A premium alternative to the Rio Branco for those looking to switch up their men’s Veja sneakers.


The Finn from WAHTS is a real scene stealer and great men’s Veja sneakers alternative. Reminiscent of classic New Balance styles but with an innate minimalism that really sets it off. These lightweight runners are made from genuine Italian suede and are built on an original Vibram rubber sole. Comfortable, contemporary but still a friend to loose denim or a more turned out pleated trouser, we’ll file them under classy dadcore. 


All white everything at Dalgado with the men’s Elio low-top smooth leather sneaker. A sneaker available in no less than thirteen colour iterations, so if white isn’t for you, there’s plenty of choice. Handmade in Portugal, using Gold-rated bio-based Italian full-grain calf leather for the uppers and ultra-soft Italian full-grain calf leather for the lining, the sneakers sit atop a stitched-down Italian Margom rubber outsole.


JAK’s S01 L is an upgraded version of the Royal Lite, the brand’s flagship minimalist white sneaker. A sleek, slighty thinner sneaker silhouette that works well as an alternative to men’s Veja sneakers, specifically the Campo. Designed and crafted with care in Portugal, the S01 L features a stripe tab at the back as well as cotton laces and removable shock-proof insoles. A dependable summer holiday stomper. 


The Aurelien white playtime sneaker is a sustainable take on a luxury sneaker, featuring water-resistant technical fabric spun from recycled PET bottles. The modern silhouette, with a slight padded feel features a mix of trademark Softey suede and recycled nylon. Contrast soles give a robust presence as part of a classic, sporty sneaker. Top of the list for those looking to upgrade a men’s Veja sneaker like the V-90 or Rio Branco. 


We’ve got tennis to thank for the inspiration behind these handcrafted Ciciarun sneakers from Velasca. A luxury men’s Veja sneakers alternative to the V-90 especially. A true four seasons sneaker, with contrast sole and panelling details, the uppers are made from smooth and suede calf leather with a tennis rubber sole. Match them with white denim if you’re brave, otherwise chino trousers and selvedge denim do well to make them pop.

For more inspiration, check our 13 of the best minimalist sneakers for men.