Veras

Given their collaborations with the likes of 6876, Oi Polloi and Casual Connoisseur, the whole vibe about Veras is one that’s so easy to get on board with.

Hand made in Portugal and Spain, the aesthetic of each shoe is up there with any of the much bigger and more widely available brands you could care to mention. Take their Lisbon moccasins. This shoe takes the best of that timeless moccasin silhouette and combines it with their own indelible finishing touches; they call it a “post-casual” take on a classic, another way to describe it is just simple, up to date thinking. Whichever it is, it works. Coming in striking blue and pastel orange colour ways, or more simple browns, there’s loads of options.

Another shoe and another collaboration, this time the Granada Suede boot, which is made with LESS Taiwan. Hand made in Spain, this suede boot is the one that has a feel of Clarks’ Desert Trek but with a kind of Native American tongue detail, which makes them all the more interesting for it.

Veras have also still got some trainers and less formal shoes from the Japanese born and bred Buddy, with the standout being this brand’s take on the classic court shoe. The basic and low key feel of this decade’s most hyped trainer, the Stan Smith, are mixed with other discerning folk’s favourites; they’re kind of Pro Keds and kind of Spring Court put together, making it easy to look smart whilst your dressing down if you’re wearing a pair of these. They look like a bonafide classic but have, in reality, only been around since 2012.

That’s only two years after the birth of Veras, who in just four years have gone from strength to strength and gained a justified and well earned fan base. Given the images of their latest carnation, which have started circulating this week, and more collaborations with Casual Connoisseur, 2015 is looking like it’s going to be an even bigger year for your favourite Anglo-Continental shoe makers.

Head to their site now to pick up some future classics with at least fifty percent off as they get ready for this term.

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Veras

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