Throw 'em on and go. The ESPLAR trainers have been named after the Brazilian NGO which brings technical support to the organic cotton farming families Veja works with in North Brazil since 2004. Upper in low-chrome leather. Inner Sole in organic cotton & expensed rubber. Sole made of wild rubber from the Amazonian rubber. The VEJA project aims to create an economical, ecological, and social difference using advanced technologies. Launched in Paris in 2004 by Sébastien Kopp & François Morillion, VEJA is an adventure, an attempt to try something different.