After making its debut in 2019, Veja has updated its sustainable Condor performance running shoe for the first time.
Veja revealed the Condor 2 today, an improved and updated version of its debut post-petroleum running shoe, which features the same eco-friendly materials as its predecessor. The made in Brazil shoe, according to Veja, was created to be versatile and made to be the go-to shoe for long runs, easy runs and recovery sessions.
To keep the shoe durable, as well as for improved grip and a longer lifespan, Veja executed the look with full-length rubber outsoles, which feature up to 32% of its Amazonian rubber. Veja said it opts for Amazonian rubber from the Amazonian rainforest in order to increase the economic value of the forest as well as to help the fight against deforestation.
The shoe’s comfort story is led by the L-Foam cushion, which was added to absorb shock (as well as offer long-term resiliency). The compound is developed from natural rubber that isn’t sensitive to heat, which allows it to perform through all seasons. Also, the look features light and breathable Alveomesh uppers, which was made lighter from its predecessor by removing the extra layers between the material and the lining.
Other tech and material upgrades include the inner sock construction for a seamless feel, as well as light and strong Pebax inserts for support, which are made of 100% ricinus oil.
The Veja Condor 2 is available now in men’s and women’s sizing for $160 via Veja stores in New York & France, Veja-store.com and at select retailers.